Re-Selling Your Wardrobe at NYU
As the end of the spring semester draws closer, the tedious task of packing everything you own - including your wardrobe - looms larger and larger. Not to mention that finding storage for the summer months can be tricky and expensive. Most students would rather focus on purchasing plane tickets than summer storage units. But there is a way to reduce the amount of items you need to pack while simultaneously making some extra money: re-sell your items! NYU.FASHION has compiled a list of the best places to sell your used pieces.
Poshmark is one of the most popular and trusted apps to re-sell clothes and accessories. To get started, you create a profile which allows buyers to know a little bit about you. Tell them what your favorite brands are, your typical clothing size, etc. To begin selling, you simply take photos of the item you are selling and list the type, size and price of the item. Poshmark has over a million shoppers, so there is certainly a buyer for every item you have to sell.
Depop is very similar to Poshmark in that it’s a free app you can easily download on your phone. What really sets depop apart from the rest of the re-sell applications is its niche group of shoppers. Depop is specifically catered toward younger users like college students who are looking to sell quickly. Buyers with more unique pieces tend to fare the best, and vintage pieces do extremely well. Overall, you can sell anything moderately priced on this trendy app.
With the desire to re-sell clothes growing and the popularity and reach of Instagram expanding, this app has become a hub for reselling clothes. Many instagrammers are creating accounts solely dedicated to selling items from their wardrobe. The benefit of selling on Instagram is that you can promote your pieces on your personal account. This helps ensure that your friends and people with similar tastes as you will see what you are selling; this can increase the likelihood of a sale. Plus, you are entirely in charge of the marketing and selling process so you can customize your selling process.
The quickest way to turn your old clothes into new clothes is to sell them at your local thrift store. For example, if you decide to overhaul your campus closet, you can stop by one of Buffalo Exchange’s locations in Manhattan or Brooklyn. There, you can sell your clothes for 30% of their selling price in cash or 50% in-store credit. With this method, you get paid on the spot and don’t have to worry about shipping your pieces or dealing with unreliable buyers. Other thrift stores include Beacon’s Closet and Goodwill.
Written by: Samantha Coulter