Time For A Closet Clean-Out
Feeling the urge to clean out your closet? Have some vintage items, baby clothes, or worn-once formal dresses you’re looking to rehome? Why not make some extra cash for your once-loved apparel by reselling your used clothing online!
With so many sleek mobile apps and online platforms to choose from, it’s easier than ever to pass along your gently-used garments in exchange for a few bucks (or more). Here are a few of our favorite online stores for selling used clothing.
Based In | San Francisco, CA
Accepted Pieces | Women's and children’s apparel, shoes, accessories
Payout | ThredUP shopping credit, prepaid visa card, or cash out on PayPal
ThredUP is celebrated as the world’s largest online thrift store, and carries more than 35,000 name brands. The store also accepts maternity, children's, and plus size clothing, as well as jewelry and accessories. To sell, just request a Clean Out bag and fill it with high-quality name brand items before sending it back. Once a team member goes through your bag, you’ll be notified of your payout. On average, 40% of received items are accepted and sold online while the rest are donated or responsibly recycled. And if you’re curious how much you could make by selling with ThredUP, use the Payout Estimator to see how much your items are worth.
Based In | Redwood City, CA + India
Accepted Pieces | Women's, men's, and children’s apparel, accessories, bags
Payout | Direct deposit or check
For a more hands-on selling experience, try Poshmark for consigning your apparel, as well as your shoes, bags, and accessories. Just sign up for an account, snap some images of your items, and begin selling. You choose the prices, and you control the transaction. Interested buyers can ask questions, bid on your listed items, and even create shopping bundles so that you can sell more at one time. When something sells, you receive a pre-paid shipping label to mail the item. A simple and efficient shopping experience, Poshmark is the perfect online store for making quick cash on your loved, but no longer needed items.
3. The RealReal
Based In | San Francisco, CA
Accepted Pieces | Women’s, men’s, and children’s fashion, watches & fine jewelry, decor & art
Payout | Direct deposit, site credit, or mailed check
Looking to sell a Chanel dress or Louis Vuitton bag? The RealReal is your go-to place for online consignments. While you won’t make back what you paid for your luxury items, you will certainly earn a pretty penny by cleaning out your designer closet (up to 85% commission to be exact). Simply mail your items using a prepaid label or stop by one of the Luxury Consignment Offices for drop-off—they even offer free in-home pickup in certain metro areas. The RealReal is also a proud partner of GOOD+ Foundation. Items that cannot be consigned are donated to help break the cycle of poverty while also keeping clothes out of landfills.
Based In | San Jose, CA
Product Range | Women's, men's, and children’s apparel, vintage items, bags, shoes, accessories
Payout | PayPal
Pass along your once-loved garments and make some money in the process by selling on eBay. Like Poshmark, eBay gives sellers complete control by allowing you to upload photos, choose the price, and interact with interested buyers. The fees for selling on eBay are also quite low in comparison to other platforms. Most items cost sellers 10% or less of the total sale and as little as $0.35 per listing. Not sure how much to sell your used clothing for? Use eBay’s bidding option to set a minimum sale price and have buyers bid on your items for a certain period of time. Once the allocated period ends, the highest bidder wins the item. Whether you’re listing a vintage bag, your wedding dress, or baby clothes, eBay is the perfect place to find a new home for your used items.
Based In | Santa Monica, CA
Product Range | Women's apparel, wedding garments, luxury brands, accessories, bags
Payout | Funds appear in Tradesy account and can be transferred to PayPal, debit card, or checking account
Tradesy, an online store created by women for women, is on a mission to make fashion resale simple, safe, affordable, and accessible to everyone. By using a sleek app that allows sellers to quickly snap, share, and sell their well-loved apparel, you can quickly minimize your wardrobe and pass along your quality garments to someone else. Tradesy also has a pretty incredible return policy: if a buyer wants to return an item, the team at Tradesy HQ will handle it, and you’ll keep your payout as long as the listing was honest and accurate. Even better, sellers earn more than 80% of all sales. Time to start listing!
Based In | UK
Product Range | Women's and men’s apparel, accessories, bags
Payout | PayPal
For our British and European readers who have a lot of gently-used clothing to sell, consider applying to become an ASOS Boutique Seller. Cosigning garments alongside independent brands and boutique stores from around the world, you can earn up to 80% commission for your independent labels, multi-brand, and vintage items. The rules are simple: pay a £20 monthly membership fee and follow the photography rules (natural daylight, clothes on a model, etc.). You must also have at least 10 garments in your shop at all times. It’s not the quickest site for listing your used clothes, but if you have a lot to sell or want to start a small side business with some friends, ASOS is the perfect platform.
7. Material World
Based In | Brooklyn, NY
Product Range | Women's apparel, bags, shoes
Payout | PayPal, store credit
Material World specializes in more than handpicked, pre-owned luxury—they also specialize in simplicity. For sellers, it’s easy to sell your designer labels; simply request a free Trade-In Kit, send in your luxury apparel, and wait for an itemized offer. Accept the offer and receive an instant payout. For garments that didn’t make the cut, you can request they be returned to you for a small fee or choose to have them donated to charity. Material World partners with Housing Works, an NYC nonprofit combatting AIDS and homelessness.
Based In | London, UK
Product Range | Women's and men’s apparel, accessories, bags, home goods, shoes
Payout | PayPal
Depop is more than an online resale platform, it’s a creative community marketplace and social app for buying, selling, and sharing fashion inspiration. It is also a place where sellers have complete control over their photos, prices, and descriptions—Depop only takes a 10% fee from completed sales. To start selling, download the app and begin creating listings for your used apparel. Increase your chances of having your garments seen by engaging with buyers and sellers with similar style. Whether it be vintage, designer labels, or name brand, there is sure to be an interested buyer perusing this global marketplace.