What Are The Top Places to Sell Used Clothes Online?

This blog has so many posts on buying secondhand or used clothing. But what about selling used clothes? We all have a lot of clothes that we no longer wear – or even like – and instead of letting them sit unused in our closets, how about we let others use and enjoy them? And maybe even make a bit of cash in the process? When you want to sell used clothes online, there are (obviously) numerous options and very convenient terms and conditions. Yep. Thanks to the internet, selling your clothes has never been easier, thanks to websites and apps that help you reach the farthest corners for buyers of tasteful pre-worn clothes.

First, let’s see how you can make your wardrobe more sustainable in the long run. This is not an overnight process, and be mindful of the possibility that you may end up making things worse instead of better (by, for instance, tossing out all your old clothes en masse to buy a new “sustainable” wardrobe of clothes).

Start by repairing and repurposing what you already have in your closet.

Don’t like the item anymore? How about swapping clothes with your friends?

Still need new clothes? Buy vintage and used clothing. It’s not as bad as you think it is – in fact, it may be better for your sense of style and individuality!

 

Why Sell Your Old Clothes

When you want to sell used clothes online, there are (obviously) numerous options and very convenient terms and conditions. Yep. Thanks to the internet, selling your clothes has never been easier, thanks to websites and apps that help you reach the farthest corners for buyers of tasteful pre-worn clothes.

But as you add new items to your closet, a great idea to keep the whole thing under control is to sell your older clothes. Your clothes have a lot of history, whether you believe it or not. And emotionally your clothes may be of value only to you, but practically, there are people out there who would love the rare teal-colored shirt that you were one in love with but have now cooled off on. 

Another reason to sell your clothes? The economy. With fears of a recession doing the rounds, everyone is cutting down on purchases and looking for cheaper options (hello, thrift store!). And with the holiday season approaching, you can be sure tons of people will be looking to get the most bang for their buck. So it’s a great time to start selling used clothes online for cash – clothes that are in good condition that you no longer want.

How to Sell Used Clothes Online

What’s the best way to sell used clothes online? This video may be for selling thrift clothes, but it holds true for selling your own clothes online:

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Where to Sell Used Clothes Online

Alright, now without further ado, let’s take a look at the best places to sell used clothes, starting with the usual suspects: 

1. thredUP | Thrift Shopping

This option is a godsend for thrift items. They make it as easy as possible to put your clothes up for sale – by pretty much doing everything. You buy their prepaid bag, which they send to you. Send your clothes to them in it. They will style and photograph your stuff, and handle the backend work. Pretty sweet.

2. Etsy | Handmade & Vintage

Etsy is a cool marketplace where you can buy and sell tons of handmade and vintage items. But you already knew that! As a seller, the backend setup is pretty great. Remember that Etsy charges a commission and processing fee.

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3. eBay | All the Items

Ah, the bidding system of eBay. I could never get a hang of it (in a way that worked to my advantage), but I still think it rocks. There’s also the Buy-It-Now option and the option to sell at a fixed price. You can also do both, and see if the customer will bite.

4. Depop

5. ASOS Marketplace

6. Poshmark

7. Tradesy

8. Vinted

9. Vestiaire Collective

10. Material World

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11. Craigslist

12. Crossroads

13. Couture USA

14. Grailed | Men’s Clothing

15. Kidizen | Kids’ Clothing

16. LePrix

17. Mercari

18. ReFashioner

19. The Real Real | Luxury Items

20. Yoogi’s Closet | Designer Luxury

21. Facebook Marketplace

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Where to Sell Used Clothes Offline – Brick & Mortar Stores

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More tactile at heart when it comes to fashion? You can walk into one of several brick-and-mortar places to sell your used clothes, shoes, handbags, accessories and get cash in your hand right then and there.

Buffalo Exchange

Buffalo Exchange is in 18 states and DC, and their whole ethos is woven around reusing and recycling clothes. They also partner with local charities. 

Clothes Mentor

Have some designer wear to get rid off? (Ooohhh, fancy). Clothes Mentor is for the designer brands (minus the designer price tags). Fast-moving brands here include Armani, Saks Fifth Avenue, and more. Clothes Mentor has 136 stores across the United States.

Crossroads Trading

Got secondhand designer items? Just request a bag from Crossroads Trading, with a pre-paid shipping label, and mail them in to them. If your clothes don’t meet their requirements, Crossroads will send them back to you (duh), or give you the option of donating them to charity for a small fee.

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Mosh Posh

Mosh Posh is the “designer consigment,” selling brands such as Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, etc. They have a storefront in Tampa, Florida, in case you live nearby.

Plato’s Closet

Plato’s Closet, the clothing exchange store, has over 480 locations in North America. Popular brands here include Abercrombie & Fitch, H&M, Nike, etc. 

Style Encore

This is owned by the same parent company that runs Plato’s Closet. At Style Encore, the focus is more on women’s clothing, with brands like Banana Republic, Calvin Klein and Kate Spade. Here’s the store locator to help you out.

Uptown Cheapskate

Uptown Cheapskate is located in 21 states, and you can sell or trade in clothes at any location. Trade-ins get 25% bonus store credit. Popular brands here are Urban Outfitters, Levi’s and H&M.

Local Consignment Shops

If none of the above stores fit the bill, you can always try your nearest consignment shop. 

Unlike clothing exchanges, consignment stores will probably not pay you until your item sells. This is the most random option; their costs are low, so there may appear to be no rhyme or reason for their selection (or not) of some of your items. It may depend on seasons, trends, availability, or even just the taste of the store manager. But the potential to sell/ donate stuff that is eclectic can’t be denied.

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Where to Sell Your Jewelry 

Here are some excellent places to sell your jewelry:

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1. eBay

eBay is the place to everything, and that includes jewelry. Just be careful, as always, since your jewelry may be worth more than the hassle of the usual eBay experience.

2. I Do Now I Don’t

Have something valuable to sell? I Do Now I Don’t has a rock solid protection plan in place for buyer and seller. They charge a 15 percent commission to collect the jewelry from the seller and the money from the buyer. They hold the money in an escrow account and evaluate the jewelry. Once everything works out, they release the item/cash to the respective party.

3. TheRealReal  

Looking for a luxury consignment shop? TheRealReal sells fine jewelry and watches, as well. They do a pick-up from your home to their location, where they will evaluate your piece. Once verified, they will do the rest of the work: photographing, pricing, marketing. You just wait for the ka-chink in your bank account. The Better Business Bureau has given TheRealReal an A+ rating.

4. Worthy

Worthy is an online auction house where you can your precious jewelry. Get in touch with them, and they take care of the rest, all the way up to the auction in New York. You can even view the live auction as it’s happening. The Better Business Bureau has given Worthy an A+ rating.

5. Blue Nile

Looking to sell diamonds, specifically? (BTW, do you know about ethical jewelry and the source of your diamonds?)  The Blue Nile website is your best bet. Enter your item’s details and get a preliminary offer. Use their insured shipping kit to send your precious cargo to them (via FedEx). Once they receive and inspect it, they will  issue payment directly (without waiting for a buyer).

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Selling your used clothing can be great for making some extra cash, but it can also be cathartic. You’re unburdening yourself, you’re spreading the finished goods of this world (made from precious resources), and you’re being gentler on the planet.

And you’re having fun as well…I hope?:)

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Read More

Top Reasons to Buy Secondhand Clothes

Where Can You Buy Vintage Clothes Online?

How to Build An Ethical Wardrobe

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