Finding clothing to resell is like a treasure hunt, and if you sell on more than one platform you’re thrifting trips can be extra profitable. Also selling in several categories on eBay like eyeglasses, valuable metals, and even old and expired printer ink is good way to diversify your income.
As fun as finding clothing to be, it can also be a discourage thing to sell- things can sit for a long time, and sometimes I find a stain or rip after I buy the piece of clothing. That’s why it’s good to start by selling clothes that you already have.
Because clothing can sit in my storage bins for a long time before it sells, I always get excited when a piece sells quickly. Some people would rather wait and get the highest possible price, but I’d rather price my piece a little lower to get a faster sale.
To set my price I research similar sold listings, and then take a rough average of the top 5 or ten results. Then I price my thing about 10% higher because I offer free shipping for almost all my clothing.
To find the sold listing button, scroll all the way down to the last menu called Show Only. Then click Sold Items.
Here are 5 clothings brands that’ve sold less than a day after me listing it:
Ibex was a Massachusetts based merino wool clothing company that recently got bought by another company- I don’t think they make this original brand anymore.
They made all their clothing with soft merino wool. Maybe this brand is only popular in the northeast, but whenever I find it I smile from ear to ear.
I’ve sold several fleeces, a couple shirts, and a few hats made by Ibex. Recently I’ve sold the hat above, and this shirt:
Both of these things sold within a couple hours of me listing them. People even message me telling me they’d buy more if I have more pieces made by Ibex. I wish I did.
2. Under Armour
Under Armour is a hot brand on eBay. Not only does it usually sell quickly, but the return is good. I get most of my under armour things for $3-$4 and try to sell them for $15 to $20 minimum. Here are a few Under Amour things that’ve sold in the past couple months:
I got this shirt for $1 and listed it earlier this week. When I woke up the next morning, someone bought it.
3. Vineyard Vines
People go crazy for the Whale:
This is another New England based company that people pay a lot of money for. I usually find one or two ties and a couple shirts or pants each month to resell.
Last month I found 3 Vineyard Vine ties in one thrift store:
I got each of these ties for $3, so when they all sell I’ll make a ~$50 profit.
I buy the T-shirts if I can get them for less than $5, the button ups if I can get them for $8 to $9, and polos for $5 to $6.
The pants made by Vineyard Vines can be a hit or miss. I’ve had a few pairs of their corduroys sit for up to a year. I only get the pants if they’re unusual like madras patchwork, plaid, striped, or different colors- these styles of pants can sell for more than $50.
A few of the Vineyard Vines polos I’ve listed have sold in less than a day.
Kuhl is a popular hiking brand. They make fleeces, shorts, shirts, and hats, and nylon and cotton blend hiking pants.
Every Kuhl thing that I’ve found and listed has sold in less than a month, and many times the things sell in less than a day.
Keep your eye out for this brand everywhere. I’ve found it in Goodwills in Denver, Colorado, and also in New England.
Here’s a pair of Kuhl’s women’s hiking pants and fleece that I sold this month:
5. Marmot, Mammut
Like Kuhl, these are both hiking brands too. And they sound similar. For a while I thought they were the same brand, but they’re not.
This is Marmot:
And this is Mammut:
I find Marmot at least once a month, but have only found Mammut things twice.
Keep your eyes out for these brands! But, be wary of over-paying for any piece of clothing: Make sure to bring you smartphone with you so you can research the sold listings on the spot!