I recently posted about my love for buying second hand clothes, and talked about my favorite ways to do so. In this post, I’m going to give you a detailed example of my absolute favorite way to shop consignment, Swap.com!
In this order I bought 3 pairs of jeans, 1 sweatshirt, and 7 shirts, and paid a total of $58.29, tax and shipping included. It took probably an hour (at the most) of shopping on the website, and everything that arrived is in fantastic condition.
Cuddlduds Red Thermal Shirt- $5
Carter’s Polar Bear Shirt- New With Tags- $7 (the sticker still on the shirt says this retails for $16)
Cherokee Brand Red Shirt- $3.99
Cherokee Brand Motorcycle Shirt- $3.80
Cherokee Brand Mountain Pines Shirt- $4
Cherokee Wildhorn Lodge Shirt- $3
Glacier Summit Shirt- New With Tags- $4.50
Rabbit Skins Fox Sweatshirt- $10
One Pair OshKosh Jeans- $6
Two Pairs The Children’s Place Jeans- $5 & $6
After this bulk purchase, all that was left to purchase was a pack of socks, a new pair of shoes, and a few pairs of pajamas, that I bought on sale at Target, and Carter’s. There were also a couple of long sleeve shirts that he already had (gifted them for his birthday), and two Cat & Jack Brand Shirts I impulse bought on sale at Target. He also already has a jacket and a few sweaters that I had previously purchased second hand. These clothes should last him (size wise) until next Autumn.
I started using Swap.com a few years ago, both to buy and sell clothes. As far as selling, it’s pretty easy, but I recommend using your own box to ship it, and printing out your shipping label (an option they offer at no cost), as to not lose too much money on actually getting the clothes to the wear house. Once they are there, the items that are accepted will be listed online, and you will be able to manually set your own prices for each piece right from your computer. As for buying, I LOVE this site. I have now used it for several full wardrobes of clothes for my son, and I keep coming back. They offer free shipping on your first order of ten dollars or more, free shipping on all orders over fifty dollars, and 100% Satisfaction Guarantee with free returns and refunds. Along with kids clothes, they also sell baby gear, toys, and men and women’s clothes.
The only tiny complaints I have are these:
- Sometimes Clothes arrive and they aren’t EXACTLY what they were described to be…
For example, I once ordered what I thought was a navy blue t shirt with a cute shark print on it. When it arrived, it was actually a rash guard (swim suit top). Is this a tragedy? Nope. Was it a teeny tiny bit irritating, considering we already have 5 other rash guards hanging in the closet? Yup. But at the tune of three dollars, I got over it pretty quickly.
2. Sometimes the people who list the clothes you’ve sent it to sell, will match clothes up as outfits that don’t necessarily go together...
Once again, this isn’t a big problem. However, I’ve personally been deterred from buying shirts because they were matched with pants I didn’t want, or vice versa.
All in all, I love Swap.com and will continue to use them long in to the future.
To check out Swap.com for yourself, click here
Also, check out How I Dress My Kid in Quality Clothes Without Breaking The Bank