Online Stores Where You Can Sell, Buy and Rent Your Clothes
Overflowing closet causing you much misery? Then, it may be time to declutter and earn some cool cash in return. Get easy access to websites and apps that buy and sell your second-hand clothes and you’ll be left with plenty of space to spare. Alternately, services are also renting out designer-wear and a range of spiffy (read, expensive) clothes that you can slip into for the next big occasion for a fraction of the tag price.
Buy & Sell
Rashi Menda, the brain behind this much-loved app, launched Zapyle to solve the problem every woman faces – not having any clothes to wear even while staring at a closet full of clothes. The platform looks a lot like Instagram and sellers will only have to post a picture of the item they’d like to sell. To ensure authenticity of products, Zapyle only accepts items from a curated list of international and Indian brands. Once a buyer shows interest, team Zapyle will swoop in, pick up the product from you and send it across to a buyer. You can read all about Zapyle here.
With Elanic, shopaholics need not rue their impulse buys anymore. Launched in 2015, the app helps you list gently-worn items including apparel, jewellery, shoes and bags from your wardrobe. Buyers can browse through the items and choose what catches their eye. Before, the product is shipped over, Elanic checks for wear and tear, authenticity, and spruces it up so that you get an (almost) brand-new product.
High Street threads for a couple of hundreds? It’s all possible with Klozee. Whether you’d like to hit a party or attend a traditional do, Klozee ensures that you are at your fashionable best. You’ll find outfits from Mango, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, AND, The Dress Bank and a host of others that you can simply rent for a day or two.
Available all across India, Swishlist is the mothership for all things rented and designer. You can be the talk of that next party by borrowing from Swishlist’s lineup of luxury labels that includes names like Herve Leger, Manish Malhotra, Monique Lhullier, and Rohit Bal.
The men need not feel ignored! Candid Knots is one of those rare brands that provides rental services for them as well, serving all across India. Suits and sherwanis from premium brands like Manoviraj Khosla, Giovani, Arrow and Manyavar. For the ladies, there is a selection of ethnic and western wear from Zara, Jaune, Vero Moda, and The Dress Bank.