September 27, 2023

Sella vs. Fashionphile: Which Should You Choose to Sell Your Designer Clothes & Accessories?

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You’re probably here because you have clothes or accessories, like designer handbags or a closet full of shoes that you no longer wear and want to sell, but you’re not sure what the best route is. Both Sella and Fashionphile can help you get rid of your unwanted fashion pieces while selling them for a price you’re comfortable with. 

Continue reading to compare Sella vs. Fashionphile to discover which service makes more sense for selling your secondhand clothing and accessories. 

What Is Fashionphile?

Fashionphile is both an online and brick-and-mortar consignment brand for luxury fashion and accessories. The company currently has locations in several states, including Florida, Massachusetts, and New York, in addition to its website, where fashion enthusiasts can shop their favorite designer brands or sell gently used pieces.

How Does Fashionphile Work?

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Fashionphile allows people to submit pictures and details of items they’d like to sell via its website, schedule a pickup, drop off their items, or participate in a virtual appointment to kick off the selling process. 

After getting an upfront quote, you can decide whether to commit to it to have Fashionphile sell your pieces for you. You get paid once Fashionphile receives and authenticates your items.

What Is Sella?

Sella is a selling service that lists items you want to sell on multiple marketplaces, including Poshmark, Mercari, and eBay. As a complete selling service, Sella takes photos of your items, manages your listings, and negotiates sales with buyers, taking everything off your shoulders. All you need to focus on is getting paid. 

How Does Sella Work?

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You can mail any items you want Sella to help you sell. Sella also offers convenient drop-off Hubs in specific locations. Once your items are accepted, our resale experts begin taking photos, writing item descriptions, and recommending pricing for your items. Once your listings are ready, you’ll have the opportunity to review them and change anything you’d like. 

After your items sell, you keep 90% of the profits.

Comparing Sella vs. Fashionphile

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What Items Do They Accept?

Fashionphile is solely focused on fashion, specifically designer fashion. Therefore, clothing and accessories, including shoes and watches, from luxury brands like Gucci, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton are eligible to be sold. Check the Designer Directory on Fashionphile to see if the brands you want to sell are accepted.

Meanwhile, Sella accepts many types of items in addition to clothing and accessories if they’re in good condition and not too large. For example, many furniture items are not accepted by Sella because of their size and weight. However, items of value that can fit in the trunk of a car, like small appliances, sports gear, and designer shoes and handbags, can be sold with Sella.

How Do Sellers Get Paid?

Fashionphile gives you a quote for your items when you offer them for sale. If you accept the quote, you’ll get paid directly by Fashionphile rather than waiting for your items to sell through the company. 

Fashionphile offers payments via wire transfer, PayPal, check, or direct deposit. Alternatively, you can receive 10% more of your payment when you choose to get your funds via Fashionphile store credit or a Neiman Marcus gift card.

In contrast, Sella lists your items on your chosen marketplaces, and you get paid when your items sell. How much you earn depends on the final sales price of your items, but Sella’s pricing structure is simple. You pay a one-time fee of $5.99 to prepare and list your item, then get 90% of your net profits after any associated marketplace, daily management, and storage fees.

How are Sellers Protected?

Sellers using Fashionphile are free to accept or refuse the quote given to them by Fashionphile. In other words, you’re never locked into a price just because you received a quote. If you do accept your quote, you get paid, while Fashionphile takes on the process of selling your items.

Sella works a bit differently, requiring your items to sell before you can get paid for them, as your profits depend on how much your items ultimately sell for. However, you can cancel your items if you decide not to continue selling them. After canceling, you can request that Sella ship or deliver your items to you, or you can pick them up if you live near a Sella Hub. 

The Bottom Line

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While Fashionphile accepts only items from designer brands, Sella allows you to sell a wider variety of items, including small appliances, electronics, and tools. You’ll also get your items listed on multiple marketplaces with Sella, allowing you to reach more potential buyers. 

As far as payments, you’ll get paid immediately from Fashionphile after accepting your quote. Meanwhile, Sella pays you when your items sell. However, you’ll get more wiggle room to change your pricing when you work with Sella, whereas Fashionphile only offers one quote to buy your items. 

Do you have items you want to list on eBay, Craigslist, Poshmark, or other marketplaces? If so, get started with Sella today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the main difference between Sella and Fashionphile?

Sella accepts several types of items, including home decor, small pieces of furniture, and clothing, whereas Fashionphile accepts clothing and accessories from designer brands only. Both services offer done-for-you sales to help you get your items sold quickly and conveniently.

Are bags on Fashionphile authentic?

Yes, Fashionphile authenticates its bags before offering them for sale. However, buyer protection exists if any items are found to be inauthentic after buying. 

Should I use Sella or Fashionphile to sell clothes?

If you have clothing from non-designer brands to sell, Sella is the best choice. Just make sure your clothing is in excellent condition and has a resale value of $50 or more. (Learn more about how we price items.) Fashionphile only accepts clothing from designer brands, but you can also sell designer clothing with Sella, which lists items on eBay, Merecari, Poshmark, and other resale marketplaces