Posh Tip: How To List Luxury Handbags For Resale On Poshmark

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Do you have a luxury handbag that you love, but don’t wear? With thousands of items from top brands – including Balenciaga, Hermès and Celine – Poshmark is the perfect place to sell it. Plus, with our exclusive Posh Concierge and Posh Protect services, you can buy and sell luxury with confidence.

How do you get started? When selling luxury items online, it’s important for sellers to know the item is authentic. While verification practices vary by brand, we’re here to help with this handy listing photo guide for sellers.

First thing’s first: be sure that your photos are on point. Photos should be taken in a well-lit area with plenty of natural light so that your pictures are crisp and clear. We recommend avoiding the use of filters that would alter the appearance of the item for sale. Want to share more photos of your item? Consider adding a separate listing for extra photos.

Logo and Hardware

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Capture a clear, straight-on photograph of the logo that is labeled on the handbag. Don’t forget the small, but important details such as the zipper and hardware. Make sure that the images are focused and bright enough to read any small inscriptions!

Serial Number, Date Code or Hologram Sticker

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Buyers will feel confident in purchasing from you when you display the unique code for your bag. Most of these codes are located in secretive areas like the bottom of the bag or deep down in the interior pocket. Can’t find your code? Call up the store where you purchased your bag and they will be able to help you locate it.

Documentation and Extras

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Do you still have the tags, dust bag or box for your bag? Include it in your photos and mention it in the description.

Condition

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Make sure to disclose any wear and tear on your bag through photos and in the description. See our handy guide to help you know how to describe the condition of your item. Hiding flaws can jeopardize your sale on Poshmark. We recommend creating another listing to provide more detailed photos for your prospective buyers.

Brand Photo Checklist

While each brand has its own standard for verification features, we can look to some of our top brands to see what photos should be included when showcasing your item’s authenticity:

CHANEL

  • Foil Logo Stamp
  • Serial Hologram Sticker
  • Zipper back
  • Quilt pattern and Stitching
  • Hardware/screws
  • Authenticity Card

Louis Vuitton

  • Heat stamp (made in tag)
  • Serial/Datecode (usually embossed on a tag or to the lining)
  • Hardware/screws
  • Base of handle (for stitching)

GUCCI

  • Tag with GUCCI stamp
  • Serial number (located behind the tag)
  • Material/fabric tag if applicable
  • Zipper Back
  • Clean Stitching

Still have questions when it comes to listing luxury items on Poshmark? Get in touch with us at support@poshmark.com.

How to Score Luxury Fashion for Less with @Morgan415

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Do you ever scroll through Instagram and think “DANG. I love her style!” You know, those stylish women who are always posting their amazing fashion finds? (Can you say #jealous?) We caught up with master Posher, designer deal finder and Instagram maven, Morgan, to learn just how she does it and what inspires her style.

Get to know Morgan

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Who takes your instagram photos? My husband does! He loves photography so we have fun (well sometimes he gets a little tired of me asking him to get up on a ladder to take a picture LOL).

What kind of camera do you use? I use mainly my iPhone, but a couple months ago we bought a Fujifilm XT-1 with a 56mm lens. It’s a great camera, and isn’t as heavy and big as some of its competitors (which means the hubby is less likely to complain about carrying it around). Now I use that, but sometimes just my iPhone does the trick!

What are your top 3 PoshFinds? Ok this is hard….I’ll pick my top “few” 😉

  • Bundle of 2 Jimmy Choo snakeskin flats (worn once each) and a JC snakeskin bag….$125!
  • Zara long burgundy moto jacket with (real!) leather sleeves…$20!
  • Shoes! These all get my top pick: Louboutin Pigalle Plato grey heels worn once ($150), Gucci black and gold T-strap heels ($25), 2 pairs of CHANEL flats ($65 each…one was worn a lot but look great after a trip to the cobbler, and the others worn once!), and CHANEL sandals ($90).

How She Finds the Best Luxury Items on Poshmark

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What is your strategy when shopping for luxury items on Poshmark? I check Poshmark often, and being able to quickly tell if an item is authentic is the best way to snatch a good deal when you spot one! After lots of practice, I can tell whether shoes are authentic just by looking at the shape of them. I’m not so great at authenticating bags yet, so I don’t buy many. Although with Posh Concierge I am much more inclined to make a purchase! Knowing your size in brands also helps. Asking a seller how the shoe runs can help, but sometimes I take the risk anyways. If a shoe is slightly big, add a gel insert to the heel or ball of foot, or both. If it is slightly too small, a shoe stretcher from Amazon does wonders!

What are your favorite brands to follow? I follow a decent amount of brands, but my favorites are Christian Louboutin, CHANEL, Helmut Lang, Vince, rag & bone, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Parker, A.L.C., 3.1 Phillip Lim and Equipment.

How exactly do you navigate through the app? What are your favorite features? I have 2 absolute favorite things about Poshmark. First, I keep notifications on for comments, offers, sales, and the best ones – price drops! If I have an item I see that I like, but it’s a little out of budget, I always “like” it so that I know if the price gets reduced. Secondly, the “Just In” tab under brands. I check this A LOT – you can say I’m addicted! I check the Just In for my favorite brands about 1-2 times a day, and more on the weekends. I got some insight after winning a Skype session with PMHQ, that most items are listed on the weekends, so I check often on those days to score new goodies! One thing I started to do in the last few months was to take off the “my size” filters. I have sizes XS-L in my closet, and every piece fits differently. I have also noticed that people will add a custom size option, which won’t show up if you have the size filter on. This has helped me find some great stuff!

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How do you educate yourself on knowing the best prices so you can act fast on the amazing deals? I try to judge purchases by knowing the general prices of the brands, and keeping up to date with new styles. I check online stores often (Nordstrom is my favorite to keep up with) to see whats new for the season. This helps me know what items are newer. Honestly though, even if something is an older style or not “on trend,” if I love it, I buy it! I also like to check the “sold” items for my favorite brands, that way I can see what items have sold for, and find new closets to follow where someone scored a good deal!

Do you have any negotiation tips? When do you negotiate and when do you just hit the “buy” button? I try to look at a seller’s other listings to determine if I should negotiate. If the seller seems to negotiate on previous sales with quick responses, I will go for it. The Offer feature is also amazing and quick! However, sometimes it’s just worth it to buy it now! If it’s a great deal and I absolutely love it, I don’t even bother to negotiate, especially if it’s only over a few dollars. Also, if I see a listing at a good price, and see unanswered questions below, its usually safe to say the seller isn’t checking often, and isn’t worth trying to negotiate – just buy it!