Finding that dream vintage Chanel bag at a decent cost can seem like an impossible feat—almost as impossible as affording said vintage Chanel bag. But whether you’re looking to shop unique vintage fashion finds or to earn some cash by cleaning out your closet, there are plenty of online consignment sites ready to get you started.
We rounded up our six favorite sites sure to help you earn some money by selling your clothes and accessories. And if you have nothing to sell, these are also the sites to shop all the designer items your closet needs.
1) The Fifth Collection
Tired of paying extortionate amounts for shipping from overseas? Not to mention the constant fear of having your package lost in transit or having your precious vintage smooth leather Chanel flap thrown around like a sack of potatoes. Founded in 2014, The Fifth Collection is a local online vintage consignment site that has a carefully curated collection of authenticated designer items; both vintage and preloved. From bags to jewellery, they offer a wide range of designers from the classics like Chanel and Hermes to Azzedine Alaïa.
Shop at thefifthcollection.com
2) Vestiaire Collective
Known for its vast collection of Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Céline and more, Vestiaire Collective is an ideal site for both buyers and sellers of designer fashion. Unlike many other consignment sites, Vestiaire Collective allows sellers to choose the price of the items they are selling. After submitting 3-5 photos, descriptions, item condition and an asking price, your pieces go up on the site, similar to eBay’s setup. Vestiaire also offers up tips for sellers on how to price items correctly. As for shoppers, there are plenty of designer gems to be discovered, whether you’re looking for shoes, bags, sunglasses or ready-to-wear.
Shop at VestiaireCollective.com.
Ready to part ways with your old designer bag? Rebagg gives sellers cash for designer handbags based on condition, designer and price—right up front. Instead of waiting for the bag to sell, sellers can get a free binding offer, mail it to Rebagg with free shipping and get paid immediately within 1-2 days. Along with selling bags, you can also shop Rebagg’s selection of designer goods via its sister-site, Trendlee.
Shop at Rebagg.com
4) The Real Real
Along with earning 70% of the selling price from your designer items, first time consigners also receive a $50 – $100 gift cards (think bonus shopping money). If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of shipping out your items, The Real Real will send a professional buyer up to collect your consignment picks. After an authentication team goes over your items, the site claims most will sell within three days. Sellers can consign clothing, shoes, accessories and even artwork. As for those looking to shop, there are a ton of designer items to score at crazy low prices (think Chanel shoes for $300 and designer ready-to-wear pieces for under $100).
Shop at TheRealReal.com
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5) Thred Up
If you don’t have a closet full of Saint Laurent and Prada to sell, Thred Up is here for you. The site accepts brands like J.Crew and Banana Republic in addition to its designer repertoire. Like The Real Real and Vestiaire Collective, Thred Up also takes clothing, shoes, handbags and more, but sellers have the option to earn the selling price back or donate the money to a charity of their choice, so you can feel really good about cleaning out your closet.
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Shop at ThredUp.com
6) Snob Swap
Featuring strictly luxury consignment, Snob Swap allows users to both sell and buy previously owned designer items. Sellers can list however many items they wish without cost and then earn 85% of sales. From Chanel to Hermès, McQueen and more, the site offers top designer items for up to 90% off.
Shop at SnobSwap.com.
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7) Luxury Resale Network
This Boston-based resale site is looking to shake up the consignment market by offering to sell your first item for free. Following your first sale on the site, sellers then receive up to 70% commission for each item. Shoppers can peruse men’s, women’s, bags, art and a section dedicated solely to all the site’s Chanel items.
Shop the Chanel selection here at luxuryresale.net.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US
With additional reporting by Hanan Haddad