From traditional consignment to social media and e-commerce, these companies will give you cash for used clothes
There's no way around it: the "easiest" way to sell used clothes online is Facebook Marketplace. But if you don't want to deal with haggling (annoying) and meeting up with strangers (dangerous), there's plenty of other local options for selling the used clothes that no longer spark joy. We made a list of companies that do the selling for you, so you can get back to Marie Kondo-ing your closet.
The details: Clothing resell app Poshmark is part consignment, part social media—to sell your clothes, you have to create your own profile, and the more detailed, the better (they’ve got plenty of tips here). They even send you daily advice, which sometimes errs on the side of horoscope-y (a few this week: Embrace sweater weather, Do things today for your future self, Believe it and make it happen). That aside, selling is pretty simple: post your things online, someone buys them, and Poshmark sends you a mailing slip to print out and stick to your package. Drop it in the mail, and you’re done.
What you make: For sales $20 and under, Poshmark takes $3.95. Over $20, you keep 80 percent of the sale (it’s one of the largest commissions out there).
2. Mine & Yours
The details: Mine & Yours is a bricks-and-mortar luxury consignment store that just opened a second location in Yaletown last week (the first is a 10-minute walk west). To sell, you can book an in-person appointment or fill out an online form to get a quote. They take clothing, bags and shoes from brands like Chanel, Fendi and Hermes, and they offer an authentication service, too (it’s an extra $75, and $150 for Hermès bags).
What you make: For a cash buyout, you get 30 to 40 percent. For store credit (which never expires) you get 50 to 60 percent, and for consignment, 50 to 70 percent, but that's only available for items worth more than $500.
Vancouver and Victoria
The details: Like Mine & Yours, Turnabout is Vancouver-based luxury resale, but it also has a store in Victoria in addition to its seven YVR shops. That means there’s lots of options for dropoff if you live in the Lower Mainland. They accept items that are two to three years old (and vintage finds from Chanel, Gucci, Hermès and Versace.
What you make: 25 to 50 percent for a cash buyout, 30 to 50 percent for store credit and 40 to 8 percent of the final selling price for consignment.
4. Good Things Consignment
The details: Good Things takes clothing but also various household items: think lamps, china, kitchen appliances and furniture. The store was voted the No. 1 consignment store in Victoria in 2019 and in 2020. Contracts last two months with two payouts, and you can arrange for an item to be donated after the contract ends if you don’t want to pick it up.
What you make: 50 percent of the selling price.
5. Thistle & Wren
The details: Thistle & Wren takes used kids’ (up to age 10) and maternity clothing, including swimwear and dancewear. The storefront also sells new pieces from local Island makers. To consign, book an appointment online and fill out a contract.
What you make: 50 percent on items priced $59 and below, and 60 percent on items priced $60 and above.
6. Frock & Fellow
The details: Downtown Kelowna’s Frock & Fellow accepts clothing, shoes and bags for consignment. They’re all about “funky”fashion (no polyester suits, classic business attire or plain dress pants and shirts allowed).
What you make: They mark clothing at one third to half of the retail price, depending on its condition, and you get 40 percent of that once it sells.
7. Cocoon Maternity Boutique
The details: Also cashing in on the baby/maternity scene is Cocoon Maternity Boutique. Founded by two mothers who met in a birth prep yoga class, this store sells maternity and nursing clothing for the professional world. (Maternity power suit? Yes, please.) They take used clothing that’s less than five years old, as well as brand-new swimsuits and nursing bras. Unsold clothing is donated to Mamas for Mamas.
What you make: 40 percent of the sale price.
The details: Rebelstork specializes in wares for babies (which you can imagine is pretty lucrative, given infants’ tendency to grow out of their things). They just launched in Vancouver this summer and make selling as easy as possible for exhausted parents: they'll pick up the item from you, take the photos, post it to the site and sell it. While they don't tacke clothing, Rebelstork buys used strollers, diaper bags, high chairs, booster seats and other baby essentials.
What you make: Up to 80 percent of the resale value, depending on the item. According to their Rebelstork’s site, the average seller makes $400 on a four-item pickup within 48 hours of the listings going live.