Whether you’re fashion forward or fashion backward, there’s very little chance you haven’t become acquainted with “Poshmark,” the online entity launched to deliver “a completely new way to shop,” while becoming “a leading social commerce platform for the next generation of retailers and shoppers.”
Poshmark has attracted more than 60 million customers from the U.S. and Canada alone, and clothing items sold thus far on the site number 100 million.
With a 5-star roster of celebs as investors and brand name clothing representing myriad designers, the Poshmark brand is “powered by Seller Stylists.”
It’s fun. Especially for fashionistas eager to replenish wardrobes as fast as new fads and trends come along.
The company’s 3-step process makes it a breeze for community members eager to make a few bucks while cleaning out their closets to upload photos of items, send those snaps into cyberspace and wait for the cash to flow in.
No wonder there are so many copycats. Each one understands a brilliant idea when they see one! Although Poshmark is great, there are other options as well.
In this article we have curated a list of the top alternatives to Poshmark for people who want to sell their used clothes online, or even to buy used clothes at great prices.
Before moving forward to the list, let’s first see an interesting chart which shows the popularity of some of the sites in Google search (i.e how many people search for the site name each month):
Now let’s have a look at the top sites like Poshmark below (The list is in no particular order).
Mercari calls itself the selling app you need to buy or sell almost everything you own without a hassle. Appealing to shoppers whose closets are filled to capacity, they turn to Mercari to help find new homes for items and this in turn saves sellers time and effort.
By providing a platform for goods, Mercari’s inventory of merchandise isn’t limited to women’s wear; get rid of everything from toys your kids have outgrown to electronics, so making cash for sellers is effortless.
According to Mercari, there are 150k new listings every day, so not only can you get rid of your unwanted stuff but you gain access to new items to fill up that closet space again.
As a trendy version of yesterday’s second-hand shop wrapped in a contemporary vibe, Vinted won’t stock the electronics found on Mercari but you will find fashions not found at traditional retail stores or online boutiques.
Who shops and sells here? “Everyone who believes that good clothes should live long,” say Vinted founders.
In addition to rare finds visitors gain access to a worldwide network since Vinted is headquartered at four overseas locations and serves 12 markets (Spain, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, the UK and USA).
Unique finds? This is the place to come!
Entrepreneur magazine named Plato’s Closet a top global brand. This business is both an online entity and a retail, bricks-and-mortar operation franchised by individuals.
Shoppers visit the site, locate one of the 480 stores closest to their homes at the website, then bundle up the clothing that falls within the company’s 13 categories and take gently-used items to that store.
As long as the items are gently worn and in great shape, you’ll be given cash on the spot. Of course, while your stuff is being evaluated, you are going to want to browse, so you may wind up trading in your duds for new ones.
Called “the most stylish global marketplace for pre-owned luxury and designer fashion,” browsers are invited to jump in, buy, sell and share wisdom with like-minded fashionistas courtesy of the company’s app.
Vestiaire claims to be the epicenter of coveted, hard-to-find items, and since around 3,000 “carefully selected” garments are added daily, finding something you can’t resist may be impossible.
The selling process is easy. Download the app, describe your garment, upload an image and “the curation team” will evaluate its merits.
On the buying end, shop by designer, category and brand. The Collective handles transaction details so all you do is count your profit or enjoy your find!
Refashioner’s claim to fame is selling “the best designer pieces and exceptional vintage from private collections,” so not only do you acquire stylish clothing but each item comes with the story behind the garment.
Refashioner founders insist that there’s “a relationship” between the seller, go-between and buyer. This business’s unique approach includes private shopping by appointment, personal shopping, “closet clearing, with optional emotional support and redistribution of surplus.”
The designer archive helps locate hard-to-find items used in photo shoots or films. Site patrons even receive an education on the topic of recycled clothing. Offbeat and esoteric, this site deserves a look-see for those seeking one-of-a-kind garments.
The LetGo website and app is fun to visit. Use the app to browse and survey an eclectic assortment of goods that run the gamut from kid’s toys, motorcycles and cars to workout gear.
Yes, you’ll find clothing on LetGo, but this isn’t LetGo’s primary focus. Founders insist that this resource is more than an Android and iOS app; it’s an epicenter of secondhand items categorized for fast searches.
Shoppers connect with buyers and sellers nearby and chat with them to learn more about items they post. There’s even a “free stuff” category, so if you need an excuse to visit, there you have it!
Like LetGo, OfferUp resembles a flea market because it’s a conduit to everything from cars and workout gear to toys and laptops.
Site managers use analytics to send shoppers to merchandise available within their geographic areas. Browse tons of stuff, send the seller a message to arrange a meet-up, negotiate a price or receive more info.
Shoppers nervous about coming into contact with sellers can check out his or her profile on the OfferUp site.
Selling things is equally easy.You photograph items, upload the image and within 30 seconds, your post goes live. Not the first place to look for high fashion, you are likely to find the birdcage you seek.
A relatively new member of the online resale family, this is not your grandma’s resource. Garment selections are youthful and hip as befits “the fashion marketplace where the next generation come to discover unique items.”
Depop is an international entity that sends a message that by recycling clothing, the world becomes a less wasteful place.
You’ll recognize the hottest brands, discover not-so-familiar labels and a designer or two dedicated to transforming the world of fashion.
Depop invites you to sell items or buy them and if you need help making selections, pro tips for best bets can be found on the website, too.
The long-term objective of Real Real is to revolutionize resale, says founder Julie Wainwright who launched this entity from her kitchen table in 2011.
Her business has become a sophisticated outlet that encompasses the development of the app and retail stores in major cities where shoppers find women’s, men’s and kids’ fashion, fine jewelry, watches, art and home décor.
Millions of shoppers use this app to find what The Real Real calls “the world’s largest and most trusted marketplace for authenticated luxury.” For those preferring to use one resource for all online shopping, this one is likely to satisfy that crowd.
Browsers download the ThredUp app and shop for like-new clothing selling that’s reduced by as much as 90-percent of estimated retail value.
Acquiring 15,000 new items daily, curators insist that their garments are in such great condition, “anyone could mistake them as new.”
Search by department or by price reduction (e.g., 50-percent off). Do you have a favorite brand? Go directly to that collection if it’s on the site.
There’s no special instruction for buying items. If you love it, buy it. Selling items is easy: Order a ThredUp clean out kit mailing bag and send items to ThredUp. If you become a frequent seller, you could become eligible for bonuses.
Every day is “bring your dog to work day” at Tradesy, but frequent patrons never worry about finding dog hair on garments they purchase on the site.
Like ThredUp, buyers save around 90-percent of retail on garments they acquire that come from the closets of sellers eager to “fund their next shopping spree.”
In order to do business with Tradesy, simply download the app to an Android or iOS device and begin shopping on the spot.
If you’re crazy about high-end labels, you can even search by the brand name to make sure the logo you want to sport is always on your new wardrobe items to show off your good taste.
Bonanza is a platform that allows sellers to make sales and build a brand by developing relationships with their customers.
Visit the site and you’ll understand why Bonanza’s slogan is, “Everything but the ordinary.” While men’s and women’s fashion are represented, there’s a larger presence of products that belong to home and garden, health and beauty, collectibles and art and accessories categories.
Find gift ideas, coupons and deals on everything from concert tickets to travel and personal services. This isn’t the place to go for haute couture, but if you seek musical instruments or electronics, you may find Nirvana at this address.
You can buy and sell all sorts of products without being an eBay account holder or you can focus on auctions if you find the bidding process to be irresistible and exciting.
Either way, the eBay brand name stands behind every transaction in which you engage. Further, eBay uses PayPal to facilitate the financial side of transactions if you prefer not to use your credit card.
You can track your items, receive discount offers and coupons and return items if you make a mistake. Whether you engage as a guest or an eBay member, finding items that you need is made easier by doing business with this familiar brand.
Need a new apartment? How about a free washer and dryer? Depending upon your area of the U.S., one visit to Facebook Marketplace and you can solve many of your search problems, whether you’re looking for appliances or a car.
But here’s the twist that appeals to users: Not only does this resource put you in touch with items you are searching for, but if you find something new at a local store, Marketplace will take care of shipping it to your address. You’ll run into arts, crafts, antiques and collectibles. High fashion? Not so much.
The CrossRoads app means all clothing all the time. Use this site’s services by dropping off gently worn items and you are given the option to sell or trade them.
Whether your goal is getting rid of fashion you haven’t worn in years or you’re just tired of a cluttered closet, you can sell items or obtain trading credit.
Your wardrobe items are priced by staff (you can bring in 30 pieces at a time) and you can seal the deal in person.
Trade items you bring in and you get 50-percent of the selling price. If you prefer to sell outright for cash, you’ll leave with only 30-percent of the retail price. Either way, you come out ahead.
Rebag is a high-end entity that gives shoppers “endless access to luxury.” Shoppers choose from thousands of items embellished with high-end logos while sellers clean their closets in return for cash — or they can take the Rebag store credit option and earn a 20-percent bonus.
Rebag boutiques are located in geographic areas throughout the U.S. Patronize one and you can expect a one hour appraisal and cash on the spot.
Use the app for an instant offer. Take advantage of the Rebag Infinity program that allows one to “trade” up within 0-12 months for credit worth 70- to 80-percent of the original purchase price. Visit the site to learn more.