If you have a fur coat that you no longer want or need, you may be wondering where you can sell it.
There are many options available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages, and it’s important to do your research to find the best one for your needs.
Whether you are looking to make a quick sale or want to get top dollar for your coat, we’ve got you covered.
Here are the best 5 places where you can sell your fur coat.
Consignment Shops Nearby
Consignment shops are physical shops that specialize in selling gently used clothing and accessories, and many accept fur coats.
They will typically take a percentage of the sale price as commission, but it can be a good option if you are looking for a hassle-free way to sell your coat.
However, it’s important to do your research and choose a reputable consignment shop that specializes in fur coats, as they may require specific conditions for accepting and selling fur items.
That being said, if you like to go out of the internet and sell it by hand, the best bet is a well-rated consignment shop near you. Use the Google ratings and reviews for more insights.
Online Marketplaces/Vintage Stores
Online marketplaces allow you to target a large audience and reach multiple potential clients, but you will need to be prepared to handle shipping and customer service.
Here are the top marketplaces you can use to sell your fur coat:
This is a free online marketplace where you can sell items to people in your local area. You can list your fur coat and arrange for local pickup or shipping.
The best thing about the Facebook marketplace is its simplicity. You can list your product in a minute and immediately get potential clients from people in your nearby area. Superb!
This is a notorious online marketplace where you can list your fur coat for sale. Be sure to take clear pictures of the coat and include all relevant information such as the size, condition, and material.
The best thing about eBay is the buying intent. You will not get as many purchase requests as the Facebook marketplace, but they are generally serious requests and they convert quickly.
In addition, the website works worldwide multiplying your chances of success.
However, the user fees can be an issue since they charge monthly or yearly recurrent fees along with a 13.25% commission. In addition, eBay is better suited for large quantities. If you only have one or two coats to sell, we do not recommend this option.
Again, this is a worldwide popular marketplace for handmade and vintage items. If your fur coat is antique or has a unique style, Etsy could be a good platform to sell it on.
Etsy only charges a listing fee and a commission generally around 3.5% (5% payment fee as well). Also, Etsy buyers are passionate about art, collections, and old items, and they are willing to spend big bucks for a good piece of fur coat or jacket.
We recommend this platform if you have a few good fluffy coats to sell, but be sure to have them in a good condition to avoid any returns.
This is a fashion-focused marketplace where you can sell new or pre-owned clothing items, including fur coats.
It’s a perfect destination for buyers or sellers interested in fur stuff. So, you can use it if you want to laser-target your audience and get the most interested clients in the US, Canada, Australia and India.
However, be aware that Poshmark charges a whopping 20% commission, which is a lot in my book, compared to Etsy or eBay. That means that you will only get $400 for selling a $500 coat.
Use this platform if you want to sell high-end or luxury fashion items, including designer fur coats.
The RealReal has strict authenticity standards, so you’ll need to provide documentation to prove that your coat is genuine.
On one side, they are experts in marketing and they can sell your fur coat for an expensive price on your behalf. When you accept their process, they authenticate, photograph, price, and include the item in your profile. The process can take 10 to 15 days.
On the other side, the commission fees are ridiculous since you can get between 20% and 85% of the selling price. That means The RealReal can take up to 85% of the total value of your product!
Just like consignment shops but specialized. Furriers are experts in the fur industry and can be highly interested in purchasing or selling your coat. They are experienced and know exactly how much your fur garment is worth.
They may offer either a lower or a higher price than you could get through other selling channels.
Fortunately, they will provide a professional appraisal and they take care of any repairs or cleaning that might be needed to get the best price.
For example, if you have a name embroidered inside the coat, you can have them remove it for you.
The best thing about sealing through furriers is that you can get paid immediately.
Online Auction Houses
Online auction houses often have dedicated fur auctions. If you have a high-end fur coat, this could be a good option to get the best price possible.
Here are some examples of online auction websites to sell your fur garment.
- Heritage Auctions
- Fur Harvesters Auction Inc.
Bids can often be placed in real-time during the auction, and some auction houses may offer proxy bidding or a maximum bid option, which allows buyers to set a maximum price they’re willing to pay for an item.
Each auction house has its own policy so please read it thoroughly before listing your coat.
With the right approach, you may be able to find a buyer who is interested in purchasing your fur coat and willing to pay a fair price for it.
Regardless of whether you choose to sell your fur coat or not, it’s important to make an informed decision that takes into account both your financial needs and your personal values.