Choosing where to sell
Today, there are plenty of services where you can sell your clothes second hand. The online market is dominated by popular services like Facebook Marketplace
, Vestiaire Collective
, and Sellpy
. If you sell through Vestiaire Collective or a local niche vintage store, their commission* rates tend to be high (at least 40%) – but in return, all you need to do is hand in your clothes.
Advertising and selling on your own via online apps is often cheaper, and you are sometimes offered some help with the shipping – but you will have to do most of the work yourself.
Selling peer-to-peer on Facebook groups is free, and since most well-respected and popular groups have strict rules, you will reach the right audience. But be prepared to do all the work yourself and pay for your own shipping.
5 tips when selling second hand
1. Spruce up: Wash, steam and remove pills
Refresh your garment before reselling it. Wash, remove pills, cut off loose threads, and steam as needed to bring the pre-loved garment to its full potential for the next owner.