Whether it’s a footwear splurge or a steal you’re looking for, sometimes the mall just doesn’t cut it. And when it’s time for a good closet cleaning, there’s not always a place to take your “give” pile. But several social marketplaces are changing the ways you can find or sell your shoes — whether they’re from high-end designers or mid-priced labels.
We’ve rounded up some of the sites and apps that are giving the shopping game a new spin.
SnobSwap offers access to pre-owned designer fashions from consignment boutiques and professional luxury retailers in major U.S. cities, making it possible to access the store’s inventory online. The labels include Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Tabitha Simmons and Tory Burch.
ThredUp offers discounted footwear of up to 90% off original prices. When users are tired of their pairs, they can fill a ThredUp bag and place it outside their front door. ThredUp covers shipping and compensates the user for items ThredUp can sell to others. Shoe brands on the site include Cole Haan, Rockport, Tahari, Marc by Marc Jacobs and TOMS.
Users of Poshmark can post their items online, and the company will provide a prepaid label to send the items to the purchaser. There are also Posh Parties where users can browse, buy and even list together with their friends. There are also designer-specific parties that focus on one label, such as Chanel or Louis Vuitton.
On Tradesy, users can sell anything from their closet that’s in good condition and is a designer item. Tradesy sends sellers a free shipping kit and handles returns. Shoppers can buy footwear by labels such as Christian Louboutin, Giuseppe Zanotti, Dolce Vita and Sam Edelman.
TheRealReal appeals to users because it offers consignors 60 percent of the sale price. When a consignor reaches $7,500 in annual sales, the site bumps their commission to 70 percent. TheRealReal also provides free pickup in 16 U.S. cities or free shipping via FedEx. All items on the site are authenticated. Users can find shoes from the likes of Miu Miu, Marni, Chloe, Saint Laurent and Balenciaga.