How to Make a Killing By Selling Your Clothes on an App


Depop’s colorful feature page | Pixelbay / Alixe Wiley.

Sometimes it takes a while to realize you have a hoarding problem. My revelation happened this summer, when I took one look at my packed walk-in closet, overstuffed dresser drawers, and cramped attic space. I knew it was time for a massive closet clean-out, but where to begin? I refused to throw anything away (clothing is one of the biggest contributors to landfill waste) and hesitate to consign more expensive, well-loved pieces because the experience can be intimidating and isn’t guaranteed to pay out. It seemed all that was left was to go digital.

Believe it or not, some women make six figures a year using the popular marketplace app Poshmark. (Yes, you read that correctly.) So why not me? I dowloaded the app, starting listing my clothes … and made over $2,000 in two months. Not quite six figures, but I’ll take it. But while I quickly gained 1,000 followers (users who follow your listings) and a steady flow of traffic, I started to resent the 20 percent cuts Poshmark takes and its limited shipping options. Then I found Depop.  Read more »

This App Will Tell You All the Promo Codes That Apply to Your Order

The easiest way to rack up discounts. | Honey

The easiest way to rack up discounts. | Honey

Confession: I never purchase anything online without Googling ‘[Insert store name] promo codes’ beforehand. With e-tailers constantly doling out percentages off and free gifts with purchase, it’s a five-second move that can save you a few bucks or at least the shipping fees. Now, a new shopping app for Chrome called Honey will do the legwork for you.  Read more »

Shop Sixty Five Opens an Online Store (And Lets You Easily Calculate Cost Per Wear)


Some of the brick-and-mortar’s online offerings.

Shop Sixty Five, the Doylestown fashion stalwart, is branching out: First, owner Linda LaRosa Bidlo opened a Glawyne outpost back in 2013, and now the boutique has launched an online store via Shoptiques.

The collection right now is small — only 16 items are available — but it’s worth taking a spin over there (do so here!) to check it out. My picks: an architectural Halston Heritage cocktail dress, a dreamy wrap top by IRO, and a Raquel Allegra frayed-edge tie-dye tee. Tip: Use online code SHOPNOW to get $10 your purchase until May 31st. But the coolest part is that cost-per-wear calculator.

Market Report: The Everything Guide to Shopping for Swimwear Online


Bathing suit nirvana. | Shutterstock.

  • Can’t make it out to Cameo Water Wear or Everything But Water? Here is your everything-guide to buying swimsuits online, whether you’re looking for quick shipping (you know, for that last-minute getaway), great selection, plus sizes or under $100 picks. [Racked]
  • A website called Nudevotion helps you find the best nude-colored clothing for your exact skin tone. Because not all nudes are created equal. [PopSugar]
  • Yikes: Target is in hot water for allegedly stealing a T-shirt design from a young Etsy designer. (We’ve heard this before.) [Katu]

Next: What a Vogue fashion writer wears to her high school reunion.

Rent the Runway Adds Casual Clothing and More Brick-and-Mortar Stores

The recently-opened Chicago outpost of Rent the Runway. | Instagram.

The recently-opened Chicago outpost of Rent the Runway. | Instagram.

Fans of Rent the Runway’s affordable cocktail and formalwear rentals can now get their hands on slightly more casual work- and brunch-appropriate clothes. Last Thursday, Rent the Runway rolled out a selection of summer-y pieces like this Mara Hoffman romper ($50 rental; $242 retail) and this charming Elizabeth and James crop top ($45 rental; $225 retail) that veer from their typically formal offerings.  Read more »

Market Report: How to Become the Online Shopper Who Never Has to Return Anything

End the return process once and for all. | Shutterstock

  • A luxury fashion buyer weighs in on the best tips and tricks for online shopping (like how to predict if an item will go on sale), so you never have to return anything again. [The Zoe Report]
  • A Tel Aviv-based winery just rolled out a new set of plates that make Instagramming your meal easier than ever. We’re still wavering on whether this is absurd or brilliant. [Fast Company]
  • Someone thought it would be a good idea to trademark “TransJenner” for a novelty line of clothing. According to TMZ, the creator “swears to [them] his intention is not to be salacious.” ’Kay. [TMZ]

Next: 32 pairs of summer-worthy shoes you can actually wear to the office.

Saks Fifth Avenue’s Friends and Family Sale is Happening Right Now

Image via Shutterstock

Image via Shutterstock

Tis’ the season for friends and family sales, everyone. Next up: Saks Fifth Avenue. Through April 27, the department store is offering 30 percent off much of the store (a 5 percent hike from last year!) as well as 20 percent off jewelry and triple points for card owners on anything that’s not included in the discounts.

To shop the sale online, use promo code FRNFAM at checkout. You can also peruse discount-eligible items (like these never-on-sale Loeffler Randall sandals) online. If you’ve been scoping out a splurge-worthy item, now’s the time to pull the trigger.  Read more »

The Perfect White Tee You Need to Buy This Spring

Image via Toggery Brand

Image via Toggery Brand

Fans of America’s Next Top Model will fondly remember the perennial “go-see” episode. Contestants were challenged to go to — and book — as many go-sees at design houses as possible. Inevitably, one model tries to squeeze in one last visit and returns late (a huge no-no), or someone gets hopelessly lost 15 minutes out of the gate. It’s television crack.

The reason I bring up ANTM (besides being a hopeless fan) is because I found my absolute favorite, can’t-live-without-it summer t-shirt and it’s Toggery Brand‘s Go-See Tee (bam!). Silky-soft and pristinely white, it’s comfy but still has a modern fit. Plus, since it’s made from 93 percent jersey modal and 7 percent spandex, it won’t get stretched or lose its shape. It’s a bit of an investment, but it’ll put your Hanes v-necks to shame.  Read more »

Philly-Based Geography 541 Lauches a Postcard-Inspired Jewelry Collection

Image via Geography 541

Picture perfect. | Image via Geography 541.

Craving a getaway to Denmark, Singapore or Portugal, but would rather not shell out for pricey flights? It’s not quite an American Airlines gift card, but Geography 541’s new postcard-inspired collection might be the cure for your case of wanderlust. Designer Madeline Tolle uses miniature metal looms and various threads and materials to craft tiny woven tapestries that you can actually wear. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and rings in at $198, so peruse the selection (this moody Minnesota piece will surely become a staple) and move quick.

Those that don’t see their dream destination offered can order a “Make Your Own Unique Postcard Piece.” Simply select the option here and they’ll contact you for a photo and then weave you your very own custom piece. Say it with us: Best. Gift. Ever.
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Here Is Your Game Plan for Lilly Pulitzer for Target’s Sunday Launch

Image via Target

Prepare to shop. | Image via Target.

Where there is Lilly, there is shopping chaos. (Seriously, the brand’s fans are die-hard.) And anyone who has been following the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collaboration news knows there has been no shortage of drama surrounding the announcement (think angry sorority girls and rightfully pissed plus-size ladies). While most of the commotion has dissipated, there’s still tons of excitement surrounding the massive 250-piece release. The collection is set to debut this Sunday and — just like with Lilly’s infamous warehouse sales — there is strategy involved to score the best stuff.

Here, our best tips and tricks for maneuvering the in-store and online debut:  Read more »

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