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It should be no surprise that we here at PMHQ are seriously into shopping. One upside to this—besides a cute pair of shoes, of course—is that inevitably an item or two (or three!) will make its way to our own Poshmark closets once our actual closets start to overflow.

Other than creating an awesome Covershot, one important thing to keep in mind is how to appropriately describe the condition of an item. Whether it’s that purse you just had to have one minute but ended up sitting in your closet the next or a summer dress that you’re ready to say goodbye to, we’ve got some tips on how to best describe your item’s condition.

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NWT

Have an impulse purchase you never got around to wearing? If it’s still got tags attached, it’s NWT. New With Tags items are brand new, never worn, with the tags still attached. Is your item is brand new but has no tags? Easy—that’s NWOT (New Without Tags).

(Also, if some of these acronyms have you scratching your head, find a helpful list of oft-used abbreviations in our Poshmark glossary.)

Like New

We’ve all been there—sometimes you wear an item, only to find it just doesn’t work for you. If something has been worn once or twice but has little to no signs of wear, it’s Like New. Even if you’ve worn an item just once, it’s always a good idea to give it a thorough inspection, just in case.

Excellent Condition

Have a top or pair of shoes that no longer makes it into your #ootd rotation? Your preloved item could be another Posher’s new favorite. Items in excellent condition are gently used, with little signs of wear. Just be sure to include any details that your buyer should take note of before she hits that “Buy” button—examples include any pilling, pulls, or loose stitches.

Good Condition

Time to let go of an old favorite? Be sure to give it a thorough inspection and let your buyer know of any signs of wear, fading or discoloration, and additional details that should be noted. Be sure to double and triple check the item—sometimes it’s easy to look over little details like seams, straps, and zippers. If you need to show a lot of detail, create a second listing for your item.

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