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I’m going to keep the opening of this post brief because I have so much information to throw at you, I don’t want to muddy up the start with too many cute stories and long winded garbage.
Selling your clothes online, called reselling, is a hobby and a lifestyle.
Two months ago my closet bar buckled under the weight of the stuff I had hanging on it, and I decided (Andy decided) it was time for me to massively purge all the things not bringing me joy, and that apparently included lots of things with tags still on them, stuff I wore once, and some of my jeans from high school.
Remembering how little I actually got from schlepping baskets of clothes to local resale shops, I took to the internet. I made my first Facebook sale on February 19th, and my first Poshmark sale on February 28th, like.. of this year. However, I’ve been shopping on Poshmark and Mercari since 2015. In my first month, I have made over $2000 in clothing resale.
The information and advice in this post is anecdotal, based on both my experience, and random TikTok reseller wormholes I’ve fallen down. I am in no way affiliated with Poshmark, or any sales platform, the links I share are just my normal user referral links. I’ve tried hard to compile every helpful part of this process I wish I’d known or seen laid out before I began. Here’s what I learned my first month of being a reseller.
Why sell your clothes?
This is a good question. Why not just donate them?
I mean, you can! Here’s what donating my clothes often looked like for me. I would purge my closet, throw it all in a giant black garbage bag, put that bag in my trunk, and then drive it around for over a month forgetting to actually donate it anywhere, cursing every time I’d open my trunk to load groceries, and then finally either pulling it out to throw in the basement or a dumpster I find along the way. I know, it’s not pretty, but it’s honest. So there’s that.
I’ve also spent a lot of money acquiring the clothes, and it’s perfectly okay to want to make something back from that investment. What began as a way to recoup some […]