|Reccomended places to Sell your Gown.|
Bella Sposa Bridal and Prom recieved phone calls daily for advice on where to sell your gown
or what can be done with their dresses after the big day. In an effort to help our clients in
every way possible, we have put together this short list of trusted resources for you to re sell
Due to the facts that the majority of resources were focused on wedding we decided to do
something about that. That and we didn’t really care for the ebay business model where
you would be competing with Chinese Factories and having to pay to list your ad when you
try to sell your gown. If you don’t make any money: why should ebay? So in our quest
we built twirlagainprom.com: where you can list your dress for free! You only pay when
you sell! If you don’t sell: no one profits. When considering the ways to sell your dress
there are various avenuse that can be taken. There are some consignment shops that you
can take your precious item to for resale: there is no guarantee that your beautiful dress
will sell. In fact the reality is that your gown may become dirty, tattered and torn. You may
have to pick up your dress after a specified amount of time in a worse condition than when
you left it. You may even have to pay space rent for having had them try to sell your dress.
Looking at Pro Tips for Selling Clothes Online
Now that you know where you can sell your clothes, here's how to sell them. We asked the
and vintage clothing online.
1. Choose clothes that are on-trend, event specific or from particular decade.
"Find the right niche: sell items that correspond to each other," says Franco. "Some sellers focus
on specific decades, styles, colors or type of item." "Choose items that are trending right now,"
adds Bingham. "That's what people want."
2. Photograph items clearly.
"High-quality pictures are very important," say Laura Mae and Amanda Jean, owners of the Etsy
shop MaeJean Vintage. "Utilize natural light and capture the images with a quality camera."
3. Take specific measurements of clothing.
"It isn't easy to convey all the lovely aspects of a garment on a computer screen," says Naimola.
"Many people want to feel the garment and try it on, so you have to be exhaustive in the way
you render the garment visually as well as describe it. Measurements are provided for every
garment. A dress is measured at the shoulders, bust, waist, hip and length. Every girl should
know her measurements, especially if she wants to shop online." "We are encouraging our sellers
to not only attribute the size it says on the tag, but also attribute to other sizes," adds Bingham.
"The tag may say a size 8, but it fits like a 2."
4. Provide accurate details about the condition of your items.
"Build a good reputation," says Franco. "Accurately portray your items and be upfront and honest
about the details. This is the only way to gain the trust of buyers who are already faced with the
challenge of buying something they cannot try on or inspect. A good reputation goes a long way!"
5. Keep an international audience in mind.
"Selling online allows you to reach a very wide and international audience," says Naimola.
"A lot of my business comes from awesome vintage-loving gals in Australia and the UK."
"If you're selling clothes to a consignment shop, you're limited by locality and seasonality,"
adds Bingham. "You might be selling a coat in the spring, when no one is really looking for
coats. But someone in Argentina might want that coat because it's becoming fall there."
6. Prioritize customer service.
"Customer service is so important," say Mae and Jean. "We have a very flexible return policy
so that if customers are not 100% content, they are welcome to ship items back to us."
7. Study before you sell.
"There are many people selling vintage online, but there are only a few who are educated
about garment dating and fabric composition," says Lauren Naimola, owner of the Etsy shop
Dear Golden. "Learn as much as possible about vintage garments." "Do your research," adds
Kristina Franco, owner of the Etsy shop Allen Company. "Knowing vintage labels, silhouettes,
styles, fabrics, and designers is half of the fun."