There are many of you reading that have clothes in your wardrobe that you don’t wear anymore. There’s most likely some of you that have brand-new clothes – those that have never been worn before! This might seem like a good problem to have, but when you only wear about 20% of the clothes in your wardrobe over and over again, and the rest go untouched, then you have a whole lot of unnecessary clutter.
This clutter could be sold for a nice amount of pocket money. There’s now a whole group of websites dedicated to helping you sell your unwanted clothes, which will both give you some extra cash, as well as peace of mind, as you don’t have to deal with the mountain of clothes in your house. A clean and tidy house leaves for a calm mind after all.
StockX describes themselves as ‘the stock market of things,’ and is a great place to find clothes and sneakers that are rare, discontinued, or hard to find. There’s a great authentication system in place, meaning users trust the website, and because of the nature of the items, people are willing to spend their cash. If you have any interesting pieces of clothing or rare sneakers, then this is the place for you.
The system for selling is unique. Once you upload your item to sell, people can start bidding on it. You can accept any offer you like, so wait to see if you get a better offer, but don’t wait too long. Offers can be removed and retracted, so you need to be quick. Alternatively, you can set a minimum bid, and once the auction reaches this amount, the sale will go through.
SaleX takes 8-9.5% commission on each sale, depending on how many items you’ve sold.
Depop is an app to help you sell your high street clothes. You’ll find brands, from Nike and Ralph Lauren to used Galaxy Teez on here. Just take a picture and add a description to create your listing. Once someone buys, you’ll get paid within 14 days of listing the product, and Depop takes a flat 10% commission on all sales.
This website has been set up specifically for designer clothing, and is perfect if you have a habit of buying a designer item and only wearing it once. You create your listing by signing up to the website, setting up a new listing, and adding photos and a description.
The listing will then go through an approval process to make sure the brand and condition of the item meet their standards. Once the item has been sold, send it to Vestiaire to check the item and post it to the buyer. You can also use their concierge service that will do everything for you, including the photographing and selling for an additional fee