An introduction to selling vintage clothing online
Vintage clothing has a special charm that only a specific group of people understand. If you are one of them, then you are a potential candidate for an online business focused on this category of clothes. Truth be told, fashion has used history as an inspiration for a long time. Every few years we see the rise of some old styles. Trends are changing all the time, but it seems that so-called vintage clothing has become a huge hit in the last decade. Now that you know how useful it can be, let’s see how you can do it.
There are many different online clothing business opportunities out there, but it seems that selling vintage clothes is the most convenient way to make money from this activity.
In order to start your venture, it’s best to focus on a more specific niche. Vintage clothing is a broad term and you need to be more specific. For instance, you can sell clothes from the 1960s. But, you can also focus on a specific type of clothing like vintage athletic clothes. In this way, you will be able to identify your target audience easily and you will learn how to address them in the right way. If you want to make the right choice, think about your own style, the possible limitations that the niche provides, the current trends, and the possibility that the specific niche is very saturated.
The next step is to think about sourcing vintage clothing. For starters, you can check your own wardrobe. Next, you can visit the local flea market and some other places where you can usually find such clothes. If you are planning on using flea markets and thrift shops you should visit these places with a good plan about your needs. You should also visit them frequently and check the items before buying them.
Due to the fact that we are talking about specific types of clothing, we should mention that storage and inventory are a little bit different. You must organize them in the best possible way and you should also manage humidity and temperature in the place where they are stored.
Finally, think about the places where you can sell these vintage clothes. The simplest solution is to become a seller on some of the popular online marketplaces like ASOS marketplace or eBay. However, it is not very difficult to start your own online store either.
— Steve Hutt (@stevenhutt) 22 mars 2017