Welcome to #HERstory: a monthly installment of stories highlighting the personal journeys that led your fellow Vinties to sell, buy and swap on Vinted.
#HERstory- meet Alex
- Name: Alex @xelas89
- Currently killin' it in: Washington, DC
- Vintie since: 2013
Vinted started off as basically just a fun little hobby until I started getting into it and making more money. I completely revamped my entire wardrobe and have purchased mannequins, backdrops, packing supplies, and other items to help out my business.
Vinted has also made me more of a minimalist in regards to my clothing choices. I never buy anything full price anymore and try to pick out pieces I truly need and that will go with a lot of other items in my closet. I am less impulsive in my shopping and have become much more in touch with my personal style and preferences. I still sometimes feel like I am living pay check to pay check and barely getting by but the extra money I make from Vinted makes a big difference in those times of struggle.
Also as a conservationist, it is such a great feeling to know that my unwanted clothes might be worn and appreciated by someone else rather than just thrown away or somewhere in the back of my closet never to be worn.
HERjourney to Vinted
I stumbled upon Vinted from a Facebook ad I believe, and was SOO excited to make a little extra cash and clean out my closet at the same time. At the time, my closet was overflowing with so many clothes I hardly ever wore, and I was paying a ridiculous amount for rent and other bills, plus had thousands of dollars in credit card debt. I slowly began paying off my debts little by little, and I am almost completely debt free now and have managed to save a little money too!
I tried other selling apps and sites out there, but Vinted really stood out to me. I'm so glad I made the decision to join Vinted because it has really helped me get organized, financially stable and live a more minimalist lifestyle!
1. Good lighting and background display is KEY! It took me awhile to figure this one out, as I used to take all my pictures in my dark basement.
2. Describing items accurately is super important! Provide measurements, explain any flaws and details of the item, and model whenever possible!
3. When buying, always check that you cannot find the same item or similar elsewhere for a better price. You want to make sure you are getting the best deal and not buying impulsively without doing your homework.
I'd say the best way to describe my personal style is versatile. I'm always open to stepping out of my comfort zone and switching things up a little. I love mixing and matching the same clothing items to create different looks and spicing things up once in awhile with some high heels or leather. :)
- American Eagle
- Victoria's Secret
- Forever 21
- Free People
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