What Parents Need To Know About Resale Designer Children's Clothing Options

Do you have a sizable stash of couture-like kids-wear? A resale designer children's clothing boutique or website can help you to upcycle the outgrown outfits and make money. If you've never resold clothes, take a look at the questions to ask first.

Is the Outfit in Acceptable Condition?

Designer kids' clothes can bring in a sizable profit. But that doesn't mean every item will sell—or will sell for anywhere near what it cost as an original. Before you attempt to sell your child's old designer pieces, evaluate each item for:

  1. Tears or holes. Did your child tear the bottom of their pants on the playground or rip a hole in the elbow of a sweater? Look for damage before you attempt to resell any children's clothing item.
  2. Discoloration. A faded or in any other way discolored item isn't a prime piece for resale.
  3. Frayed edges. An item may not have a hole or other noticeable damage. But frayed edges (on sleeves and pant legs) aren't acceptable for resale.
  4. Shrinkage. Are the size 4T pants your child outgrew now size 2's? If the item has extreme shrinkage, it isn't fit to sell.

Provided the clothes are in like-new condition, you can move to the next step in the resale process.

Where Should You Resell the Clothes?

Do you already have a boutique or online shop in mind? If not, you need to choose a place to resell your child's outgrown designer items. While listing the clothing yourself may seem like the easiest option, it can have its drawbacks. A specialized retailer or e-tailer is an ideal choice if:

  1. You want maximum visibility. An established retailer can market your outfit and bring in more customers than you could on your own.
  2. You don't have time to sell the outfit. A designer children's clothing reseller will do the work for you. While someone else sells the clothing, you can spend time with your children, go back to your job, or get a few minutes alone to relax.
  3. You don't know where to start. If you're not sure where to start, let a professional take over. A clothing reseller boutique or online retailer can demystify the process.

Before you choose a reseller, ask the retailer or e-tailer about their sales requirements, timeline, and any specific policies or regulations you must follow. These questions can help you to choose the just-right option for your needs. Look for a shop like SwankyCo that provides resale designer children's clothing.