Source: Threadflip Instagram
If you are like most women, you probably have so much clothes taking up precious retail space in your closet. I must confess I am one of those women. Every year I try to purge and do my closet ritual clean up, but I still have a few items that seem to find a permanent home in my closet despite the reality that if they haven’t been worn in over a year, then they need to go. Luckily, there are some amazing sites that can turn into a potential place to earn some $$$$ and ease the clutter. We’re talking a win-win situation: get rid of the clutter and earn extra cash at the same time. Now gather up all of those clothes, shoes, bags and jewellery you don’t really need and start snapping some cool visuals to upload online. Here are some of the best online communities to do it right now:
Curated online community of hip clothing from Opening Ceremony to Alexander Wang. Just so you are in the lingo, here is a quick explanation. To “bib” an item means to list it and to “tuck” means to purchase someone else’s item. You can even download their phone app here.
HOW IT WORKS
Bib + Tuck takes an easy, no fuss approach to sell clothes and accessories. They handle shipping, payments and returns. In less than 60 seconds you can list an item. Once the item is sold, Bib + Tuck will send you a pre-paid, pre-addresses USPS Priority Mail shipping label. Once the buyer receives your item, funds will be delivered into your Bib + Tuck account within 3 days. For further questions on selling, shipping and best of all shopping check out their detailed Q & A . The Cut: The best thing is when you make a sale they only take 15% and you get to keep the rest.
2. Threadflip –
Get that boutique like feel with this social marketplace for buying and selling preloved clothes. The idea behind Threadflip is to make selling your stuff personal. Ahhh very comforting for those items that I haven’t worn in awhile will eventually end up in a home with someone who will love it just as much. Okay good bye red shoes…
HOW IT WORKS
Offers sellers the options of a full service. All you have to do is mail all of your unwanted clothes via in a prepaid box and the Threadflip gang sell your clothes for you. Or, you can choose to sell your clothes, bags or those killer cowboy boots on your own by simply uploading images on your own.
The Cut: Threadflip takes 20% commission.
Okay this is my ideal type of service and a no brainer sign my up for the Full Service please.
3. Material Wrld –
First of all I have to say I am loving the feel of this site. It has this clean and modern blog like feel, and is very fitting since they specialize in luxury bags and clothes from selected high end designers such as Chanel and McQueen. Material Wrld is reinventing the shopping experience for retailers and consumers making it easy for busy women to refresh their closets. For all of those with a Manhattan postal code the folks at Material Wrld offer free shipping and valet home pick-up. Makes me want to move to Manhattan just to have access to this sweet deal.
HOW IT WORKS
Now the stress can be gone, and you can refresh your closet in three easy steps:
- Get a complimentary trade in kit to pack all of those unwanted designer labels. To ensure a precise and pain free pack visit Material Wrld’s item acceptance guidelines.
- Once your package has been received, your items will be reviewed and you will be sent an itemized offer. Once you have approved than select a gift card from one of their retail partners.
- Once you have approved your gift card will be mailed to you within a few days.
The Cut: They pay out with gift certificates i.e. Bloomingdales, Barneys New York and Saks Fifth Avenue. So if you love gift cards than this is totally your vibe.
Be sure to join us next week for Part II