Many people will choose to sell their old clothes and accessories to make money to buy new things and to help keep clothes in circulation.

Not only is buying secondhand clothes and accessories better for your pocket, but it also helps the environment as fewer clothes are wasted and fewer things need to be manufactured.

One important part of reselling your clothes is determining the value and what you should sell for. The value is even more important if you have something that is a designer make or brand. Let us look at some of the things you can do to get the most from your unused clothes and accessories.

What Is It Worth?

Items like simple t-shirts and basics will probably be the most likely to be purchased; however, they are unlikely to bring in much money. One of the best ways to determine how much these items will sell for is to look at similar items on the website or app you plan to sell on.

For example, if you intend to use an app, spend some time looking through similar items and pick a value that is similar to what other people are asking but you are comfortable selling for.

When we look at different designer brands and labels, you can find the value by looking online. However, most items will sell for more if they have the authentication proof with them. Authenticate designer items, and this will allow you to increase the amount you can sell for.

Looking at how much to sell your designer items for can be done using the app or website you plan to use or by looking online to find what those items sell for secondhand.

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Another important factor is where to sell when looking at what you want to sell and how much you want to sell for. With so many different websites and apps allowing you to sell your preloved items, it can be difficult to choose where to go.

It could be for some items, such as designer bags, for example, you will want to sell on eBay, where you can get the best price due to people bidding. However, for basic clothes during a clearout, you may find that sites with a fixed price would work better for you.

If you are ever in doubt about where to sell, do some basic research on that app or website to see what is available, and the price things are going for. If you want to get the best price, as we all do, it is worth the extra time and research.


As with working out where to sell and how much to put as the price, it is important to state the condition of the items. If you have something new with tags in perfect condition, you are likely to be able to get more for these items than for items that have been worn but still have some life left.

Similarly, when we look at designer items, if they are in the best condition possible with authentication, you can make the price higher. Research is necessary when selling any type of item, and the condition will be very important.