Fashion

Depop Tips & Tricks

We’re a little bit obsessed with Depop, a fun buy & sell App that combines the fun and ease of Instagram with the shopping and selling element of eBay… 

This handy little App makes light work of selling your old clothes, as well as purchasing second-hand pieces for less. You’ll notice that the interface is similar to Instagram, and sellers can take four or five photos for everything they sell – meaning you can really show what the item looks like on, as well as any close-up details such as beading or a lace trim. 

The idea is to make your photos look as appealing as possible, while still detailing which item it is you’re selling. We recommend taking one photo as your ‘display’ photo; the one that comes up on the feed – this is best being a nice, clear full body shot or a well laid out, Instagram shot. Either way, make it eye-catching and clear.

Create a nice area where you can set up a mini-shoot for your goods; a good example is on a pretty coat hanger against a white wall, or on light, plain floors with a little ornament in the corner. This grabs your followers attention, so you’re more likely to sell your goods. 

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In the app, you can choose filters for your uploads, but we recommend going for one that simply enhances the item rather than alters the colours as this could be misleading. 
Take the first picture (which will be viewed on the home feed) with a filter, but leave the rest untouched so your potential customers know exactly what they’re buying.
Remember to take your photos in good, natural light (near a window) and avoid using the flash. Keep to a clean, light and simple background with no clutter so customers can really see the product in full – but stick to a fun background rather than plain white. 

We recommend keeping your description brief but straight to the point, for example mention: the size, but also if it’s to size (eg. ‘size 8 but would fit small 10′), where it’s from, the condition or quality, any issues with the item and a few hashtags to help people find your items. 
A good example would be “Topshop circle skirt, size 8 (would fit small 10) – worn a few times, great quality. #topshopskirt #size8″ 

Pick a good price and be reasonable with delivery – if you’re sending quite a few parcels, go to ASDA and stock up on padded envelopes for less. This cuts costs as postage can be expensive. We tend to sell High Street items for £10 and under, especially if its last season – you can bump up the price a little if it’s a more coveted item, still in stores, worn by a celebrity etc.

Turn on Instant Payment by connecting your Paypal account, this way you’re protected and every transaction is safe. Paypal takes a small cut of the money, but it’s not so much that you would notice and it’s well worth it. 
Now, just get uploading; play around with filters and take some beautiful snaps. Ask a friend to help you if you need to take some full length ones, it will guarantee a quick sale!

Find your friends, follow their friends and tell everyone you know about your Depop shop. Interact with other sellers by liking their goods and remember to get back to private messages and comments regularly – we set aside 30 minutes a day to reply to queries. 

Depop really is the ultimate shopping app; we guarantee you will have cleared out those unwanted items and have an entire feed of second-hand and vintage buys to fill up the space!

Do you have any tips for using Depop?

Nouvelle Daily

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Nouvelle Daily

After several years of being immersed in beauty & fashion and contributing our thoughts and feelings to the online community, we realised there wasn't a one stop destination for advice and news, reviews and thoughts, latest collections and launches - as well as home and lifestyle inspiration and ideas.
  • Jess

    I’ve been loving Depop and you can really pick up some gems for great prices! I’ve bought some gorgeous make up items, you just have to be careful of fake products!

    Jess | http://www.0ldtricks.com x

  • Alexandra

    Never heard of Depop will defiantly have to check it out

    http://doinglifemyway.com

  • Lauren Parker

    really must start using depop

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://meetmeat2am.blogspot.pt/ Ana Leote

    I have to check Depop!

    xx
    Ana Leote

  • http://www.fakesun.blogspot.com Cara

    I love this app! It’s so easy to use and I love that it is just like instagram xx

  • http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk/ Jessica Rose

    Is this easier to sell items on than EBay? Never used EBay but I have quite a few bibs and bobs to sell. Whichever requires the least amount of hassle!!

  • http://fabulouslyindulgent.com Dani Cheshire

    This might be the answer to my ‘ebay’ pile that I never get around to listing! Its so easy!
    Dani, fabulouslyindulgent.com

  • sif

    I just got it! Siffysquads is the name 😉

  • candyflossbabycake

    @candyflossbabycake
    Follow me I just got depop <3 Selling unique and individual clothes <3

  • twist apparel

    follow @twistapparel for some great handpicked vintage and new pieces!

  • HX

    Just got it! Follow me @hannah_0kx

  • ladyasche .

    Selling a lot of new/barely used high end makeup and clothes! Follow @kayyya

  • Nicole Hamilton

    @nicolemhxx check out my depop! Put loads of new dresses on yesterday <3

  • Intheframe Dictionary Art Prin

    @intheframeshop Just opened a Depop shop Please follow me and I will follow back “)

  • Katy Davies

    @absolutelystupendous Hello lovely people, follow for lots of Topshop and unused Mac makeup :) and of course a follow back! Thanks :)

  • ashleigh

    @iamash7 help me sell some things please girls.

  • Beth

    my depop is @be_th74 – cheap stuff and free p&p in the UK!!

  • Depopseller
  • LoveDepop

    I’m new to depop so will make use of these tips, thanks! @margs_014

  • http://FNFCITY.COM/ jun jun

    @exclusive threads RARE and Exclusive items, check us out.

  • Simply Axm

    going to start selling some stuff now my name is @xxaimxx on it !!

  • Katie Osullivan

    I’m new to Depop and have some exiting things coming up, handmade jewellery and personalised shoes. All clothes worn once or never. Follow to have a look x katiesullivan_1

  • c

    check out my depop account @urbanfreakk
    selling loads of rare womens clothing eg versace, tommy hilfiger calvin klein with super fast delivery
    follow as i be uploading lots more

  • Love LDN Fashion

    For the hottest dresses, jackets and more go to loveldnfashion.com.. @loveldnfashion on instagram and depop

  • Lety

    Hi! I’m new at depop, if u like good music u should follow me @laetitiam_ignis

  • Alexis Verbovetski

    I have a very large variety of items!! I add at least one new item every week!! Check it out – @alexislove

  • Retrouvaille Boutique

    Thanks for this article, it was very useful! I’ve just opened my Depop account selling French Vintage @retrouvaille – Come say Hi! 😉

  • Radgirl

    Love this article and very helpful as I just opened up my store! If there’s anyone on here from Australia please say hi! I’m @ radgirlshop

  • Katie Hughes

    Please view my Depop shop! @katiehughes1984. Huge wardrobe clear out, asos, Topshop, Zara etc as well as a few designer pieces!

  • Matthew Murin

    I love Depop. Check out my Depop profile: @matthewmurin

  • Matthew Murin

    I love Depop. Check out my Depop profile: @matthewmurin

  • Jamie Gantos

    Depop is so great and I’ve only been at it for a week! Check me out if you’d like :) @stagnantgypsy

  • Nicky Howe

    Please check out my Depop!! Selling hand picked retro and vintage items. FREE UK POSTAGE @nickylhowe xx

  • jamaica

    Love the app! Check me out if you get the chance :) @jaminoferini

  • chloe s

    Check out my depop! @chloe_simpson

  • Tiane owens

    Check out my depop @tianeowens for designer baby girls clothing new and worn items xx

  • PRIMFRAMES

    Follow @primframes:disqus for vintage inspired, minimalistic sunglasses and glasses with refined personality :)

  • Christian Girardi
  • Unda Fiļimoņenkova

    I’m new at Depop. Follow me @undaaf

  • Bren

    @brenhodrien on depop, Dior and Saint Laurent under £20

  • Notakitten

    @fifaisweird selling Yankee, benefit, colourpop, lush etc

  • Kayleigh Jade Robinson

    I’m new on Depop, having a clear out! Please follow @anywherewashome xx

  • Heather Gore

    Great article! Check out my Depop, lots of mostly Toyshop dresses some BNWT some BNWT, and some classics @heatherlouisegore

  • Naboos Vintage

    Please check out our shop on Depop: @nabootheenigma for unique, vintage clothes.

  • Roli Valerian

    check out my depop page @rolibinitie. Lots of new items from highstreet shops, gorgeous shoes and dresses!

  • Connie Forbes

    Check out my depop, custom handmade decorated lighters and grinders take a look £3.50 ea h or 2 for £6.00 birmingham based @connx

  • Rikki

    Follow me on depop! @juguhlug

  • nicole

    my depop @nicolejees , feel free to come by ! :)

  • Roseanna Shaan

    Having a wardrobe clearout!! @roseannacroft ☺️

  • Natalie Fowler

    Great article… If you’re into stylish homeware please swing by our depop @stellastanleydesign

  • Wiktoria

    Follow me wardrope clean out ! @wikiunia

  • lb

    Follow my depop @lala_b

  • Isabelle Redfern

    plase follow me and my friend on depop

    @izzyy___
    @lucy_petrek

  • eileen

    follow me and ill follow you back! @emaoo

  • Natalie Matsentides

    im always open to offers @nataliecy

  • Ariel

    check out @aecyes! open to offers and discounts!

  • Danielle

    Follow my depop: daniellemgc I follow back

  • Amelia Ellwood

    follow my depop @ameliaellwood:disqus . Good vintage finds with new with tags high street items :)

  • Chloe Arnold

    I have just posted some cute stuff on my depop @chloeearnold :)

  • Elizabeth

    Is there a way to get notifications from people you follow when they post new items?

  • Leo

    Follow me, selling some ps4 products; @LeoB12

  • Anneli Roberts

    Follow me on depop for vintage, designer and high street clothing <3
    @annelivkr (Sunday vibes for clothing) x

  • Chloe
  • Natasha Taylor

    follow me for all my sales @tashataylor

  • Dominik “Martin” Świerkot

    I started selling loads of new rings on depop Pandora etc. @dominikmartinez

  • Olivia

    What does it mean when someone comments “@depop” on one of your items?

    • Lizzie Shrimpton

      Depop are doing a competition where people can comment @depop on 4 items they want. Depop will then choose some people and buy the items for them! Hope this helped x (check out my account @libbyshrimpton)

  • Ben

    Selling loafers, snapbacks etc. Follow me and i’ll follow back @bp5678

  • Stella Shoha

    Im currently selling hair bows, custom candles, custom bath salts, mini wallets, mini purses, and some children clothing! ill follow you back:) @stellazoe3434

  • Ellie Butler

    @elliebutler95
    Loads of new stuff in! Dior, Topshop, Levi’s, river island

  • Christina Rogers

    Follow me for super cute one of a kind finds, @franklychris

  • Ana Vanessa

    follow me! selling most items for £5 and under 😀 @nessyzx

  • Joey Devor

    Brands at cheap prices, mens and womens @yeezy93jd

  • Dani

    @dizzzzzy selling unworn clothes to empty out my closet since I’m moving out!!

  • esther ndep

    follow me @estherndep

  • Yami

    Follow me ❤️❤️❤️ Tons of trendsetting clothing, accessories, and NEW makeup added daily! @YamiM27 @YamiM27 @YamiM27 @YamiM27 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Emma

    Follow bforboutique on Depop @emmaz112 lots of great new and used clothes for sale CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP

  • Beth Pearson

    @bethrosepearson check me out :) updated regularly with a range of cheap, good quality clothing :)

  • Lizzie Allinson

    Depop – lizzieallinson dropped prices on everything!!

  • Jessica

    @jessicamayevans

  • Kate Jones

    check out my depop @katej0nes (: I just opened my shop and I’ll be adding lots of cute stuff!! I’ve already added a few things!!

  • http://stephaniezhang.co Stephanie Zhang

    peep my depopp @stephaniezhang !!! inexpensive cute clothes, with brands ranging from brandy melville and american apparel to forever 21. I’m getting more and more active, too, so you don’t wanna miss out! super friendly to offers and swaps <3

  • Sineid

    sineid_

    Bundle of stuff just added X

  • Glory Ebinama

    check out my depop @glorycloset (: I just opened my shop and I’ve already added a few things!! Oh I also accept offers as well! Free shipping :)

  • Maisycrawford

    this is very helpful! check out my depot @maisycrawford i have just added loads of new clothes as my wardrobe is in desperate need of a clear out!!!:)

  • Lauren Venn

    Check out my depop! @laurenvennxo

  • DEET archive

    check out my depop: @deetarchive
    Thanks :) this is v. helpful for me since I’m just starting out

  • Yazmin2

    Check out my depop! @yazmin2

  • Jess Bolton

    My depop is jessbolton__ I’m selling my boyfriends designer clothes for cheap as I am trying to get rid. Posting every day X

  • Kassidy Simon

    Check out my depop!! : @soimnotokay

  • Ellie

    Follow my depop for loads of brand new clothing wth great bargains! Make me offers need everything gone!!!

  • Alanna

    Check my depop. @bananaheston. BANANA VINTAGE. curretly selling funky vintage pieces sizes uk8-12. I also have a £5 sale on at the moment ☺️✨

  • Orlagh

    Follow my depop @skintstudent_
    I’m only new and just getting started but have some lovely bits up at the minute ☺️✨

  • meganleslie

    Follow my Depop @megan24clements
    Sizes 8-12. Shoe size 6.
    All items New or Excellent condition! xx

  • melisa

    follow me on depop @chasingthefuture

  • Cayla

    What does it mean when you received a notification from depop saying “you’re officially depop famous”?

    • Demi Foley

      Did you ever find out what this meant? I got that notification today and have no idea haha

      • Cayla

        i did find out! it means that your item was on the feature/explore page

  • Omosigho Fredrick

    Follow my depop @daisymarym123

  • Mal

    Just new to depop, selling Australian clothing, follow me @malll5

  • Mikella Dillon

    selling vintage clothing on my depop Follow @mikid10 accepting offers on some items. Every item is great vintage condition!
    Happy shopping!

  • Laura

    Hi I’m selling brand new clothes and accessories I’m new to this app. could you please follow me @laurajames1992
    I will follow you back

  • Leyci Wightman

    my Depop is ‘leycir0byn’ get on there and check it out, a sweet treat and a surprise in each parcel and able to do bundles if you fancy more than one item, Quick shipping, and low p&p costs both nationally and internationally!!

  • Natalie Beech Coleman

    Check out ‘natalietilly’ on depop! I’m selling some great things for cheap prices! Many different products such as home interior, kitchen products, outdoor products and many more for such good prices! I am knew to selling so I thought I would broad cast it on here to let people know :)
    I do charge for postage, this only being £4! Have a look and see what you think, no harm in looking!

  • Darcey Griggs

    Check out my Depop- darceyjane . Selling some awesome items for the best prices available! Selling branded clothes all over the UK, with a sweet surprise in every package!

  • Meg Solomon

    Check out my depop!! Username is megsolomon28 or link http://www.depop.com/megsolomon28 thank you x

  • Rainye

    Check out my depop @ rainye

  • izzy duignan

    check out my depot @izzzyyyy

  • Sophie

    check out my depop @abitretro

  • Sonni

    My Depop stuff pretty cheap @sonniloarca

    • Sonni

      Free shipping US

  • Gemma

    Check out my Depop @g3msmithh

  • amrit

    Feel free to check out my Depop @amrit_303 amazing stuff on there

  • jade

    hey guys check out my depop shop @jlt27 I am willing to consider any offers made and some trainers will be up later today all £20 including postage and packaging :-)

  • Tayla Kneale

    Check out my depop @taylakneale lots of designer and high street ladies and baby clothing!

  • Gingernutvintage

    Hey DO YOU LOVE VINTAGE? Check out ” Gingernut vintage” on depop brand new AW16 stock just in! Go go go xxx

  • http://www.ellenmulcrone.weebly.com/ Ellen Mulcrone

    Check out @pearpod for quirky vintage staples as well as intricates!

  • Meera

    Check out my depop @meerabp most clothes unworn and under 15€! Brands include Ralph Lauren, Zara, J Crew…

  • Daphne Tobi

    check out my depop @omorinke.a for good quality and really cheap stuff

  • lola canaux

    Lola_canaux everything is cheap !!! But new !!!

  • Amelia Hamilton

    Check out my depop @ameliaphx so much amazing stuff on :) xx

  • Ben Davies

    Depop: @allthemodcons
    Labels: Pretty Green, Lambretta, Madcap, etc.
    Grab a cheap classic bit of British culture!

  • Sarah Canning

    Follow @sarahcanningxo on Depop I’m new and looking to buy and sell various things

  • Morgan

    @morgano_ add me for stuff that’s never been worn for really cheap !! I’ll follow back x

  • Sophie

    follow @s0phieevans for lots of cheap items in great condition :))

  • Niamh McVey

    Check out @geekygearuk for all things harry potter, disney and animals :)

  • bells and cinn

    in to 70s vintage fashion? follow @bellsandcinn

  • Alice

    Adidas, flannels and more depop shop is Alice surps

  • Kacey

    Follow my shop @kacey504 for the most unique art and paintings that go well in any room in your house!

  • Amie

    Check out my depop @getthelook1

  • Peach

    I’m new on depop and Have been asked if I do ‘try ons’..could someone please explain what this term means.. are they wanting me to take a photo with the item on or are they wanting me to send it to them to try on before they purchase?

    • charlie

      they want a pic with the item on so they can seehow it fits :) xx @charlottethompson111 x

  • Fjkl

    Same shit PayPal . That means no need Depop

  • Βάγγε Λία

    follow me on depop @sweetdestroy
    Have a happy holidays everybody :)

  • Danie

    Follow my depop @smithstaxo having a huge after Christmas de clutter

  • Lydia Alice

    Add me on depop. Having a clear out and adding loads of items in the next few days @lydiaduff

  • P

    @kickdotofficial we specialise in footwear but also do clothing.

  • Annabelle Dorj

    @pizzatrill check it out!

  • Shatara Downs

    Into alt fashion and vintage from all decades? Check out my shop! @depapaya

  • SN

    Hey, I’m starting out and ship womenswear/beauty packages to US/Canada. @snanyarko :)

  • Rachelle

    What does it mean when people ask if I can do a ‘try on’?

    • Laura Strange

      They want you to take a pic of the item on hun x

  • Lauren Rutherford

    Hi, search @laurenruthers for cheap almost, if not new womens 6/8 clothing x

  • Laura Strange

    Hey peeps. Check out h1ppy Some funky bits on my page!

    Try out your modelling skills and really make your item pop and make someone want it by making it look as cool as poss. Good luck guys! X

  • alonya johnson

    you guys should check out my depop https://www.depop.com/colleen03 thanks for the advice as well

  • Margarida Kanu

    Great Post thank you. I have many fantastic items for sale @Margii https://www.depop.com/margii

  • YCNDYCo

    This is so useful! If any of you ladies are interested https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/94c7ce2efc4cd0ba3957fffca397877021cc577bf0d27e86c6be7677eec8024f.jpg I have a shop full of my own designed posters and prints for cheap, check it: https://www.depop.com/ycndyco

  • li lo

    have lots of clothes with tags still on, lots of high street this season items! @awesomenoise on depop

  • Shanique Buntyn

    How do i change the size from uk to us?

  • charlie

    hey!!! iou didnt waste time!! ts on your main depop page just under your description! theres either a selling one which has your items or a likes button which shows the stuff youve liked!!! hope this helps :)

    also can follow my depop aswell if u fancy 😉 x @charlottethompson111

  • Ashley

    I noticed while shopping that you can message the buyer to make an offer instead of having a list price up. How do I do that?

  • disqus_gAoSaDKXET

    Great article! If anyone is interested in some Korean face mask should I’m selling them really cheaply!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cff564f9449f07ade8c8b5426f953ace1f722834818471f4e327c9da8be7c869.png

  • just charl

    feel free to check out my depop @charlottemaddrell for clothes, bath products and more :)

  • gaby seaton

    @runway96

  • http://www.narhir.com web design company

    @romanticfashion

  • Alicia Taylor

    @aliciataylor selling makeup, clothes, shoes all from well known shops and brands e.g nike, mac, topshop etc!!

  • Ayla Atkins

    I have fabulous clothes for sale on Depop. Having a massive clear out and all my stuff are either brand new with labels or been worn once❤️ Check it out @aylaslife

  • rallyallen

    check me out on depop, for loads of sassy pieces @rallyallen

  • Dylan Clark

    Follow me depop @dylanclark98

  • Chloe

    Follow @fatehaali on depop – super cute items and she follows back

  • Hannah Simmons

    check out my depop i like to sell cute noveltys aswell as beauty products and clothes! @hannahcaira

  • Kaan Altunay

    Go check out my Depop if your interested in Supreme! @Kaan_Altunay

  • Rarebird

    Helpful post, thank you. Vintage & second-hand items for sale @rarebird on Depop.

  • Annie Carr

    Just joined Depop, follow @anniebelle_c – mainly Topshop and assorted bargain designer pieces

  • Mary Hovhannisyan

    Check my new depop for cool handmade clothing/art pieces made by me @maryh1301

  • Jane

    Check out my Depop Ronay_uk, beauty & fashion x

  • evelina

    just joined! check out my page- @evelinaskruibyte!

  • Conlan Foulkes

    check out @c_foulkes on depop, i started uploading shoes and vintage baseball cards

  • DFEF

    CHECK OUT @CARMEN99
    ON DEPOP

  • unsweetenseoul

    Please check out my Depop @unsweetenseoul , thanks babes <3

  • Kiran

    Please check out my depop @kiz05. Adding new things all the time as I am having a massive clear out and I haven’t worn most the stuff! Will consider all deals you suggest! <3 x

  • Annabel

    @agunn please have a look! Having a huge clear out.

  • Lettie Rainsford

    @eletta666 huge clearout

  • Nessa Drake

    @littleflowrs current sale on 4 fake nose rings for less that £3 :)

  • Catherine Taylor

    just uploaded a heap of items to my depop @catherineloutay so feel free to have a peek! x

  • Georgia Hall

    Huge clearout!!! @georgiahall1 check it out!

  • Lauren Barclay

    @laurenbarclay <<< Having a huge clear out on my Depop, go and check it out xx

  • Delaney Love

    @starcommander is my depop, check it out!!! <33

  • Katie

    @katiegmorgan- check out some accessories, gym wear and swimwear!! more to come too

  • emily

    @emsdavo Take a look at my account! selling loads of beauty products aswell as clothes

  • Eliza L. Kormazopoulos
  • Georgia

    @george277 :)

  • Klaudia Poganyova

    @klaudia5653 – find me on depop

  • Chloe Marks

    check my depop out, got lots of great pieces for a good price ! @chloedmarks :)

  • phoebe

    depop @phoecollis

  • Morven

    @morvenmcc check it out :)

  • Chloe

    Cool tips! They’re super helpful! Check out 70s_dad they’re a cool depop seller!

  • Maisie Gilmour

    Check out my depop! @maislois ! Sale right now ! Amazing stuff like clothes and games !

  • Glory Ebinama

    check me out @trueewarrior

  • Joe Peters

    really good tips, check out @henryshep he’s just started but has some good stuff

  • Carlytierney

    @carlytierney my depop name • loads of womens fashion

  • Jennifer Reilly

    @pricxlessariel for amazing pieces

  • Callum Youds

    Follow @callumyouds , premium luxury wear including Yeezys and Balenciaga!

  • Hayles

    @hayleyward_ for some fabulous new clothing!x

  • Coco

    Love the tips! Thank you! If anyone wants to check out some vintage pieces, graphic tees & girly stuff from Los Angeles, check out @cocofoxtrot on Depop! xo

  • Kayla Schroeder

    What’s your Depop shop name, Nouvelle Daily? I’d love to check out your page. :) Also, I enjoyed your article! Very succinct, descriptive and to the point.

  • l

    @l11478

  • @nickycarlier

    @raevalerie
    Fly clothing for so cheap. Hurry having a sale!

  • Kim Spira

    @luxuryacht 😉

  • S

    @_srwap

    Everything going cheap, check it out

  • lauren windsor

    @laurenwindsor99

    couple of nice cheap tops and a lovely dress

  • Bryony Fay

    @bryonyy2601x lots of cheap items going, t-shirts, dresses and shoes :) x

  • Chloe

    @p4leandp1nk selling lots of tops, shorts/skirts, trousers, jackets AND shoes!!

  • ava

    @elly_sophia cute items for sale for a cheap price!

  • Jenna

    @jennajoy01 I have a few nice clothes up for a good home! Check them out now

  • Jamara Brown

    Follow me for some quality items @jams_bailly3 !!!

  • Marie

    HEY @IAMEIRAMFASHION ON DEPOP FOLLOW ME!!!!!!