In our quest to become more sustainable, we’re constantly looking for new ways to develop smarter, more eco-conscious shopping habits. Despite there being a growing number of eco-friendly fashion brands to shop, there’s nothing more sustainable than buying vintage.
Whether you’re looking for some unique fashion finds or trying to earn some extra money by cleaning out your closet, there are plenty of online consignment sites to both buy and sell on (please don’t just throw out your clothes when you’re done with them!).
Aside from being good for the environment, these luxury consignment sites are also the best ways to score those one-of-a-kind designer pieces that everybody else on Instagram won’t already have. Shop (and sell) all the best below.
1) The Real Real
If you’re looking to sell items from your own closet, The Real Real makes life easier by offering free in-home pickups so you don’t have to mail your items in to sell. Alternatively, you can ship your items directly to them for free or visit a Luxury Consignment Office for a valuation and drop-off. Then, the site does all the work for you: authenticating, photographing, pricing, and listing your items to sell online. Sellers earn up to 85% commission for the selling price of your items (one of the highest rates in comparison to other sites). If you’re looking to buy, The Real Real boasts an insanely large selection of designer items from vintage bags to shoes, apparel, accessories, and even furniture that any fashion lover could have fun perusing through.
2) Vestiaire Collective
Known for its vast collection of Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Céline and more, Vestiaire Collective is an ideal site for both buyers and sellers of designer fashion. Unlike many other consignment sites, Vestiaire Collective allows sellers to choose the price of the items they are selling. After submitting 3-5 photos, descriptions, item condition and an asking price, your pieces go up on the site, similar to eBay’s setup. Vestiaire also offers up tips for sellers on how to price items correctly. As for shoppers, there are plenty of designer gems to be discovered, whether you’re looking for shoes, bags, sunglasses or ready-to-wear.
3) What Goes Around Comes Around
Luckily for non-New Yorkers, Soho’s ultra-cool vintage boutique is also available to shop online. The luxury site’s curation is top notch—featuring the coolest vintage finds from Celine to Chanel, YSL, and beyond. While shopping vintage online can often be overwhelming, the site’s edited trend and curation sections make it easier to find the pieces you may be looking for.
With stores across the US, Canada, Germany, Belgium, Dubai and beyond—LXRandCo is an international sensation. But for those who prefer to shop online, their digital selection is constantly being updated with a wide-selection as well. The site only sells handbags, watches, and jewelry–making the site easier to navigate for those who are on the hunt for cool throwback accessories. Sellers can bring items to one of the many boutiques for in-store for appraisal or submit images online—for cash on the spot.
Ready to part ways with your old designer bag? Rebag gives sellers cash for designer handbags based on condition, designer and price—right up front. Instead of waiting for the bag to sell, sellers can get a free binding offer, mail it to Rebag with free shipping and get paid immediately within 1-2 days.
6) Thred Up
If you don’t have a closet full of Saint Laurent and Prada to sell, Thred Up is here for you. The site accepts brands like J.Crew and Banana Republic in addition to its designer repertoire. Like The Real Real and Vestiaire Collective, Thred Up also takes clothing, shoes, handbags and more, but sellers have the option to earn the selling price back or donate the money to a charity of their choice, so you can feel really good about cleaning out your closet.
7) Le Prix
Featuring strictly luxury consignment, Le Prix (formerly known as Snob Swap) allows users to both sell and buy previously owned designer items. Sellers can list however many items they wish without cost and then earn 85% of sales. From Chanel to Hermès, McQueen and more, the site offers top designer items for up to 90% off