Search

Where to shop secondhand this summer

Wanting to shop second hand this summer, but don't know where to start? Our goal here at Beni is to make second hand shopping effortless, but the re-commerce space can be hard to navigate. Here are the deets on some of our "Beni approved" re-commerce platforms to help simplify your online shopping experience!



Ahh... the beloved Poshmark. Poshmark is a social commerce marketplace where users can post their used and new clothing. Poshmark allows you to buy directly from individual sellers, which a large inventory that caters to any consumer.


Pros:

  • Buyers have the opportunity to offer to buy at a price below the listing price

  • Huge amount of inventory - you have a pretty good chance of finding something good if you dig

  • Sellers have flexibility in the listing - good sellers will provide a lot of detailed information

Cons:

  • Huge amount of inventory - it can feel intimidating and require hours of scrolling

  • Sellers have flexibility in the listing - there is no consistency in how items are listed

  • You have to create a profile to buy and they can be a little aggressive with emails after you sign up (but you can adjust notifications in your settings)

Tip:

  • Most sellers don’t actually check the box for a subcategory (i.e. “mini” for “dress”) so you will get more hits if you use the keyword search or go by the pictures

Hot Take:

  • Poshmark continues to position itself as a “social commerce marketplace” - this means they are set up for shoppers who are interested in and willing to spend the time to chat back and forth with buyers, do their own digging, and make the experience their own.

Returns? No, all sales are final.


thredUp is an online consignment and thrift store where you can buy and sell high-quality secondhand clothes. thredUp has advanced filters and a large inventory to help those shopping by brand!


Pros:

  • thredUp offers discounts & coupon codes - First time thredUp buyer discount up to 50% off!

  • Referral bonus: give them $10 and you get $10 when they make their first purchase.

  • “There is a huge inventory on their site. You can (sometimes) find multiples of one item, which is a bonus if you’re looking for a specific condition or size.”