Vintage clothes are a great investment, whether you are getting them for your own closet or to re-sell. With platforms like Depop growing, vintage style is having a huge comeback moment. Not just one vintage style, but ALL of them!
Vintage clothes will not and can not be re-made. If they were, they would no longer be vintage! Vintage pieces are rare and every year there are less vintage garments as some are lost to stains, tears, and are dropped into landfill.
Quality of work– Vintage clothes are often made to a higher quality standard than today’s fast fashion garments. Many items have hand stitched details and high quality fabrics meant to last.
Vintage garments are unique. When you find a vintage item, odds are you won’t find the same garment ever again. When you wear a vintage piece, you are wearing something absolutely unique to you and your personal style.
Fashion always comes back in style! High waisted mom jeans, fanny packs, bell bottoms, and sweater vests have all had a chance in the trend spotlight. What goes out is coming back!
So next time you’re at the thrift store, give those
Poshmark is an app founded in 2011 that focuses on connecting sellers and buyers of used clothes, shoes, accessories, home goods, pet gear! It’s the easiest platform for beginner and causal sellers, and it’s a great way to try reselling your own stuff! Here are the top 10 tips you need to know before selling on Poshmark. By the end of this article you should be ready to hop on the app!
You can start for free! You don’t need to spend money on clothes, insertion fees, or on shipping (see #3) to sell on Poshmark. All you need is a few unworn pieces from your closet and a smartphone to start turning your unused stuff into a direct deposit! Poshmark only takes a fee when your item sells.
You can sell (almost) anything! You can buy and sell a lot of things on Poshmark, but they do have a few no-no’s. Before you sell, check out their website page on the items you can and cannot sell on Poshmark. Some stuff you can’t sell might surprise you, like nail polish or used second hand makeup. Poshmark shipping also only covers items under 5lbs and within a maximum 108″ combined length and girth for the box used . Check out their shipping page to learn more!
Poshmark has the easiest shipping! Poshmark has one shipping option- USPS priority mail. This post service is super fast and a great deal for lots of items. You can use ANY red priority mail or flat-rate USPS box that can be ordered FREE from USPS! You can not use the blue boxes marked priority express. This is great for new sellers or causal sellers because you don’t need to spend a lot of money on shipping supplies. Just get your free box, print out your shipping label, slap it on with some tape and you’re good to go!
Sharing is caring! You can think about Poshmark a bit like a social media app. Each post is an item for sale. Items can be “liked” in order to save them for later, buyers and sellers can use the comment section under each post to communicate, and items can be “shared”. What is sharing? When an item is shared on Poshmark it is bumped to the top of Poshmark’s search results. For example, a vintage dress that was shared will be top in the search results for someone who looks for “vintage dress” in the search bar. The more you share the more likely your item will sell!
Get ready to PARTY! Poshmark is all about creating an experience for it’s users. Several times a day a “party” will occur in a special showroom on the app. These showrooms are themed, and the themes change every party. Some party theme examples include Luxury, Boho, Preppy, and Date Night! Parties are a great way to connect with new Poshers and highlight your items!
Poshmark is a community! Poshmark is all about creating a resale community. Sharing a fellow Posher’s items after they share yours is a great way to start meeting some BPFFs (Best Posh Friends Forever). You can also follow other sellers or leave a positive comment on a post you love. Check out Poshmark’s virtual Posh n’ Coffee events to meet more of the community!
You can earn FREE clothes! The Poshmark Ambassador Program is a cool way for Poshmark to recognize trusted sellers, but it also has some perks that go with the status! You can unlock the ability to “affiliate advertise” for Poshmark, A.K.A make small social media posts advertising Poshmark to earn site credit you can spend on anything! You can check out the link on how to become an ambassador here!
Pictures are worth 1,000 words! When making your first post, remember that your photos are the first thing a potential buyer will see. Make your photos as cute as possible with simple backgrounds will make the item you’re selling pop.
Be Transparent! when you are selling a used item make sure you are being completely honest and all flaws are disclosed. This means things like loose threads, snags on sweaters, holes, stains, or pilling. If the item is not as pictured and described in your listing, your buyer can return the item.
Make a deal! Poshmark sellers can send discounts to their likers. Once you have some love for your item, sending a 20% and shipping discount is a great way to make the sale! Poshmark buyers can also make an offer on your item. Feel free to make a counteroffer and find a price that works for you and the buyer!
We all know that used clothes are way cheaper than buying them new, and it’s a great way to save a little cash. Maybe you buy used because you want a unique and cool style made from one of a kind vintage pieces. Resale is also a great way to reduce your environmental impact!
Did You Know?
It takes 2,700 liters of water (or more!) to create one t-shirt?1 That’s enough for one person to drink for two and a half years!2
You could fill 2 million Olympic-sized swimming pools with all the water used from the fabric dye processing on its own?2
Polyester production create 706 billion kg (1.5 trillion pounds) of greenhouse gases in 2015? That’s as much as 185 coal-fired power plants annual admissions!2
There is a way to create less impact and still keep up with the trends. Buying used clothes uses less water, outputs less pollution, and is a healthier solution for the planet (and your wallet)!
One of the newest reselling apps on the scene is Depop! If you’ve ever been on the app, you will see lots of cool streetwear, sportswear, and one of a kind vintage pieces. Never shopped on Depop? Here are somethings you should know before buying!
Return Policy – Most Depop sellers have a no-returns policy. Make sure to check the return policy of the seller before you buy.
Pay close attention to the pictures and description! Every item sold on Depop is different, so it will have different flaws and wear. Review the photos closely to avoid buyers remorse!
Have questions? Ask the seller! Private message the seller your questions. If they don’t get back within a few days, move on and find something else to purchase.
Sticker shock? If you don’t like a sellers price, you can always make an offer! Usually 20-30% is a good range to offer the seller and have a good chance of snagging that great item! An offer of 40% or lower has less chance of sealing the deal.
Undisclosed flaws or not as described? Items sold on Depop should be fairly described and represented by the seller. If you don’t think the item was described fairly, or if you received the wrong item, contact the seller. They should be able to answer your questions, arrange for you to ship the item back, or provide the refund. If the seller refuses to resolve the issue, you can file a dispute directly with Paypal.
Don’t like the item you bought but can’t return it? Resell it! Some sellers will even let you use their original photographs, but always ask before you use someone else’s work.
Stay tuned for more resale selling shopping tips! Happy Shopping!
It’s our first Black Friday in Eugene, and we are planning to start off with an amazing, hard to top, sales event! Visit us Nov. 29-30th on the corner of 13th and High St. for our giant eco-friendly sale! Bring us a donation of one of your old or unused items and receive a stackable 20% coupon off of any item in the store!* Get rid of clutter in your home and receive this additional Green Friday discount!
You’ll find all this (and more):
20% off the ENTIRE store! Including:
Eco-friendly personal care products from Chargin Valley Soap & Salve Co. and Oregon Soap Co.
Succulents, cacti, and houseplants
Household goods, decor, and furniture
Books, sheet music
Jewelry, clothes, and accessories
ALL vinyl records will be $0.99!
50% off clearance tops, pants, shorts, dresses, skirts, sweaters, and more!
$0.99 tees, tops, and pants!
And don’t forget a donation gives you an additional 20% off!*
You can find us at 304 E. 13th Ave. on the corner of 13th and High Street. Grab these specials November 29 and 30th from 11am-8pm, and Dec 1st from 11-6pm. After that they’re gone! We’ll see you there!
* Donation coupon can be used on any item in store NOT including $0.99 records and clothing, as well as clearance 50% off items. Can be combined with 20% off in-store promotion.