The Short Version

I started my resale journey on February 19, 2016. I’m about 5 months in and can’t even being to tell you how much I’ve learned. I started years ago selling things on Craigslist. I was mildly successful with selling big things from around the house. But I knew that clothing wouldn’t sell there. So after I lost my job in February, I started researching different sites. I’d been selling shoes sporadically on Tradesy for a few years. I’d sold a brand new wedding gown there. But it wasn’t a site that was very known. So I researched. In February I started with Totspot. Trevie had outgrown so much that my garage and his room were overflowing with boxes of old clothes. So I knew there was some money there. From Totspot I joined every other resale app that I could find. I was very reluctant to join Poshmark because it did not appeal to me. I thought it was for high end, designer clothing. Something I didn’t have and couldn’t afford to buy, even at used clothing prices. But I finally bit the bullet and signed up. Whoa. Life changing for me. 

I started posting everything I could find around my house to sell. I was listing on Poshmark, Totspot, Mercari, Tradesy, Vinted, eBay, OfferUp, and occasionally on Craigslist depending on the item.  

There is so much that has to be done for every single item that you list. It became much more than just snapping a picture and posting. 

In May, I got burnt out. I stopped posting anything, and if I had something sell I would cancel the sale because I did not even want to go through the process of wrapping, writing a thank you card, boxing it, and shipping. It was just too much for me at that point. 

I took a few weeks off, then in June I slowly started to Posh again. But that was it, and still is for the most part. I still occasionally post on Tradesy or Mercari depending on the item, but I’m staying focused on Poshmark and building my brand there. 

So why am I focused on Poshmark instead of one of the other sites that I was equally as successful on? Poshmark is a community. It’s a culture. I have made actual friends on there! It is women helping women. They are there when you get burnt out to tell you it’s ok. They are there when no one has bought anything all week to tell you it’s been a slow month for them too! We lift each other up and even pray for each other. No other resale site is remotely like this. 

If you are tempted to join one of these sites, but don’t know where to start, join Poshmark. You will gain so much by getting rid of your old stuff!

– D

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My Anthropologie Confusion

If you are anything like me you’ve heard the craze about the retail store Anthropologie, “Anthro” for those in the know. But if you’re like me, then you’ve been inside once or twice, looked at price tags, and left. But for most twenty something women, Anthropologie is one of the only stores they shop at. Their following is tremendous. Their clothing is highly desired and actually holds its value decently compared to other store brands like Target’s Mossimo or Merona (Don’t get me started about how Mossimo is a sell out and the first big purchase I made as a teenager was a Mossimo bikini from Nordstrom that cost me $100, but like I said don’t get me started). 

Anthropologie carries so many house brands and unique clothing lines that there are tons of blog posts that list the name, show a picture of the label, and identify it as an Anthro brand. Here’s a good one my real life friend and PFF (Posh Friend Forever) sent me to help since I don’t have a clue. http://www.shoujo-manga.org/labels/candaanthro.html

I hope this helps you if you find yourself in a similar pickle! 

Ok, What is Poshmark?

The question that people (friends and family that see me self promoting on social media) ask me the most is:”Ok, what is this Poshmark thing?”

Here’s what I say:

Poshmark is an app that makes it easy for you to buy or sell your old clothes. All of the boxes that you’ve been saving for a garage sale? List them on Poshmark! You will make 10 times as much by listing individually, than selling at a garage sale for $1 each. Legitimately, Poshmark is a platform that people sell clothing, shoes, purses, and jewelry to other people that are just like them. You can make Poshmark whatever you want to. My personal goal is to make it a profitable full time job. I work extremely hard day and night on it. Crazy right? But it doesn’t have to be. I could easily snap a picture of the jeans that I’ve never worn, and list them for $15 and never open the app again, until they sell. 

I’ll go into detail about my process, and about the basics of online resale, in another post. I just wanted to answer the “What is Poshmark?” question.