Vintage items tend to be the most popular.
If you find yourself hoarding piles of clothes you never find yourself wearing, it’s time to clean out your wardrobe and pocket some pounds in the process.
Selling clothes online is easier than ever.
Many apps and sites have streamlined the process so even if you’re a newbie to the game, you can start making cash instantly.
DESIblitz has put together a list of some of the top places to sell clothes online.
On top of that, we’ve got some helpful tips and tricks to help you make the most of your wardrobe.
When it comes to finding the best sites and apps to sell clothes online, Depop is the undisputed winner.
The app is designed just like Instagram. You upload a picture of your item in the usual square format and add a caption underneath.
It’s best to include information like the condition and description of whatever you’re selling.
Depop also gives you the option to set prices and select the item size.
You can sell pretty much anything that’s in your wardrobe here. However, vintage items tend to be the most popular, or high street clothes that have now sold out in-store.
It’s even possible to sell shoes, jewellery and even lifestyle items like posters, old books and records.
You can also make arrangements with other sellers to swap items if you can agree on a deal.
Vinted is a huge online marketplace for selling clothes, with millions of users.
It’s similar to Depop in that pretty much anything goes. To sell, you upload your items, set the fee and ship the items when they’re sold.
However, in comparison to Depop, Vinted has a slightly older target audience.
While you might not be able to sell your 70s maxi floral dress on Vinted, a classy Mango suit jacket is likely to be snapped up in minutes.
As with most platforms for second-hand clothes, if you’ve got anything that you’ve bought recently but doesn’t fit, it’s way more likely to sell than something from a few years ago.
Even better, if you can bag a popular high street item that sells out in store quickly, you’ll be able to sell it for twice the price on here.
eBay still attracts millions of visitors every day, making it a great option for selling clothes online.
The great thing about eBay is that you can sell anything there.
The key to good business is trying to find out what people are searching for. Find niche markets or demands, and create listings that target key search terms.
There are also two selling options to go for. ‘Buy It Now’ allows you to set a non-negotiable price, but if you opt for an auction, buyers can place bids.
This could mean your clothes sell for a lot more than you’d imagined.
Plus, you can set a starting bid, which means the item won’t be sold for a price you’re unhappy with.
ASOS Marketplace is for dedicated clothes sellers looking to establish their own business, or who already have one.
For example, you need to have at least 15 items listed in your boutique at all times, which can be a big ask.
To get started, you need to apply for an ASOS Marketplace boutique.
They’ll only consider you if you make your unique clothing, have a large selection of high-quality vintage garments or you’ve already established yourself as an independent fashion label.
Compared to the other options listed here, it’s quite pricey.
But if you’re determined to have a career in high-end or retail fashion, having access to ASOS’ huge audience is a major plus.
Preloved is a free classified ads site that lets you list things to sell in your local area.
It’s also one of the largest classified sites in the UK, with an audience of millions.
The best thing about Preloved is there are no fees whatsoever and there’s a strong emphasis on location.
This means that you might be able to sell clothes to people in your area and save money on postage.
Make sure to fill in your profile so people know you’re a reliable seller.
You also get a limited number of free pictures per ad, so use them wisely.
To make the most out of selling your clothes online, take lots of clear photos of your items.
Help the buyer envision themselves wearing the clothes you’re listing by taking photos with a good quality camera and lots of natural light.
If possible, try and take a photo of someone wearing the item.
It’s much easier for buyers to visualise what the item will look like that way.
Additionally, be realistic about pricing. Just because you bought it for £30, doesn’t mean you’ll get that when you resell it.
In many cases, people aren’t prepared to pay as much for something second-hand as they would brand new from a shop. So, don’t scare customers off with high prices.
And finally, don’t forget that charity shops are always on the hunt for old clothes.
If you can’t sell some items or are feeling generous, consider donating your pre-loved garments to a worthy cause instead.