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Poshmark is the clear fashion resale platform market leader by sales, with 19% of second-hand clothes sales so far in March 2023. The RealReal is the next largest marketplace by sales, accounting for 14% thus far in March 2023. Both marketplaces lost share since 2019 when they accounted for 21% and 16%, respectively, but have recently regained some lost ground. They largely lost share to a post-pandemic proliferation of smaller, specialized resellers like GOAT (sneakers), FASHIONPHILE (handbags), and Depop (vintage clothing). The largest second-hand clothes seller in the US, donation-based Goodwill, also lost share to specialized resellers since 2019, but remained the longstanding leader resale with 31% of sales so far in March 2023.
Resale marketplaces are struggling to grow in recent periods as they lapped difficult YoY comps and consumers attempted to cope with elevated inflation. Download the full report: Finding Fashion Resale Winners with Earnest Credit Card Transaction Data.