Dress Best: Buy Secondhand Clothing

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GOOD, BETTER, BEST: Secondhand Clothing

Refashioner.com: This unique women’s clothing swap site allows you to display photographs of your higher-end, unwanted clothes in your personal online “closet.” Once your photos are up, the site’s “fashion police” will assign your clothes a value. You’ll get half of that value immediately to spend purchasing items from other people’s closets on the site. The other half appears in your account once someone accepts your item and confirms receipt of it.

ThredUp.com: If you want to get rid of some children’s clothing and earn some cash without the hassle of holding a garage sale, consider this site. You can request a ThredUp bag for free, and once you receive it in the mail, stuff it with children’s clothing that’s still in very good shape. The ThredUp personnel will assess the value of your clothing, and you’ll receive a percentage of the sale. You can also buy used children’s clothing from the site.

Poshmark: An online storefront made up of regular folks trying to sell their gently used and unwanted items. Clothes abound, but sometimes other items do, too.

Name brand stores are starting to offer return, repair, and resale programs, too. REI outlet, Patagonia Worn Wear, and Madewell's Do Well program are all designed to keep used clothing in circulation longer.

Done with some of your clothing items? Help them find new owners with our article, “Finding New Life for Old Clothes.”

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Updated April 2024.