Do you have high-quality clothes that you no longer wear? While some stores buy second-hand clothes, you may not get the best value for your items. Fortunately, you can swap clothes with other people without incurring any cost or disposing them at a throw-away price. Clothes swapping platforms are also a perfect way to get premium clothes without spending your hard-earned money.
How do you run a clothing swap? First, select a platform with users interested in your items. Next, take pictures of the clothes you want to exchange and upload them on a swapping site. Finally, describe what kind of items you are interested in exchanging with or (in some cases) put a price tag for potential buyers.
Best clothes swapping apps and websites
- Vestiaire Collective
Depop is a UK based peer-to-peer swapping platform but with users across the world. With over 18 million active users, the clothes swap app is one of the biggest platforms to sell, swap, and get high-quality items. It also has representatives of popular brands such as Vans, Adidas, and Nike.
Besides global access to potential customers, Depop has search filters. Therefore, potential customers will find your items effortlessly. Also, the platform hosts events and local meetings for easier inspection before swapping clothes.
TradeMade is a bartering app that allows you to swap clothes with clothes, furniture, and tech items. In addition to swapping clothes with clothes (or with other items), the platform accepts tutoring services as an alternative currency to buying items.
Besides virtual experience, the TradeMade has more swap meet-ups than other platforms. During meet-ups, you can exchange your clothes for other clothes or with a high-end item.
Rehash is a friendly platform to swap clothes, make friends, and help the environment by reducing waste. Unlike most platforms, it aims to create a community through swap events, virtual groups, and meet-ups.
If you have some items you want to swap with people interested in them, you take pictures and upload them on Rehash. If one of the community members is interested, you can arrange the best way to inspect items and make the swap.
To be part of the community, you can register on the Rehash website. Unfortunately, the platform does not have mobile apps.
Vinted is a platform to trade in clothes and, in some cases, sell items you do not use. Although it has its headquarters in Lithuania, it is available in North America and most European countries.
Vinted allows you to create a wardrobe that is visible to all community members. If any of the members are interested in any of your items, they can offer a switch or buy them. You can create a profile on the Vinted website or through iOS and Android apps.
Swop.it is a diverse platform for swapping clothes, electronics, games, and appliances. You can exchange a pair of trousers you do not use with a hat or Bluetooth speakers.
The platform also has a “clothes swap near me” category where users in the same locality can view each other virtual wardrobes more often. To access Swop.it, you can download Android and iOS apps. Alternatively, create an account on the website.
6. Vestiaire Collective
Vestiaire Collective is a website that allows users to use clothes as real currency in addition to money. Once you create an account, you can upload items you do not use. In case you see an item you love from another user’s profile, you can initiate a swap.
Besides virtual swaps, Vestiaire Collective organizes meet-ups for its community members. However, to be part of real and virtual meet-ups, you must have an account on the platform by signing in on its website. Also, the app is on iOS and Android.
Swap.com is a platform for thrifters and people interested in second-hand apparel. You can either buy items listed or use your high-end clothes as a currency. Once you have identified clothes you like, Swap.com inspects them and ships them to you.
Tradesy allows people to sell and swap pre-owned items such as clothes, shoes, and bags. After creating an account on the platform’s website, you upload all the items you want to declutter in your wardrobe.
Fashionphile allows you to resell clothes and, in some cases, swap them if you find items you love from other users’ profiles. All the items on the platform are in good condition, and therefore, you can only list items that look as good as new.
As the name suggests, Luxury is a platform to swap high-end items. While you can still sell items instead of swapping with interested parties, exchanging clothes is cheaper and faster among users. However, it does not have physical meet-ups like some platforms since it is a Middle East-based company.
Fortunately, Luxury has one of the largest collections of pre-owned high-end clothes across the world. Once the other party accepts a swap, you can ship the items across countries. To sell or buy items, use the Luxury website, Android app, or iOS app.
The above ten apps and websites are perfect if you are decluttering your wardrobe. Apart from giving you perfect compensation for your expensive items, you can get a luxurious item you have always wished to own without spending much. If the platform does not have an app that is compatible with your phone or tablet, use the website version.