A Guide On How To Resell Clothes

A Guide On How To Resell Clothes

Chances are, we’ll soon be investing in a new wave of spring trends, so making room for new purchases while earning money from unloved pieces seems a smart financial move. Whereas before this involved flogging pieces for a few quid at a local car boot, there’s now a whole host of specialist websites to help you find and sell pre-loved wares, entirely hassle free. If you’re looking to buy or sell second hand pieces but aren't sure where to start, simply scroll down for our guide to the best fashion resale sites.

Vestiaire Collective 

This is your destination for designer pieces. Launched in 2009, you can expect to find anything between 30%-70% off pre-worn pieces on this French platform, with brands including Celine, Chanel, Fendi, Gucci and more. There’s even a carefully curated  ‘Editors Picks’ section which highlights key buys on a daily basis, to make finding that all-important luxury piece ever easier. Previous buyers and sellers include influencers, Camille Charriere and Lucy Williams, confirming what we already suspected - there’s plenty of covetable designer buys here. If you’re looking to sell, it is easy to upload listings yourself, receiving 75% of the final sale price. Or, if you’d rather skip the heavy lifting, you can opt for the concierge service, where items are picked up from your door, checked, packed and shipped on to the buyer on your behalf. 


For high street finds and vintage pieces, try Depop. Increasingly popular with influencers, this app is a bit like Instagram. It can feel a little overwhelming at first, but once you’re up and running, it’s surprisingly easy to use. Depop only charges a 10% commission fee for all sellers, which is key when offloading lower priced pieces, and aims to make selling and buying as easy as possible, setting up the clever @depopcommunity Instagram account to help users find like-minded sellers. 


For high street hits and mega brands including & Other Stories, Zara, Mango, Topshop and Urban Outfitters, consider Vinted. How does it work? This marketplace is easily one of the quickest and easiest to use. Simply create your profile, upload and list your items, then once sold, Vinted takes a 15% commission. Or, you could try the clever swapping service, which we’ve yet to find on any other similar resale site. The idea is so incredibly simple, but effective; once you’ve found what you’re looking for, first, consider whether you’ll actually wear it (this is key to avoid acquiring any more unwanted clothing), then, contact the seller and suggest a swap. This service is completely free and a great opportunity to source new wardrobe staples, without spending any money.  


If you’re looking to buy or sell something unique, head straight for Etsy, the platform offering truly distinctive finds. If you’ve used the site before, you’ll know it’s not just about fashion, with plenty of interiors and art on offer, alongside handmade, unique items and even children’s toys. Each seller can list an item for just £0.15, with only a 5% transaction fee payable. Be sure to check delivery times before making any purchases, as some sellers may be shipping internationally, with custom pieces being delivered up to 6 weeks after payment is taken.


Undoubtedly the biggest global resale site, eBay remains our go-to when having a major wardrobe clear out. Why? You can pretty much find anything on here, including some of the most sought after high street sell-outs, and it’s just so easy to use. List your first 20 items for free, then, each item will cost £0.35. Add interesting items to your watch list, or secure that dream purchase with the easy ‘Buy Now’ function. 

HEWI London

Another service specialising in designer pieces is London-based site, HEWI London. You can buy or sell new and used clothing, shoes or accessories here, for women, men and children. And the best part? A team of experts carefully check each item before it’s live on site to ensure total accuracy, and your payment is only released to the seller once you’ve received your purchase and you’re 100% happy. Each seller can list an item for free, with 18% commission payable to HEWI London for each item sold. 

Get Organised 

A final piece of advice: once you’ve done all the hard work and made space in your wardrobe, it’s time to get organised. To create the ultimate well-ordered wardrobe, be sure to turn to Japanese tidying expert, Marie Kondo. You’ll need to put time aside to see results, but trust us on this, once you’ve mastered the art of effective folding and organising with Kondo’s invaluable techniques, you’ll never look back. 

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