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Op-Ed: Places and Sites Where You Can Sell Your Clothing

Have you ever gone through your closet, seen an item of clothing, and thought to yourself, “wow, when’s the last time I’ve worn this?” If the answer is yes, then read along to find out how to clean out your closet and make a couple of bucks doing so. In today’s world, it is so easy to profit off of selling your no longer wanted clothes, and I have created a list of the best ways, online or on-site, to get started.

Plato’s Closet 

Plato’s Closet has thousands of stores all around America. Just put together a bag of clean, gently used/new clothes and bring it to your nearest store. If accepted, they will pay you cash on the spot, depending on how much they believe your items are worth. Some key things to remember about Plato’s Closet are that you need to have your ID handy when doing the exchange and that they typically like to buy trending styles. 

Facebook Marketplace 

Of all the updates and features Facebook has added to its app over the years, Facebook Marketplace is probably one of the best. On this page, you can sell literally anything, including clothes. The best thing about selling clothes on this app is that you can put your location in so it will target buyers in your area; that way, you can arrange pick-ups/drop-offs without worrying about the shipping fee. 


This online platform has made selling clothes on the internet so easy. On Poshmark, all you need to do is snap a picture of the item of clothing, write a description about the item, and then upload it to the site. Then, once your listing has caught a buyer’s eye, you will use Poshmark’s prepaid label to ship out the item. You will get paid once your package has been delivered to the respective buyer. 


Very similar to Poshmark, Mercari is another great site where you can sell your clothes right from your phone! After you take a photo of the item you’re selling and write a description, the app will have you set up smart pricing by naming a starting price and a floor price. Mercari will gradually lower the price if need be based on market demand. You can choose to either ship on your own, get a prepaid label, or join Mercari Local and conduct with the buyer about pick-up/delivery. 


Shopify is a little bit different in the sense that you are pretty much creating your own online store. Since this platform requires a paid plan after your 3-day free trial, this would be a great site to use if you have tons of clothes you are looking to sell. The cool thing about Shopify is that you can sell in multiple places if desired, such as web, mobile, social media, marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops. 

Benefits of Selling Your Clothes

Trust me, I know how hard it is to get rid of clothes you once wore all the time, but let’s be real, if it’s been sitting at the bottom of your dresser drawer for a while now, the chances of it getting any more use out of you are pretty slim to none. So why not sell it? There’s an old saying that goes, “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure,” meaning that just because you don’t wear that shirt anymore doesn’t mean someone else won’t see it in a store or online and think to themselves “wow, I gotta have that!” Why not make 10 bucks off of something that’s just collecting dust in your closet at this point? There are tons of online sites and in-person drop-off stores that will exchange your no longer-wanted clothes for money! The best part is, you get to declutter and put some extra cash in your pocket.


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