Have you ever considered the most efficient way to quickly sell out your stock of items, as a professional second-hand reseller?
With the growing demand for second-hand fashion products, there are now specialized fashion resale marketplaces that act as intermediaries between buyers and resellers. The market becoming increasingly competitive, professional retailers have many options when it comes to listing their items. In particular, the rising global demand for luxury second-hand items has led to the emergence of new platforms specializing in premium fashion, each seeking to differentiate itself through a specialized catalog and premium customer service.
Below is a list of the largest platforms in Europe where luxury fashion professionals can sell their products.
No need to introduce it! Launched in France in 2009, it is THE marketplace for all high-end fashion items.
For whom? All retailers, because this is where millions of users from all over the world connect every day. The recent acquisition of its American competitor Tradesy gives access to an American clientele in search of European second-hand parts, in particular for vintage.
A prerequisite for the pros: competitive prices, complete descriptions and quality photos to stand out from the private sellers. Sellers can submit items for sale on the site, which will then be reviewed by the Vestiaire Collective team before being put up for sale.
Rebelle is a second-hand fashion resale platform based in Germany, focusing on the resale of high-end and luxury fashion items for women. The platform was founded in 2013 and has since gained a strong presence in Europe, with offices in Germany, France and the UK.
Sellers can offer luxury second-hand fashion items on Rebelle by creating a free account and uploading photos and detailed descriptions of their items. Items must be in good condition and authentic. Rebelle also offers an authenticity check service for high-end fashion items to ensure the reliability of the items sold.
Joli Closet is a French luxury goods resale platform founded in 2012. The platform specialises in the resale of luxury goods such as clothes, bags, shoes, jewellery and accessories from high-end luxury brands such as Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, etc.
Joli Closet offers a quick and easy resale solution for individuals and professionals. Professionals can also sell on Joli Closet as "Boutiques", after filling out an online form and submitting the necessary documents to prove their status as professional fashion retailers. Joli Closet takes a 15% commission on the final sale price of items sold by boutiques.
The platform is particularly popular in France, but it is also available to sellers and buyers in other European countries.
The Vintage Bar is a Spanish platform for the resale of luxury vintage items created in 2016. The platform specialises in the resale of vintage items from high-end luxury brands such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Hermes, Prada and many others.
Individual sellers can sell their items on The Vintage Bar by creating a free account and submitting their items for verification before listing. Professionals can also sell on the platform as "Boutiques", after filling in an online form and submitting the necessary documents to prove their status as professional fashion retailers.
The platform offers a carefully chosen selection of luxury vintage items, ranging from handbags and shoes to jewellery and accessories. All items are checked and authenticated before they are offered for sale, allowing buyers to purchase with confidence.
Etsy is an American online retail platform that focuses on handmade products, creative supplies and vintage items. The platform is known as an online marketplace for independent designers, but it also has a section for vintage fashion items.
The vintage fashion section of Etsy allows individual and professional sellers to sell vintage fashion items such as clothing, bags, shoes, jewellery and accessories. Sellers can sell vintage items that are at least 20 years old and must ensure that all items they sell are authentic and in good condition.
Sellers must pay a listing fee for each item sold on Etsy, as well as a commission on the final sale price of the item. Commission rates depend on the amount of the sale and are generally lower than other fashion resale platforms, which makes Etsy popular with sellers looking to minimise fees.
Etsy distinguishes itself from other vintage fashion resale platforms by offering a diverse selection of vintage fashion items from independent sellers around the world. The platform is also known for its commitment to sustainability and environmental protection, which attracts buyers who are concerned about the environmental impact of their consumption.
Ebay is an American online retail platform that allows individuals and businesses to sell a wide range of products, including luxury second-hand fashion items. Although Ebay does not specialise in vintage or luxury second-hand fashion like some other platforms, there is a high demand for these types of items on the site.
Individual and professional sellers can sell luxury second-hand fashion items on Ebay by creating a free account and uploading photos and detailed descriptions of their items. Sellers must ensure that all items they sell are authentic and in good condition.
Ebay charges a listing fee for each item sold on the platform, as well as a commission on the final sale price of the item. The commission rates depend on the amount of the sale and vary according to the category of the item sold.
Ebay distinguishes itself from other luxury second-hand fashion resale platforms by offering a wide variety of fashion items from independent sellers around the world. Buyers can find luxury second-hand fashion items at competitive prices, as well as rare and hard-to-find items. The platform also offers tools and resources to help sellers optimise their sales, including advice on item descriptions and pricing strategies.
Catawiki is an online auction platform based in the Netherlands, which offers auctions for a variety of collectibles, including vintage and second-hand clothing and accessories. Items offered for sale on Catawiki are reviewed by experts before being put up for sale, which ensures the authenticity of the items sold.
Sellers can offer vintage fashion and luxury second-hand items on Catawiki by creating a free account and uploading photos and detailed descriptions of their items. Sellers must also ensure that all items they sell are authentic and in good condition.
Catawiki takes a commission on the final sale price of the item, which is determined according to the final sale price and the category of the item sold.
Catawiki distinguishes itself from other luxury second hand fashion resale platforms by offering regular auctions for vintage and luxury second hand fashion items. Buyers can find rare and exclusive items on the platform, which attracts buyers who are passionate about vintage and second-hand fashion. Auctions are also an exciting and dynamic way for sellers to sell their items and maximise their profits.
It is important to note that sales policies can be changed by marketplaces at any time, so it is always important to check the terms and conditions of each marketplace before deciding to sell your catalog there.
Selling on multiple platforms maximises your income, but it takes a lot of time to get on each platform.
We know this because we have conducted dozens of interviews with resale professionals and have estimated that it takes each seller between 5 and 10 minutes just to copy and paste a product descritptions from one site to another.
To avoid resellers having to do these tasks manually, which is often a source of errors, Oly has developed a technology that automates the simultaneous listing of products on different second-hand platforms, and synchronize your inventory when you sell a product on one channel. We connect automatically your website (Shopify, WooCommerce for Wordpress...) to Vestiaire Collective, Rebelle, Joli Closet, The Vintage Bar, and more resale marketplaces.
Oly is a platform that allows you to centralise your inventory in one place so that you only have to post it and update it once. You fill in all the information about your product required by the marketplaces on the Oly interface and you can then publish it on the platforms in a few clicks.
We have developed and designed this solution to save you valuable time, which you can spend on sourcing your products rather than on laborious tasks. Because we also know that the more time you have, the more products you have, and the more sales you have.
And the circle is complete :)
All you have to do is get started: create your accounts on the marketplaces and test them!
For the rest, we will be happy to discuss your needs, and give you a demo of our platform.
You can contact us directly here.