10 Feb What is Poshmark and How to Shop There
This Vintage tweed blazer was purchased on Poshmark for $40
Are you the type that likes to shop on-line or do you prefer seeing and trying on the clothing at the Mall? I truly do 98% of my shopping on-line as I find the comfort of my couch relaxing with a cup of coffee while in my robe very comfortable and so much more fun! I also find that the inventory can be much greater when shopping on-line. I should say off the bat, Poshmark is currently only in the US. There is also the App you can download for convenience on your phone.
My vintage leopard jacket was a steal at $25!! on Poshmark.
I just thought I would introduce you to one of the ways I shop. It truly is like thrifting on-line. Most clothing is gently used, however you can find new with tags as well. This shopping site is called Poshmark. I am going to show you some of the clothing I acquired from there, as well as giving you some ideas for shopping on the site. Some of the brands I have bought on Poshmark are Zara, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, and Anthropologie. There is designer clothing on the site as well. If you enjoy looking at vintage clothing, there is a category for Vintage.
Jewelry -like new I bought on Poshmark from Ann Taylor-$30
I found Poshmark by looking at another blogger’s sale items on their blog, and then came the obsession! If you enjoy getting deals as well as hunting for items of clothing that may be unique or not in stores currently, then you might enjoy Poshmark. This post is not sponsored in anyway: I just wanted to share my find and let you know there is a better alternative to Ebay!
I myself have an account there, as I have done some closet cleaning and have posted items I just wasn’t excited about anymore or shoes that were too big, uncomfortable etc. The best way to use Poshmark, is to have in mind what you are looking for. One can certainly browse, but it could be pretty time consuming.
Here are some tips to better shopping on the site:
- .Know what you are interested in buying. Seems self-explanatory, but you can easily get carried away or lost in all of the inventory
- Write down some of the shops you frequent before shopping on the site.
- Have a price point in mind, as you can make an offer.
- Ask for measurements to ensure a good fit. I ask for bust and shoulder when buying jackets and tops. Ask for waist, hip and inseam measurements if buying pants, skirts.
- There are no returns, so this can be a downside. I usually do not buy shoes on the site, as if they don’t fit I am stuck with them!
- Think of the shops you reguraly frequent and know the sizing. If you are unfamiliar, it is best to check the size charts of the store on-line.
- If the seller only shows stock photos, ask for pictures of the item to ensure you are getting what you pay for.
- Put in your sizes and search parameters so the search returns only your sizes, making shopping easier.
- There is a $6.50 Priority mail shipping fee and you should figure this into what you want to pay.
This Banana Republic Grey sweater dress was $25 On Poshmark.
J Crew Velvet Blazer bought on Poshmark for $40.
So, check it out, and if you have the time to browse, then there’s a lot to look at. You might find some treasures for a fraction of the cost!
Have a great weekend!