I won £1k on Vinted

A WOMAN has shared her tips for those looking to make money on Vinted.

So if you have a lot of old clothes that you want to get rid of and would like to make some money quickly, then you will need to check this out.

A fashion fanatic shared her best tips for making money on VintedCredit: TikTok/@shantelrousseau
Shantel Rousseau Reveals Which Brands Are Selling Well And Which Items You Shouldn’t PostCredit: TikTok/@shantelrousseau
He also shared his advice that could make you wake up to sales.Credit: TikTok/@shantelrousseau
So if you have old clothes that you’re having a hard time selling, you’ll want to heed Shantel’s advice, including her lighting recommendation.Credit: AFP

Fashion fanatic Shantel Rousseau took to social media to share her top tips for selling on Vinted.

She revealed the mistakes that many people make, as well as the things you shouldn’t post if you want to make money.

Not only that, but Shantel, who is from the US but lives in the UK, also revealed the brands that sell well on Vinted, as well as what you should do every night before bed if you want to wake up to deals.

In a short video shared online, the fashionista said: “I made £1,000 on Vinted in a month, so I’m going to tell you how.”


According to Shantel, posting articles regularly is key.

She explained: “The first thing I will say is that you definitely have to be consistent – ​​if you have 20 items you want to sell, you have to make sure you are uploading them regularly.

“So two a day, maybe four times a week.

“Vinted is always trying to get you to upload more pieces, you should definitely upload them in large batches if you can, without looking too spammy.

“I think the algorithm rewards you for uploading content regularly.”


Shantel advised Vinted sellers to only list seasonal clothing on Vinted, adding: “This seems super obvious, but I still see it across the platform: don’t sell out-of-season clothing.

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“For now you should only sell spring or summer items.

“You have to think about what people are looking for and want.

“Even though it is a bit cold, people are buying with the expectation of spring/summer coming: that is what should be selling.”

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When it comes to taking photos, Shantel recommended: “Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to actually wear the pieces and take photos with them to make them move.

“Most of my listings, I would say 90%, are photos where I am not wearing the pieces, so you don’t have to wear them at all.

“However, it is necessary to take photographs of objects in natural light.

“I can’t stress this enough: the same effort, angles, and lighting you would want for a selfie, is exactly the same lighting you need for your pieces.

“It makes a huge difference and if you go on Vinted, most of the photos are terrible.

“What I usually do is place the natural light in front of me or, if I’m wearing an item of clothing, I’ll stand in front of a window or in front of my door and take a photo with natural light.”

Why I hate Vinted, a real view

Fabulous Associate Editor Sarah Barns opens up about why she hates Vinted:

It’s the king of second-hand fashion but I hate Vinted.

There I said it. Yes, it keeps items out of landfills. Yes, it helps generate additional income for many people.

And yes, you can get things at bargain prices, but that’s not what I like.

From personal experience, I have purchased packages of “cheap” children’s clothes that only arrived dirty and deformed.

Also, shipping and buyer protection didn’t seem like a great deal to me. I’d rather go to my local charity shop or supermarket to buy things for kids.

I also purchased more premium items from the high street (a dress from Arket and a skirt from Cos) only to find that they didn’t fit properly and the colours were faded.

I tried selling stuff but gave up after my £110 Veja trainers got lost in the post and I spent two hours on the phone with Royal Mail.

One of the main complaints is that it keeps encouraging you to spend, spend, spend. I’m not sure I needed the items I bought, I just didn’t want to miss out.

Plus, the resale of fast fashion items (a £5 Shein top on Vinted costs £17.50) makes me feel a little uncomfortable.

Shopping for clothes has become a daily hobby for many people when in reality it should be something that is done once or twice a year out of necessity.

But the 18 million users of the Vinted app clearly disagree with me.


The Vinted expert explained that price is key and advised: “Don’t undersell your products.

“Always leave room for negotiation, space for negotiation, because most people on Vinted will not buy without sending a message.

“People will usually ask for some sort of discount or negotiation.

I will never sell anything for less than £10

Shantel Rousseau

“However, don’t put too much value on your things, they are still second-hand things.

“Your products shouldn’t be too expensive, unless you’re selling something very specific, viral, or hard to find.

“If you have a piece that is special, unique or viral, be sure to include that in the description.

“You want to reinforce that description and tell the story of the article.”


Shantel explained that if you want to make money on Vinted, higher priced items are the way to go.

She shared: “Don’t sell rubbish. I see a lot of stuff on Vinted for £1, £3, and that might work for some people, but I will never sell anything for less than £10.

Brands that sell well on Vinted are COS, Self Portrait, Mango, Sandro, House of CB

Shantel Rousseau

“Even £10 is an outrageous price – if it’s not worth buying, it should just be thrown away for charity, unless you have the time and patience to keep it posted and negotiate with people.”


To make quick and easy sales on Vinted, Shantel explained that you need to pay close attention to your shipping options as well as the brands you’re listing.

He stressed: “Only offer shipping that makes sense for you, that is easy for you to do on a regular basis and that ships as quickly as possible.

“In my opinion, some of the most popular brands that sell well on Vinted are COS, Self Portrait, Mango, Sandro, House of CB and any collaboration you can think of.”


Finally, Shantel expressed that offering a discount could lead to a quick sale.

He concluded: “And finally, 24 hours after someone favorites an item, send them an offer.

“Every night before you go to sleep, send out offers.

“You never know, you might wake up in the morning and find a deal.”

Do I need to pay taxes on items sold on Vinted?

Quick facts about taxes from the Vinted team…

  • The only time an item may be taxable is if it is sold for more than £6000 and there is a profit (it is sold for more than you paid for it). Even then, you can use your £3000 capital gains tax-free allowance to offset this.
  • Generally, only business sellers who trade for profit (buy goods with the intention of selling them for more than they paid for them) may have to pay tax. Business sellers who trade for profit can use a £1000 tax-free allowance, which has been in place since 2017.
  • More information here: vinted.co.uk/no-changes-to-taxes

The TikTok clip, which was posted under the username @shantelrousseau, clearly left many with their jaws dropped as it quickly racked up nearly 10,000 views.

Social media users were grateful for the advice and were willing to share their thoughts in the comments.

One person said: “Great tips.”

Another added: “Great tips, let’s start my reselling month with Vinted!”

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