I love second hand shopping. I’m not an expert but I have snagged a few amazing pieces over the years. I also live in a remote area where the options for shopping second hand are somewhat abysmal so I’ve done a lot of research about second hand shopping online. Today I am going to share the fruits of my labour with you, my lovely readers! Here are my favourite online consignment stores and thrifting options!
The Classic: eBay
Years ago, when I was still living in the Heart of the Klondike, I became something of an expert eBay shopper. There are not a lot of companies willing to ship to a post office box so eBay was a goldmine for me! My first post after the blog reboot was all about my best tips to score a great deal on eBay. Check it out here!
The Newbie: Poshmark
For a few years now I’ve been jealously reading about the amazing deals some of my American blogger friends found on Poshmark so I was absolutely thrilled when Poshmark finally became available in Canada! I signed up for the beta testing phase and I haven’t looked back. Not only have I found some amazing pieces, but I’ve also made a couple sales. The thing that makes Poshmark different from eBay is that the shipping costs are set. It makes everything so much simpler and it’s more affordable. Check out my Poshmark closet here!
The Social: Instagram
There are a few Instagram accounts that post sellers’ items for a small fee. I’ve found this to be a great way to get your hands on certain niche items such as popular pieces from ethical brands. The items are usually in excellent condition and priced at a discount of at least 30%. Some sellers choose not to ship to Canada, but I’ve found that most are open to it. I’ve listed my favourite accounts below.
The Online: Online Consignment Stores
Lastly, a number of online second hand and consignment stores have popped up over the last few years. These are an excellent resource for certified designer items if that is what you are in the market for. They are also great for high quality clothing and shoes at discounted prices. Below is a list of a few of my favourites. You can sell with these sites if you don’t have a local consignment store and you have items that meet with their criteria.
I’d love to know if you have any favourite online consignment stores that I’ve missed! Let me know in the comments!