Name Brands that Sell on eBay

by Kristi on August 26, 2010

As I have mentioned in my previous posts in this eBay series, the one niche I really focus on is name-brand clothing.  I chose to focus on this niche because I love clothes, have an eye for fashion, and enjoy finding beautiful clothing for next to nothing. It is like being a personal shopper, I choose great clothes, but don’t get to wear them myself.

Most of what I sell comes from one of three places: my own closet, yard sales or thrift stores. The items in my closet most likely came from the later two at some point!

When purchasing items to resell, I am picky, choosing only clothing that I know will generate a pretty decent profit. Having been selling for nearly 8 years, I know what types of clothing sell best on eBay and before I end my post, I will share my list with you.

When selling clothing, there are two main things to consider, the brand and the condition.  Condition NEEDS to be EXCELLENT  in order to make any profit on eBay. Having said this, there are times when a good wash does wonders.

Buyers are picky. They will notice the slightest of flaw, so inspect it carefully in a well-lit space! Look for flaws like missing buttons, tattered hems, holes and stains.  There is no use wasting your time buying  damaged items that will never sell.

While condition is important, it is only half of the equation.  You need to look at the label first to see if it is a popular name-brand piece. There are certain brands that I will buy no matter what and others that I will buy if it is a certain size, material or style .

One way to check to see what is currently “hot” is to do a quick search on eBay Pulse. This will give you an idea as to what some of the popular searches are for that given moment.  Not in the mood to search?  The following is a list of name brands (both child & adult) that I have found to be great sellers on eBay:

  • Ralph Lauren Polo
  • Lacoste
  • Eileen Fisher
  • Michael Simon
  • Brooks Brothers
  • Tommy Bahama
  • Juicy Couture
  • North Face
  • Ed Hardy
  • Harley Davidson
  • Hollister
  • J. Jill
  • BCBG
  • True Religion Jeans
  • Diane Von Furstenburg
  • Lilly Pulitzer
  • Under Armour
  • Nike (Golf/Athletic Wear/ Dri Fit/Fit Dry)
  • Adidas Climalite/ Climacool

Kids Brands

  • Gymboree
  • Justice
  • Gap Kids
  • Janie & Jack
  • Boden/ MiniBoden
  • Strasburg
  • Hanna Andersson
  • Patsy Aiken
  • Kelly’s Kids
  • Oilily

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