Posted on Monday, October 14th, 2013 by Will Hagle
Poshmark lets fashion-lovers sell items of clothing and accessories from their own closets while shopping from the closets of others throughout the country.
Some of your best fashion ideas probably come from the closets of your closest friends (try to say that five times fast 😉 ). But if you buy the same outfits as your friends, they’d know that you stole the idea from them, and it might get awkward if you wear the same thing out in public at the same time. Poshmark takes the idea of finding inspiration from the closets of others but takes away all the negative parts by connecting shoppers with other fashion-conscious individuals from around the United States. The site allows users to list items of clothing that they no longer wear on the site for other users to browse and buy. There’s no distinction between buyer and seller — you can shop for clothes in other people’s closets while selling the clothes in your own. It’s like vintage shopping, but with a personalized touch. You know where your clothes are coming from, and where they’re going.
Poshmark makes it easier to ship your clothes those that purchase them by providing you with a pre-paid, pre-addressed label to be put on a box, which can then be picked up by Poshmark employees at your home for free or dropped off at the nearest mailbox. This personalized attention from the company not only increases trust that items you purchased will be delivered, but makes the process of selling items on the platform much less tedious. Items of clothing and accessories in ton of different styles can be purchased on the site, and the ease at which shoppers, buyers and other browsers can connect with each other truly makes the site have a community feel. One of the coolest community-esque features of Poshmark are its “Posh Parties,” which are “real time shopping events” that allow users to shop, sell and share clothing and accessories with each other at the same time. Oftentimes respected bloggers, boutique owners and other fashion authorities will make an appearance to sell items from their closet during a themed version of these Posh Parties. All those looking for a unique online shopping experienced as well as access to a bunch of great items should be using Poshmark immediately.