Over years of experience we’ve learned that often there is no predicting the resale market. Sometimes a Versace handbag won’t sell at all while a J.Crew v-neck flies off the shelf at almost full price.
What we do know is that there is a market for certain items and often it is completely counterintuitive. Here are some of the most surprising items which might be gathering dust in your closet instead of burning a hole in your pocket.
- Personalized Tiffany jewelry. Seems crazy right? Who
want’s a necklace that has “Jennifer” engraved into it? Well, anyone with a friend named Jennifer of course! Shockingly enough you can generally get a decent amount for pre-engraved jewelry.
- Used perfume bottles. After all, who actually makes it through an entire bottle without getting tired of the scent? We know some people are sticklers for their Chanel No. 5, but the fact of the matter is that most of us like to experiment and a used bottle (in good condition) is no skin off our backs.
- Used exercise clothes. Now this one might not be as surprising, and it has definitely been written about before, but this one is representative of a larger trend. For example, Lulu Lemon sells well because they change their styles. This means that people who have a preference for a specific cut are interested in stocking up once they realize they might not be able to get their favorites in the store. If you have brand name exercise clothes in good condition, it’s definitely worth a shot.