Sometimes shopping at thrift stores just doesn’t quite cut it. Maybe the secondhand shops in your area aren’t that great, you don’t have the time to dig, or they are just too far away. We are all looking to save money and buying secondhand clothing is not only good for your wallet but its good for the planet!
Thankfully there are so many online places where you can shop for secondhand clothing right from you computer!
For those that use a phone for the majority of the time I included if each shop has an app. I find apps are the easiest to navigate and love when I find a good one!
Heres a list of my top picks:
best shops for “newer” brands
ThredUP website + app
A market place FULL of newer brands that are gently used. You can shop by brand, size , style which makes it fast and efficient. If you know the brands you like you can save time by searching specifically for them!
I also love that ThredUP does all the work for you. If you decide to do a huge closet purge you might not want to spend hours listing all of the clothing online yourself. They send you a prepaid bag that you fill and send back so they can list if for you!
Poshmark website + app
A list it yourself spot where items are easily searchable and well organized. They have a wide range of affordable brands to designer goods. They also sell make-u and kids clothing!
Another shop that does the work for you! For Swap you do have to pay for shipping but this is a good place to get a higher payout on higher end goods.
Swap is very unique since they offer clothing for men, women, maternity, kids, babys, even toys! Swap also has secondhand costumes for Halloween, you could get yours now for a steal!
Vinted website + app
Favorite part about the buy+sell shop is they have a flat $0.70 fee, no percent fee based off of sale! Vintage works by a sell yourself system and offers prepaid shipping labels making it super easy to ship.
Depop website + app
Depop has quickly become one of my favorite buy-resell shops. They have a very easy to use app. Uploading and posting is super quick and easy, low fees and a printable prepare shipping label! No guessing the wrong price its all done by category: shoes, jackets, blouse ect.
I also find items are priced to sell quickly and have scored some Doen, Sezanè, and Reformation pieces for way less than what they would sell anywhere else!
Looking for vintage clothing
Here are my go to online spots for hunting down those one of a kind pieces:
Back in the day “read in an old lady voice” I use to sell vintage. I gave up that hobby, I really hate packaging a shipping stuff! But I’ve seen women grow amazing businesses out of sourcing and selling vintage clothing! This will take some digging but save shops you like and match your style/aesthetic
website + app
You can literally buy and sell anything on eBay. I remember once my husband found a camo kilt at a thrift store that he had a hunch about and we ended up selling it for $80, it cost us $4!
Since it is such a huge marketplace I find searching can take some time though. You can do really detailed filters but sometimes the listers are not great and properly marketing their products so the exact thing you are looking for can get lost in the super detailed searches. I find keeping a more general search like “vintage white blouse” works better than “xs vintage lace white blouse”. Keep your keywords simple and take a little time to dig to find that amazing vintage score.
For those that love those fancy designer pieces but do not want to pay full price? There are a TON of places to find that vintage Gucci bag of your DREAMS!
- Grailed website + app
- Material World (subscription based box of secondhand goods, designer clothing at fast fashion prices)
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