Fashion Apps for Reselling Your Teens Discarded Clothes

Hey, look at me writing a post about fashion. Now that’s something you don’t see very often. As someone who has, at most, a passing interest in clothes, and who has stocked a lot of her wardrobe from local charity shops, having three teen and tween daughters has come as a bit of a shock.

You could fit every hand bag that I have ever owned into a reasonably large suitcase. This, I am reliably informed, is not normal. It seems that one pair of boots in the winter and one pair of flipflops in the summer is not sufficient. Who knew? And, finally, my fashion sense is borderline hippy. Thank you very much, girls, I shall take that as a compliment. My fashion education has commenced.

Fashion apps

I do understand that fashion plays a big part in raising self-esteem. When you look good, you feel good. I can also appreciate the aesthetics of the situation. What I can’t stand is the waste. Why you would want an item of clothing and then discard it after a few months is beyond me. I’d like to say that this stems from my concern for the planet but it’s probably because I’m the one who is paying. Or perhaps my head is just full of other things.

To a limited extent we have found a way around this. Our three girls are now similar sizes and so a certain amount of clothes-swapping and donation takes place. I am also a similar build to them and so some items make their way into my wardrobe. Needless to say, absolutely no-one is interested in my stuff once I have finished with it. Or, for that matter, before I have finished with it!





But what about the clothes that we need to get rid of? Fear not! There is a route out of this dilemma. We have discovered fashion resale apps. These may be very useful for teen boys as well but as I don’t have any sons I would not be an expert. If you do, let me know!

Fashion resale apps

If you have a teen who needs to sell some clothes you may want to check these out. My teen daughters have their own accounts and the apps are easy to use. We managed to sell a never worn ball gown (don’t ask, it’s a long story!) for just £10 less than we paid for it so it’s worth giving them a go. This could even be one way for your teen to make some cash. Here are the ones that I have found for you to check out. Good luck!

  1. Depop – smartphone app, also sells music, accessories like skateboards and even art. Fee is paid when you sell.
  2. Vinted –  you can sell, buy and swap pre-loved clothes. List for free. Smartphone app. fee is paid when you sell.
  3. Ebay – website but can be used on an app. Sells everything, not just clothes. Fee is paid when you sell.
  4. Try #forsale on Twitter – you don’t get the safeguards that you get with an app but don’t pay fees when you sell either.

 

 

 

  14 comments for “Fashion Apps for Reselling Your Teens Discarded Clothes

  1. June 27, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Ohhhh!!! You are preaching to the choir here! I also can’t stand the fast-fashion movement and pride myself on owning items of clothing that are older than my daughter. But…it could be argued that I don’t know when to get rid of stuff :-/

    Thank you so much for the info on these apps. I’m starting to fall out of love with FB Marketplace so will give some of these a go!
    #TweensTeensBeyond
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  2. June 27, 2017 at 10:37 am

    We pass the Tubblet’s clothes onto a friend with a daughter who’s a few year’s younger. As most of it is from New Look, H&M etc there’s probably not much to resell. But I might check out the coats … Thank you
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  3. June 27, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Oh Sharon this made me smile. When my teenage son finds time in his busy schedule of partying and holidaying this summer, he assures me he is going to start selling the many items of barely worn clothes that he has outgrown. I, however, am not holding my breath. I am avid user of ebay but he assures me Depop is the way to go – but will he be bothered to go there? I will let you know. #TweensTeensBeyond
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  4. June 27, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    From the lady who spends her life in jeans and boots as I’m in the garden or walking the dog, I loved this post! I do know about dePop as my son trades his clothes on there and makes a small fortune from Supreme etc etc. Whoa betide us if we talk to him at Supreme clothes drop time! #TweensTeensBeyond
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  5. June 27, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    We are very lucky that my nephew is only 1 year and about 2 sizes larger than my son. We get his name brand hand me downs and my son is thrilled to wear them. Of course, by the time he’s through with them, the clothes are all tatty. 🙂

    #tweensteensbeyond
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  6. June 27, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    my wife found a local yardsale group on FB and has been getting rid of clothes by the bagful. Its always nice to de clutter a bit and she feels good because some of the people she’s selling to seem very grateful. win/win #teenstweensbeyond
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  7. June 27, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    with 3 boys and a nephew everything got passed down in our family, sold at boot sales and when we moved to South Africa donated to local township facilities, now the boys have left hoem they sell their clothes online but I’ve no idea on what sites, I’ll pass these apps onto them #triumphanttales

  8. June 27, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Yes you can certainly rely on teenage daughters to give you extremely honest feedback about your own wardrobe ! The apps sound like a great idea for helping them get cash back for their unwanted clothes… I know of at least one prom dress which will never be worn again lurking in my daughters wardrobe. #tweensteensbeyond
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  9. June 27, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Oh my word my girls love depop – so much so that all the deliveries at the house seem to have their name on! Driving me insane! Vinted sounds good – oo I’m going to love being so in the know when I tell them about that one! #TweensTeensBeyond
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  10. June 28, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Oh, this is such a fab idea, isn’t it? Over in New Zealand, it’s called Trade Me. I have made so much money selling off all our old clothes and in return have bought some real bargains. I just love being thrifty!
    Thanks for the fab linky. Here I am again! #TweenTeensBeyond

  11. June 28, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Great to know about these apps – I’m an ebay seller myself and have taken bags and bags of kids clothes to the charity shops. Great idea for teens to make extra cash too. #TweensTeensBeyond
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  12. June 28, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    These apps look great! What a fab idea. I regularly fill charity bags with clothes, but we’ve sold a few of the teens’ clothes on ebay. My clothes tend to go through a hierarchy: for best, for work/or general wear, for charity lol! Like you I’ve had some stuff for years…most of which I now can’t get in to. I’m trying to say if I’ve not worn it for two years it should go. Note the use of the word ‘should’… #TweensTeensBeyond
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  13. June 29, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Much like you I never have to worry about running out of space in my wardrobe….the teens though I think will benefit from these apps #tweensteensbeyond
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  14. July 3, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Thank you Sharon for showing me that there is a light at the end of the tightly packed wardrobe! As more comes in, I shall continue to keep these details on speed dial in support of decluttering and keeping the bank balance topped up x #tweensteensbeyond

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