Igee Okafor is a college student, blogger for men’s fashion, and a bit of a clothing addict with big dreams.
“I would love to have my own menswear brand, before 30,” he says with a gleam in his eye.
The secret to feeding his addiction? Turning his unused clothes into cash.
“It’s very smart, very very smart, because people always looking for money,” he said.
And according to the founders of a new menswear consignment sight, Sadvent.com, it’s very simple, fast and hassle-free.
Evegny and Alex are immigrants from the Ukraine who grew up loving fashion. Their biggest covet? A pair of Air Jordans.
“It was tough to get them in the U.S. Imagine what it was like for us,” he said.
And today from their Brooklyn warehouse they’re making sure American guys can get their hands on the labels they love, at a better than retail price. Labels like Gucci, Nike, Chanel and Prada.
Studies show we actually only wear 20 to 30 percent of what’s in our closets. Women PIX11 News spoke with on the streets agree with the number and expressed interest in turning their unworn clothes into cash.
Sadvent.com is the latest player to enter the resale or consignment marketplace already humming with sites like the Real Real, Tradesy and Thred Up. Sadvent chooses to curate their collection, being choosy about designers and condition, but with a huge bonus.
“We give you a free quote while you’re sitting at home, and you get your money, right away, electronically via PayPal. Sixty percent up front, 80 percent if you wait for the item to sell online,” Evegny said.
Back to Igee’s closet? He sold a “Band of Outsiders” jacket, a polka dot shirt and wool pants. Total haul? $414 in cash.
“I think it’s very cool what they’re doing,” Igee said.