This next topic is near and dear to my heart, because clothing used to be my specialty. (I even wrote a whole guide on how to save double at the thrift store based on that experience.) After spending years searching for antiques to resell, I shifted my focus to only selling clothing. I was inspired by women like Sophia Amoruso, and Nicole State. Clothing is a great thing to sell online, because people have a habit of wearing their clothes only a few times before wanting something new. And if they’re shopping on a budget, they don’t mind shopping somewhere like eBay or Poshmark. During the pandemic, clothing sales went down, because people were staying home a lot more. But now that we’re allowed to go out again, there is a resurgence in people buying fashion.
I think my best flip experience was a Rodarte tee shirt I found at the Goodwill Outlet for 10 cents, since it was pay-by-the-pound. It was brand new with the tags still on it. When I got home, I listed it for $50, and it sold almost instantly. Since these tees go for over $100 in stores, it was a huge bargain for the buyer, it was also a huge profit for me in 5 just minutes. Sure, I’ve sold pieces for $100 or more. But normally, those take months or even years to sell. The faster you can flip something for profit, the better.