The way in which luxury fashion is being consumed has radically changed, mainly due to the fact that its clientele has also shifted. Our generation prefers online shopping for sold out rare pieces any day over waiting for the traditional in-store seasonal collection sales. This has allowed us more freedom and accessibility as a not only a buyer but also as a seller. In fact, resale culture has become an entity of its own, which operates on an extremely fast-paced basis. Let’s be real, not many of us are looking to buy life-long investment pieces anymore. Instead, we’re all interested in a circular economy, where an item is bought for a short amount of time, to then be re-sold to someone else. Out with old and in with the new. So, we have rounded six of the best sites to shop that sold-out piece you’ve been obsessing over.
Though eBay may not immediately make you think of high fashion and streetwear, it is still an essential destination for all fashion fanatics. Acting as a founding father for all resale websites, eBay holds some of the best hidden gems. Though there is quite a bit of filtering to be done to determine fakes from reals, as of last year, eBay has launched a sneaker authentication program. The way it works is quite simple. As a seller, you can ship your sneakers to a third party authentication expert who will rigorously check your shoes. Once they’ve been approved, the shoes will receive an official eBay hashtag, ensuring its authenticity to any potential buyer. So, from certified YEEZY listings to vintage Margiela jackets, you can find anything on eBay with the right key terms.
If you’re looking for authentic and verified designer pieces, Vestiaire Collective is made for you. Every piece uploaded on this site is sent to Vestiaire Collective’s HQ to ensure its authenticity. Its carefully curated feed carries brands from Chanel and Gucci to A-COLD-WALL and NUMBER (N)INE. This site is go-to for second-hand luxury garments of the highest-quality.
As the name suggests, Grailed offers some of the holy grail of fashion. Essential for hypebeasts and streetwear addicts, this site requires a three-round process for its curation. But Grailed is not the place to get comfortable. Listings come and go in just the blink of an eye, as it uploads some of the rarest and most hyped goods.
Acting like the stock market of streetwear fashion, StockX is different to most resale sites. Buyers set their bidding price and sellers set their asking price. When the values match, the sale is automatic. StockX has gained a lot of traction as a reference site for estimating a sneaker’s value. Though, the site also offers other goods, such as clothing, trading cards and even PS5s.
GOAT became the goat during the height of the YEEZY craze in 2016, as it was a primary destination to purchase the coveted shoes. Only allowing verified users to sell their sneakers, GOAT is the go-to destination for sneakerheads. Following a strict authentication process, and even cleaning your shoes for you, this site also allows its users to sell clothing and accessories from brands such as VETEMENTS and Off-White.
Depop has grown extreme popularity over the last few years, offering its sellers an easy-to-use platform. Selling your vintage or used pieces is as easy as uploading an image – literally. The downside to Depop is its lack of authentication. It is generally understood that those selling designer products should upload tags and receipts, and any other proof requested by the buyer. If you’re looking for that vintage The North Face puffer or some Vivienne Westwood jewelry, Depop is the site for you.