In order for a side hustle to flourish, it must require minimal effort (considering you likely already have a 9-to-5 to attend to). Reselling clothes you no longer wear fulfills that requirement, mainly because it costs zero money to get started. What's more, there are dozens of apps and websites available to streamline that process (I've personally used Poshmark and eBay). But if you've tinkered with any of these, you've most likely noticed how difficult it is to make a sale—I can't even tell you how many hours I spent photographing and listing items, only to end up hauling them to Goodwill after giving up.
This reality makes ThredUp's sixth annual resale report all the more relevant. ThredUp is the world's largest online thrift store, and it leverages its user and industry data once a year to craft and updated picture of the resale industry, in addition to identifying the best and worst brands to buy and sell across the country. When it comes to reselling your own clothes in 2018, the following 10 brands will earn you the most (and least) money:
Best brand investments: Frye, Lululemon and Helmut Lang, with Rag & Bone and Vince falling shortly behind.
Worst brand investments: Giorgio Armani, Juicy Couture and Mango, with Target and Club Monaco faring slightly better.
Additionally, the report identified the most popular brands in each state, helping sellers to recalibrate their sales strategy accordingly. Find out which brand goes for top dollar in your state below…
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