I love this time of year because sweaters, coats, and wool skirts are hot resale items again~ If I’m smart, I’ll buy these during the summer when the thrift stores are selling them cheap, and then sell them for Big Whole Dollars!
The one I want to tell you about today is the DUFFLE COAT. I purchase both men’s and women’s toggle coats. Even though I usually stick to women’s clothes, duffle coats are just too valuable to pass up. These coats are made of heavy wool or a wool blend and usually have toggle button closures and a hood.
Popular brands include Gloverall, Burberry, and and J. Crew. But the GREAT thing about this hot resale item is that even lesser known brands are worth $60 and up.
I usually pay between $5-$10 for coats, but if I can get them during the summer for less, all the better! It’s a solid profit on a classic item that always has a strong market. When you list these coats, use the description terms coat, toggle, duffle, wool, and vintage (if applicable).
Buying tip: Check for holes. Moths love wool and vintage items usually haven’t been stored in a secure area. Inspect coats thoroughly to avoid expensive buying mistakes!
Do you have a hot resale suggestion? Mention it in the comments below!
From time to time I sell something not fashion related through my Ebay store. I’m no snob–if it makes money, I’m willing to list it! I got started on Ebay by selling a stroller $360 that I had bought for $200 and used for a year. That definitely got me interested in reselling full time. I’m convinced that just about any category–home goods, collectibles, glassware, instruments, you name it–can make money on Ebay when you know what to look for. Here are some of my biggest oddball scores:
Lilly Pulitzer became a major fashion designer in the 1960s. She and her husband ran a juice stand in Florida and she asked a dress makers to sew her something that wouldn’t show those bright colored fruit stains so badly. And that was the start of the gorgeous, happy prints of this brand!
I almost always pick up Lilly Pulitzer items when I find them, but not all of them sell this well. I attribute the bidding to the right time of year and the right size (this was an XL).
Purchase price: $5, Goodwill
Shipping and fees: $9.40
Sale Price: $53.99
Total Profit: $39.59
Do you have any Lilly Pulitzer dresses in your closet? Share below!