How To Sell Clothes Online And Make Some Extra Cash

Because one woman's trash is another woman's treasure.

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by Tim Brooks |

Clearing out your wardrobe is hardly a fun prospect. Faced with all of your clothes at once, it can be difficult to see the wood for the trees (or the skirts for the tops, for that matter). But if your friends have been documenting their wardrobe clear-outs on social media, you'll know it can be a cathartic process, one which will leave you with extra space and also the opportunity to earn money from your pre-loved items.

Selling your clothes online has never been easier thanks to a string of apps and resale sites that make it as straightforward as possible. Of course, the thought of generating some extra cash from your clothes is a huge plus but so is the fact that by reselling your stuff, you're contributing extending the lifecycle of a garment and ensuring that your clothes don't end up in landfill.

In terms of the actual clearing-out process, everyone has their own system but just make sure that whatever ends up in the ‘toss’ pile doesn’t actually get tossed – second-hand platforms such as Depop, eBay and Vestiaire Collective are the best place to start selling online.

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SEE: Our Guide To The Best Second-Hand Fashion Platforms

Depop
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Loved by 29 million users worldwide, you'll find high street sell-outs, niche streetwear hits and vintage clothing on this easy-to-use app. Known for a lower (and flexible) price point, the communication is super quick so be prepared to barter and settle on a good price when selling/buying. And top tip: when selling on Depop, treat your feed like your Instagram, embracing the #aesthetic for more interest.

Heroine
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Heroine, born from brother site Grailed, focuses on branded fashion from smaller streetwear brands to high fashion labels. 'For enthusiasts, by enthusiasts', it's the ultimate destination for the one that got away. Whether it's archive Helmut Lang or sell-out Supreme, this is 'the one' for dedicated fashion fans on the hunt for that perfect piece.

eBay
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eBay doesn't just focus on fashion, but is a great option for anything and everything between. Be careful on Buy It Now/Auction to make sure your luxury items don't sell for 99p (our handy guide will help).

Vestiaire Collective
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Most fashion editors have a wishlist as long as their arm on luxury resale site Vestiaire Collective, which also offers a concierge service so that you can outsource the entire selling process to the in-house team. It's the largest, and ultimate, resale site for designer clothes and accessories that are verified for authenticity by in-house experts.

HEWI
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Similar to Vestiaire Collective, HEWI, or Hardly Ever Worn It, offers authentication on pre-owned goods that, as the title suggests, have hardly ever been worn. With a real focus on luxury, this is where you can find those prized fashion pieces at a fraction of the price, and in mint condition. What's not to love?

Thrift+
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Everything available on this platform benefits a chosen charity (sellers recommend which they'd like to support during the listing process, with a minimum of £1 and a maximum of 66% of the sale price donated) to make for an almost guilt-free shopping (or selling) experience.

Vinted
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Vinted is the resale platform for anyone who believes that 'good clothes should live long'. With a global community of 50 million - and activity in 15 different markets, including the UK - make it your one-stop-shop for buying and selling second-hand.

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