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Kathleen Guzman gives some great tips about how to make money flipping thrift store clothing.

Thrift stores contain all kinds of amazing treasures just waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re an avid collector or diving into the world of online resale, thrift stores contain all the antiques and all the inventory that you could hope to find. And what do you see the most of when you visit your favorite thrifting spot? Aisle after aisle after aisle of clothing.

How does one begin to sort through all those patterns, fabrics, and styles? With a little help from antiques aficionado Kathleen Guzman, of course! Although you may know her best for her wisdom on Antiques Roadshow, Kathleen has plenty to say on the world of fashion. Watch our conversation above to get her fashion-flipping tips!

Kathleen thrifted clothing blouse Lilly Pulitzer
Lilly Pulitzer is always a good clothing brand for thrifting.

One of Kathleen’s biggest tips? Don’t neglect the menswear aisles! Although women’s fashion gets a lot of attention from photographers and bloggers, men’s fashions can be just as lucrative for online resale. Keep your eyes peeled for unique prints and bright colors that stand out from the rest.

The clothing world might seem a little daunting for those who don’t consider themselves well-versed in the trends that seem to quickly come and go. But rather than worrying about what’s in and what’s out, resellers and collectors alike can find comfort in the fact that all fashion is cyclical. What’s uncool today may be riding another wave of popularity next fall, so it never hurts to snatch up a bargain piece and put it in your online store.

Hawaiian shirt thrift clothes
You can’t go wrong with a great Hawaiian shirt!

Our final piece of advice? Make sure your seasonal changes are top of mind. Now that the summer is winding down, folks might be downsizing and getting rid of the hot-weather clothes that either don’t fit or just didn’t get much wear over the summer. Autumn may not seem like an ideal time to buy denim shorts and designer tank tops, but for resellers, the changing of the seasons is a perfect time to stock up for next year. Make sure your summer inventory will have lots to offer once folks go back to buying for those higher temperatures. And as you shop, stay tuned to WorthPoint®’s social media platforms for more of Kathleen’s thrifting tips!

Watch as Kathleen digs through a Salvation Army warehouse to find vintage Barbie dolls in their original boxes!

In addition to her role as HIP’s curator of photography, Allison Radomski is a writer and filmmaker. She spends her days hunting for analog cameras, scoring her own movies in her laundry closet, and building her collections of Polaroids and handkerchiefs. She has degrees in cinema & media studies and religious studies from the University of Chicago. 

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