Posh Parties: The FAQs

The most frequently asked questions about the Posh Party hosting program.

posh party basics

Q: What is a Posh Party?
A: Posh Parties are real-time virtual shopping events where fashion lovers (like you!) meet up in the Poshmark app to shop, share, and sell clothing and accessories. We currently host 4 parties per day within the app with varying party themes. After the parties are over, check out the different showrooms within each party to shop for curated selections of items shared to that party.

  • 9am PST – Brand Party: We choose our community’s favorite brands and feature them in a brand-focused party. These parties include brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Fendi, Dior, Tory Burch, and more.
  • 12pm PST – Category Party: Browse parties centered around fashion categories like “Hot Handbags”, “All About Boots” and “Just Jewelry”.
  • 4pm PST –  Department Party: These parties are focused on fashion departments like men, kids, maternity etc.
  • 7pm PST – Style Party: Typically themed around styles and trends, such as “Street Style”, “Daytime to Date Night” and “Total Trendsetter”.

Q: What does it mean to be a Posh Party Host?
A: As a host, you get to be a part of creating a highly curated showroom of amazing fashion items that follow the theme of the party! This is your chance to showcase your personal style via sharing select listings from your closet as well as a variety of other Posher’s closets.

becoming a host

Q: How are hosts selected?
A: Any Posher who meets our criteria is eligible to host. With the popularity of our Posh Party Hosting program, we select hosts on a rotating basis from a wait list.

Q: I filled out an application to host, but I haven’t received a response. Should I reach out again?
A: Once you reach out to us about hosting, your closet is sent over for consideration. Due to the high volume of interest we receive daily, it can take some time for our team to get to your request. If you haven’t heard back yet, sit tight and we will be in touch just as soon as we get a chance.

Q: Will creating a listing to campaign to become a host help my chances of becoming a host?
A: The best way to become a Posh Party host is to make sure your closet meets our criteria and that you’ve reached out to us to express your interest.

Q: Should I have my PFFs write in to nominate me to become a host?
A: It’s not necessary that you do. Simply letting us know you have an interest in hosting will get you on the list to be considered for the program.

Q: How long will it take to get a party date?
A: As we’re sure you can imagine, there are many Poshers who want to co-host our virtual Posh Parties. For first-time hosts, it’ll probably be a few months before we get to your name on the waiting list. There are a limited number of spots available for repeat hosts each month, so this wait time is longer and it could be several months before you hear from us.

posh party prep

Q: Will I need to select all of my party picks days before the party?
A: You may browse listings at any time prior to or during the party for your listing selections. Some Poshers may find it useful to preselect an assortment of items to choose from by “liking” the listing. During the party, they share directly from their “My Likes” page. Another strategy is to share directly from listings that the Poshmark community is sharing to the party.

Q: Will I be with a co-host who is completely familiar with hosting?
A: Your group of co-hosts will undoubtedly vary, as we mix and match new hosts with repeat ones from time to time. Don’t worry, though! Every host is provided with detailed instructions on what to do the night of the big party.

Q: Do I have to create a listing in my closet about the party?
A: We do encourage co-hosts to share the information with their friends and family and that often means they want to share with their PFFs. It’s welcomed to have an announcement listing about your time to shine, but certainly not required.

Q: Do I have to log out and back in before the party starts?
A: You can stay logged into your account as usual and tap on the “share to party” option to share to your Posh Party.

Q: Is it better to host on the web or with the mobile app?
A: That one is totally up to personal preference! Some co-hosts prefer the web experience while some enjoy the freedom and mobility of the iOS or Android app. Others like a multi-device experience and will utilize a combination of phone, tablet and/or computer to get the job done.

Q: I’m getting a lot of tags from Poshers wanting me to choose their item as a host pick; is it expected that I share every item I’m tagged on?
A: Not at all! It’s not encouraged that Poshers mass tag party hosts to be selected for a host pick. While you are certainly welcome to take a look to see if you’d like to share their items, we just want to see your choice of items that represent you and the night’s theme.

its posh party time

Q: How exactly do I share my host picks to the party? Will the app look different?
A: You will be added as an official host to your Posh Party the day before under the “Parties” tab. Because you are in our system as a host, anything you share to the party will automatically be displayed in the Host Picks Showroom.

Q: Do I have to share my listings right when the party starts?
A: Feel free to share any time during the two hour party window! You can space things out and share the entire evening, or share at a time that is good for you.

Q: Do I need to leave a comment on each listing I share to the host picks showroom to let the owner know that I’ve chosen their item?
A: No. Simply share your selection to the party; our system will automatically generate a congratulatory email to the lucky Posher.

Q: How do I assure my picks aren’t going to be the same as a co-hosts?
A: There is no guarantee your selection won’t be selected by another co-host, however, no matter how many times a listing is shared to the party, it’ll only appear in the showroom once, the most recent time that it was shared.

Q: Is it okay to share more than one item from a particular closet?
A: Absolutely! However, we ask that co-hosts share no more than three items from any one closet. Spread the love!

Q: Is it okay to share more than 100 listings to the party?
A: We do ask that you stay at that limit so that the Host Picks Showroom remains a highly curated and shoppable selection. Too many listings in the showroom can come across as cluttered or even overwhelming to those trying to browse the listings. Those who purposefully overshare may not be asked to host again.

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Q: I had so much fun the first time I hosted. Can I host again?
A: You bet! If it’s been at least one month since you last hosted, fill out the application again and we’ll be sure to put you on the list again. Keep in mind there are a limited number of spots available for repeat hosts so it may take some time before we can get you on the calendar.

Q: What if I want to host more than one type of party?
A: Currently, we only accommodate hosts for our Category, Department and Style parties. Each party has it’s own list; therefore, you can put your name on each list once. Just let us know which parties you are interested in hosting when you fill out the application.

Q: I’ve heard that hosts’ closets may not have other websites advertised in their bio or listings. Is this true?
A: Closets are permitted to list other website URLs, as long as there is no active advertising to sell items off of the Poshmark platform.

Q: How come some Poshers get to host multiple parties while I’m still waiting to host my first?
A: The Host program caters to all members of the Community, which means there will be users who are coming up on their next opportunity to host at the same time that another user writes in to request to host for their first time. We look forward to providing every eligible user with an opportunity!

Q: Can I choose my co-hosts?
A: We do our very best to accommodate co-host requests, but cannot guarantee that we’ll be able to schedule you with the Posher(s) you’ve requested.

Q: Can I choose my theme?
A: Theme suggestions are always welcome, however, we have a team here at PMHQ that is responsible for all the Posh Party themes you see. As such, we cannot guarantee a specific theme for the night that you host.

Q: How are themes decided?
A: Believe it or not, a lot of thought is put into each and every party theme. Our team looks into a variety of data trends and carefully curates party themes to appeal to what Poshers are shopping for. At this time we don’t take theme requests, but feel free to pass along any ideas you may have for consideration.

Q: Is there a good place to see all of Poshmark’s rules and guidelines?
A: We recommend making sure you’re familiar with the information on the following pages:

If you have additional questions, feel free to shoot us an email at hosting@poshmark.com – we’d be happy to help!

Want to host a party? Find out the criteria and how to get involved.
Already have your party hosting date? See how to be a stellar Posh Party host.

7 thoughts on “Posh Parties: The FAQs

  1. I don’t want to “host” but I do want to post some of my items for sale in a posh party that I’ve been invited to. I have sent the RSVP that I will be attending, shared it on Facebook, and my few items meet all of the party’s guidlines. So how do I put my items in the party?

    • That’s a very good question, similar to my own question: why are there no “filters” during parties? I have to scroll through each and every listing to find my size.

  2. First of all, how do I RSVP to a party I’ve been invited to? I’ve shared to many parties to which I’ve received invitations, but my items aren’t showing up. Didn’t realize there was an RSVP process. If I haven’t been following it, however, why would I have the option to share to the party when I select my items to share that fit the theme?

    Secondly, why aren’t my items showing up? Of the “Best in Tops” party today at 3 p.m., there were more than 114,o00 items. NONE OF THEM were mine (and I started listing right at 3). Do the hosts get to pick, and if so, how can three or four hosts possibly select that many items? I’m very confused, and feeling like I’m wasting my time.

    • Hi Carrie, you do not need to RSVP to have your items appear in parties. With a large volume of items listed, it’s possible that you might not be able to find your listings, but rest assured that items shared within the proper category are there. For example, only items that are a type of “top” would appear in the Best in Tops party. If you need further help, please reach out to support@poshmark.com.

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