Of course you can make more reselling pants from thrift stores.

But I’m sure you already knew that. Pants are one of the staple items that I most commonly find from thrift stores and can always resell them on eBay for a nice profit. There are many different kinds of pants that you can find at your local thrift store, but in this article, we will discuss some of the ones I often find.

Since this category (pants) is so broad, I’m just going to list out what I know in hopes that the next time you go thrift shopping, you can find some of these pants for yourself.

Here are the subcategories we are going to look into. These apply to both men’s and women’s pants:

There are many more categories I could list here. These are just the ones I find most often. Let’s take a look at some of the prices that jeans are going for on eBay. I found these images by doing a completed listings search.

Common jeans brands to look for:

  1. Buckle
  2. Levi’s (vintage)
  3. Lucky Brand
  4. J Crew
  5. J Brand
  6. Tommy Hilfiger (vintage)
  7. Polo Ralph Lauren
  8. Dsquared2
  9. Diesel
  10. Jag
  11. True Religion
  12. Gucci

Of course, there are hundreds more. And you should always look up the item if it catches your eye and you think there’s a chance of it being profitable. But these are just some of the common brands that find regularly in the thrift stores in the city where I’m from. 

They will very likely be different in your location. 

Common chinos brands to look for:

  1. Banana Republic
  2. J Crew
  3. Polo Ralph Lauren
  4. Mountain Khaki
  5. Carhartt
  6. Duluth Trading Co.
  7. Vineyard Vines
  8. Levi’s
  9. Hugo Boss
  10. Tommy Hilfiger

Again, there are plenty of other potential brands and styles that you could make money from. Just look up the item on eBay to check the prices before purchasing.

For the sweatpants category, I’m also including leggings, yoga pants, and pretty much all other athletic apparel.

Common sweatpants brands to look for on eBay:

  1. Nike
  2. Adidas
  3. Reebok
  4. Under Armour
  5. Lululemon
  6. Air Jordan
  7. North Face
  8. Tommy Hilfiger (vintage)
  9. Polo Sport (vintage)
  10. Nautica (vintage)
  11. Collegiate teams
  12. Professional teams

When I listed collegiate teams sweatpants above, I’m referring to the ones with the university mascot or logo. For example, a pair of Nike Alabama Crimson Tide sweatpants would most definitely sell for a nice profit.

The same thing goes for the professional teams as well. Look for any NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL etc. Each would likely turn a nice profit.

Tips for reselling pants on eBay for profits:

  1. Go vintage. I know, I sound like a broken record. But before the end of this book, I will most definitely have pounded into your brain how profitable it is to resell vintage items. And this goes for pants too, of course. For jeans, I always seem to find vintage Levi’s and Tommy Hilfiger.
  2. Check the zipper. You don’t want to get home to discover that you purchased a pair of pants with a broken zipper.
  3. Look it up! As always, there are thousands of potential brands of pants that you can make money off of. So many that it’d be impossible to list them all here. That’s why I stress so often to look it up if the item seems interesting. Over time, you’ll start to develop an eye for what sells and what doesn’t.

Final thoughts

Now you know that you can buy and resell pants from thrift stores on eBay and make awesome returns on your investment. You even know which types of pants and brands to look for. Now all you have to do is take action.

Head out to the local thrift shops around town and spend some time going through the pants. Look ’em all up if you have to. A little research here and there never hurt anyone and it’ll only make you better in the future. Good luck!