Selling clothing secondhand is a great way to give your old favorites a chance at a new life (and hey, to make some money while you're at it). But dragging all of your stuff over only to wait in a long line and in the end make a total of $12 is a major bummer.
To make sure you're making the most you can, we talked to an expert. Emma Blakemore is the New York and Washington, D.C. district director of Crossroads, which means she knows the ins and outs of the buyer-seller relationship. Her tips range from the best time to sell (early mornings) to what the buyers are looking for. "We really try to educate our sellers on what we do want rather than what we don't want because there will always be an exception," Blakemore said.
So the next time you're itching for a closet cleanout, there are a few things to keep in mind: condition, style, season, and stock level (how much clothing is currently in each store). "We want current, contemporary styles, things that are trending right now in fashion on the runway, in blogs, magazines."
Read on to see a breakdown of Blakemore's advice and shop picks that will keep their value when the time comes to sell!
Consider this the ultimate downtown spin on the T-shirt dress.
A buttery leather moto jacket will always be in style.
Any work outfit would look extra polished with the addition of this flirty skirt.
Never underestimate the power of a pair of jeans that fit just right.
This glittering spin on the bucket bag is sure to catch everyone's attention.
Count on Rag & Bone to make the coolest sandals of the summer.
There's always room in the closet for a flirty and fun summer dress.
Always stick to the classics; these sneakers look stylish no matter what season it may be.
This season is all about off-the-shoulder styles, and this top touches on the trend without going too over the top.
A sleek, simple work dress that can double for drinks and dinner afterward.