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Four secondhand scenesters reveal the best places to sell your wares

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Alexandra Sims

The eBayer

‘People go bananas for United Colors of Benetton jumpers. Things I can remember from being a teenager sell really well, like “J’adore Dior” tops – they’re going now for more than they did at the time.

Robyn Donaldson aka @almost_everything_off_ebay 

The Depopper

‘Sports brands like Champion sell well on Depop. Nike is always good too. If it’s vintage sportswear, you have a much higher chance of selling it. One of the quickest items we sold was a Nike handbag with a Nike trainer printed on it. It sold in an hour.’

Cole Holder, co-founder of @velvetxcole

The car booter

‘You can end up selling weird stuff. I picked up some china dogs and swans at a car boot, which I use as plant pots. Battersea is a really popular car boot. Go there if you want to make some decent money. Chiswick is the big one for selling cool furniture and interiors. Peckham car boot is the place to sell nice vintage clothing, books and CDs. People often ask for rare books.’

Erin Murphy, founder of Peckham Car Boot

The antiques dealer

‘There’s a real market for vintage posters. They can range from travel posters – like iconic 1930s, ’40s and ’50s railway posters – to movie posters. We had a sale of “Star Wars” memorabilia just before Christmas and it went crazy. Look for pop culture items that have become rare.’

David Macdonald, head of house sales at Sotheby’s


Hunt for secondhand treasures, or sell your own, at the best car boot sales in London.

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