Posted by Alex Jackson on June 21, 2019
Welcome to our annual what hot category spotlight where we take a closer look at some of our top performing categories of liquidation merchandise and give you the dirt on what you should be buying for resale in 2019. This is a must-read for any would-be sellers looking to get into the game or for any veteran sellers looking for some fresh ideas. So without further ado here are our top category picks for 2019.
Handbag/wallets & Designer Purses- after a few years of relatively flat sales these two categories have come back in a big way, and it's partially due to the cyclical nature of the handbag market. Consumers are generally paying more for higher end bags and holding onto them longer choosing quality over quantity. Tariff fears have also put pressure on already tight supplies, so be sure to move quickly to secure your goods epically in advance of this years all critical 4th quarter.
Men’s Designer & Urban Designer- Men know what they want and what they want is designer apparel. Men are spending some serious bucks these days to look their best, and this is not a passing trend. Go deep on high-end designer labels and focus on casual because this is just what guys these days crave.
Ladies Designer/ High-End Designer- Demand remains strong for Ladies Designer and High-End Designer fashion in 2019. Again, it’s a case of quality over quantity as consumers are giving the cold shoulder to the fast fashion names and electing to splurge instead on some better quality pieces.
Ladies plus size- A perennial favorite, plus size continues to enjoy a strong demand with profitable margins. Remember with plus size go for those lots with large quantities of 3x and 4x sizes these are some of the sizes in most demand. Retailers tend to keep smaller amounts of these on hand, making them more desirable. With the continuing shrinkage of leading brick and mortar chains which specialize in plus size, expect to see further growth in the secondary market.
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Men’s and Ladies sport- Bad news if you’re not into the athleisure look it’s not going anywhere! In fact, it’s only getting worse, but this is a good thing if you are selling it! Brands that were riding high in the ’90s like Fila and Champion who invented the athleisure look are back in a big way. Even Polo is getting in on the action with the revival of their Polo Sport line you can read all about it here. Demand for this category is still growing, and supplies are limited, so do not wait to get in on the athletic apparel movement.
Ladies intimates- This is one of those perfect categories for any type of seller beginner or pro. It has so many upsides like high demand, great margins easy to store and ship and is never out of season. One other reason to sell intimates that is commonly overlooked is that as a category, it’s uncommon for them to be heavily discounted in the retail world. Remember, bras are fairly complicated garments and somewhat challenging to manufacture hence their high cost. Selling liquidated merchandise puts you one foot ahead of most of your competition.
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Swimwear- There still some time to cash in this year on the ever popular swimwear category. Although spring of 2019 was a wet one throughout most of the country according to long term weather forecast’s July and August are expected to be perfect beach weather months, and unusually warm temperatures are projected to last well into the fall. Expect some late-season sales this year as beachgoers try to squeeze some more summer fun into the beginning of fall.
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Every category of goods at Foxliquidation is a winner, but these are just a few of our favorite picks.