The top apps to turn your old clothes and bags into cash

IT’S easier than ever to sell your old and gently-used clothing and handbags. More apps

IT’S easier than ever to sell your old and gently-used clothing and handbags.

More apps have emerged as buying and selling clothes online continues to gain popularity.


Poshmark is among the top apps for buyers and sellersCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Social marketplaces are soaring as more and more people look to trade in their clothes, shoes, bags, and more for cash.

In many cases, users post photos of the items they’re looking to sell, list a price, and wait for the offers to roll in.

Users may also have the option to list original prices to show how discounted the listed items are.

Oftentimes “OBO” will appear on a listing, which stands for “or best offer,” indicating sellers are open to negotiations on harder-to-sell items.

Shipping varies from app to app but is usually an additional charge, or is deducted from the item’s sale price.

Here’s a roundup of some of the best apps and social marketplaces for shoppers and sellers.


Connecting shoppers from around the globe, Poshmark has around 200million items available for purchase.

The app has more than 80million users, spanning the US, Canada, and Australia, according to the app’s website.

Poshmark holds daily Posh Parties which offer users a chance to shop for items within a certain designer or theme.

For example, the app hosted a “Best in Jackets and Coats” party on November 2.

The app provides sellers with a pre-paid, pre-addressed label when a sale is made, making it easy to drop a package off at the post office and send items off to their new homes.


Founded in 2011 by Simon Beckerman, Depop claims to be bringing people around the globe together “to make fashion more inclusive, diverse and less wasteful.”

Depop was acquired by Etsy in 2021, so the app also features folks who are creating and selling their own unique pieces.

The company boasts more than 30million registered users across 150 countries, with 90{df277fece0e332513078d4db57f50d7f29a9f255adc120b3235ad73f23ad2e97} of those folks under the age of 26, according to its website.

The most popular categories include Vintage, streetwear, one-of-a-kind, and Y2K.

So if you’re seeking vintage pieces, this is the place to be.


Similar to Depop, ThredUP is an online consignment and thrift store also dedicated to sustainable fashion.

However, the company offers an option where users can sign up for a clean out kit and send their gently-used clothes to the ThredUP warehouse.

Then, the company processes the items and handles reselling them, with users receiving a percentage of the payout.

On the shopping side, users select their sizes and shop name-brand clothing for significantly less than they’d find in-stores.

Users can also opt to purchase a “Fun Box” with mystery items.

Facebook Marketplace

This may surprise you, but Facebook Marketplace is a great spot to find everything from used clothes and handbags, to furniture and even apartments.

Think of it as an online garage sale of sorts.

Facebook Marketplace is not regulated in terms of selling and shipping, though items may be available for local in-person pick up depending upon the seller’s preferences.

Plenty of good finds exist here if you’re willing to sift through the posts, especially when it comes to buying and selling old clothes and handbags.

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