How to Get Free Money from Your Favorite Clothing Brands

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Free money is not exactly something that most people are just handing over, but it’s certainly something most people will take if given the opportunity. The same goes with designer fashions. Gucci isn’t handing over their gorgeous handbags and Burberry has yet to offer me a free coat or rain boots. I’m just saying; I’ll take it if you’re listening! So what if we told you that you could get free money from your favorite designers? Would you believe us? I’m not even sure I believed it was possible at first. When I decided to look into free money from fashion designers, I was a bit skeptical. I have a long-term love affair with fashion, particularly as it pertains to high-end designers, and I’ve never once been given free money. If I had been, I’d be living on the island I purchased in the South Pacific.

Fear not my fellow fashionistas, you can make free money with your designer duds (well, not the duds..haha!) and I’m going to tell you exactly how to do it as told to me by a friend whose sister makes her entire living doing this. It’s free money from her favorite fashion designers, and she’s living the good life because of it. But be warned; it’s not simple, easy or even something that everyone can do.

Designer Finds

We all know that designer goods are worth a lot of money, and they hold their value. This means if you decide you no longer love your 6-inch black glittery Christian Louboutin platforms you bought three months ago because, well, you have absolutely nowhere to wear them, you can sell them. You can sell them for a lot. But that’s not earning free money, right? You did, after all, just drop over $1k on those shoes and you’re going to sell them for a lot, but not what you paid. But before we get into how this is going to make you money, you need to understand something important – you need to understand your designers.

Some people feel that designer brands include Banana Republic or GAP or even Old Navy – no. Those are all fine, and I own pieces from every single one of those stores, but they’re not designer brands. They’re brand name, but they’re not designer. That dress you bought at Forever 21 is not going to earn you any money, you know? You need to understand that certain fashion designers are far more relevant and profitable for you than others. You’re going to want to focus on the LuluLemon, Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Theory, Ellie Tahari, DvF types.

How it Works

The only way you’re making free money from your favorite designers is by not paying for those purchases in the first place – well, at least not paying much. You selling your clothes out of your own personal closet is not a profit, it’s merely recouping a portion of the funds you paid to own that piece in the first place. What you have to do is scour – and I mean scour – your local thrift shops and consignment stores (Goodwill is a good one). Now, don’t take my word for the fact that you can find designer goods in places like these everywhere you go.

Those who live in big cities, wealthy and affluent areas and places where there is more money than anything else. For example, hospital cities, big business cities and big cities in general are going to make this quest a lot simpler on you. You are more likely to go into your local Goodwill and find things that wealthy men and women no longer want – and most are still pretty new and recent – and you’ll be able to purchase them for very little, just dollars. Of course, you will not find something every single time you go, but you have to be very diligent, sort through things and look hard. Yard sales and estate sales are also a great place to look for these items in affluent communities.

How to Earn Free Money

Now that you know how to get the designer pieces you’re going to need, you need to know how to get free money for them. The best thing you can do is take our advice and skip places like eBay and things of that nature. What you need to do now is find locations that specialize in the selling of high-end designer fashions. For example, you will want to use locations such as MoshPosh – a boutique that consigns upscale designer fashions. You’ll want to choose websites such as Walk in My Closet, Vaunte, the RealReal and ShopHers; all are sites that allow you to sell your authentic luxury designer brands to make a profit.

By picking up these pieces for next to nothing, you will earn a huge return. The best way to earn free money is to do this and also price your items low and very affordably. This is going to work well because it allows you to pick up these pieces for next to nothing and then earn a huge return. For example, one woman was able to find a gorgeous authentic Louis Vuitton wallet in a thrift shop in Los Angeles for less than $20 and she was able to sell it for more than $175. That means she made a profit of $155 once the item was authenticated and sold. That’s not a bad way to make a little free money in a little time from your favorite fashion designers.

Not everyone has the ability to make this a full-time career, but it’s something that could become a profitable hobby. A great way to earn a little additional income when you’re looking to make money for something special, like a down payment on a house, a new car or even a fun vacation or the entire family. It’s worth considering, and it’s quite a bit easier than most people believe that it is.

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