Hi! Happy October! October 2 is the first-ever National Consignment Day, so happy National Consignment Day to you, my friends. I’ve partnered up with The Real Real to talk about the benefits of reselling your luxury clothing and accessories, and the importance of making an environmentally conscious decision to reduce waste.
I’ve been shopping at The Real Real for years…it is one of the best places to score a deal on preloved luxury goods by brands such as Christian Louboutin and Chloe. But it wasn’t until recently that I found out how easy it is to repurpose my own used clothing and earn some extra cash too.
The start of Fall is the perfect time to sort through your closet to purge summer pieces and evaluate how likely it is you’ll be wearing last year’s sweaters, boots, and coats. Ever since I read Marie Kondo’s lifechanging book, I’m constantly reassessing what’s in my closet to check whether each piece continues to bring me joy. And if the joy is gone, then peace out to that piece.
Once I’ve accrued a small pile of unwanted items, I get them ready to ship off to The Real Real. But first I make sure that The Real Real is even interested in what I got by checking in with their list of accepted designers.
If my brands are currently being accepted, then I give my pieces a thorough lookover to make sure they are in either good, great, or excellent condition. They won’t accept items that are not clean, overly worn out, stained, snagged, or unprofessionally altered (those types of items deserve a second life by being donated to ladies and families who could really use them.)
After I’ve decided on what I want to consign, I make a list of my items and request a free FedEx shipping label (they’ll send a box too if you need one!). Then I send off the list and items and wait for them to be listed for sale on the site.
Most items are priced quite reasonably (like I said earlier, The Real Real is a great place to score a deal). As a buyer of course I want items to be priced as low as possible, and as a seller I want my items priced as high as they can be in order to score a sweeter commission. Based on their most recent consignor terms, I’ll be making 50% of the sale price of items with a resale price of $200 or less, and 55% of items priced between $201 and $1500. Handbags over $1000 can earn up to 80%.
But the point of this blog post isn’t about selling your old clothes to make money. It’s about making a conscious fashion choice to reduce the amount of textile waste in landfills, recycle fabulous clothing, bring joy to others, raise awareness of sustainable fashion options, and make a little extra spending cash while doing it. So cheers to National Consignment Day!
Thanks for reading! Let me know if you’re also a consignor or lover of preowned goodies!
Click here to shop or consign fabulous luxury pieces on The Real Real!
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*This was a sponsored post.