Your closet may be somewhat smaller than Oprah's, but you can still clean it out for a good cause—even if that good cause is your own piggy bank. Online consignment shops make it easy to sell (new or gently used) clothes and accessories: Just pop your items in a box, drop it in the mail using the prepaid shipping label provided by the site, and let someone else do the work. When your item sells, you'll receive a portion of the listing price. (Check individual sites for specifics on the brands and items they're looking for.)

Thred Up

You can sell: Everything from Anthropologie to Louis Vuitton.

You'll receive: A "cleanout bag" with a prepaid shipping label.

You'll earn: Fees vary; check the site's payment calculator for an estimate of how much you can expect to receive if your items sell.

Linda's Stuff

You can sell: Designer clothes and accessories (along with higher-end menswear, children's clothes, and home goods).

You'll receive: A prepaid shipping label; free pickup is also offered.

You'll earn: 62 to 80 percent.

The RealReal

You can sell: Designer and luxury brands.

You'll receive: A prepaid FedEx label.

You'll earn: 60 to 70 percent.


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