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Make money from vintage clothing

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More and more people are buying and making money from vintage clothing. It’s official: second-hand is sexy.

Endorsement from fashion icons like supermodel Kate Moss and top stylist Bay Garnett has helped charity shop fashion to take hold on the high street.

Cash in on this sudden wave of thrift shop chic by rifling through the back of your wardrobe, trudging down to your local charity shop and generally keeping an eye out for hidden gems wherever you go. Then all you have to do is find the right buyer to make a tidy profit!

Step 1: What to look for

People are always on the look out for great bargains. So it’s important to regularly check your local vintage clothes goldmine to see if any new stock has come in that could potentially make you a mint.

Have a rummage

The number one rule when visiting charity shops is: Don’t be afraid to rummage. It’s usually the case that the most collectable items lurk at the bottom of the pile.

Also, keep going back to any shop you think might have hidden treasures. The good stuff goes fast and twice a week is not excessive for an enthusiastic collector.

Choose the right material

Lena Weber, editor of vintage fashion tribute website QueensofVintage and self-confessed vintage clothing addict says:vintagedress

“Definitely avoid very artificial fabrics as they are a nightmare to keep clean. Ideally look for items that are made of high quality fabrics such as wool or cotton. I wouldn’t be too worried if an item has a small hole, is missing a button or needs to be hemmed up, this can all be easily fixed. You can find tips on how to remodel ill-fitting vintage in a few quick steps on QueensofVintage.”

Don’t overspend

There aren’t any items of clothing in particular that make the most profit, because it depends how much you buy for, the condition, the label and how limited the availability of the item is.

If you’re just starting out, try not to pay more than £20-£30 for any one item. But, with a bit of knowledge and a dollop of good luck, finding a pair of £5 vintage shoes in charity shop and selling them on for £40-£50 is definitely doable.

Swot up

Beginners should definitely grab themselves a copy of a vintage clothes guide such as Funmi Odulate’s ‘Shopping for Vintage’ (£7.12 from Amazon.co.uk), just to brush up on some basic info.

Step 2: Where to look

Before you go trawling through every thrift store in town, look a little closer to home. Most of us have bags of clothes in our attics and wardrobes that are just waiting to come back into style.

Cash in the attic

Have a look through and see if by any chance you’ve got something in good condition that might possibly make you a profit.

Remember that even if you think an item is absolutely hideous, it might well be in fashion at the minute. Keep an open mind about styles, colours and fabrics because, unless you’re already an expert, you can never be too sure if you’ve come across the holy grail of, for instance, stilettos.swishing

Swap it

Also, try having a swap shop with friends (or strangers), to see if you can pick anything out from their junk that could be worth something.

Lena says: “There are… lots of clothes swapping or swishing parties going on. I recently went to a great one at the V&A.”

Check out Swishing.com to find your nearest event.

Hit the high street

After you’ve turned your house upside down and hassled all your friends, try looking a little further away from home. Most high streets have a charity shop or two, which are ideal for finding forgotten garments handed down through generations. The trick is to inspect everything you find and then trust your instincts.

If you fall in love with an item at first glance, unless you’ve got a particularly quirky style, chances are someone else might too.

Although big names generally sell for more money, it’s much more difficult to find them for just a few quid. Because of this, you’re better off sticking to lower priced items to begin with.vintageshop

Vintage clothing stores are also a great place to find some original and quirky pieces. However, you’re a lot less likely to make any profit on items you find at one. The shop owners are generally experts in their field and will know which items are more valuable and can therefore be taken to auction or sold for more.

Having said that, vintage stores are often willing to haggle – so give it a go. It’s certainly worth having a look every now and again – you never know what might be hiding beneath a pile of polka dot dresses.

Lena says: “Charity shops are a great place for vintage bargains. The same goes for large vintage shops in non-trendy areas; stay away from Camden Market or Brick Lane for example. There are also some fantastic online shops such as somelikeitvintage that have amazing bargain items.

At the minute, originality is the key to being stylish. Buying vintage clothing pretty much guarantees that you’re not going to turn up to a party wearing the same dress as someone else. Unless of course you’re particularly unfortunate.

Popular celebs like Peaches Geldof and television presenter Alexa Chung swear by vintage. This has given the market for second-hand clothing a serious boost.

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Step 3: Who to sell your vintage clothes to

There are literally thousands of collectors out there searching for certain items. They are willing to pay big bucks for the much-coveted vintage designer shoe.

Memorable shoes also do very well in auction. The famous ruby-red slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, made $666,000 (then around £412,000) when sold at auction in 2000.judy-garlands-ruby-slippers-1

Just remember that the chances of you stumbling upon a moneymaker like that are one in a bazillion!

There are a few different places you can sell your newly purchased vintage clothes and footwear.

eBay

Of course, the first place people think of is eBay. And yes, people have been known to make a tidy sum from buying and selling there, and people still do.

However, collectors and fashion addicts are getting wise to the scammers and time wasters populating eBay, and now often seek alternatives.

ASOS Marketplace

Popular fashion site ASOS has launched its own virtual ASOS Marketplace with great success. What’s more, it’s designed with vintage clothes sellers in mind.

Take a look at our guide on how to make money from ASOS Marketplace.

Specialist sites and auctions

If you’ve got your heart set on auctioning your goods off, try SpecialistAuctions, which has a specific section dedicated to vintage wear.

You can also check out local auction houses, to see if they have any vintage clothing auctions running in the near future. If they don’t have an auction specifically for vintage clothing however, it probably isn’t worth bothering with.

You can reach thousands amongst your target market by displaying your goods on a specialist website. Whereas, a real life auction without your specific audience will attract a couple of bidders at the most.laptopwoman

If you’ve picked up anything particularly classy on your travels, send an email to dawn@candysays.co.uk, (from the website CandySays), describing your items. Include some pictures if possible, and she’ll let you know whether or not she wants it for her online store and for what price.

Of course, to get an idea of value for your items, you could haul them along to your local vintage store and just ask them for advice. You never know, they might even offer you a nice wad of cash for what you’ve got.

Making a full-time living by buying and selling vintage clothing and shoes isn’t something you should think about unless you’re an expert in the field.

At best, you can expect to earn a few quid by buying an item for a couple of pounds and selling it on for a double figure.

The big money will be made by buying designer wear and big names as an investment. Labels like Chanel, Givenchy and Dior, for example, will only increase in value as time goes by – providing the articles are in good condition.

Useful links:

  • Amazon.co.uk – for catching up on your vintage clothes knowledge
  • eBay – for buying and selling
  • SpecialistAuctions – a great auction site if you’re looking to sell to a specialist market
  • CandySays – the perfect place for buying and selling quality vintage items
  • QueensOfVintage – a website you need to look at regularly for updates on your local sales and vintage clothes news.

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    Hi there. I have a woman’s Burberry trench coat probably late 70s. Also a silk patterned top, some jewelry, lace handkerchiefs and silk scarves from the 60s to 70s if anyone is interested. Thanks. anniesopel@gmail.com

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    Hi everyone – I am looking for a job lot of vintage clothing and accessories from the 40s – 60s. No later than this, thank you. Good prices paid :) I am a collector, not a trader and am looking to expand my collection with quality pieces. Please email me on lorifadden@hotmail.co.uk if you have anything. More than willing to travel to view/collect.

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    I have some vintage tracksuits for sale in original boxes, Fred Perry, Copdale , Millington and Van Welij, think they date from 70s onwards. Also some items not in boxes but in original condition from sport shop that opened in 60s and owner now retired Email if interested traceyedavies@hotmail.com

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    I have a large amount of vintage clothing and vintage home items for sale, covering many decades up to the 1980s.

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    If anybody has any PREMIUM women’s vintage clothing, please get in contact.
    We are specialising in the best quality items, and designer vintage clothing.

    Please email me at faye@velovintage.com or fayeannebaldwin@gmail.com

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    I have a small collection (around 25) of vintage shoes. Names include Mirabelle, Kennel & Schmenger, Valbrenta, Georgina, Peter Kaiser, Amalfi and more.

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    hi new and exciting boutique opening soon in warwickshire ,,,looking for vintage clothing and jewellery ….adrienna.may@gmail.com xx

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    Hello!

    I have a vintage 60′s goatskin dark brown biker’s jacket. Swedish brand called Malung-Jofama. I am looking to sell. Contact me at hannah_eh@hotmail.com if you are interested=)

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    HI IM SELLING VINTAGE 70s and 80s BAGS I HAVE 7 BAGS £12 EACH PLEASE CALL 07883168736 birmigham area :)

  • Tammy

    Hi, I am currently in the process of starting my own vintage clothing business in Cornwall and am looking for clothing from the 40′s and 50′s specifically. Does anyone have any that they would be willing to sell for a reasonable price. Thank you.

    • Cindy Yang

      Hi Tammy,

      I got 80+ pieces of 50-80s vintage clothing,including jackets,shirts,dress,skirt and jumpers.
      I look for sell in a job lot and at reasonable price.
      Please contact me if you are interested.
      My email: cindyyang522@hotmail.com

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      Hi, I’ve a number of fine quality and designer vintage items ranging from 1950′s to 1980′s including; ladies, childrens, babies, mensware, hats, gloves, handbags and scarfs. Would be interested in selling all together as a job lot. Please email katdnns@gmail.com if interested. Thanks.

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    Hi vintage lovers,
    I am looking for some 60-80s bright colour cocktail dresses/couture dresses.
    Or nice handbags/cut Levi’s shorts
    I would love to buy good pieces at reasonable price.
    Please email me if you have any: cindyyang522@hotmail.com

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    Hello there,
    I have a number of different clothes , mainly skirts
    size10/12 knee length. All good makes Hobbs, white stuff,monsoon, coast, karen millen . All clean and in good quality and am just having a good clear out .
    Have tried Ebay , but feel they are worth more then 99p ! I have a couple of dresses, handbags ( leather)
    russell and bromley shoes size 6 and a calf length cream leather skirt.
    IF any one is interested please contact me.
    thank you .

  • Theo

    I am currently building up my own vintage and retro clothing business that shall soon be operating on Portobello market and online.
    Hot on the lookout for vintage and retro clothing if you should have anything to sell?

    • http://cindy.mackintosh@gmail.com cindy mackintosh

      Hi, we have about 2 bin bags of lovely ‘vintage’ clothing. Can you offer ££ to buy the lot? We live in West London. Thanks, Cindy

      • Cindy Yang

        Dear Cindy,
        I’d love to see what kind of vintage clothes you have.
        Is it possible to send me an email with few pictures?
        My email: cindyyang522@hotmail.com
        I lives near Portobello Road. Thanks. x

    • Cindy Yang

      Hi Theo,

      I actually have more than 40 unisex jacket from 70-80s.
      They are good quality!I sell for cheap prices!
      Please contact me by email if you ate interested.
      cindyyang522@hotmail.com

    • Kevin Muscat

      Hi Theo,

      Are you still looking for vintage? I’m clearing out a relative’s wardrobe as she has passed away. Please let me know what kind of things you are interested in. There are dresses, suits, jackets, coats, night gowns, silk stockings from 50′s to 80′s.

      My email is kevin@kevinmuscat.co.uk

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      • Tee

        Hi Kevin

        where about are you and i will only be interested in the vintage jewelley from the wardrobe clearance you are doning if they are still available.

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    • Sara

      Hi there I have an amazing collection of. Designer pieces fromthe 50,s to the late 60s

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    My best ever bargain is a vintage Pucci dress that I bought for the equivalent of a quid at a fleamarket in Barcelona. Here it is http://wp.me/pRYrv-cQ – when I got home I discovered that it’s worth around £500!

  • alan

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  • http://www.itchycoovintage.co.uk Itchycoo Vintage

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    Hi there!

    You are totally right about auctions! they are a great way to buy and sell vintage!

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      Hi James,

      I run a vintage fashion auction house called Circa Vintage Auctions! I May be able to help you sell your jacket.

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    I have a few bags full of 70′s women clothes with a few bits for men most of the stuff is brand new some still sealed – it was a loft find – shoes, dresses, jackets and more. based in south london. contact smilecraft@ymail.com if you would like to see pictures.

  • Star

    I have a Giorgio Armani vintage black t shirt with kimino cut sleeves and a quilted monkey hanging from a branch holding a banana on the front. It says made in Italy and I dont know how old it is but I have had it about 20 years and the person who gave it to me had had it a long time too. Does anyone have any idea where I could sell it, find out more about it, or what it might be worse. It has been worn.
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      Hi Sarah,

      how are you?

      I run a vintage fashion auction house- Circa Vintage Auctions! I May be able to help you sell your items.

      Kindest regards,

      Claire

  • carlygaga

    I have approx 20 items of womens vintage clothing, small size, printed dresses, skirts etc, all v good condition from 60′s/70′s that im looking to sell. Is anyone interested? im based in london.

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      Hi Carly,

      I run a vintage fashion auction house called Circa Vintage Auctions! I May be able to help you sell your vintage items. we can arrange an insured courier if you cannot make it to our base in the West Midlands.

      Hope this helps

      Kindest regards,

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    Hi, i have a pair of mens flared jeans from the 70′s (unworn) by Brutus for sale, drop me a line if anyone is intrested. kirsty.ann@hotmail.co.uk

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      Hello,
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    Been collecting since 1980 and have a 30 by 60 foot ware house full plus a store 20 by 100 full. im getting older and it’s time to start reducing stock. You name it i believe i have it. tom

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      Tom, where are you based?

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        Tom where are living? would be interested

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      Hi Tom Im interested, can I have a list please

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    Try The Barras in Glasgow. There is a really long clothing stall there, piled randomly with clothes of all sorts for men, women and childen. You’ll have to rummage but the prices are incredibly low.

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      Hi I’m really interested . Can you send me some pictures pls x

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    heed an egent who will be helping me to source for good items like shoes cloths, pls if you can drop your contacts,thanks

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    This is a great article, very helpful. Is anyone looking for a bundle of womens brand new and worn once/twice clothing? I have 33 items by designer and high street brands which I’d like to sell as a lot of single items. They’re all in super condition and there is a variety of tops,dresses,skirts,hoodies,jeans etc.

    Let me know if you’d like more information and pictures etc. Thanks

    Aimee

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      Hi, please can you tell me what designer pieces you have and what sizes they are…and how much you want for them?
      Thanks
      Laura

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      hello AIMEE tell me how much, their designer’s name, and sizes

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  • smitoni

    I have a large assortment of designer and hand made clothes from Italy ie Benny Ong,Jaeger,Mondi,La Differance (Monte Carlo),Cerrutti,Jane(Couture),Ungaro(Paris)Josephine(Hand made)Jouve,Basler,Vanessa Aspection,Max Mara,Valentino etc that I am looking to sell. I will sell individually but it would be great if any one could take bulk. My email is smitoni@googlemail.com for any enquiries regarding descriptions size etc.

    • Joanne

      Hi smitoni i would be interested in having a look at your clothes would it be possible for you to email some pics? thanks look forward to hearing from you !

    • Tee

      hi smitoni

      i will be interested in vintage costume jewelry. email me pictures if you have any.

      thanks

      tee

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  • Kate Browne

    I live in Canterbury and have quite a few women’s vintage pieces from the 70′s and 80′s if anyone is interested, all in excellent condition. Please contact me on my email address. Thanks, Kate.

  • alison

    I live near Bristol and have the last part of my collection of vintage clothes for sale. I am hoping to sell in one lot. There are some fairly ordinary clothes as well as valentino, christian lacroix shoes. If anyone is interested please contact me on my email address

    • Caroline

      Hi Alison

      I would be interested. Can you let me know what items, conditions, etc….pics would be good.

      Thanks

  • Denise

    For anyone wishing to sell collections of good quality vintage menswear then feel free to contact Denise @ http://www.vintagewhistles.co.uk.
    Please state what you have for sale and how much you would want for it, include a few pics if you can and we will get back to you.

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