Start with the things that no longer fit you, the things that don’t suit you and the one offs (Halloween costumes, bridesmaid/formal dresses, on-trend pieces). Be ruthless. If you haven’t worn it in 12 months are you ever going to wear it? Throw it all on the bed and start making some piles.
Pile 1: Designer Clothes – Let’s face it, labels are what the people want so these items are your best bet for a quick sale. Any well-known designer label in good to excellent condition has a chance on eBay.
Brands like Kookai, Zimmeman, Becs & Bridges all do really well on Facebook Buy Swap Sell (BSS) groups. I am a member of a BSS group in Brisbane that has something insane like 10,000 members and all the girls go crazy for labels. Do yourself a favour and ask your friends to add you to every BSS group that they are a part of and if you don’t have friends then find your local groups and send them a request to join.
Pile 2: Great Condition but Not Designer – Sort these pieces into size bundles and put them up on Gumtree, BSS and the Facebook Marketplace. The Facebook Marketplace is a new selling tool on Facebook that allows you to advertise your items to people in your area. At the end of your post there is also the option to add the post to any BSS pages that you are a part of so you don’t have to create the same post a million times. It’s ok to hedge your bets by putting items on more than one site, as long as you remember to remove them all once they have sold.
There is generally always a market for cool kicks like, Nike, Reebok, Adidas, Converse or Vans on eBay. They sell even faster and for more $$$ if they are in the original packaging. Make sure you take photos of the brand name on the tongue, sole and box (this sounds like a different kind of hustle) to show that they are authentic. Make sure that you are honest in your advertisement, if your box looks old and tired (see what I did there?) but the shoes are in mint condition then include this information in the description. It is far better to tell people before they buy it, rather than having someone complain about you.