I am sure many of you know that I have had issues trying to find maternity clothes that are extremely stylish, easy to mix and match and I was constantly trying to buy clothes that fitted the various pregnancy terms as I found my growing so rapidly that I couldn’t afford not to purchase larger sizes. Personally, being the fashionista, style obsessed girl that I am, being fully aware of how much I had in my wardrobe, there was no doubt that post-baby, I simply wouldn’t have the time nor energy to fix my wardrobe or even to simply think about what to wear each day. So, in order to make my life a lot simpler, over the course of 10 days, I separated by wardrobe into three sections …
- Clothes to wear from the 1st month to the 6th month
- Clothes to wear from the 6th month to the 12th month
- Clothes from my pre-pregnancy period
Over the course of the first six months, I mixed my ‘oversized’ clothes with my maternity items. These outfits would need to be sold eventually for two reasons: first, I can’t imagine myself having another child (the sweet little rascals that I have are already quite a handful!) and secondly, knowing myself, I love to keep up to date with the latest trends and would wish to replace the items on hand with newer pieces. So, in order to prevent my wardrobe from overflowing, I decided to do my research for the ultimate places to donate and sell my used clothes.
Every community center offers a box where you can place items that you wished to give up for donation (and since one was located just beside my house, this was one of my first go-to spots). Next, for the items that I didn’t want to donate, but was looking to sell, I searched for markets. However, I soon found out this wasn’t a great idea as I didn’t have the time to scour though all the various markets. It was only then that I found out from friends and radio broadcasts about Shedd.
Shedd has proved itself to be a great fashion-only marketplace where fashion designers, fashionistas, local businesses and regular folk etc. can advertise their pre-loved items and put them up for sale. This was the perfect platform me simply because it was extremely easy to use. All you have to do is set up a profile, snap a pic of your pieces, name your price and wait for potential buyers to come and approach you. It was fantastic and I received a tremendous amount of interaction. Those that bought the pieces received the items by either collecting it from me personally, or via the Pay and Ship system offered by the Shedd team. Honestly, I have never come across a method quite as efficient as Shedd.
In all, if I were to give any piece of wisdom about fashion and pregnancy, if you decide not to buy maternity clothes like I did, it is best to purchase clothes at the cheapest price as you will most likely eventually have to sell it. However, have no fear, if you ever do need to sell, Shedd is definitely the ultimate platform.