POSHible or NOT? HERE’S the LIST…

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WHAT HAS CHANGED SINCE THE LAST UPDATE:

YES YES YES!!  Men’s and Children’s clothing ARE HERE!!!

Note that this list is current as of 8/1/16 but I ALWAYS suggest you refer DIRECTLY to the Poshmark site for further information and to pose inquiries not covered here.   As Poshmark updates/changes their list, so will I.  It only works if we’re all speaking the same language….

So, let’s get the bad out of the way…shall we?

 

 

“ITEMS NOT ALLOWED ON POSHMARK”

aka “MISSION IMPOSHIBLES”

aka “THE DARK FORCES ALIGNING AGAINST MAKING

YOUR CLOSET HOST PICK-WORTHY

NO FAKE DESIGNER ITEMS – Including but not limited to FAKE HANDBAGS, FAKE CLOTHING, FAKE JEWELRY, FAKE SHOES

For a detailed explanation of FAKE, INSPIRED, etc. please click HERE and scroll down to the middle of the article.  Don’t plead “I didn’t know” and list something that you aren’t sure of.  Be aware that it’s a FEDERAL OFFENSE TO SELL OR BUY FAKE MERCHANDISE. 

NO PET CLOTHING or ACCESSORIES  

NO CHILDREN’s TOYS or GAMES

NO PERFUME, NAIL POLISH or AEROSOLS

NO LIQUIDS OTHER THAN NON-FLAMMABLE MAKEUP ITEMS (detailed below)

The “NO other liquids” rule is straight from Poshmark HQ.  Even if USPS allows it, POSHMARK DOES NOT.    

NO HEALTH AND WELLNESS PRODUCTS

Please, NO wraps that flatten your tummy in 20 days or diet pills or supplements of any kind.  No herbal products, incense, or aromatherapy oils.   You CANNOT Posh contact lenses, vitamins, sunscreen, toothpaste, shampoo, hair gels, body washes, lotions/creams/moisturizers/serums of any kind (again, makeup items are different and detailed below), combs, brushes, cotton swabs, manicure kits, first aid kits, hair coloring kits or pregnancy testing kits.  NO feminine hygiene products.  (yes, I know you technically “wear” those but NO…)

NO ELECTRONICS

No iPhones, Droids, or any other smartphones or cellphones.  NO Xbox, Playstation, Wii, handheld gaming devices, styluses, CPUs, monitors, keyboards, iPads, tablets, Kindles, Nooks or laptop computers.  No stereos, calculators, lamps, toasters, heating pads, lava lamps, alarm clocks, or refrigerators.  No musical instruments.  No flashlights or lightbulbs.  No earbuds, speakers or electronic chargers.  No curling irons, hairdryers, hair straighteners, electric razors, breast pumps, or electronic toothbrushes, or “sensual” items.  If you can plug it into the wall or put batteries into it, it belongs ON ANOTHER SITE.

NO BOOKS, HOME GOODS or HOME DECOR

You can’t Posh books, posters, stationary, CDs/DVDs/Blu-rays, videos, video games, bedsheets, blankets, pillows, wall decor, towels, picture frames, rugs, photo albums, stationary and school supplies, candles, figurines, furniture, indoor fountains, “Bedazzlers”, Christmas trees and Christmas decorations.  NO Victoria’s Secret stuffed DOGS.  No jewelry trees, big hanging jewelry organizers, or standing jewelry boxes. (NOTE that  jewelry bags that go in your handbag or luggage ARE acceptable).  No standing shoe holders, no clothing storage bags (the ones you vacuum until you’ve sucked all the air out of the item AND the universe), and no standing makeup containers (eg. acrylic holders).  Below you will read that makeup bags which are portable (for your handbag or luggage) ARE acceptable.

NO KITCHEN UTENSILS or FOOD ITEMS

NO LISTINGS THAT VIOLATE THE TOS (TERMS OF SERVICE)

NO LISTINGS THAT PROMOTE “OTHER” SELLING WEBSITES.  “Other” includes but is not limited to: Etsy, Ebay, Vaunte, The Real Real, Threadflip, Tradesy, Mercari, Vinted, etc.  Telling other Poshers in any of your listings to go off-site to buy your item or any items at a ‘better’ price or with a lower commission or no commission is considered a POSHMARK TOS violation.  Also, NO LISTINGS THAT ASK FOR MONETARY DONATIONS OR DIRECT USERS TO MONETARY DONATION SITES.  It is okay to mention that you are selling your items to benefit a certain charity but you cannot post a donation link.  NO LISTINGS THAT PROMOTE AN IN-APP SWEEPSTAKES OR CONTEST UTILIZING THE POSH PLATFORM FOR ENTRY (eg., “like this listing, tag 3 friends and share 3 times for 3 days for a chance to win this kate spade bangle”).

NOTE that you are welcome to list your personal website/blog, Instagram/Pinterest/Twitter/Tumblr/Facebook address, etc. in your profile so it shows up on your “about” screen, but please review your motive before you list any website on Poshmark.  In this case, networking is GOOD, but using the site to advertise and then steal a sale away is BAD.  The POSHMARK TOS is detailed in full HERE. I advise every Posher to read it from top to bottom.

NO TO THE FOLLOWING as well…

NO cars!  No car parts! No houses! No items found in hubby’s garage. No RVs, pop up trailers or horse trailers.  No bicycles or skateboards. No sporting equipment (weights, exercise bands, water bottles, skis, basketballs, frisbees, hula hoops, pool tables, jock straps, etc.)  No horses or livestock.  No puppies or kittens or baby ducks. If it has a heartbeat, it certainly doesn’t need to be Poshed and then placed in a Priority Mail box.  That’s a whole new kind of WRONG…

No tobacco products or smoking paraphernalia. This includes anything that might be whipped out in celebration of 4/20.  No drugs or alcohol-containing products of any kind (i.e. NO ALCOHOL, rubbing or otherwise, NO BEER and NO WINE)   When we say “Posh Party” we don’t mean THAT kind of party.

No guns, knives, ammunition, hand grenades, tanks or surface to air missiles.  If it’s something that might have been exchanged for hostages in the 1980’s, it’s NOT ALLOWED.

Remember

MAKE POSH LOVE, NOT POSH WAR.

And now, the good stuff…

INTRODUCING:

“THE POSHIBLES”

aka “WHAT YOU CAN SELL ON POSHMARK”

aka “HELLOOOO, HOST PICK!”

ALL CLOTHING (Women’s, Men’s & Children’s!!)

The official announcement has been made and you may now list men’s and children’s clothing.  UPDATE YOUR APP now and make sure you apply the correct category to your listing.  Just like you shouldn’t brand an item that isn’t that specific brand (“here’s a great handbag by Michael Kors, but I’m putting it under the LV brand to get more exposure…” no no no!), please make sure your items are appropriately categorized for gender as well as age. There are even subcategories for size in children’s (infant, boys, and girls)

YES! ALL CLOTHING (except for USED UNDIES – don’t sell those!)

NIGHTWEAR

This is basically bathrobes, pajamas, nightgowns, nightshirts and camisoles.  NEW and USED condition are both acceptable!  Make sure the used items are CLEAN.  Can’t stress that enough…

UNDERGARMENTS

You can sell undergarments (EXCEPT FOR UNDIES) in USED CONDITION as long as they are CLEAN!  This includes bras, hosiery and shape wear.  Yes, used leggings are allowed as they are not considered undergarments (though some of them fit so tightly they’ll likely vote in the 2016 election)  Ladies undies (panties, thongs, etc.) MUST BE NWT for hygienic reasons.  Again, you can sell used, clean bras and spanx but those undies must be NEW.

SWIMSUITS

NEW AND USED swimsuits.  Make sure they are squeaky clean for that next owner!

FORMAL WEAR & COSTUMES 

SHOES

ACCESSORIES WORN ON THE BODY

These include new and used scarves, mittens and gloves, socks, watches, belts, aprons, sunglasses, reader glasses, and frames suitable for lenses. Yes, you can also sell garter belts and garters.

ACCESSORIES WORN ON THE HEAD

These include hats, fascinators, beanies, headbands, wedding veils and that halo you earned from stopping at crosswalks.  If you have an item that “grasps” the hair tightly – such as scrunchies, rubber bands, and barrettes – they should be NWT (for sanitary reasons).

JEWELRY

The store boxes/pouches that your jewelry originally came in are also allowed, as well as the shopping bags that held those boxes (eg. Tiffany, David Yurman, Chanel, J. Crew, Charming Charlie, etc.)

Regarding “loose gemstones”- clarification from HQ states that since gemstones must be placed in jewelry before being worn, they are not a fashion or accessory in the loose state.  Therefore, you cannot Posh loose gemstones.

HANDBAGS/BRIEFCASES/BACKPACKS

This includes clutch bags, wallets, checkbook covers, coin purses and waist/fanny/belt bags. If you carry it to accessorize your look, it’s definitely allowed!

SMARTPHONE COVERS/TABLET COVERS/ KEYCHAINS/UMBRELLAS/PASSPORT COVERS

Again, this falls under the “accessorizes and is portable” category.  Just like you accessorize 20 pounds of junk with a cool handbag, so you can accessorize your phone, iPad and Nissan remote key fob with all the fashionable panache you usually save for yourself.  Be mindful that certain phone/pad/tablet accessories are still NOT ALLOWED and these include stylus pens and those holders that keep your pad upright while you work.  Detachable keyboards are NOT ALLOWED.

LUGGAGE & other BAGS/CONTAINERS

Totes, diaper bags, handbag-style pet carriers, carryon bags, shopping bags, handbag dust bags, shoe dust bags, fabric lunch boxes and all manner of luggage are allowed.  Keep in mind your 5lb. POSHPOST label must be increased in weight (and in price to you, as the seller) if you choose to ship a heavy piece.

Yes, you are allowed to sell travel containers used to transport makeup and jewelry (jewelry rolls, pouches).  Also acceptable are mirrored purse compacts, lipstick holders, hatboxes, and contact lens cases (keep in mind that the lenses are not allowed).

CRAFTED/HOMEMADE FASHION & ACCESSORIES

If you construct an item and make it wearable (or an accessory), it’s definitely allowed.  There are numerous Poshers who are building their own brand of clothing, jewelry, handbags and more.  Many are selling exclusively on Poshmark, thus giving you the advantage of buying items that are both UNIQUE and HTF!

JOURNALS, DATEBOOKS, AGENDA BOOKS

Yes! You can sell these on Posh!

MAKEUP THAT IS NEW AND SEALED ONLY

Makeup is very popular on Poshmark but it must be NEW AND SEALED before it can be listed.

NOTE, if you open a makeup item to show the shade or test the color for your listing, it is no longer new and you CANNOT sell it.    RESIST THE URGE. DON’T OPEN IT.  If your seller is asking for the shade on a face, look for a stock photo online from the cosmetic manufacturer.  Again, ALL factory seals MUST be intact and the item should be in the original box or packaging.  The condition of your makeup should be the same as if you purchased it from a department store counter.

YES, you CAN sell the following items: liquid foundation, liquid foundation primer, eyeshadow, blush, dry foundation, dry finishing powder, eyeliner, eye pencils, lipstick, lip pencils, lip gloss, mascara, concealer, pressed powder, powdered bronzers and makeup brushes, remembering that they must be FACTORY SEALED and in those original boxes. All makeup liquids must be NEW AND NON-FLAMMABLE and wrapped carefully to prevent damage during shipping

YES, you can also sell false eyelashes, wigs, hairpieces and attachable nail appliqués if they are NWT and factory sealed.  REMEMBER, NO NAIL POLISH OR PERFUME!

🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

CHEERS!

CLICK HERE for my original POSH article that led to this list being created

 

 

14 thoughts on “POSHible or NOT? HERE’S the LIST…

  1. Thanks Again Brenda For All the Great Information!
    I Would Also Like To Thank You For Mentioning Those That Have Brought Their “Brand ” To Posh. I Have Done So, With Special Discounts (Actually Just Cost) To The POSH Community. With This, I Have Kept My Brand Exclusively On POSH, Due To The Wonderful Ladies And Warm Reception It Has Received. Thank You Again For All The GREAT Information!
    Best To You!
    @gypsyprinces

  2. Zoe Kiefer says:

    I am a redeemed Posher. In the past I make a few goofs and I want to make amends by 1) now abiding by all rules and @) trying to educate people about what you can and can’t sell. I would like to include this link in my closet post. It is one of the best one’s I’ve seen. Please let me know. Namaste, Zoe (corvus440).

    • brendaed says:

      Hey, Zoe! Thank you for your support! I would be delighted for you to include this in your closet as a way of inspiring other Poshers to build compliant closets. Getting everyone on the same page is the goal. Also feel free to subscribe above so you can receive any updates that are made here.

      Thank you and Cheers!
      Brenda

  3. Motherskiss says:

    I recieved an email from Posh that says you can sell corsets (not waist trainers) New Without Tags.

  4. D.Green says:

    Thank you for this detailed post. Poshmark is the best selling app for women apparel and accessories on the market. Since May 2013, I have sold my handmade fashion jewelry exclusively on Poshmark at dgreendesigns. However, I’m a little irritated when I come across quite a few closets that are adamant about selling items that clearly do not fall under the umbrella of “women apparel and accessories. Once, I came across a closet that listed dog biscuits for sale!… Nevertheless, thanks for sharing this pertinent information. Happy Poshing!!!

  5. Kelli says:

    I LOVE reading your posts!! Thank you for all of your information!!

  6. Aida Flamm says:

    I’m constantly seeing fake items for Sale, obviously Posher sellers are clueless or know that they can get away with it. They’re very bold! luxe_chic_tique right now has Acrylic CHANEL different style bracelets at 125.00
    I’m totally against this kind of infringement . I’m also a big supporter of Luxury brands & when one puts an Authentic item on sale you don’t want lowballers bugging you.

  7. Kelli says:

    Hi Brenda, I’m Kelli. Thank you so much for this information! I only use my phone and none of this is on there. Lately all I’ve been seeing are non compliant closets. Now to make my own list for the new poshers! 🙂 Thank you, again!!! 🙂

  8. Kelli says:

    Hello, it’s me again 🙂 would you mind if I put some of this in my closet so the new poshers can read it?

  9. Rachel OMarra says:

    Hi! Can you clarify if concealer is allowed. The top portion says no and the bottom says yes…..thank you! These tips are great!

  10. Robynne Catheron says:

    Hi Brenda,

    Thank you for creating this, it’s fantastic! Now, if I can just convince my followers to click the link and READ it…☺

    I can’t find anything about selling hairpieces or wigs, and a follower is asking. Are they authorized?

  11. mimi says:

    I see lots of wigs and hair weaves and tracks on Posh but cannot find if that is a do or don’t.??

  12. Heidi says:

    I have read this to update myself again trying to make a listing for closet. I noticed only one thing missing you might want to check into with Headquarters. I have email from them on this. No used body piercings or tapers for ears must be NWT for safety & sanitary reason & in my state it is a law. The reason for this is because the only way to sterile them is with an autoclave like in a hospital. They carry many things you do not want & alchol, bleach etc. does not clean them or take the bad germs away. I can send you the email but it sure how? Or you can ask again.
    Earrings are ok used. Some will ask why are they not the same well it is the body part you used it in & the fact that those kind of piercing never heal all the way & will always leak a body fluid. Sorry for the dirty details. If you need more info feel free to ask me Thank you for this Post Brenda

  13. Shannon Leigh Colley says:

    Thank you so much!

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