A Guide To Selling Pre-Loved Clothing Online

Sep 02, 2020
11:42 P.M.
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Cleaning out your closet can result in relief and satisfaction for most people. Others are interrupted by the realization of throwing away unique or expensive items.

Photo by Becca McHaffie on Unsplash

Photo by Becca McHaffie on Unsplash

Donating clothes to the homeless is one productive way of getting rid of pre-loved pieces. Another way is to sell barely worn, expensive items online. All you need is your iPhone to take pictures of your clothes and upload them. We’ve found some apps and added a few tips to help you get started.

ASOS Marketplace

We’ve all made that one vintage discount splurge only to get home and find no use for the item. ASOS Marketplace is the perfect platform items of this nature. Upload a picture of your clothing item and price it to make a sale.

ASOS Marketplace has excellent traffic, so you are guaranteed to make a sale. The only catch is that the site takes a 10% commission on all sales.


Etsy has a broad community of creators, resellers, and artisans, making a living off the site. There are categories for almost everything on Etsy, so your pre-loved clothes and accessories will fit right in.

There are 3% payment processing and 3.5% transaction fees on the site. It is best to keep these fees in mind when pricing your products.

The RealReal

The RealReal is excellent if you have an investment item that you can’t use anymore. You can sell items for up to 85% of the original price on this site.

The RealReal will also accept home decor, fine art, and jewelry sales. The site offers the option to arrange safe at home pickups in metropolitan areas if you are wary of sending fragile items through courier services.

Pro Tips:

Photo by Alexander Mils on Unsplash

Photo by Alexander Mils on Unsplash

Take high-quality images of your clothing pieces. This is important as the picture quality makes an impression on your clothing’s quality. Add a sprig of lavender in the item’s pocket for a decorative element.

Be specific about the measurements of the clothing. People want to know that items online will fit them before they make a purchase. Always keep these details in mind when uploading an item.

Accuracy about the condition of the products is vital. One negative review of dishonesty can affect future sales.

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