Have I finally managed to convince you of the benefits to second-hand fashion yet? Interested but not sure where to start? If you have read my previous posts you may already know, but local markets and thrift shops are definitely a great place to start! I would personally recommend going to a local market first, since there’s always be plenty of other things to do at the markets like food, live music and entertainment, and also just the fun and relaxed vibes of markets. Sometimes going to a thrift store can be a little overwhelming at first, but once you’ve had a few rummages, you won’t stop going back!
But if you’re interested, and just really don’t have the time to head out to the markets or the thrift shop, whether it’s because of too much work or university assignments, why not try out these online platforms to buy and sell preloved fashion! Here are my top 5 favourite online preloved fashion marketplaces:
Here are my top 5 online preloved fashion marketplaces:
eBay – One of the largest and oldest online platforms for buying and selling basically anything, eBay is a great marketplace for second-hand fashion. In fact, founder and executive chairman of Nasty Gal (a well-known American fashion retailer) Sophia Amoruso, actually started off the business by selling vintage clothes on eBay! (Download the eBay app herea!)
Etsy – Etsy is known for being an online marketplace where millions of users buy and sell unique vintage and handmade items. You can definitely find some really fun and quirky stuff on Esty. (Also available on mobile – download here)
Asos Marketplace – Any fashion lover would know or at least heard of Asos, as it is one of the largest online fashion retailers. But did you know there is an Asos Marketplace? With hundreds of active sellers, you’ll be able to find the hottest and most unique vintage designs. They do also source products from small vintage boutiques which aren’t second-hand so be careful when browsing! But the best thing about Asos Marketplace is that it offers a HUGE variety of styles since it’s worldwide!
Carousell – a great online (and mobile! Download the app here) marketplace to buy and sell preloved goods. Simply snap to sell and chat to buy! There’s a great variety of secondhand goods, from fashion to beauty products and even automobiles! You can chat to buyers and sellers through a private chat feature, where you can negotiate prices and ask for more information/images. To make your life easier, you can also sort items by nearest, recent, popular and location.
Shedd – Not as big and well-known as the others, however, Shedd is an app dedicated to buying and selling preloved fashion. Great and easy way to make some money from clothes that you no longer want by simply snapping and posting your goods online within seconds. Remember, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure! (Download Android version here)
What are some of your favourite online platforms for second-hand fashion? Would love to know if there are other sites and apps!