We’ve all seen the photos and videos online—the kid with stacks of Adidas Yeezy boxes in his garage or the guy on the street digging through his newly acquired bags of Supreme goodies on a Thursday morning that will cover rent for the month. Go into almost any shopping mall in any state these days and you will probably see a recently opened consignment shop full of coveted sneaker collabs and streetwear drops. As of this writing, Grailed has 3,118,766 product listings. Reselling is a full-fledged business for plenty of people and despite how crowded the market has become, it can still be a great way to make a bit of money if you know what you’re doing.
“The possibilities are endless. I have friends who do similar things to me who make hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. If you’re buying the right items and selling for the right amount of money, making $100 a day is very possible,” says Grailed seller Adam Ezzell. Ezzell joined the platform back in 2015 and has since accumulated 9,049 transactions with over 6,500 5-star reviews on his page, mom. “Even back when I was just buying stuff from the thrift stores just to pay my rent and buy some food, my goal was $100 every day in profit. I was able to hit that and exceed it with the thrift store stuff.”
Trust me, we know the concept of reselling can be a bit frustrating from the customer’s point of view sometimes. It’s tough to get handed an L when you see the local reseller somehow get their hands on a stockroom’s worth of product. But not all clothing resellers operate in that space. There are those who specialize in archive fashion. There are individuals who operate boutiques dedicated to vintage gear you may not ever be able to find anywhere else. Hey, even if you just want to sell off some of the clothes in your closet for a bit of extra spending money, it’s important to do things the right way. With that being said, we have compiled a few tips we think will help optimize your next reselling venture. Take a look at the full list below.