This will be more of a do as I say and not as I do kind of post. Although, if you do as I do it won’t be so bad either.
I love to save a buck. Unfortunately, I also loveeee me some fashion and beauty, which is most of the time not so cheap. I’ve also noticed as my smaller counterparts have sales in places like H&M and Forever 21 have sales that promise $3! and $5! sales, when my jeans that I’ve been dying to buy don’t budge in price and their lowest when on sale rarely hits below $20. There’s plenty of theory behind this, and I get it, but to be a plus sized fashionista on a budget can be a challenge.
Although I believe in splurging on the staples or signature pieces that you’ll get the wear out of, I’ve found a few ways to find affordable plus size fashion. One way is through Poshmark. Poshmark is a place women come together to buy and sell clothing and accessories from each other’s closets. Some items are new, others are lightly used. You can buy name brand or vintage and everything inbetween.
I have gotten some great deals on the site, including an almost0new Kate Spade purse for $100, tons of Torrid and a few Modcloth pieces.
My top tips for buying on Poshmark:
- Utilize the search bar in both brands and sizes. Set your size range so that only your sizes come up in searches (although I think for larger sizes this doesn’t always work so well. Try it first, then search specifically for your size if you aren’t having luck.)
- Follow users that share items in your size. This makes it less of a hassle to dig through listings and they often share items from other closets that you may like.
- USE THE OFFER BUTTON! Make reasonable offers, but people are usually open to taking a few bucks off and it doesn’t hurt to ask!
Poshmark has also been a great way to get items that I love for FREE! That’s right, FREE! I do this by selling items in my closet that I’ve grown tired of or don’t fit. You know that dress two sizes smaller that you’d fit in by now? Or those 10 pounds you’ve lost and those pants don’t fit just right? (I’ve been in both boats.)
I began my Poshmark journey in 2013 and I’ve made $697 in that time with only 54 listings sold. That number still makes me wish I had tried harder to sell more! This is where the ‘do as I say, not as I do’ comes in. I have been kind of lazy when it comes to product photos. Working full time and writing part time didn’t give me much time, but I still made big sales! You can be even more successful by taking great photos of the items you’re selling.
Follow others and share your items! This will build relationships and possibly lead to sales.
Be realistic about the quality of your items. Don’t sell things that you wouldn’t want to get yourself.
Does this help? Do you have any questions about being successful on Poshmark? Shoot me an email or comment below 🙂