The Ultimate Guide To What To Sell On Depop

example of items that sell fast on depop

Anyone can get started on Depop which is why it’s such a great side-hustle idea, second job or even a full-time career. But, in order to make flipping worth your while, you’re going to want to know the best clothes, brands, and even items to sell on Depop. As resellers, we’re after the items that sell for the most profit, and fast too! No one wants to be hanging around for months waiting to make a sale!

Depop is an online marketplace that allows users to buy and sell items quickly, easily, and safely. You’ll find out the best things to sell on Depop in order to make a profit. We’ll go over what types of items tend to sell fast on Depop, the best brands, the best apparel items and other categories including homeware and art!

Consider this blog your cheat sheet to make money on Depop!

What Things Sell Best On Depop?

  • Y2k Fashion
  • Sneakers
  • Vintage Band T-Shirts
  • Retro Handbags And Clothing
  • Authentic Leather Jackets & Outerwear
  • Celebrity Style Clothing
  • Designer Fashion Pieces
  • Current Branded Clothing Like Zara, H&M
  • Funky Homeware, Records, Artwork

As confusing as it sounds when it comes to selling clothing on Depop, the brand name is not nearly as important as having an eye-catching style or aesthetic. On Depop, it’s all about unique and vintage pieces that allow customers to express themselves through their purchases. So finding the perfect mix of items with a cohesive theme is key in order to be successful on this platform.

So, that being said, as you grow on Depop, you’ll likely find yourself niching down without even trying. Be guided by what sells the fastest and for the highest profit, and find more of those to sell!

Maybe you’ll find yourself as a dedicated 70’s Depop shop, or an authentic Y2K Vintage clothing seller. As a reseller, you can make a profit from almost any type of product if you have chosen the right styling selections and hashtags that will set your item apart.

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What Clothes Are Trending On Depop?

As Depop is all about celebrating vintage and retro clothing, there are no real key pieces that trend.

Instead trending clothes are seasonal and that’s what sells the most. For example, as we come into Spring in the UK and the US, we’ll see a rise in swimwear and beachwear selling faster as people start planning for their summer breaks.

As a Depop reseller, I find that it’s a good idea to be sourcing for seasonal pieces all year round. So, if I find an amazing Y2K-style puffa jacket in June, I’m still going to buy it because I know it’ll sell super fast in September or October on my reseller store.

Best Selling Clothes Brands On Depop

  1. Zara
  2. Nike
  3. Jordan
  4. The North Face
  5. Dr Martens
  6. Levis
  7. Urban Outfitters
  8. ASOS
  9. Oh Polly

The best-selling clothing brand on Depop overall is Zara, with the most listings on Depop, Ebay and other clothing platforms. It’s insane how popular the brand is globally.

(To find the most popular clothing brands on Depop, I analysed the data on Depop to find the most listings for each brand, as well as using their popular brands’ feature.)

What Clothing Is Most Profitable On Depop?

The highest-profit clothing tends to be vintage pieces found in thrift stores where they were underpriced.

Alternatively, if you are skilled with a sewing machine, then handmaking clothing is also a great profit maker as the only costs are your time and fabric.

Finally, another good avenue to explore is plus-size clothing, this always sells really well on Depop as well as other clothing platforms which translate into higher profits.

Related: 10 Best Reselling Ideas

vintage selling on depop

What Sells Fast On Depop?

We know plus-size clothing sells quickly on Depop and also current trending pieces from Zara are known to sell really fast.

If you can keep up with the changing stock in Zara, buying and relisting pieces the day you find them in a Zara store, then you will likely sell them quickly on Depop as well.

If you need help sourcing, then you might want to have a read of our guide on the best places to find Depop stock.

Can You Only Sell Clothes On Depop?

No, you can sell pretty much anything on Depop. You can also list items such as homeware, sports equipment, records, cameras, facemasks and coverings.

If you’re not sure where to start selling on Depop, I would recommend doing a clear out of your wardrobe, room or apartment and selling the worthwhile items. That way you’ll start to get a feel for what you’re best at marketing and promoting, because remember Depop is like a social media platform, the better marketing the better sales!

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Can You Sell Art on Depop?

Yes, you can sell art on Depop! Depop provides an amazing opportunity for artists to get their work out in front of a larger audience and make money from it. There are a wide variety of art pieces to choose from, including photography, drawings, paintings, digital illustrations, sculptures and more.

Examples of popular art and crafts on Depop include prints of original artwork or photographs; custom-made jewellery; handmade crafts such as embroidery and pottery; vintage posters and postcards; limited edition stickers or pins; comic books or graphic novels. The possibilities are endless!

handmade clothes on Depop

When selling art on Depop there are some important tips to keep in mind.

  • Use high-quality photos that highlight your artwork clearly
  • Be clear with descriptions regarding size/dimensions and price points
  • Provide detailed shipping information so customers know what they’re buying into when purchasing your items
  • Promote your store on social media platforms like Instagram & TikTok – this could help boost sales significantly!
  • Lastly don’t forget to set up payment methods such as PayPal & Stripe.

What Can’t You Sell On Depop?

Depop won’t let you buy or sell dangerous and counterfeit things on Depop. These categories are:

  • Medicines and medical products.
  • Alcohol and tobacco products.
  • Drugs and drug-related items.
  • Hazardous or flammable materials – like lighters and paints.
  • Any counterfeit (fake) items.

If you’re found to be selling any of these prohibited items or engaging in seller scams on Depop then you will be banned immediately and possibly even prosecuted.

Final Tips On Best Things To Sell On Depop

Researching what to sell and understanding the trends is key to making a profit on Depop.

When deciding what items you want to offer, look for products that are unique or have a high demand in order to stand out from other sellers.

Additionally, take time when crafting descriptions and listing photos so that buyers can get an accurate view of what they’re purchasing.

Keep in mind that pricing your item competitively is essential – research similar products before setting prices and consider discounting bundles or offering free shipping as incentives for customers who purchase multiple items.

Finally, don’t forget about marketing – post regularly on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter so potential buyers know what you’re selling! With these tips in mind, anyone should be able to find success with Depop!