Do you ever have the urge to clean out your closet, and then you’re left with a pile of clothes you haven’t worn in years? We’ve all been there. Well what do you do now?Sell your used clothing! Either through apps, or to secondhand clothing stores. Selling your used clothing can you make some cash, and also help the environment while doing so.The below options are not only great ways to sell your used clothes, but they’re great resources if you want to try aDIY clothing project!
Sell Your Used Clothing with Online Apps & Stores
如果你有一些名牌物品,如Madewell or Anthropologie, Poshmark is the way to go! The audience for this option is around 23 years old and up. Something to keep in mind, people will try to negotiate and low-ball you for your item. With Poshmark, you are in charge of your own listings. The commission fee is $2.95 for items under $15. With anything sold over the $15, a commission of 20% will be taken off the selling price.
If you go with this option, be sure to use the code “lauryncakes” when you sign up for an account and get a $10 shopping credit! Cha-ching!
Following Poshmark, Depop is another great option for selling clothes online! The audience is usually younger– typically teenagers and college-aged. This is also a great place to sell vintage items! With Depop, you will need to create your own listings and a 10% commission fee is taken per item sold.
Similar to Poshmark and Depop, you will need to create your own listings for your items on Vinted. No matter how expensive your item is, the most you’ll pay in commission per item is $5, although the minimum is $1. The Vinted commission fee is 19% of the item’s final selling price.
In contrast to the other options listed above, The RealReal does designer authentications and take photos of your item for you! The commission taken varies anywhere between 15%-60% of the selling price. The determining factors of the commission depends on the seller status and the item. If your closet is full of high-end designer goods, The RealReal is the real deal!
Similar to The RealReal, Tradesy is designer only, with money-back authentication. Luckily for sellers, the commission fee when selling clothing on Tradesy is only 19.8% of the selling price. However, for buyers, this is a more expensive option.
Along with The RealReal, ThredUp has a large range for the commission fee. Commission taken varies between 20-95% of the selling price. Although, as the seller, you receive low commission, they do all the selling for you. All you do is send your items their way! If you’re looking to spend as little time possible selling your used clothing, ThredUp is the way to go.
In-Person Stores to Sell Your Used Clothing Across the US
If you’re in college, Uptown Cheapskate is the place to sell used clothes! Not only can you sell your clothes the same day, but you also receive a student discount. Any of the clothing they don’t buy, they allow you to donate in-store. If you use the cash you received from Uptown to buy items that same day, you will receive a certain percentage off for an in-store purchase.Despite the fact the wait time can be long and they don’t always take every item you try to sell, they do pay more than Plato’s Closet.
Unlike Uptown Cheapskate, Plato’s Closet takes more items. So, if you’re trying to clean out your closet and sell in big amounts, this is the place for you! It’s great for high school and college fashion trends. Just like Uptown, you can donate any un-bought clothing, and you can use the cash made to buy that same day and get a percentage off for an in-store purchase. Although, Plato’s Closet buys more clothes from you than Uptown, they also pay even less per item. The wait time can be long, and the store seems a bit unkempt.
Utah Locals Selling Their Clothing
In addition to Uptown Cheapskate and Plato’s closet, IconoClad is an alternative for selling and receiving cash the same day! If you’re a local here in UT, this is the best place for mid-tier brands such as Free People and Urban Outfitters. Added bonus, if you’re a cat lover, they have resident cats that live in their store.
Address: 414 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
NameDroppers is another good UT spot to sell used clothing. This is the best for designer fashion, especially designer bags! Unlike IconoClad, you won’t be paid the same day. They are a consignment only – which means, you only get paid once it sells. The downside is that you have to keep tabs on any items you have consigned; you must call the store to hear if you have sold items and have money waiting in your account. Likewise, the store only keeps items for a period of time and they will donate them if they go unsold; check in to make sure your items return safely to you!
Address, 2 locations: 3355 Highland Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
2350 E Parleys Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
This is the spot for funky fashion! Not only are the pieces unique and funky, but you get paid the same day. This is a great spot to shop when looking for Halloween clothing.
Address: 1147 S Ashton Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Just like NameDroppers, Decade’s Fashion is on consignment. They do not pay you the same day. This is the best spot for vintage and older clothing – both to sell and buy.
Address: 627 State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111