How To Get More Money For Your Old Clothes

Life’s too expensive to leave money sitting on the table. If you have old clothes that you no longer wear, then it’s time to see if you can get any money for them. And make no mistake — you will get money for them. In fact, so certain is it that you can sell your clothes that you should really be asking how much you can get for them. 

In this post, we’re going to run through everything you need to know about maximizing the 

value of your second-hand clothing. Done correctly, it can prove to be a lucrative endeavor. 

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Fix Any Issues

Clothes are like everything else: people aren’t going to pay top dollar for items that have issues that compromise the quality. So your first step will always be to fix any issues to the best of your ability. In some cases — such as with high-quality clothing — it may be worthwhile getting it fixed by a seamstress. But in most cases, you’ll be able to fix the clothing yourself with a little know-how. If you learn the basics of clothing repair, you can give your clothes the TLC they need to return to their former glory. 

Find the Ideal Market

There are many, many places to sell your old clothing in today’s world, but not all will be right for you. If you’re selling rare or niche clothing (think: old NBA jerseys), then a general site like eBay would be best. If you’re focused purely on fashionable clothing, then it’ll probably be best to sell at a second-hand market. If you live anywhere even reasonably well-populated, there will certainly be a range of markets available to you. Get a stall at one of these markets, pack up your best clothing, and see what happens.

Add Tags

If you’re selling your clothing in the real world, then it’s recommended to add tags to your clothing. Even though you’re selling second-hand clothing, the presence of tags gives the clothing the appearance of quality and professionalism. It gives potential buyers peace of mind that they’re buying a nice item. You can get custom swing tags from a printing shop, and once they’ve arrived, you’ll just need to write the price of the product on the bag. In a competitive second-hand market, it’s these small details that can help your products stand out from the crowd. Plus, it can help solidify and enhance your brand. 

Look For Opportunities 

You don’t need to just sell your own clothing. In fact, if you’re looking to make as much money as possible, then you shouldn’t just be selling your own goods. It’s recommended to look for opportunities to resell. For example, if you’re visiting a second-hand clothing market overseas where you can find local artisan clothing at bargain prices. That would be an investment worth making since you’ll probably be able to sell it for much more once you’re back in your home market, especially if you’re based in a large city like New York. This won’t be your main business, but it’s worthwhile keeping your eye open!