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Serena Williams’ Poshmark Sale of Daughter’s Clothes Sold Out In Hours

Tennis phenom Serena Williams, a board member of resale website Poshmark, placed her daughter Alexis Olympia’s clothes on sale inside her Poshmark store and sold out all items within hours.

The proceeds from the clothing sold in Serena’s store benefit Yetunde Price Resource Center, named for Williams elder half-sister who was gunned down in Compton in 2003. YPRC offers resources to victims of direct or indirect senseless violence.

All of the 44 items sold were marked down 25% off and more and the prices were quite reasonable starting at $10.

This is not Williams’ first foray either into fashion. The Tennis Star launched her own clothing line “Serena” in 2018.

She joined the board of my fave place to unload clothed in my closet, Poshmark, in February 2019.

Williams is following in her husband’s StartUp footsteps by joining the PoshMark board and has been on the board of consumer survey start-up SurveyMonkey for two years now.

Williams has said she’s learned more about Silicon Valley since meeting her husband Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit and a handful of other start-ups.

Check out the closet and check back to see when new items come up for sale.

And visit my store too while you’re there!

Shop My New Poshmark Store {My OOTD}

In addition to running this blog and my tech and hair blog, I also have a few online stores (check out my Mom Charm Shop and Etsy stores and my Amazon books and my iTunes books).

And recently, I was introduced to Poshmark and opened up a closet boutique on behalf of myself and my two sisters featuring some new or barely new fashion.

I’m promoting it as three sisters, one store for stylish looks in the 20s, 30s, and 40s (our three generations).

It’s called Jah’s Closet after the first initial of our names. Come by and see what we have for sale! Thanks, friends!!

I got inspired to do my second Outfit of the Day Post (here is my first) featuring a grey cable knit sweater from Express ($40), a pair of American Eagle boyfriend jeans ($49.95), a grey and blue herringbone print infinity scarf ($16.90) and a pair of Anne Klein Women’s Xhale Fabric Winter Wedge Boot. ($110)

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8 Places to Sell Your Old Stuff If You’re Furloughed Looking for Extra Cash

Things are getting crazy out here for furloughed federal workers.

Over 800,000 workers are out of a job and waiting for the federal government shutdown to end while bills pile up and they scramble for ways to cut costs. Many are taking advantage of grocery giveaways and free meals but what about the stuff in the home that are piled up unused?

There are several places where you can sell your stuff. There is always eBay which was a pioneer in online sales of used items but which can still be time-consuming to set up. Now we have several mobile apps that have helped people bring in major bucks.

The following excerpt from sites like Techilicious may be helpful and talk about 8 places to sell your old stuff

1. Decluttr

Decluttr is a mobile app that provides a fast, easy and free way to sell and Buy CDs, DVDs, Games, Books, Mobile Phones and Tech.

There are no auction fees and they pay the next day and they pay to ship your old DVDs, CDs and Games and send you a pre-paid box! You cannot go wrong because you can accept or reject the offer for the items. A lot of it will be sitting in your shelves anyway. As long as you’re home, you might as well go through your house and scrounge up any stuff you think you can sell and start stacking those offers. It could add up!

Best for: Digital devices, books and tech.


2. Poshmark

Poshmark app is the place to sell your high end monogram handbag you never use, old Louboutins and rarely used couture items you cannot fit anymore or simply do not like. Major shoppers probably have handfuls of unworn clothes in their closets.

People have made full time income from this site. It functions similar to to eBay in that it allows people to buy and sell clothing and accessories with ease making it an ideal platform to offload some of the unwanted gifts during the holiday season.

Since launching in 2011, it has transformed into a community of five million sellers, who so far have been paid out $1 billion, according to Poshmark.

Poshmark takes a $2.95 commission on all sales under $15. It takes a 20% commission on any sales above $15.

Best for: High end clothing DOWNLOAD IT at iTunes TODAY!

3. Offer Up

If Craigslist is an online version of the classifieds, OfferUp is a tech-savvy version of Craigslist.

It sports a gorgeously intuitive, picture-heavy interface for buyers to find anything from appliances and antiques to clothing to electronics in their respective locations.

Download OfferUp on iTunes.

4. Tradesy

This sophisticated clothes reselling marketplace focuses on branded fashion from j. Crew to Louis Vuitton, with items displayed in a magazine-esque design that showcases editor’s picks and categories such as “unique and surprising shoes.”

Sellers can compile a personalized homepage or “closet” showing items for sale as well items they’ve liked from other sellers. Users can follow sellers and brands in order to keep track of new items.

Best for: Designer bags and accessories, with somewhat lesser demand for high-end clothing and shoes.

Get it on the Play Story or iTunes Today!

5. Vinted

There are dozens of fashion reselling sites out there, but Vinted offers an additional feature: the option to swap items without incurring any fees.

If you prefer to make some cold hard cash, it’s also an easy option for putting stuff up for sale. Where high-fashion-centric sites require sellers to send in their prospective items for checking before sending on to the buyer – thus lengthening the time before you get paid – Vinted lets sellers and buyers conduct their own exchanges, with seller ratings and the option to follow particular sellers and brands.

Best for: Clothes that are in good condition, from mass market fashion to designer brands, though the bulk of listings seem to be for mainstream fashion.

Download Vinted from Play or Google Play

6. Chairish

Chairish is a beautifully designed site and iOS app focus on the reselling of unique or designer homeware, as well as antiques and jewelry. The site’s homepage shows timely curations of the available products, such as barware in time for Father’s Day, or items from “New Miami Sellers.” A couple hundred new items are posted each day, with the site’s catalog filtered by designers, styles, and cities, so that buyers can hunt down anything art-deco in Chicago, for instance.

Best for: Vintage or antique furniture, house accessories, or jewelry in good condition.


7. Facebook Marketplace

With nearly 1.5 billion users, the reach of Facebook Marketplace can’t be beat. Marketplace defaults to listings in your local area, so you don’t have to worry about shipping your item. That makes it great for larger items, like furniture and appliances. But there is a brisk trade in a wide range of products. 

Best for: Nearly anything in your house, including big items such as appliances and furniture and smaller items like clothing or accessories.


8. Craigslist

Over 54 million people use Craigslist every month, posting anything from jobs to event listings. The buying and selling of secondhand goods represent a brisk trade on an overflowing marketplace that still looks like a 90s-era message board. It’s often the place to pick up a bargain from people who just want to get rid of their stuff.

Best for: Nearly anything in your house, particularly big things such as appliances and furniture. Smaller items like clothing or accessories are better suited to other sites

Download Craigslist Preferred AP

Be Safe and Watch out for Scams

While there are plenty of legitimate and reasonably lucrative ways to make money at home, there are some scammers who are out to take your money.

For local sales apps, never agree to meet a buyer in a remote location and go with a friend to avoid being robbed or scammed.

If you have an old vehicle you are looking to unload, look for these signs on the road an in local listings that read ” we buy junk cars near you ” and see what type of deal they’re willing to offer and compare to Carmax or other established platforms.

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