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!
These cuties are by United Nude and they are so well made! The pink leather on the inside was supple and the fabric uppers was just a little stretchy. I’ll tell you the truth–I was really hoping they would fit me. But they were too big. So I sold them for a good profit.
Purchase price: $5, Goodwill
Shipping and fees: $12.95
Sale Price: $67.98
Total Profit: $50.03
Do you have a thrift score to brag about? Comment below!
Here’s a vintage piece that was a gamble for me. I’ve never sold this label, but I had a few reasons to bring it home and list it. Searching “fuzzy turtleneck dress” turns up a recurring brand called Supertanya, which sells mohair sweaters, dresses, scarves and socks. I was amazed to see dozens of sold listings, selling for $75 and up. I figured with the bright color and oversized fit I could find a buyer, even if this wasn’t mohair and wasn’t SuperTanya.
Purchased: $5 +tax
Sold: $29.99 + $6.99 shipping As you can see, my profit margin was minimal. However, since my turnover rate was so fast, I call this a win! And now I have solid evidence that long, fuzzy, turtleneck dresses are a thrift score.
Have you found a thrift score lately? Tell me about it in the comments below!
Sheer accents have been a longstanding fashion staple for subtle sexy. Or if you’re Rihanna, not so subtle. I’d had good luck selling Tadashi items in the past, so when I spotted this Tadashi I grabbed it, even though it was priced higher than I’d usually pay for a dress at a thrift store.
This dress was probably made in the 1990s or even early 2000s. It was in fantastic condition and showed almost no wear.
Purchased: $20 +tax
Sold $99 +$4.99
I started this as an auction, just to test the waters, but I didn’t get any takers. I relisted as a Buy-It-Now and it sat for a couple weeks. Just when I was thinking it was overpriced (or undermarketed), it sold!
I especially love the satin cuffs and wide bateau neckline. The fabric had just enough stretch to hug all the right curves. I’m so glad this showstopper found a home. 🙂