When I’m out at the thrift store looking for clothing to flip on eBay, I’m generally looking for items that are 1) in great condition, 2) somewhat current styles, and 3) generally retail at the mid-range to high-end price point. Some of my favorite brands that fall into all three categories are Anthropologie, Eileen Fisher, Theory, Lilly Pulitzer, and St. John. However, I’ve recently started picking up a label that adds a fourth criteria: scarcity.
CAbi clothing is priced in what I would consider mid-range (low $100’s for dresses, $70-90ish for tops), stays “on trend” with their styles, and generally doesn’t wear out too quickly. However, this brand cannot be purchased in retail stores or directly through their website. You must either contact a sales consultant and buy directly from her or attend a “show”.
If you’re a busy woman, this is going to be a hassle. Wouldn’t it be much easier to just find a CAbi item you like on eBay and purchase it there? Methinks yes. So do several of my recent buyers.
In the last month, about $120 of my income has been from CAbi:
Recently sold listings for CAbi on eBay are a bit of a mixed bag:
Like many clothing brands, the larger sizes sell better for me than the smaller ones, and generally more interesting “statement pieces” sell better than basic, everyday items.
Here’s the label you’ll want to keep an eye out for when you’re thrifting: