How to sell your used clothing

Have you been cleaning out your closet and just can’t figure out what to do with all those clothes you don’t wear? Here’s my favorite places to sell my clothes and they’re pretty easy.

1. Mercari.

My favorite is Mercari. I’ve used it for about 10 years now, and I seem to have the most luck on there. You just take pictures of your clothes and upload them. Anything you sell is subject to a flat 10% fee. In addition to apparel, you can sell just about anything else. Look around your house, is there stuff you don’t use? You could probably sell it on Mercari! It’s so easy to use. For shipping you have a few options. I prefer buyer paying for shipping because I just purchase shipping bags for cheap and when you sell stuff you make that back + more. This automatically creates a label that you print so you just drop it off at the post office! If you prefer paying there you could also choose that. They also have a new option where buyers can purchase locally and “Mercari Uber” picks it up and delivers it for you!

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2. Poshmark.

Very similar to Mercari. Start by posting 5-10 items. The more you post the more likely you are to sell. Search for other women like you who may be interested in your closet. They may like similar brands or wear the same size, follow them, interact, and shop their closet too!

3. ThredUP.

Personally, I’ve never used ThredUP but I’ve heard a ton about it. Selling is super easy on ThredUP. They send a “clean out kit” (empty bag) so you just fill er’ up and leave it out for the mailman (it ships back free!). The convenience means sellers take a lower cut, earning max 80% of the resale price. If you’re super busy, this may be the better option for you. They have a huge inventory and they list more than 5,000 items every day.

4. LePrix.

Instead of buying and selling, you’re able to trade items on LePrix. You can buy a Topshop dress for $20 that would retail closer to $80, or swap your cute Nasty Gal skirt for a Zara jumpsuit. If swapping isn’t your thing you can still buy and sell traditionally— and even bargain with sellers to get a lower price.

5. Tradesy.

You can sell anything on Tradesy, but handbags seem to do exceedingly well on Tradesy. If you have extra purses laying around that you don’t use, you may wanna try Tradesy. It charges a flat commission fee of $7.50 for any item under $50 and 19.8% for anything over $50.

6. Mosh Posh.

Mosh Posh is more like a “designer consignment.” Mosh Posh sells only the finest, high end goods, including Prada, Gucci, Hermes, Kate Spade, and Louis Vuitton. If you have a Tiffany & Co. bracelet or chanel clutch just not being used anymore, this may be the place to sell it. They also have a storefront in Tampa Fl, if you live close by.

7. Facebook Marketplace.

If you have a Facebook and you’re on it on it all the time, then you’ve probably already heard about Facebook Marketplace. There’s no seller fees, taxes, or shipping involved, you can easily post your items. You can choose whether to meet at a public place, or they can just pick it up at your door! You’ll be surprised at how many people may be looking for your gently-used items.

8. Buffalo Exchange.

Buffalo Exchange has a sell-by-mail program. Upon request, they will send you a prepaid shipping bag that fits up to 40 pieces of clothing. They inspect your items, and email you a update of what they’re able to purchase. You get to choose between store credit, check, or Paypal payment. If you take a check/Paypal payment you are offered 30% of the items selling price. If you take a store credit, you will receive 50%. They are interested in Womens or Mens designer clothing in new condition.

9. The RealReal.

Sellers keep up to 85% of the sale price, good quality items usually sell within 3-5 days. They not only accept clothing, shoes, and accessories. They will also accept jewelry, home decor, and art. Send in your items via USPS, or schedule a free in-home pickup in select metropolitan areas.

10. Etsy.

Etsy has a community of artists and collections of vintage or handmade styles. Seller fees are on the lower-side. Etsy charges a 3.5% transaction fee and a 3% payment processing fee (and only 20 cents to list an item). There’s over 2 million sellers on Etsy.


You probably even have places around your hometown to sell your clothes. Here we have a local flea market, plato’s closet, once upon a child (infant-youth), thrift stores, let go, and the new big thing one is Facebook Marketplace. I like to donate some of my used clothes to local churches also, they give it to the people in need, and it gets it out of my way.

• OfferUp • Curtsy • Depop • Vinted • Flyp • Grailed • Vestiaire • ASOS Marketplace • Rebag • eBay •

Pro Tips for Selling Clothes Online

Now that you know where to sell your used clothes, here’s how to sell them.

1. Choose clothing on-trend or from a particular decade.

2. Photograph items clearly.

3. Take specific Measurements of clothing.

4. Provide accurate details about the condition of your items.

5. Prioritize customer service.

6. Study before you sell.

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