Want to Earn Cash for Old Clothes? Stylist Brad Goreski Spills How

07/16/2012 at 04:30 PM ET

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Unfortunately, we can’t call Brad Goreski our personal stylist like Jessica Alba and Christina Ricci can, but luckily he shared some of his stylish expertise with us. The fashionable man-about-town recently chatted with PEOPLE about his latest business venture.

The Bravo star has teamed up with eBay‘s “Chic Squad” to offer fashion advice on selling your stylish stuff via the online marketplace.

“People have this idea that it’s complicated [to sell items on eBay],” Goreski told PEOPLE. “It’s so easy though — it’s just four steps.”

First, describe your item with as much detail as possible; then take photos — including several detailed shots — in a well-lit area; third, research to see how other similar items are priced; and last, list it. Goreski said that top sellers include designer denim and shoes. “A pair of J Brand jeans sell something like every four to six seconds,” he revealed.

Before all of that, however, you have to clean your closet. “It’s important to allow new stuff to come in,” the Kate Spade brand stylist said. “I’m guilty of [holding onto unworn garments] — I’m like, ‘I wore this to blank and I want to hold onto it’ — and I think it’s about being honest with yourself and taking stock. I find it therapeutic.”

After all of your hard work, congratulate yourself by purchasing some investment pieces with your eBay profits. “I’m a big fan of Céline bags and I love Christian Louboutins,” he revealed. “And for the summer, get a pair of great sunglasses — if you usually buy black oversize ones, try a pair of tortoise shell ones instead.” Tell us: Are you going to clean your closet this summer? Would you sell your stuff on eBay?

–Jennifer Cress

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Robert08 on

As far as buying/saving on eBay goes:

If you have a question about an item, go to another of the seller’s listings and ask the question from there. This will add a bit of work for the seller, if they want to add your question and their answer to the item description page. Maybe other interested buyers will not bother to ask a question, instead just continuing to look for a similar item that already has the question answered in the item description.

If you see an item that you want listed in auction format, send the seller a message asking if they will accept $x to end the auction early and sell the item to you. If that doesn’t work, use a sniping service such as Bidball.com to bid for you. It’ll bid in the last few seconds, helping to save $ and avoid shill bidding.

If there is a particular item that you want that is relatively rare on eBay or goes fast when one is listed, use ebuyersedge.com to set up a saved eBay search for it. You’d get an e-mail whenever a match is listed. You can use the price, category, exclude word, etc. filters to narrow down the results that you get in the e-mails. Excellent for “Buy It Now”s priced right.

If the item that you’re looking for is difficult to spell, try a misspelling search site like Typojoe.com to find some deals with items that have main keywords misspelled in the title. Other interested buyers may never see them.

Fashionalacarte_com on

There is nothing spectacular about Brad’s Ebay Tips.

Ive been selling J brand for 8 years on ebay and we know how easy it is to post and write a good detail description.

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