6 fashion brands in your wardrobe that sell for big bucks on eBay

Posted: 3 November 2021 11:28 am
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Jennifer Rink standing in closet in Suddenly 30 movie.

You could be sitting on a fashion goldmine, sis.

Alexa, play "Cleaning Out My Closet". The average Australian only wears half of what's in their wardrobe, according to 2021 research from Levi's. So if you're feeling both seen and ashamed like me, it may be time to give your closet a spring clean. As well as donating or doing a clothes swap, selling your old threads is a fab way to keep them out of landfill. Plus, it's a great way to make some cheeky cash on the side.

If you're deciding what goes into the "sell" or "donate" pile, you should know that some sought-after labels typically fetch higher bids than others. So to help you rake in the dough, we've rounded up the popular fashion labels that go for big bucks on eBay in 2021.

This article was created in partnership with our pals at eBay. With 13 pieces of women's fashion sold every minute on eBay you'll be in good company. Tap into Australia's largest marketplace today.

Model wearing long, black dress with cut outs on the hips from Bec & Bridge.

Bec & Bridge

✨ Popular items: Dresses, tops

💸 Price range: $80-$150

Aussie label Bec & Bridge is coveted for its gorgeous dresses and adorable sets, but they do tend to be a little on the 'spenny side. Many savvy shoppers turn to resell sites like eBay to pick up a Bec & Bridge number on a budget, with used items generally going for between $80 and $150. Not behd.


Girl wearing Realisation Par dress with daisy print and a black blazer.

Réalisation Par

✨ Popular items: Dresses, skirts, baby tees

💸 Price range: $150-$300

As the unofficial "it girl" brand that's hard to get your hands on in Australia, Réalisation Par is a sought-after label in the resale space. It's not uncommon to scroll past Réalisation Par listings going for between $150 and $300 depending on the style. Some of the most popular designs that go for a pretty penny include The Juliet and The Valentina dresses in the daisy or polka dot prints. But it's items from limited edition collections (such as the 2020 Elton John collab) that are the real big kahuna.


Model wearing Zimmerman dress by the ocean.

Zimmermann

Popular items: Dresses, playsuits

💸 Price range: $150-$500

Did you splurge on a Zimmermann number for a formal event only to wear it once? Mood. Luckily for you, there are loads of shoppers searching for second-hand goodies from the label online. Second-hand Zimmerman dresses or playsuits typically go for between $150 and $500 depending on the style and condition.


Anine Bing wearing grey motorcycle tee.

Anine Bing

Popular items: T-shirts, crew necks, blazers

💸 Price range: $100-$200

Anine Bing t-shirts and crew necks retail for $150 to $250, so there are lots of people searching for second-hand steals online.


Woman wearing orange Spell dress.

Spell

Popular items: Dresses, tops, playsuits

💸 Price range: $150-$500

Second-hand styles from Byron Bay boho label Spell are a hot commodity on eBay. Dresses and playsuits generally go for between $180 and $300, with older styles from years ago still fetching upwards of $150.


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Dr Martens

Popular items: Boots and sandals

💸 Price range: $100-$250

Dr. Martens boots are a tough and timeless piece that literally never goes out of fashion. The iconic black 1460 lace-up boots are always in demand, but limited edition styles (such as cherry red or chunky soles) often go for big bucks on eBay.

If this article has inspired you to do some second-hand shopping of your own, check out our guide on the fashion staples you should thrift for a lil' nudge in the right direction.

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