So by now you’ve heard me rave a bunch about Poshmark over on Instagram…I’m hopelessly addicted but have managed to channel it to a specific list of clothing that I need to add for a well-rounded wardrobe. Oh, and shoes. I thought I’d give you guys a few of my secrets on how I’ve made such great scores!
1// Follow brands! Poshmark lets you follow up to 50 brands, and I have a mix of favorite brands that I regularly shop, as well as some “dream brands” like Jimmy Choo or Christian Louboutin. Why do I bother with those, when the majority of time they will be out of my price range? Some people are actual unaware of the prestige or pricing of brands, and will sell for insane prices! The boots above are See by Chloe, listed under the Chloe brand, and originally sold for over $600. They were listed as “fancy boots” and were selling for $50!
2// Check your brands every day/week! I do a quick check each day using the “my brands” button. This allows me to see the newest items in my sizes each day, and I add things I’d consider buying to my “likes.” (A sub-tip here is to make sure you have your sizes saved in your preferences…it will save you a lot of time weeding through things!) Also, you’ll learn pretty quickly which brands you need to check every day and which ones you’ll only need to check once a week or so. I love the brand Acne, but there isn’t much posted on Poshmark, so I’ll pop in once a week or so.
3// Know your brands/pricing! I’m going to use Louboutins as an example here: I adore them and have done enough research to know which are authentic and which aren’t at a glance. (YouTube is really helpful here!) You also need to have a decent grasp on pricing so that you know when you’re getting a fantastic deal. I got the Brian Atwood heels below for 90% off!
4// Have a price limit/clothing list and stick to it! I keep a running list of clothing pieces I need to add to my wardrobe, and a mental price limit I’ll pay for each item or brand, and I stick to it. This will help avoid the urge to buy things just because they’re a great deal, but they’re things you’ll never wear. For example, I will pay no more than $15 for Target/H&M brands, $20 for Banana Republic/Loft, etc. I also make use of the “offer” button, but be sure not to be insulting! Don’t offer $5 for something that’s $20, that’s just inconsiderate!
5// Know when to wait and when to jump! I keep lots of items saved in my “likes,” and there are times to wait, and times to just go for it! When you save something to your likes, Poshmark will notify you any time one of the prices gets dropped, and sometimes you’ll even get discounted shipping if you purchase within an hour of a price drop. So sometimes, it pays to wait! But there are other times when you just need to go for it! For example, I’m on the lookout for Sam Edelman Petty boots in black, and every few days someone will post them for around $40-50. They sell within seconds, and I haven’t managed to score a pair yet, but if they’re in good condition, at that price I know I’m getting a deal! My saddest miss has been a pair of Louboutins that were posted for $33…I was doing a quick search for the style name because I wanted to check heel height, but they were gorgeous and I knew they were authentic…I waited about two minutes too long. Lesson learned!!
I hope these tips help you get some great scores! Let me know if you have any questions, and I’ll be sure and do a Part Two post on how to sell your unwanted clothes so you can put that money back into more great scores!
This is NOT sponsored at all! I just really love Poshmark! It’s an app but you can also access it online, and you can also score a $5 credit for your first order by using the code PZVMA (it gives me a credit when you make your first purchase, and you’ll get your own code to share when you sign up!)