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The ladies of Poshmark are obsessed with shopping the Showrooms, and this week we’re featuring their top picks for all things spring and summer festival-ready! Read on to learn what a few of the members of the Community team can’t wait to purchase for their next weekend music festival affair.

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Showroom: Karen Walker Sunglasses Showroom
She says: Statement sunglasses are a must for festival fashion! You can’t go wrong with classic tortoise and a modern geo frame! These shades will help you stay stylish and protected the whole day!

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Showroom: Coach Handbags Under $100
She says: Old school fanny packs are making a come back!  Love the vintage style camel colored leather!  And you can rock out hands free the entire festival. Functional and fashionable!

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Showroom:
 Brandy Melville Under $50 
She says: I love more urban and ethnic inspired looks! These pants have an awesome tribal print and abstract scribble design! Comfy and chic paired with a crop top, and even an oversized knit for breezier days. These pants will take you from day to night, and keep you looking fresh!

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Showroom: Karen Walker Sunglasses Showroom
She says: A pair of oversize shades are a must-have for any outdoor festival—the bigger, the better.

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Showroom: Zara under $50
She says: Soft, flowy, and floral, this open back dress from Zara is made for dancing along to your favorite band.

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Showroom: Crossbody Bags Showroom
She says: A little orange number like this is the perfect hands-free (and worry-free!) bag.image

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Showroom: Zara Under $50 
She says: Rompers have to be my favorite way to explore a festival. Easy, casual, and fuss-free, this one even has a bird on it!

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Showroom: Coach Handbags Under $100
She says: When I’m trekking around all day going from music act to art installation, I want a bag big enough to haul all my gear for the day. This structured backpack will hold all my festival essentials and keep my hands free for dancing!

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Showroom: House of Harlow 1960 Sunglasses 
She says: I am loving the shape and color of these frames. It’ll keep my eyes nicely shaded so I can spot my favorite musician or celebrity in the crowdimage

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We have fallen in love with everything ethereal, relaxed and outdoor festival-chic these days. What’s not to love about distressed fabrics, flowy lines and laid-back glam? Randi gives us an array of pieces that we already want to mix and match for ourselves, but check out her closet for yourself and see if you can leave with just one piece. Happy Shopping! 

1. Feather Necklace - $10 retail $0
2. Zara Suede Short Boots - $38 retail $0
3. 7FAM Cut-Off Embellished Shorts - $50 retail $0
4. Free People Layered Tutu Dress - $60 retail $148
5. Hudson Bleached Zipper Jeans - $85 retail $325
6. Kate Spade ‘Daisy Chain’ Drop Earrings - $38 retail $75 
7. Lucky Brand Leather Cross Body - $60 retail $148
8. 7FAM Buckle Sandal - $60 retail $198

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Sunshine’s out and we’re ready to take full advantage of warmer weather! We’ve started shopping for all things bright and adventure-hopping appropriate - check out why we love Grace’s closet for everything Spring-ready…and more! Happy Shopping!

1. Pink Satin Blazer - $25
2. Stella and Dot Palamino Necklace - $75 
3. Alexander Wang Morgan Rocco - $215
4. Lip Stain Sweater - $25
5. French Connection Black Jumpsuit - $50 
6. Rebecca Minkoff Aztec Mac Daddy Crossbody - $179
7. Safari Elephant Shirt - $15 
8. Clarks Silver Cliffrose Sail Boat Shoes - $50 retail 

Poshmark always values feedback from the community so we wanted to take this opportunity to hear from a few members in regards to how they’ve handled the recent news surrounding Poshmark’s latest changes, including PoshPost. Read on to learn more!

With the new shipping and commission updates, I’m making more sales now that the shipping rates are lower. I find that even a dollar or two can really make or break a deal when customers are looking to purchase. I don’t feel like I have to increase my prices to maintain my earnings margin because I’m offering higher quality items that are above the $15 mark, so I feel unaffected by the commission changes. Additionally with the shipping rate lowered I feel like Poshmark now allows me to make more sales and not feel pressured to discounting more for customers unhappy with total price of an item plus shipping.

Some things I’ve been adjusting to include using the Not For Sale (NFS) status to show the items in a “preview to come” listing to increase pre-promotion of new items to my followers. I also use it as a hold on items that are bundled until they have been accepted.

A couple of tips that I would offer to Poshers still adjusting with the changes are: use the NFS tags in creative ways for reserves, welcome posts, chatting listings, or party announcements. Also, share the news with your followers and potential customers that shipping rates are lower - it may lead them to making more purchases.

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With the new commission and shipping updates, my customers have been buying more because they are spending less on shipping. In addition, I have been using a five items for $15 promotion and have had more customers spend more than $15 on their bundles. They feel like they are getting more for less and I am making the same profit as the 20% commission (if not more!).

To encourage sales and bundles, I have created my own personalized thank you business cards. The cards state thank you for your purchase please leave feedback and 10% off will be awarded off your next purchase. Makes it simple and fast!

One recommendation that I have for any Poshers still adjusting is to be proactive not reactive about change. Change is a very difficult thing to deal with, and any comments that you make about the changes, Poshmark, or other individuals is a reflection of your closet. You are a brand ambassador for yourself and the Poshmark community. Keep it positive.

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I believe the new shipping and commission updateshave improved morale of the general community, and also increased my sales. I have not actually increased my prices to maintain earnings because careful thought always goes into my pricing. I allow myself a sufficient margin to anticipate trends whether it is changes made by Poshmark or those due to current demand and competition internally and externally (outside of Poshmark). I am now seeing less bundles and more single purchases of higher cost, and I believe this is because the buyer no longer has to “jump through hoops” to get a great deal now. 

One noteworthy change to my Poshing is I have been using the NFS status for inventory management. When I need to know how many available listings I have this gives me a true number since it excludes notes with listings of $0 listing price. It’s a quick tool to be able to know what I’ve sold weekly. Now I have much easier visual inventory control. Defining my unproductive inventory is also quicker now. By using the NFS tool in conjunction with the Filters, I am now able to define the 20% that’s selling and 80% that’s not. I am also able to track trends of each item posted.

My advice for Poshers still adjusting to the updates is first and foremost to have fun! Poshmark is an evolving platform that is consistently listening to its users in order to improve. In this day and age we don’t have the luxury to think rigid. For example when Apple has an upgrade we all know it’s going to be for something better. Poshers that are still adjusting should inherit that same trust.

The gals at PMHQ are not only obsessed with making your Poshmark experience more fabulous, but they are also big on trends! We asked a few members of our Community team to share what spring trends they can’t wait to try out - along with a few of their Showooms wishlist items.

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Margareth’s Picks

Showroom: Jeffrey Campbell Under $100
She says: “Quilted and trimmed with chains make these chic wedges perfect to wear for winter to spring transition. These beauties will even keep me looking luxe all the way through those fun summer nights!”

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Showroom: Printed Pants
She says: “I am woman, hear my roar! Printed leopard pants are chic for the office and glam for a night-out in the city! After all, leopard is pretty much neutral, right?” 

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Showroom: Saint Laurent Heels & Shoes
She says: “These stilettos are like finding a pot of gold but in the form of a shoe! The metallic pebbled look is the perfect touch to an edgy leather look or even a sweet pastel outfit.”

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Michelle’s Picks

Showroom: Proenza Schouler PS1 Bags
She says: “This casual chic bag is perfect for my work week and then into the weekend!”

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Showroom: Zara Under $50
She says: “Burgundy is a stylish color for day and night; I like that I can transition these.”

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Showroom: Valentino Handbags & Shoes
She says: “Every girl needs a pop of color!”

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Marisa’s Picks

Showroom: Zara Under $50
She says: “I’m obsessed with French Bulldogs, so the print on these pants is too cute to handle!”

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Showroom: Kate Spade Wallets
She says: “I love the polka dots on this fabulous clutch.  It’s the perfect size to carry all of your everyday necessities.”

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Showroom: D’Orsay Shoes
She says: “These black d’orsay flats are the perfect staple to any wardrobe because they’re both comfortable and on trend.”

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Happy Poshing!

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The most special thing about Poshmark is our vibrant and fabulous community of women who share a common love for fashion and friendship. For Valentine’s Day, we can’t think of a better Valentine than our very own Poshers. We wouldn’t be where we are today without all of your PoshLove!

Happy Valentine’s Day from PMHQ.

We’re a bit smitten over J's closet for statement pieces and all-around gorgeous items for any season. Come shop our favorites:

1. Chanel Two-Toned Riding Boots: $1150 Retail $1595
2. Forever 21 Coat: $40
3. Diane Von Furstenberg Delian Dress: $150 Retail $550
4. Zara Ankle Wrapped D’Orsay Heels: $90
5. Karen Millen Bandage Dress: $55 Retail $298
6. Studded Booties: $45 Retail $149

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Valentine’s Day is taking over the internet with candy hearts, pink faux-fur jackets and lace, but this week we’d love to spotlight PoshLove - a kind of sisterhood that you can only find on Poshmark.

Posh Friends Forever, or as we like to call it ‘PFFs” - Alexandra and Lori - met each other on the app and built a friendship of a lifetime miles and miles away. For today’s post, we asked them a few questions about PoshLove and how to build true friendships on Poshmark.

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Why are relationships on Poshmark important?

Building positive relationships is one of the most important factors in being successful in the app. I would say that the majority of my success in sales and in finding a great deal is a direct result of always treating other women with respect and really understanding what they’re wanting in an item. Being social in the app has resulted in several best friends and countless positive encounters. A positive relationship follows you all over the platform and people look forward to working with you when they know you really care and are passionate about what you’re buying and selling.

What are tips to starting and maintaining friendships with the Poshmark community? 

One of the best ways to make friends on Poshmark is to familiarize yourself with Poshers who have similar style! It’s also great to learn about what size they wear in case you find an item that can’t be passed up! My Posh friends (including Lori and many of the girls at PMHQ) love to tag me in fab finds and I do the same for them!

Social media: helpful or hurtful to building relationships?

I am a strong advocate of a social media presence in general and networking with fellow Poshers is an amazing way to stay connected and learn more about each other! Seeing #PoshStyle on Instagram makes me excited to list and buy more as well. Poshmark is all about community, and social media makes the community that much more fun!

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What are tips to starting and maintaining friendships with the Poshmark community?  

1. Reach out to others. Compliment a user if you like their photos, closet, personal style, etc. Friendships can develop over shared love for a certain designer/brand or particular style.
2. Support each other. This can be done through sharing each other’s listings, encouraging each other and by sharing great fashion finds. If you see something that reminds you of a certain user, tell them about it. 
3. Maintain a presence within the app and with other users. The more time you spend getting to know someone and participating in the app, the better are your chances for maintaining a friendship. 

What’s your favorite thing about connecting with women on Poshmark?

I love so much about Poshmark! We support each other, keep each other updated on sample sales and other fashion related events and share amazing fashion finds from closets across the country all within the app. On top of all those things, I recently reconnected with a childhood friend who now lives halfway around the world. We were able to find each other - thanks to Poshmark. Not only is it an app for buying and selling fashion, it’s also a social media platform as well. It is truly genius!

Any favorite memories from how you and Alexandra started talking

Alexandra and I have very similar fashion tastes. We both kept noticing that we “liked” all the same things. We’d share great fashion finds with each other and specific items for one another. Next thing you know, we’re purchasing matching Burberry button-ups! 

If you can’t get enough of their sisterhood of style, join them as they host the Total Trendsetter Posh Party tonight!

One question we get a lot at PMHQ is how to choose the best price for your listings on Poshmark. We know each Posher has her own strategy for making the most money while giving the best deal to their customers. Read on to see how PM team members decide on a selling price!

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  • Original price is important because I want to be able to give buyers a great deal. An item is not as enticing if they can buy it at their local mall for about the same price.
  • The condition of the item plays a huge part as well. Signs of wear: stains, holes, pilling, fading color, etc. means I’ll generally offer heavy discounts. Who will want to buy it if they can pay a few extra dollars for it brand-new somewhere else?
  • Lastly, I think of demand: Is it sold out in stores? A popular designer? A must have this season? I like to offer at least 30-40% off retail price on my items, and even more if it is a style or brand that is mass produced and can be found anywhere.

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  • Market price: I do a quick search to see what price comparable items are actually selling for (not the same as what they are listed at - it’s only a true market price if it has sold).
  • Willingness to pay: How much would I be willing to pay for the same item in the same condition?  If I wouldn’t pay $75 for a gently-used non-designer sweater, I can’t expect someone else to.
  • Brand popularity: From personal experience, fashionable mass-market brands like J.Crew and Zara sell well and quickly, which translates to how much I can price it.  Some of my favorite brands are more niche and less often searched, which may require me to price at a higher discount.
  • Current vs. dated: I might be able to get more for a gently used item that is still in style, compared to a NWT branded item from several years ago.

  • I do a quick search for the item on Poshmark to see how others have chose to price similar items. This step ensures that my price is fair and reasonable.
  • Understanding that the Poshmark community loves a good bargain, I leave a little wiggle room of about $5-10 in order to be able to negotiate my price lower. Keep in mind that everyone loves a steal—so when possible, I price my items on the cheaper side so that they’ll sell fast to make room for that new pair of Karen Walker sunnies or those Valentino Rockstuds that I’ve been eyeing in other Poshers’ closets!”

Now it’s your turn! We want to hear how you select a selling price in your closet. Leave a comments with your best pricing strategy tip.