Less Clutter, More Cash: Where to Sell Old Clothes in the Philippines

Rouselle Isla

Rouselle Isla

Last updated May 23, 2024

Letting go of something isn’t easy. Case in point: the piles of clothes you don’t wear anymore. What do you plan to do with them?

If you’ve heard of the KonMari method from the popular Netflix show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” you know what to do: let go of things that don’t spark joy.[1]

One man's trash is another man's treasure, however. According to the 2021 Carousell Recommerce Index, Filipinos are very much open to secondhand—in fact, 92% of Filipino consumers buy secondhand items.[2] 

So where to sell old clothes in the Philippines if you’re ready to declutter and part with them? Check out this list to get started. 

Where to Sell Old Clothes in the Philippines

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Wondering, “Can I sell my clothes to ukay-ukay stores?” Unfortunately, most ukays source used clothes from abroad. Try these options instead:

👚 Garage or Yard Sale

  • Best for: Those who aren’t online-savvy 
  • How to sell: Employ creative promotional tactics and outdoor signages. Display your clothes in a visually attractive way. 

If you have the time and extra space at home, hold a weekend garage or yard sale. Let your neighbors and friends know about it by distributing flyers and announcing the sale on your social media accounts. 

If your neighborhood has a community group chat, advertise your garage sale there as well. Create a sheet with the items for sale and their corresponding prices. 

You may even want to organize a bigger joint sale in your community. Coordinate with your neighbors, churchmates, or friends and host a garage sale in a big venue, like a basketball court or function hall.

👚 Carousell

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  • Best for: Those with nice, almost-new clothes that can be sold for a good price 
  • How to sell: Complete your Carousell profile by providing your Facebook account, email address, and mobile number. Provide as much information about your item for a faster and hassle-free sale. 

No time to organize a garage sale? You can sell new, lightly used, and even well-used clothes via buy-and-sell sites like Carousell. The site makes it easy for anyone to sell used clothes and other things online. 

To start, create your Carousell account and upload up to 10 high-quality photos of your clothes. If there are any imperfections, make sure to take photos of those and mention them in your listing.

List the brand name, size or actual measurements, condition, and price (set a minimum and maximum bid) and specify your deal option (meet-up or mailing and delivery). This helps buyers notice and check your listing when they set their filtering and sorting options. 

👚 Shopee

  • Best for: Those with larger quantities of used clothes and a Shopee store set up
  • How to sell: Set up a Shopee seller account, verify your email and phone number, and make your clothes listing visible to potential buyers. 

Although Shopee is more known for brand-new clothes, it’s also popular for its secondhand items. As long it doesn’t violate Shopee’s listing policies, you can sell used clothes—except for branded ones, which only authorized distributors can sell on the platform. 

Because of Shopee’s large customer base and helpful seller features like in-app payments, seller center, and shipping options, you can sell used clothing here easily. 

👚 Instagram 

  • Best for: Casual sellers who want to start selling fast 
  • How to sell: Create an account with a unique Instagram handle, upload high-quality photos, and add a creative caption with relevant keywords and hashtags.

Where to sell used clothes in the Philippines sans the numerous registration steps? If Carousell and Shopee seem too complicated, you can always sell via Instagram. 

Quickly and easily create an account on Instagram. Just complete the registration, come up with a unique name for your used clothes store, and add a profile photo or logo. That’s it! 

The real work will come from uploading photos of your clothes and writing short but engaging captions for potential buyers. For potential customers to find your items, make sure to use relevant hashtags and set your account to public. 

Read more: Start Selling on IG: How to Use Instagram for Business

👚 Facebook

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  • Best for: Those with many online friends and followers
  • How to sell: Create your item for sale, add photos, and enter the required product information. You can boost the listing to get more views and reach more potential buyers. You also have the option to hide the listing from your personal Facebook network. 

Need more options on where to sell your preloved clothes in the Philippines? One of the fastest ways to get rid of your old stuff is to sell on Facebook, especially if you have a lot of friends and followers. Just upload photos of clothes you wish to sell to your profile or Facebook Marketplace.  

Alternatively, you can join legitimate Facebook groups such as Basically Borrowed[3] and All Preloved PH,[4] where you can buy and sell preloved clothes and other items. 

👚 TikTok 

  • Best for: Those with a large following on Tiktok 
  • How to sell: Create TikTok reels or photo carousels showcasing your used clothing or do a TikTok Live.

If you prefer shooting videos instead of taking photos, make short, stylish clips featuring your pre-loved clothes on TikTok. 

If you want a faster way to get them off your hands and make a sale, go on TikTok Live. Show off your used clothes and answer questions in real time. You can also try on clothes so buyers will see how they look when worn. Your followers can reserve items and send payments to confirm the purchase.

Read more: Start Your Creator Journey: How to Make Money on TikTok Philippines

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Where to Donate Old Clothes 

If you’d rather donate your used clothes than sell them, here are some stores to consider: 

❤️ H&M Foundation

Wondering where to donate unwanted clothing or textiles? Donate clothes at any H&M Philippines branch nationwide. In return, you’ll get a 15% discount voucher per bag full of clothes (a maximum of two vouchers at a time).

Depending on their condition, donated clothes are resold as second-hand clothing, repurposed into other products like cleaning cloths, or recycled into textile materials. Proceeds go to the social responsibility and recycling projects of the H&M Foundation.

@hannajireh This is how we got a total of 60% discount voucher at H&M buy just donating our old clothes. This is in support of their Close the loop campaign #fyp #foryoupage #hmclothes #fashion ♬ Aesthetic - Tollan Kim



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“Are there clothes donations near me?” If there’s a UNIQLO store near you, you can give away used clothes—whether from UNIQLO or other brands—to communities in need. 

All clean and wearable items are accepted. There’s also no minimum or maximum number of items for donation.   

Used clothes donations are given to disaster survivors, refugees, and people in need worldwide. To donate, just drop off the clothes at UNIQLO Recycling Boxes or approach any staff at UNIQLO stores during operating hours. 

Where to Donate Other Used Items 

While decluttering, you’ll definitely find more items to get rid of. Aside from clothes, the places below accept donations such as books, toys, furniture, electronics, and more. 

📚 Caritas Manila Segunda Mana

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Wondering where to donate old clothes in Manila? A social enterprise by Caritas Manila, Segunda Mana is a donation in-kind program that aims to convert cash sales in its charity outlets to sustain various charity and bottom-line development programs. 

Aside from old clothes, you can donate anything in good condition and with value, including the following:  

  • Furniture
  • Office equipment
  • Household items
  • Gadgets and phones
  • Computers
  • Books and toys
  • Shoes, bags, and accessories
  • Sporting goods

How to donate clothes to Caritas Manila? 

For pick-up:

  • Email: donation_inkind@caritasmanila.org.ph 
  • Contact number: (02) 8562-8598 

For drop-off:

  • Address: Caritas Manila Main, 2002, Jesus Street, Pandacan, Manila; open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Contact number: (63) 9054285001 or (63) 9298343857 

📚 Precious Heritage Ministries Foundation, Inc.

If you have clothes, shoes, and slippers your children have outgrown, you can donate them to Precious Heritage, a non-profit organization that helps orphaned, abandoned, and less privileged kids in the Philippines.

They also accept bedding and kitchen items such as heavy-duty pots and pans, serving spoons, utensils, and the like. Electronics like laptops and big items like stand fans, washing machines, and dining tables are also welcome.  

For more information, contact Precious Heritage:

  • Manila Office: 
    • Address: 1340 Manuel Hizon Street, Santa Cruz, Manila
    • Contact number: (02) 8736-5867
  • Antipolo Office: 
    • Address: Road 11, Sta. Rosa St. Purok 2, Penafrancia Hills, Cupang, Antipolo
    • Contact number: (02) 8736-8086

📚 Christian Mission Service Philippines (CMSP)

CMSP is a charity that helps orphaned, abandoned, and less privileged children in the country. It operates daycare centers in Pasig City and Calaca, Batangas; a children’s village in Naic, Cavite; and a school in Sipocot, Camarines Sur. Support its cause by donating any second-hand essential, educational, and developmental items their beneficiaries can use.

For more information, contact CMSP via: 

  • Address: 188 Kaimitoville Kaimito Street, Valle Verde 2, Ugong, Pasig City
  • Contact number: (02) 631-1413
  • Email: info@cms.org.ph

📚 Project PEARLS

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Project PEARLS is an NGO that helps children from impoverished communities. If you have old clothes, toys, and books in good condition, you can donate them to this charity.

For in-kind donations, send them directly to Project PEARLS: 

  • Address: 81 A. Palan Street, Barangay 69, Caloocan City, Metro Manila
  • Contact persons: Jay-R Panagsagan or Juan Villa
  • Contact number: (63) 9561424296

📚 Philippine Toy Library (PTL)

Looking to clear your home of toys your kids no longer play with? Donate them to children in marginalized communities through the Philippine Toy Library. 

PTL accepts toys in good condition that don’t promote violence (stuffed and musical toys, toy cars, doll houses, etc.) and children’s books appropriate for ages three to 10, such as story, pop-up, activity, and picture books. 

Drop off your donations at PTL: 

  • Address: 56 Esteban Abada Street, Brgy. Loyola Heights, Quezon City; open Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Contact number:  (63) 9171507725 
  • Email: info@toylibraryph.com

📚 Books For A Cause (BFAC)

BFAC is an advocacy group that promotes literacy and the love of reading among children, public school students, out-of-school youth, and communities in highly depressed areas all over the Philippines. Some of the things you can donate include: 

  • New or old books in good condition: K-12 textbooks, storybooks, other books, magazines, etc.
  • School supplies and learning materials
  • Stuffed toys
  • Music and movies in any format
  • Computers or gadgets (working or non-working)

Send your donations to BFAC:

  • Address: B42 L12 Hewthorn Drive, Robinsons Homes-East, Brgy. San Jose, Antipolo
  • Contact number: (63) 9298082664
  • Email: booksforacause@yahoo.com

📚 Reading Club 2000

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Photo: Reading Club 2000 website

Almost 20 years ago, Hernando Guanlao, aka Mang Nanie, converted his home in Makati into a 24/7 public library that’s free and accessible to everyone. Anyone can drop by and take home an unlimited number of books. If you no longer have space for well-loved-but-in-good-condition books and magazines, donate them to Reading Club 2000. 

Visit Mang Nanie’s library:

  • Address: 1454 Balagtas Street, Brgy. La Paz, Makati
  • Contact number:  (63) 9752788623 
  • Email: readingclub2000@yahoo.com 
  • Facebook: Reading Club 2000[5]

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Final Thoughts

So what are you waiting for? Now that you know where to sell old clothes in the Philippines, start decluttering your closet. 

When you clear your home of things you don’t need, you don’t just create a minimalist, clutter-free living space. You also earn money on the side or support a good cause. 

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Rouselle has over eight years of writing experience in the personal finance niche. She has written feature stories, articles, and how-to guides on various personal finance and trending lifestyle topics. Before that, she briefly worked in banking and was a licensed life insurance advisor. When not writing, Rouselle likes to read books and binge-watch films and series. Follow Rouselle on Linkedin.


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