Using Poshmark for Kid’s Clothes

5 Apr

I swear this happens once a year and it always throws me off… suddenly Jack has grown out of all his pants. They fit fine one day and then BOOM suddenly there are like 3 inches of ankles showing.

This photo is from September, when he grew out of his last size. Which means that size 6 pants only fit him for 7 months. Sigh.

He is currently in the ‘only wearing track pants’ stage of boy life, so I typically buy him 5 – 6 pairs of Under Armour and Nike pants at TJ Maxx or Marshalls. He will wear them nonstop and then if we are lucky, he’ll go right into shorts for the summer.

I try to keep on top of things and ask for the next size pants for his birthday in February, but this year the pickings were slim. My mom was able to buy some ‘mediums’ but jumping from a kids size 6 to a medium means that the waist is currently too big on him.

So when he grew out of his pants last week, I tried to find the next size online. I checked TJ Maxx online, Amazon, and even the Under Armour website and online outlet… but I just can’t justify paying over $20 for one pair of kid’s pants. Especially when it’s possible/likely that he may grow out of the next size over the summer!

That brings me to Poshmark!

I’ve used Poshmark lots for myself and have both sold clothing and purchased items. (You can find my 6 Tips for Buying on Poshmark here). However, I’ve never looked for kids clothes before. I did a quick search of “Under Armour Boys Pants 7” and “Nike Boys Pants 7” and it came up with a bunch of options. I narrowed it down to those that were described as “like new” with no holes or wear showing.

Side note: there are a bunch of options marked ‘play clothes’ with holes in them that people are selling. I would have never thought to sell super worn clothes, but it seems like there could be a market for it.

I ended up finding 5 pairs with prices ranging from $6 – $12 per pair. Once you add in the shipping, they cost the same or less as what I would have paid at TJ Maxx.

My orders are trickling in now and I’m SO HAPPY that I thought to use Poshmark! Not only was I able to get exactly the size Jack needs right now, but I was able to take them off other people’s hands that no longer needed them and put a little money in their pockets.

Also, now that I know that there is a market for kid’s clothes, I’m going to collect the outgrown items we have that are still in great condition and list them as bundles. I saw a few bundles where you get a group of a few shirts and pants in a particular size and I totally would have snapped one up if they had the sizes I needed. So, with very little effort from me… maybe Jack’s clothes can find a new home too!

If you’ve been meaning to try out Poshmark, I have a special invite code that you can use. Just open a Poshmark account and enter the code POCKETFULOFJOUL to get $5 off your first order.

Have you used Poshmark to buy kid’s clothes?

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. If you choose to use my special Poshmark code to sign up for an account, you will get $5 off your first order and I will also get $5 off a future order.

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