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The holiday credit card bills are in, and it turns out you overestimated your wealth by a few cashmere sweaters, a killer pair of heels and one very large bottle of Moët, the memory of which is somewhat fuzzy. Who doesn't need some quick moolah this time of year?
Enter Trend Trunk, a Canadian online fashion marketplace where you can cash in your closet and keep 80 per cent of the price you set (traditional consignment stores typically split sales 50-50). Trend Trunk manages the payment and shipping, so unlike Kijiji and Craigslist, there's no awkward meet-up with strangers who may or may not be serial killers.
Trend Trunk picks: The site recently launched its app for Apple and Android, which makes it even easier to sell your preloved items, keep track of sales and shop others' closets on the go.
Look for: Trend Trunk's Closets & Causes program, which allows sellers to donate up to 100 per cent of their net sale proceeds to any charity in Canada. Bonus: you get a tax receipt for the donated value.