Just as people sell pre-owned clothing and accessories, there are certainly those who want to sell designer bags they no longer use. In fact, used designer bags that are still in great shape can sell for a nice profit.
You likely spent a pretty penny on your designer handbags. So why not get some of that money back? Here are some of the best places to sell your used designer bags.
You have two main options for selling your designer bags; online and offline. I’ll go through some of the best places to sell, both online and offline.
This way you have the information you need to sell in the way that works best for you.
Sell Designer Bags Online
Here are the best places to sell designer bags online.
Poshmark is a popular website for buying and selling fashion. When you sell your designer bags on Poshmark, you can have it listed and ready for sale in just 60 seconds.
The Poshmark app for iPhone, iPad or Android makes it super easy. After you list your item, Poshmark will notify you when it sells.
If it sells for over $500, you ship the item to Poshmark for them to authenticate it. But if it sells for less than $500, you ship it directly to the buyer. Note that the buyer has three days after receiving the item to decide if they want to keep it.
If the buyer doesn’t keep it, they send it back, and you try again. If they do, your proceeds get released on the fourth day. Poshmark takes 20% of the selling price as a commission.
For items that sell for under $15, they take a flat $2.95 fee.
2. LH Exchange
Their team experts will analyze your handbag and contact you with a suggested price. If you agree, they’ll list the item for sale on their site. Once your item sells, the buyer has seven days to return it.
After that seven-day period passes with no returns, LH Exchange will send you a check at the end of that month. Note: If your handbag is valued at under $300, LH Exchange will charge a valuation fee for determining the price.
thredUP is the largest online and consignment thrift store. You can sell your designer handbags on thredUP in one of two ways.
You can send the bags to thredUP, and they’ll offer you an on-the-spot buying price. However, they also take high-end designer brands on consignment.
Yes, you’ll have to wait to get your money until after the item sells. But with consignment selling, you will likely get a higher payout than the traditional buying method through thredUP.
The site isn’t clear about how much they’ll pay out. You’ll have to register and open a free account to find out specific details on consignment selling.
4. Vestiaire Collective
Vestiaire Collective specializes in pre-owned luxury fashion. You have two selling options with this company:
- List it yourself
- Sell it via consignment
With the “List it Yourself” option, you simply upload photos and a description and list it on the site. When your handbag sells, you ship it for free to Vestiaire Collective so they can authenticate it.
Then they’ll send it on to the buyer. They’ll take care of payment processing and send you up to 80 percent of the sale price. The site isn’t clear on what “up to” entails.
With the consignment option, you mail in your item, and they take care of the rest. Once your handbag sells, you may get up to 75% of the sale price. Again, the site isn’t clear on details regarding the “up to” factor.
Tradesy connects buyers and sellers of brand name designs. When you sell on Tradesy, you can list your handbag in just a few minutes.
When your item sells, Tradesy will notify you so you can ship it out right away. Tradesy sends you a shipping kit or label. The buyer pays for shipping costs.
After the buyer gets your handbag, Tradesy will pay your Tradesy account.
You can transfer your earnings via PayPal, your checking account or your debit card. Tradesy will take a 19.8 percent commission on any item that sells over $50.
If you sell your handbag or another item for under $50, they take a $7.50 flat rate. Note that Tradesy may hold your earnings up to 21 days to ensure customer satisfaction.
Rebag helps people buy and sell designer handbags. If you want to sell your designer handbag to Rebag, you submit your bag’s details and photos online.
Once you accept their quote, you ship your bag (for free) to Rebag. They’ll examine it and send you your cash two to three days after the bag passes their inspection process. They pay via Direct Deposit or check.
You can also get Rebag credit if you’re interested in buying used handbags on the site.
Rebag also has stores in California and New York where you can bring your bag and get a quote faster.
7. The RealReal
The RealReal is an online consignment shop that specializes in designer handbags and other items. To sell your items here, you send them to The RealReal for evaluation.
A RealReal expert will contact you with a suggested selling price. They’ll take the photos and list the item for sale once they have your permission.
Once your handbag sells, you can choose to collect your earnings via direct deposit, mailed check or The RealReal store credit.
The portion of the sale you receive varies between 40 percent and 80 percent, depending on your membership level, the cost of the item and other factors.
8. Christie’s Handbag Shop
Christie’s Handbag Shop (of Christie’s Auction House fame) helps you sell your designer handbags via live and online auctions.
This service is for handbags of the highest quality and most sought after brands and designs. You’ll need to contact Christie’s directly for information on selling and the handbag market.
9. Heritage Auctions
As with Christie’s, Heritage Auctions is an auction house/website that deals only in the highest end designer handbags. If you want information on selling your designer bags through this site, you’ll have to contact them.
They can give you details on commissions and the types of bags they sell at auction. Also, they can let you know what the market is for the kind of bag you want to sell.
Couture is an online designer resale boutique. When you sell to this company, you start by submitting an online form telling about your handbag. You’ll need to provide some photos as well.
They’ll respond within 48 hours with a buy quote. If you accept the offer, you send your handbag in using the shipping kit they provide (free for handbags valued over $500).
Once they receive the bag and evaluate it, they’ll send you your payment. For direct purchases, you’ll receive 40-45 percent of the expected sale price if the handbag is worth under $300.
If the handbag is worth over $300, you’ll receive 60% of the expected sale price. Another option is to sell your handbag on consignment.
If you sell on consignment, you get up to 75 percent of the actual sale price of the handbag. The Couture website says this is the option that will get you the most cash for your designer handbag.
However, the Direct Purchase option will get you cash the fastest.
11. Cash in My Bag
Cash in My Bag will give you fast money for your designer bags. Here’s how it works. You start by filling out the site’s online form. You’ll describe your bag and submit photos.
If you’re happy with the quote, you send the bag to Cash in My Bag using their free shipping label. After the bag arrives at Cash in My Bag, company experts assess it.
Once they’ve checked for authenticity and condition, you’ll get a final quote via email. If you accept the final quote, they’ll mail you a check within 24 hours.
Note that if you do not accept their quote, they’ll ship the bag back to you for free. However, if you’ve misrepresented condition or authenticity, you’ll have to pay to have your bag shipped back.
12. Yoogi’s Closet
Yoogi’s Closet deals in buying and selling authenticated pre-owned luxury clothes and accessories. The process for selling your designer bags to them is pretty similar to other sites mentioned here.
You start by filling out the online form and submitting photos. They’ll give you an online quote. From there, you send your bag to them using their free shipping label.
After they receive it and verify authenticity and condition, you’ll get your final quote. If you accept that quote, they’ll mail a check or send a PayPal payment within two days.
Note that Yoogi’s Closet also has a consignment option for bags expected to sell for at least $450. If you use the consignment option with Yoogi’s Closet, they’ll take a 30% commission, and you’ll keep 70% of the sale price of your bag.
The Yoogi’s Closet website says that 80% of consigned items sell within 30 days. This avenue for selling your designer bag may take patience, but it could net you a higher profit.
LePrix luxury consignment boutique (formerly Snobswap) lets you consign your designer bags for maximum sale profit. They offer online access to the world’s best consignment boutiques.
This means that when you sell your designer bag using LePrix, you’ll actually be partnering with a certified consignment boutique near you.
First, they’ll work to direct you to a consignment boutique partner near you. If there are none, you’ll use their White Glove Consignment service. With that service, you send your bag to LePrix using their free shipping label.
From there, they’ll contact you about consignment rules and regulations. If you prefer, you can call their customer service number to get more information before you ship.
14. A Second Chance
A Second Chance is a luxury resale site that will buy your designer bags outright and let you mail them in. They’ve been in business since 1993 and stand behind everything they sell with a 100% authenticity guarantee.
The process for selling your designer bags to them is pretty easy:
- Fill out the “sell” form and submit details about your handbag
- Wait for your price quote, and then accept it
- Mail in your handbag with the mailing label provided
- Get a check mailed within 24 hours of assessment of bag
A Second Chance does have two locations in New York City as well. So if you live in that area, you could bring your handbags directly in, and receive payment immediately.
eBay has long been known as one of the premier places to sell stuff online. And with over 177 million shoppers on eBay, it’s easy to see why.
One advantage to eBay is that you can reach shoppers all around the globe. This feature gives you one of the biggest selling markets for your designer bags.
eBay used to charge both listing and selling fees. However, that has changed. Now they allow you to list up to 50 items a month for free.
When you sell, you’ll pay a final valuation (selling) fee of ten percent of the sale amount. Included with this fee are free shipping labels.
Note: It’s important when selling on eBay to consider shipping costs. Either charge the shipping costs to your buyer or keep them in mind when setting your sale price.
Doing so will help you avoid losing profits due to shipping costs.
16. Facebook Marketplace
Facebook Marketplace is fast becoming one of the most popular ways to sell stuff. In fact, in talking with a friend recently, he mentioned his “experiment.”
He listed about a dozen items for sale on Facebook Marketplace as well as on another popular local sale site. He found that most of the items sold quickest from Facebook Marketplace.
One benefit to selling on Facebook Marketplace is that it’s free to list and sell. There are no commissions or other fees. But you do need to have a Facebook account to buy and sell on Facebook Marketplace.
This might give you some sense of security as a seller. Note: You don’t have to use Marketplace to sell your designer bags on Facebook. Instead, you can just list them as a post to your Facebook followers.
One thing I really like about Letgo is that it displays the photos of items for sale right on the website’s homepage. Plus, Letgo works hard to keep buyers and sellers safe.
They have honesty and fairness standards on the site, and they work closely with local law enforcement to quickly identify unscrupulous buyers and sellers.
Also, it’s easy to list items for sale on Letgo, and it only takes a few minutes to do so. Letgo has site pages for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
If you register for a seller account on Amazon, you can sell your designer bags on the site. After you register, all you have to do is click on the “Sell on Amazon” button on the right side of your screen.
From there, you’ll enter the information about your handbag and post pictures. Then after your item sells, Amazon will notify you that it’s time to ship the handbag.
Amazon will take their portion of fees from the sale price they collect from the sale. The site doesn’t make it clear what the fees are until you’ve registered as a seller on the site.
However, they do tell you that for less than 40 items you’ll pay 99 cents plus additional fees to sell the items.
For payment, you can choose to have the money sent to your bank account. Another option is to have your profit listed as Amazon credit to make future Amazon purchases too.
Fashionphile buys and sells designer handbags, jewelry and accessories. To sell your handbag to them, simply submit details about the bag online, along with photos.
They’ll give you a quote, then ask you to ship the bag. After Fashionphile receives the bag and authenticates it, you’ll get your final quote.
If you accept that final quote, you’ll get paid via Direct Deposit, check or store credit.
Sell Designer Bags Near You
There are also places you can sell designer bags right where you live. Check out these selling options. Some of them might be near you.
20. Plato’s Closet
Plato’s Closet is a chain brand store that buys and sells used brand name clothing and accessories. They have clothes and accessories for both men and women. If you have a Plato’s Closet store near you, you can bring your designer bags to the store.
The store employees will assess your handbags and give you an offer price. They base their offer price on style, condition and brand.
If you accept the offer you’re given, you can take the cash and head out the door. Another option is to choose store credit for Plato’s Closet.
This way you can use your money to buy more designer clothing or accessories.
21. Crossroads Trading
Crossroads Trading is a secondhand clothing and accessory store that’s been in business since 1991. They have locations throughout the United States.
With Crossroads Trading, there are four different ways you can sell your designer bags or other used clothing or accessory items.
You can bring your designer bags into a Crossroads Trading location, they assess them and, you get your cash (or store credit) on the spot. Note that you have to be 18 years of age or older and have a valid ID to sell clothing or accessories to Crossroads Trading.
Are you in a hurry? You can drop off your designer bags or other items at any store location. Store employees will assess the item(s) and have your cash or store credit waiting at the cash register within 24 hours of drop-off.
Crossroads Trading also has a consignment option at their stores. When you place an item on consignment, it gets displayed on store shelves until it sells. You get between 50% and 70% of the sale price, depending on how much the bag sells for.
Mail your Bag
A fourth option (although not “near you”) is to mail your bag into Crossroads Trading mail service center. When you do that, they’ll assess the item. Then you get a check for 30% of what they price your item to sell for, or you can get 50% in trade credit.
22. Buffalo Exchange
Buffalo Exchange has 50 store locations in 19 states. Selling at this new and recycled fashion store is easy. Simply bring your designer bag into the store and get a quote.
They’ll pay you on the spot if your bag is something they are interested in buying. Buffalo Exchange buys men’s and women’s fashions in excellent condition.
23. Local Consignment Shops
Nearly every city has some type of local consignment shop. Local consignment shops will display your designer bags at their store. When a bag sells, you’ll get part of the commission, and the consignment shop will take a cut as well.
The commission amount taken by local consignment shops varies. For this reason, it’s important to read the fine print when you sign a contract to sell your designer bags at a consignment shop.
The contract will tell you what percentage of the sale price the shop will take as their fee. Plus, it will share any other costs, as well as how long the contract is good for. Look in the phone book or search “consignment shops near me” to find local shops.
24. Family and Friends
It never hurts to offer your used designer handbags to family and friends. You could do this by sending out a group email or text, or by posting your offerings on a work bulletin board.
If you have friends that have a love for designer bags like you do, consider offering them first chance at your unwanted goodies.
There are many avenues you can use to sell designer bags. Several places are online, while you might locate others near you. Wherever you choose to sell your designer bags, be sure to pay close attention to what you’re paying in commission.
Which place sounds most appealing to you? Have you tried any of these venues for selling your designer bags or clothing?
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