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October 28, 2021 Our 4 Best Tips for Sell By Mail

You may wonder what exactly to fill your Crossroads Sell By Mail bag with. Not to worry! In this post, we share our 4 best tips for Sell by Mail. It’s an insider’s look into some of the brands, fabrics, and styles our Sell By Mail buyers love to buy.

1. Focus on Brands We Love.

As a basic rule, we shy away from fast fashion brands because they were so affordable new they don’t hold a high resale value. Instead, we look for popular mall and boutique brands known for their high-quality pieces. Here are some examples of brands that our customers can’t get enough of.

Madewell hanging on a rack for selling.

Madewell’s styles are always trendy, fun, and elevated.

Patagonia hanging on racks.

Patagonia makes highly desirable outerwear that suits our customers’ need for functionality and comfort.

Vans is an iconic brand whose shoes and apparel are constantly sought after by our customers.

Everyone wants a great Everlane piece. They use quality fabrics to create styles that are minimal and timeless.

2. Select Either Current or Classic Styles.

Our customers trust us to have the latest and greatest merchandise. They want to see the newest trends in our stores not long after they hit the runway or Instagram, as well as classic investment pieces they’ll wear for years. Our customers are very trendy, just like our sellers, so styles should either be on-trend like cropped, or classic like straight-leg denim.

Different types of denim and leather jacket hanging for selling.

Styles are always changing, but some never go out of fashion! We can point out that one thing that’s constant is a love for denim and leather. A signature jacket and dark denim are styles you can always send to Crossroads with a high likelihood of selling.

3. Opt for Fabrics That Stand Out

At Crossroads, we can’t get enough of natural fibers like cotton, silk, cashmere, leather, and wool. What your clothes are made of can turn your piece from a “maybe” into a “we need this!” We always check out those fabric labels.

Silks are elegant, sophisticated, and highly desirable. Before sending in a silk piece, though, make sure to inspect for pulls and stains.

denim jacket and leather bag as ideal items for selling.

It’s hard to say no to a structured leather bag, and it’s even harder to turn down a leather jacket. Again, make sure to check for any visible wear, then send it in!

4. Assess the Condition.

The condition of a piece could make or break our decision to purchase it. When inspecting an item, we ask ourselves: is this an item the customer could wear out of the store? We look closely for stains, tears, loose threads, missing buttons, and broken zippers. The closer to new it looks, the more likely it is to be purchased.

A combination of fabric types that are good for selling by mail.

We don’t just purchase used clothes, we purchase new ones as well. If it’s new with tags, a current style, and has never been worn, there’s a great chance we’ll want it.

There you have it!  These are our 4 best tips for Sell By Mail with Crossroads. Ready to give it a go and earn cash or store credit? You can order your bag right here.