You have edited your wardrobe and now what? You have piles of clothing and can’t bear the fact that you wasted all that money! Your not alone, this happens to the best of us. Editing and cleaning out your closet should be done annually or seasonally. Whether you are a minimalist or an avid shopper, it’s always a good idea to be at the forefront of your wardrobe to keep it well maintained. A great way to recoup the cost is by selling your gently used or new items. You will find a list of consignment retailers I suggest below. If you are having a hard time determining what brands will sell, I added a list of brand names to help you in the process. Good luck!
The Real Real: In my opinion, this is the best cash value for selling designer handbags, shoes, jewelry and clothing. The first step is to register online and ship items directly to The RealReal’s headquarters for authentication. All products go through rigorous inspection from brand and category experts, gemologists, and horologists who sign off on products before adding to the site. If you’re not up for shipping your items, there are reps in various cities that offer white glove service pick up in the U.S. Not much effort here, they do all the work for you.
The brands: Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Cartier. Heritage brands or classic timeless pieces like Van Cleef, Cartier, and Chanel flap bags are often in demand, as well as all Hermès handbags (particularly Birkins and Kellys). These brands are not exclusive just an idea of what sells quickly.
Tradesy / App: On Tradesy, you are able to set your own prices, but it’s essential to be honest and provide at least three images of the product that speaks to its condition. A flat commission fee of $7.50 is applied to every item sold up to $50; after that, a 19.8% commission will be applied. If you have the time and do not mind taking photos and posting all of your pieces, this could be rewarding.
The brands: Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Christian Louboutin, and Tory Burch, Michael Kors (these brands are not exclusive just an idea of what sells quickly).
Poshmark / App Download the app, and start taking your images. The cover of your image is important for a listing. You will need to provide a product description for the listing and, in order to promote sales, share the listings, and to the Poshmark community at large. Once a sale is made, Poshmark will send you a prepaid label to easily ship out your item, and payment will be transferred to your account once the purchase is received by a buyer.
The brands: Nike, Lululemon, Michael Kors, Kate Spade New York, J.Crew, and Tory Burch (these brands are not exclusive just an idea of what sells quickly).
My sisters closet: There’s no appointment needed. Take your pieces into any store, any day of the week. All they ask is for your items to be clean, pressed, on hangers and look like new (they will return your hangers). They take designer, contemporary and some low end brands. They offer 55% of the selling price to in store credit or 45% of the selling price in cash. You can get your cash as soon as your items sell. There’s no waiting for money to be mailed to you , simply just go in and pick up your cash. They have locations in Phoenix and San Diego. If you do not live near a store, they also offer shipping.
The brands: Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Christian Louboutin, and Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Contemporary Brands such as Theory, Vince, Ulla Johnson, Coach (these brands are not exclusive just an idea of what sells quickly).