Secondhand Finds Gallery

I’ve gotten some of my favorite pieces from online resale and I wanted to have a page sharing them even if it’s won’t be a ~lucrative~ source of affiliate link $. I do most of my secondhand shopping on Poshmark and eBay, but other popular sites for secondhand fashion include TheRealReal, ThredUp, and Mercari.

I’ve also listed some tips I’ve found helpful for online secondhand shopping after the gallery!

Handmade vintage pastel patchwork cardigan via Poshmark

Susan Bristol vintage wool patchwork cardigan via Poshmark

BMUG (Berkeley Mac Users Group Macworld 1994 Tokyo meetup) vintage tee via Etsy

Arlette vintage double-breasted wool tweed coat via eBay

Patagonia zip fleece via eBay

Patagonia pullover snap-t fleece via eBay

Sheep Creek vintage floral elbow patch cotton cardigan via Poshmark

Gitano vintage pleated light wash denim shorts via Poshmark

Dr Martens Museum Collection x Hieronymus Bosch 1460 boots (not so much a “find” as relentlessly tracked down)

Lee Jerzees vintage turkey sweatshirt via Poshmark

Moulinette Soeurs dress via Poshmark

Comme des Garcons deconstructed ruffle gingham skirt via Instagram closet sale

Katha Diddel vintage needlepoint frog bag via eBay

Vintage Jurassic Park patch chambray shirt via eBay

Columbia long gingham raincoat via Poshmark

Moulinette Soeurs star moon sequin tulle midi skirt via eBay

Alice + UO cotton twill double-breasted cape via Poshmark

Tips

Know your measurements – This is like, secondhand shopping 101, but for those just trying it out, since garment sizing is such a clusterfuck most sellers will provide the flatlay measurements of the actual garments they’re selling (e.g. the “pit to pit” measurement for bust, the sleeve length, front rise, etc) in addition to the size on the tag. You should measure items you have in each category that fit you well for reference to make it more likely the stuff you buy will fit.

Ask if it’s from a pet-free home or a smoke-free home / doesn’t have cigarette smell – If you’ve got allergies or are sensitive to scents, it’s not rude to ask the seller about this if they didn’t list it. Nothing’s worse than a vintage piece arriving smelling like a chain smoker.

Check prices on sold items – Not sure how much you should be paying for an item? On eBay, Poshmark, and most platforms I’m aware of, you can view sold items which will display how much the final sale went for. You can check sold items both on specific searches and on seller’s pages.

Filter by “hand crafted” or “vintage” on Poshmark – These are “brands” you can filter by even though they’re not literally brands to find more interesting and unique items.