What I Sold on Poshmark and eBay - Fall 2018
Welcome to the new year! I have lots to share with you this year. I’m excited to get started by showing you my recent sales Poshmark and eBay. You might know by now that I’m a thrift shopping and reseller addict. It’s a fun and profitable side hustle that I pursue in my free time. After a slowdown in sales over last summer, which is typical for the season, I was happy to see my sales pick up in the fall. I ended the year with a great fourth quarter in sales!
What did I do to make that happen? Well, it was sort of an accident. I was working on my laptop one evening a few months ago when it just died on me. I couldn’t get it up and running again so I was without my computer for a few days. It sounds silly now, but I panicked a bit because my side hustles of blogging and reselling require me to be online. How could I do them without a computer?
I decided to focus my time on reselling using my phone as my primary way of listing items, sharing them, and communicating online. I listed items every evening for several days and shared a lot of listings on Poshmark. The sales rolled in that week and continued from there.
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Here’s a look at some of what I’ve sold during the last quarter.
Native Youth jumpsuits
I’ve noticed over the past few years that rompers and jumpsuits are popular. Rompers are one- piece outfits consisting of shorts and a top. They’re usually worn in the summer months or whenever it’s warm out. Jumpsuits are one-piece outfits but are pant length. They’re so popular that there are even wedding jumpsuits that you can wear as a bride or wedding guest!
Both rompers and jumpsuits are usually easy to slip on and make for a comfortable outfit. When I saw three of these jumpsuits from their Spring/Summer 2018 line at Goodwill (one in each size small, medium, and large) seemingly new without tags, I knew they’d sell. Sure enough, all three sold within about two months.
NWT Theory Payson dress
Madewell McCarren raw-hemmed jean skirt
NWT Kamali Kulture swimsuit
I purchased this swimsuit to resell because it’s new with tags and it’s really cute. Feminine and strapless styles are popular. The swimsuit even had a small hole in it at the armpit area from a poorly placed price tag. I disclosed it in the listing and it still sold.
Bonobos cable knit sweater
I have to thank my husband for introducing me to this men’s clothing brand. Bonobos produces quality clothing that looks good and is comfortable. I normally wouldn’t spend so much to acquire an item like this, but I originally purchased it to give my husband. When it didn’t fit him, I decided to sell it knowing that it was in demand due to the brand, quality, and fiber content.
Rag & Bone Norfolk shirt dress
Rag & Bone is one of my favorite brands to resell because it sells well at relatively high prices. Rag & Bone products are expensive at retail, but they’re popular, so people are looking to get them at a discount. Their jean items and leather products like purses tend to sell better in my opinion. This dress surprised me in that it took several months to sell.
Joie Irvine silk skirt
Joie products are hit or miss for me. Their products are modern styles and 100% silk, but they don’t always sell at a good price or the sit for a long time before selling. With this skirt, I lowered the price several times with no one biting at the bit. Then I relisted it at my original price and someone bought it within a day. Sometimes it pays to relist your items.
NWT Max and Cleo Ariel evening dress
You’ll rarely sell me list a Max & Cleo dress or one by a related brand BCBG. They don’t sell well for me second-hand. This Max & Cleo dress was absolutely beautiful though (only the lace back is shown here). I couldn’t pass it up, especially because it was brand new. A part of me wishes I had kept it for myself because I can’t have enough black lace dresses. But I would’ve had to get some alterations done on it and I love selling, so I put it up for sale and it sold.
NWT Rick Owens dress
Gonsalves & Hall Mod for It coat
This coat was a unique find because of its beautiful floral fabric buttons running down the left side. I almost kept it for myself, but it didn’t fit me and I already have a few other beautiful coats at home. I don’t have much opportunity to use these coats either living in San Francisco. They come out of the closet only for the winter months. I decided to sell it and it sold within a day or two of listing it.
LL Bean men’s warm up jacket
Chubbies The Electric swimsuit
Lululemon crop pants
These pants are a dark gray color, which initially don’t show up well in the picture. I find that a lot of the detail doesn’t come through when I photograph items in dark colors like black, navy blue, and gray. Here I used the editing tool Snapseed to lighten the pants so the detail shows.
Stella & Dot foldover purse
King of the Mountain jacket
Lauren Moffatt coat
La Perla lace chemise
If you want to try out thrift shopping or take your thrift shopping to the next level, you can learn how I do it in the ebook How to Thrift Shop Like a Pro: Your Guide to Finding Thrifting Gold. It has all my tips and tricks to find the best items like you see here!
Notes on Sales
A lot of what sold this time around is consistent with what I’ve sold in the past. It makes sense to keep doing what works.
Workout wear – Athletic wear is probably my favorite category of clothing to sell. I list workout wear in good condition from brands like Lululemon, Athleta, Sweaty Betty.
Swimsuits – Swimsuits can be very expensive at retail. I look for the most popular styles like ones with cheeky bottoms. New swimsuits are better because they’re clean and will sell for more, but even gently worn swimsuits will sell if they’re the right brand and style.
Lingerie – Lingerie can be very expensive too, I mean hundreds of dollars for a single item. That’s why I make it a point to look for clean, new-ish looking lingerie from high-end brands when shopping. La Perla is one of my favorites to sell if I can find it.
Men’s clothing – I’ve slowly gotten into selling more and more men’s clothes. The men’s clothes that I’ve listed (e.g., winter jackets and knit sweaters) have sold well with little effort on my part. I just try to pick in-demand brands that are expensive at retail.
I like sharing what I’ve sold from time to time so that you can see what has sold for me. When I started out selling, I loved looking at posts like these to give me an idea of what to sell. Even today, I enjoy viewing people’s blog and social media posts to learn new brands and trends. I hope you find this helpful to you too.
How were your sales to end the year? What types of clothing or brands have you learned about recently? What are your selling goals for this year?
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