There are many places where you can buy and sell second-hand clothes, both online and offline. Below are some popular options for both.
Ebay: Ebay is one of the largest online marketplaces in the world. You can sell second-hand clothes here to buyers all over the world. A disadvantage of Ebay is that there are so many items on it that you have to describe an item very accurately to get views, and before you have built up a reputation as a seller, it will take you a while. It is also difficult to estimate how much you will spend on sending your sold items and how much fee that Ebay will charge again.
Marktplaats: Marktplaats also offers the opportunity to sell second-hand clothing. The advantage of Marktplaats is the large number of visitors and the amount of new articles per day - the disadvantage is that your advertisement is often difficult to find if you do not make good use of the necessary keywords and descriptions. Marktplaats also offers a number of suggested options for shipping within the Netherlands: PostNL and DHL. This makes shipping and payment much easier than it was previously arranged.
Vinted: Vinted is a specific second-hand clothing app for selling and buying clothes, toys, books and DVDs. Vinted has become very popular in the Netherlands in a short time, especially for the cheaper items. The disadvantage of Vinted is that you often have a lot of work for little return, because more expensive items are difficult to sell and you run the risk of falling victim to scams as both buyer and seller. An advantage of Vinted is the low shipping costs and integrated options in the app, making it very simple and affordable to send items, also outside the Netherlands.
Depop: Another popular app from the UK for selling second-hand clothes, but unfortunately not really aimed at the Dutch market yet. Prices are usually in pounds and the shipping costs are often a bit higher.
Facebook Marketplace: Facebook Marketplace is a platform where you can sell second-hand clothing to people in your immediate vicinity. In itself it is an easy tool, but there are many scammers on it, which makes selling really no more fun.
Webshops: there are also plenty of second-hand webshops that want to sell clothes for you. There are all kinds of options, especially for children's clothing, some of them have a specific brand list that you just have to have. But there are also plenty of webshops that work with a wide range of brands.
Instagram: You can also easily offer items that you no longer need for sale to your own followers via your private account. Especially posting in your stories often works great, possibly with a link to Marktplaats. Especially because you reach many local buyers, this is actually very simple.
Vestiaire Collective, Rebelle, Farfetch, the Next Closet, etc. These online marketplaces focus on high-end designer items, such as Gucci, Prada, Chanel, etc. The garments and other items are offered by other individuals or stores, but are usually sold through sent to you by an intermediary. An advantage is that the items are still authenticated by a third party, so you almost always buy a real designer item. The disadvantage as a seller is that it can take a while before you complete a transaction. And as a buyer you almost always get an item from abroad that you don't get your hands on within a day.
Zalando and Sellpy are initiatives within the large chains that, among other things, buy back items that you have bought from them. At Zalando this is fairly simple, you click on the items from your old orders and put them back in a box. If the condition is as they require (minimum use) you will be refunded the proposed amount. However, these are not high amounts. You should count on about 5-10% of the original purchase amount, so it's really not going to make you rich if you haven't used the items much.
Flea markets and garage sales: Flea markets and garage sales offer a fun and casual way to sell used clothing. Especially in the spring around King's Day, Liberation Day and Ascension Day, there are many markets everywhere. Find out in time which market is near you and make sure you reserve a stall.
Clothing exchange events, necklace exchange bags or clothing fairs: There are more and more clothing exchange events where you can participate. Here you can exchange your old clothes for something new. At clothing fairs you can sometimes hand in clothes using lists, and sometimes you have to be there yourself.
Thrift Stores and Thrift Stores: There are plenty of thrift stores where you can sell your clothes. However, the prices will often be lower than when selling via an online platform. Many second-hand shops also work with specific brands and do not accept everything. Also, the return is often at your own risk.
Clothing Fundraisers: Many organizations organize clothing fundraisers. Here you can donate your old clothes for a good cause. Especially with the events in Turkey and Syria, there are plenty of local initiatives where you can hand in your belongings.
Buying and selling second-hand (brand) clothing can be a great way to make some extra money, or to refresh your wardrobe without breaking the bank. By researching the possibilities, you can decide which way of selling suits you best.
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