This summer, we spent several episodes (namely episodes 280 and 286) talking about the fickle market for vintage clothing. When a listener asked where we’d recommend selling vintage clothing in ye olde 2019, we asked our community for their recommendations.
Here are a few, including some listener quotes on why they’re worth checking out. Our thanks to Sarah, Shauna, Stephanie, and Jenny for supplying these tips!
Depop. “Sometimes you get lucky and sell it really fast and other times it’s not so lucky. “
Etsy. “Though I do not personally sell on Etsy (eBay and Poshmark take up all my time!), I follow other full-time resellers on Instagram who post about their success selling vintage on Etsy.”
eBay. Only if your items come from a recognizable/searched brand name.
Local vintage stores. “Email local vintage shops or check their website for their buying terms.” From there, “send a few photos of your pieces, how much you’re looking to get, and we start an open dialog about them. Make sure you feel like the items you’re emailing fit the aesthetic of the shop.”
Buffalo Exchange. “Not for much but you’ll get around $5.”
@Noihsaf.bazaar on Instagram. “I've actually had great luck buying and selling items on Instagram. There have been several communities popping up, especially in light of the slow fashion movement, where people can buy and sell used clothes via Instagram. I've had the most luck with a group of accounts called NOIHSAF (good luck pronouncing that on-air, it's Fashion backward). They have accounts for home goods, vintage, kids clothing, activewear, mens clothes, and newer non-vintage used clothes.
Everything But the House. “EBTH app, or the website! I have not sold on it myself, but I can definitely lose track of time searching through it! Worth checking out I hope!”