It’s that time of year – we’re raiding our wardrobes and ushering in change. We’re also looking for a bit of extra cash throughout dry, long January.
|Disclaimer: NOT getting rid of this pile…|
|Blogger and designer Charlie May’s DePop online shop|
Vestiaire Collective – if you have good designer pieces (especially ones the eBay customer doesn’t ‘get’), then I would recommend selling them here. The website looks chic, is easy to browse and its customer knows its brands (more obscure, fashiony brands i.e Toga are more likely to sell for higher here than on eBay). They charge between 15% and 33% commission, but it’s also one of the only sites allowed to sell brands like Chanel or Louis Vuitton. Remember my green Chanel bag I acquired as a hand me down…? I sold it here and paid off a huge chunk of my credit card debt – no regrets.
COVETIQUE – Nicola McClafferty (below) launched Covetique just over 2 years ago with her business partner Bobby Devins but it’s only recently been on my radar (maybe it’s because the whole of the Red mag office is selling on it!). It only sells designer pieces BUT they pick up your wares from you (for free!), photograph, list and ship for you (the first pre-owned e-tailer to do this). The dream? They take 37.5% commission to take the hassle off your hands – but definitely worth it if you’ve got something good to sell – and it goes down to 30% once you’ve sold 20 items. (I also just peeked on the site and they have a pair of Valentino Rockstud shoes for £260!).
|Nicola McClafferty, CEO of Covetique.com|
eBay – it wouldn’t be a piece on re-selling if we didn’t include the original auction site. I still love eBay and use it regularly, especially the mobile app – I often sell things whilst watching TV in the evenings. Known brands like Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin sell well here, and you take less of a risk with ‘Buy It Now’ options. The best tip I was ever given? Make sure the auction finishes on a Sunday evening – that’s when the highest amount of bids take place.
|“Where’s my white collarless shirt from Fred Segal?”|
Carboot Sales – I love a good old-fashioned carboot sale. I love the banter, the adrenalin rush in the first 30 minutes and the feeling of clearing out my flat in one go, whilst also up-cycling.
|At my stall over the summer|
The Yellow Dress says
I LOVE Covetique, I found a beautiful Balenciaga top which I adore. I also sell with Fashion Bloodhound who have a lot of my bits at the moment. Nothing like good ol' Ebay though! xxx
Alexandra Stedman says
I like Fashion bloodhound, too – although Covetique wins in the 'chic' stakes…
Small Acorns says
This is great! We are in the process of moving house… I had no idea how much stuff we had managed to hoard in a studio flat! It's definitely time for an overhaul.
Alexandra Stedman says
I must admit, it's like a second full-time job but so worth it…
Melanie Oneill says
Great tips – how do we view your eBay listings?
nancy john says
Fashion trend is change day by day but constant thing is beauty never ignore it.
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