Skip to main contentSkip to main content
You have permission to edit this article.
Thrift from your couch with these clothing resale sites

Thrift from your couch with these clothing resale sites

  • 0

Whether you live in an area where thrift stores are scarce or you just don’t feel like wading through piles of clothing to find a treasure, online thrift shops are the most convenient way to find steals.

These clothing resale sites make it easy to buy the perfect outfit.

Best for Retail Brands: ThredUp

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by thredUP (@thredup)

ThredUp is one of the largest online consignment stores, carrying popular retail brands including J.Crew, Madewell, Lululemon and Gap. “Like New” items with tags still on are common. ThredUp also recently added a more extensive designer clothing section. While ThredUp carries women’s and children’s clothing, they don’t yet have a men’s section.

The hyper-specific filters go beyond size and include pattern, cut, color, brand, condition, material and accents.

ThredUp shoppers can earn points with each purchase and redeem rewards for discount codes or free shipping. Shoppers also can earn points by logging into the app or selling their own clothes. If you’re due for a closet clean-out, ThredUp makes it easy. They’ll send you as many Cleanout Kits as you want for free, and return shipping is covered.

If the environmental impact of fast fashion is important to you, you’ll love that ThredUp makes it a part of their mission by tracking the gallons of water you’ve helped save and including a Home Warehouse filter so you can pick nearby items and reduce shipping travel.

Best for Designer Consignment: TheRealReal

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by therealreal (@therealreal)

Budget designer clothing might seem like an oxymoron, but TheRealReal makes it a reality. Shop Chanel, Gucci, Celine, Burberry and just about any designer you can think of at steep discounts. TheRealReal also has an extensive selection of watches and handbags at resale prices. 

Unlike many clothing consignment sites, TheRealReal features a men’s clothing section as well as designer home decor. Each item is authenticated, so you can be sure you’re not overpaying for faux Fendi.

Best for Sellers: Poshmark

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Poshmark (@poshmark)

Poshmark’s user-friendly mobile app and giant user base make it a great option for selling your clothes, jewelry or home decor. Brands range from Louis Vuitton to Lululemon. Sellers are responsible for their own listings, including photos and setting a price, but Poshmark sends prepaid shipping labels for a 20% cut of sales.

Poshmark might not be the best place to thrift if you’re looking for something specific because sellers don’t always list key details, but the sheer number of items will suck you in for an afternoon of shopping.

Best for Rare Vintage Finds: Vestiaire Collective

Like TheRealReal, Vestiaire Collective carries newer women’s and men’s designer clothing and accessories, but their large selection of vintage designer sets them apart.

If you’re looking for hard-to-find pieces like a specific Hermès scarf or Chanel bag, your best bet at finding them is to search their vintage finds. Vestiaire Collective also authenticates each item.

Selling your clothing is a little trickier than ordering a Cleanout Kit from ThredUp or posting on Poshmark. Vestiaire Collective asks all sellers to send photos of their items for approval, but once approved you simply ship them and wait for your payout.

Best for Children’s Clothing: Kidizen

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Kidizen (@hellokidizen)

If you’re baffled at how fast your kids seem to grow out of their clothing, Kidizen is about to be your new favorite online consignment store. Kidizen carries clothing for every stage, from baby to toddler to child. They also have a sizable shoe selection and a “For Mama” section for women’s clothing. You can also trade in neglected toys or books for new finds.

Sellers have a couple of options. They can open their own “shop” to list and price their own items similar to Poshmark. If they don’t have time to take photos, write descriptions, and manage inventory, they can use a local “Style Scout” who takes a cut of the sale price.


Related to this story

Most Popular

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


Breaking News