THE REAL REAL
What to sell: Watches, fine jewelry and designer bags, shoes and clothing.
Why we love it: TRR authenticates, photographs, prices, and lists every item it sells. If your closet is full of resale potential but it sounds online, this is your best bet.
How it works: Make an appointment with a luxury manager or expert for a one-on-one virtual consultation and send your items to TRR to do the rest.
FARFETCH SECOND LIFE
What to sell: Designer bags.
Why we love it: It’s part of Positively Farfetch, the company’s forever platform. Another Farfetch program trades funds for donations and both keep used luxury items out of landfills.
How it works: Fill in the information on your bag and upload photos. Farfetch Second Life will receive an offer within two days. If you agree, a courier will collect your bag and you will get paid once it’s checked. Heads up: Second Life only offers payments with Farfetch credit.
What to sell: Designer handbags, jewelry, watches and accessories.
Why we love it: Rebag’s rating index, Clair, can help you determine the resale value of your item before you sell it. Rebag pays for your piece up front so you can claim the receipts from the closet immediately.
How it works: Find your item using the three-level Clair index. The classics usually get an immediate offer; For others, Rebag takes a day or two to review. Take the offer, ship your item, and receive payment when Rebag approves the item.
What to sell: Designer and contemporary pieces, watches and jewelry, vintage designer pieces.
Why we love it: Perfect for the one-off type who often sells great pieces. When you create a profile, your followers will receive notifications every time you post a new article. Bonus points for high commission rates.
How it works: List your item with the app, send it to Vestiaire’s Paris headquarters when it is sold (authentication is optional) and receive payment as soon as Vestiaire approves and ships the item.
What to sell: Vintage and used designer clothes, shoes, bags and jewelry.
Why we love it: Their quirky-hilarious-cool vintage pieces, not just for designer resale websites, now have a modern way forward into the circular economy. This peer-to-peer platform makes it easy to create listings with video so that potential buyers can get an almost IRL idea of the fit.
How it works: Create a profile and list your items with the app. If your item sells, print out the shipping label, mail it, and receive the retail price less a 15 percent fee when the buyer receives it.
What to sell: If you can wear it there is a Poshmark marketplace for it.
Why we love it: Poshmark is a world. Enter to sell the basics you want to update. worn Designer and contemporary pieces, as well as the fruits of cleaning your children’s closets.
How it works: Tag your items and make sure you list them in the correct category. Poshmark is peer-to-peer so you will be notified when someone makes a purchase, makes an offer, or sends you messages. Download your shipping label, schedule a pickup, and you’re done.
WHERE TO DONATE
Goodwill is pervasive in America, and the money you make from your old stuff will help people in your community find work. Women’s centers, LGBTQ centers and emergency shelters also often need donations. Before donating, call ahead to ask about donation times. If you don’t want to leave home, see if the organization offers contactless pickup.