Let’s start with the simple ones.
Regular old Ralph Lauren Polo pony shirts.
These shirt are all over. The picture above is of a 100% cotton sweater vest. I can sell these for $25-$30 all day. If they’re under $5 and in great condition, I’ll pick them up.
The button-front shirts also sell in this range, but they take longer to sell. You’ll list 20 of them and will sell 1 every few weeks. Not an instant sale, but they’re a nice buy for the slow and steady group. I can’t stress this enough – be meticulous. It’s not worth it if there’s stains on the collar or the cuffs.
Sweaters seem to move faster (maybe it’s the season?). Here’s a 100% silk sweater I sold for $35. There was a pony on the front!
Ralph Lauren Polo Tips:
Here’s the Ralph Lauren clothing line in order of profit:
RL Purple Label~Double RL>PRL>LRL>CRL.
The first letter is in reverse alphabetical order! Simple, right? NOT.
Ralph Lauren Purple Label
These suckers are HIGH END. $500-$2000 for new SWEATERS. Sorry for the caps, but c’mon. I’m flabbergasted. Now, you
most likely won’t get anywhere near these numbers, but $50+ is very easy to achieve.
This line is supposed to be more useful than the purple label. It’s really high end work wear. Their boots are really expensive and would be a great find. I still haven’t found either the Double RL or the purple labels in the wild yet. These sweaters are more reasonable compared to the purple label, coming in between $400 and $900. Yikes.
Lauren Ralph Lauren (LRL)
This is the medium range in the Ralph Lauren clothing line (a step below the regular Ralph Lauren Polo). They make men and women’s clothing, but I’ve mostly seen it as women’s. The green tag really jumps out at you.
Chaps Ralph Lauren (CRL)
This is vintage (1990s era). Ralph Lauren doesn’t put their name on the Chaps brand anymore, so if you see the two together, it can sell well. If it’s only Chaps without the Ralph Lauren, stay away!
Ralph Lauren Polo tag on sweatshirts and T-shirts
Lots of USA, American flags, the word POLO spelled out on the front, or strangely enough, teddy bear themed sweatshirts – basically the 90s summed up in clothing.
These items have been popular in the rap community which means that they’ll sell well on eBay. Agora Clothing has a short history on the Ralph Lauren Teddy Bear which has some pictures of Kanye and Just Blaze wearing them. Apparently it’s a thing. I think this is one of those ironically cool things, but I’m definitely willing to profit on it!
Next time you see the Teddy Bear on any t-shirts or sweatshirts, grab it up!
Anecdote: I actually saw a guy at work wearing one of the t-shirts. I did not have the gall to ask him if he’d sell it to me. I was still new. If I saw him now, would I do it? On the fence…
So there you have it. Make sure to be selective when you see the Ralph Lauren Polo tag, but there are some real winners if you find the right ones! Don’t forget to check in tomorrow for Day #3 in my clothing series!