I pretty much spend most weekends sorting through old stuff, selling things myself or my husband no longer wear or use. Here are my top ways for re-selling.
|Disclaimer: NOT getting rid of this pile...|
Tictail - I'm not actually sure how this site makes money because it's free to join, free to list and they don't take commission. but let's not complain, shall we? It's super easy to list, just take a photo (or if you have a blog, you might already have a photo which works even better!) and you set the price. Buyers pay through Paypal and transaction pretty much over. It's a sales platform so there is no time limit on the listing and you can take it off at anytime (in case you change your mind, or fancy just getting rid at a carboot instead). Currently, this is my favourite way to sell clothes (see my Tictail here).
DEPOP - I haven't actually used this site before but have been recommended it by numerous friends. Similarly to Tictail, you can start following people whose style you like (famous fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni, for example sells her wares here). The best thing about this is that it's a really easy to use Mobile App so you can sell on the go, and people can follow and 'like' your products etc. They do, however, take 10% commission on sales.
|Blogger and designer Charlie May's DePop online shop|
Vestiaire Collective - if you have good designer pieces (especially ones the eBay customer doesn't 'get'), then I would recommend selling them here. The website looks chic, is easy to browse and its customer knows its brands (more obscure, fashiony brands i.e Toga are more likely to sell for higher here than on eBay). They charge between 15% and 33% commission, but it's also one of the only sites allowed to sell brands like Chanel or Louis Vuitton. Remember my green Chanel bag I acquired as a hand me down...? I sold it here and paid off a huge chunk of my credit card debt - no regrets.
COVETIQUE - Nicola McClafferty (below) launched Covetique just over 2 years ago with her business partner Bobby Devins but it's only recently been on my radar (maybe it's because the whole of the Red mag office is selling on it!). It only sells designer pieces BUT they pick up your wares from you (for free!), photograph, list and ship for you (the first pre-owned e-tailer to do this). The dream? They take 37.5% commission to take the hassle off your hands - but definitely worth it if you've got something good to sell - and it goes down to 30% once you've sold 20 items. (I also just peeked on the site and they have a pair of Valentino Rockstud shoes for £260!).
|Nicola McClafferty, CEO of Covetique.com|
|"Where's my white collarless shirt from Fred Segal?"|
|At my stall over the summer|