Posted on Thursday, November 20th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Bib + Tuck is a new way to shop for fashion, with vintage and designer clothes, shoes and accessories discounted up to 80%.
Bib + Tuck is an online store allowing people to sell their clothes while shopping from the closets of others. Anyone can list an item for sale on the site at whatever price they choose. Bib + Tuck does negotiate with the number that you initially offer, and the site ultimately takes 15% of the sale. On the seller’s side, this is a bit more frustrating than comparable sites that offer a platform to list items for sale. But Bib + Tuck handles all of the annoying aspects of selling an item online, including shipping, payments and returns. Funds can be directed back towards the site to shop for more clothes, or transferred directly to your bank account. The site also claims that its items sell more quickly because every item for sale has been curated by its staff.
For buyers, there’s no question that Bib + Tuck is an appealing place to shop. Each listed item is accompanied by a personal story written by the seller as to why they’re putting it up for sale. This adds to the community element of the site, a group of people exchanging the clothes and accessories in their closet. The store offers apparel of all types, from rare or hard-to-find vintage t-shirts to $400 Givenchy shoes. The editorial staff ensures that quality of style is maintained, and there’s a specific list of brands that Bib + Tuck approves and/or disapproves of listing in their store. Still, it’s not all high-end fashion and is designed to more closely mimic the average closet of a fashion-conscious individual. For those seeking deals, there’s also a “name your own price section.” Bib + Tuck is a smart combination of curation and a user-driven marketplace. In other words, it’s a good place to shop.