However, many females admit to not wearing over half of their clothes in the last six months, and a quarter in the last year.
And during lockdown, we only wore ten per cent of our clothing.
With fast fashion and waste becoming a big environmental problem, energy comparison website Saveonenergy.com/uk/ has shared some tips with Be readers on how to make money from your unworn outfits.
The most money to be made in resale is for brands and designs that are on-trend and more people want to buy.
The most desirable second-hand items are Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Chanel, as well as Nike and Levi.
But all sorts of clothes and accessories can be sold online and the website’s top tips for reselling are:
1. Offer discounts: 94 per cent of female shoppers rarely buy clothing that isn’t on sale, so try and offer a discount or deal on items.
2. Take great photos: always provide pics and make them as clear and detailed as possible.
3. Get social: make sure your social channels are up-to-date and relevant – pay particular attention to Instagram trends!
4. What’s trending? Keeping an eye on what’s trending with shoppers is essential.
5. Honesty is the best policy: there’s no point in trying to hide wear and tear, unforeseen faults will only make you an unreliable seller and you could risk losing your account due to disgruntled customers.
6. Sell activewear: due to the growing demand for fashionable fitness attire, gym and sportswear is one of the fastest growing categories of clothing.
7. Upload items at the right time: According to research, most second hand thrifters are night owls that shop between 9-10 pm.