Clean out your closets and earn some extra cash. Here's where to sell used clothes for the most coin:
- Women's clothing: Take it to a resale shop like Clothes Mentor or BuffaloExchange; send it to ThredUp, or list your stuff on eBay.
- Junior's clothing: Sell to a resale shop like PlanetXchange or Plato's Closet; send your items to ThredUp, or list your cast-offs on eBay.
- Kid's clothing: Sell at a kids' consignment sale; take your stuff to Once Upon a Child (or another children's resale shop in your community); list it on eBay; or send it to ThredUp.
- Maternity clothing: Sell at a kids' consignment sale; take it to Clothes Mentor; list your stuff on eBay; consign it on MotherhoodCloset; or send it to ThredUp.
- Vintage clothing: List your stuff on Etsy or eBay, or consign it (check the phone book for consignment shops in your area). BuffaloExchange also accepts vintage clothing.
- Men's clothing: Put your clothing up for sale on Grailed; take it to BuffaloExchange; or list it on eBay.
- Designer clothing: List your items on Tradesy, TheRealReal or MaterialWrld (they offer store credit, rather than cash); or consign it at a high-end consignment store in your area.
As you're cleaning out your closet, be sure to go through your accessories, too. Most of these stores/websites also accept shoes, handbags, jewelry, scarves, belts and even perfume.
Not Sure Which Option to Choose?
High-end items (like vintage and designer pieces) tend to do best online. You'll get more eyes on your clothing, and you'll usually make more than you could locally.
For kids, juniors and maternity items, consider a kid's consignment sale. These usually take place twice a year — in the spring and again in the fall.
Pay Attention to the Fees
Almost all of the options listed above come with listing fees and/or commissions. Make sure you understand how much you're actually going to make before you agree to sell your items.
Trying to get rid of some things to make room for a new wardrobe? Then, consider accepting store credit, instead of cash. Most of the brick-and-mortar and online stores mentioned in this article offer store credit as a payment option, and will reward you with a bigger payout, if you decide to go that route.
Just want the closet space? Then, consider donating your used clothing to a local thrift store, or send them to Schoola. They'll mail the proceeds to a school of your choice. There are other common items that can garner extra cash with resale.