How To Sell Your Old Clothes So You Can Buy New Ones

Making money is not easy, and saving money seems impossible. Once your shopaholic side ruins your life and credit score—your mindset to save money takes over your feeling to splurge. Fall is approaching and we’re starting to bundle up and buy some new layering pieces. Most of us don’t have the wallet or the blogger Instagram needed to build up our style game. However, we all have pieces in the back of our closet that have never been worn or have lightly been used! It’s time to start selling, so you can start shopping. Here are the best ways to sell clothes and buy some great closet staples, too.

1. VintedThe website where you can sell clothes from fourth grade and still make money.

This gold mine is the penny stocks of selling clothes. That old Brandy Melville tank from summer 2011? That pair of Forever 21 shorts you bought because of the absurdly low price? Don’t throw them away, there are plenty of middle schoolers needing the “rare” item you care nothing about.

2. Ebay: The excitement of auctions.

The only time I use Ebay is for accessories that are in ‘excellent’ or ‘new’ condition. Ebay is confusing at the start, but it becomes simple and efficient once you get the hang of it. Start an auction at a low price for the duration of 7 days, and watch bidders go crazy! Ebay is a good site to order new things at a low price. Keep some of that store credit in your account. I use the 80/20 rule; spend 20% of your recent sale and save the rest. Best deal: NWT Loeffler Randall flats for 60$…plus the joy of winning an auction.

3. Consignment: For those who are too busy to function and do not have time to sell via online.

Go through your closet, top to bottom, inside and out. Take bags of your old clothes down to your highest rated consignment shop and let them work their magic. This is not thrift, you are receiving a percentage of your clothes’ sale overtime. Every store has different policies, so make sure you understand! While you’re there, go shuffle through a few racks–there are plenty of hidden treasures inside of a consignment store. Best deal: Yves Saint Laurent silk scarf for 25$….

4. Poshmark: High end goods.

If you are a sucker for the latest handbag/shoe trends that go bye bye within a few months, you need to get rid of that stuff ASAP. Luckily, there’s a few people left who hear about the trend a little late. When they see your great price for high end goods–poshies will jump. Best deal: NWT Herve Leger bandage dress for 290$…

5. Depop: Is the site to buy blogger approved pieces.

All of those Instagram bloggers you follow post their own closets on this site. Well known bloggers like Chiara Ferragni or Aimee Song not only post their clothes, but you can look at who they are following; lists and lists of top bloggers pop up and most of the stuff sells at great prices. Plus, half of their items are worn once or twice because they’re constantly getting new things! Depop is only in app form, which actually happens to be much more helpful. Happy hunting, ladies.

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