With the ever-so-quick pace of the fashion world with trending colors, designs, and materials changing as quick as a couple of months, owning the hottest new looks can get expensive. For many fashion lovers and style followers out there, wearing an old trend simply doesn’t cut it. This can lead to a huge accumulation of a lot of unworn clothes—and for a frugal fashionista, donating all of these can leave a huge hole in your pocket. Thankfully, there are a lot of apps out there that allow you to sell your gently used clothes and accessories in order to get some quick cash back, as well as buy items from other users for prices way below retail price. Poshmark, Threadlfip ,and Vinted are the best in the online-thrift world.

For selling through Poshmark or Vinted, simply take a picture of the item you’d like to sell on your phone, add a brief description and set the price you’d like to sell it for. Since these two apps allow you to create your own listings, they give you 90% of the profits and keep 10%. For Threadflip, you can ship your items to them for free and they’ll sell it for you, giving you a 30% profit margin for anything that sells. This is a fun and simple way to get money back for clothes you’ll never wear again. Instead of having them sit around in your closet, you might as well get some easy cash!

If you’re not too concerned on the latest fashion trends and need a new wardrobe, these apps offer a large assortment of affordable items to select from. For purchasing, each app has their own specialty. If you’re looking to purchase designer and name brand items such as Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Alexander Wang, or Rag & Bone, Threadflip offers a plethora of different selections. If you’re more interested in affordable boutique fashion such as Forever 21, Brandy Melville, H&M, or Cotton On, you’ll find quite a variety of different options on Vinted. And if you like shopping according to style, designer or season, Poshmark hosts different seller parties, showcasing  different themes every day.

The next time you want to go shopping but are low on the cash, don’t hesitate to check out what these apps have in store for you.

Author: Liana.A ~ Contributing editor