HipSwap: Ebay’s Trendy Cousin

On Friday, April 6th, 2012

A vintage 70′s glam disco top? Check. Antique typewriters that look like they came straight off the set of Portlandia? Check. Robert Cavalli heels previously owned by Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star Kyle Richards? Check. How are these random yet intriguing items related? They can all be found on HipSwap, a hipster-like version of eBay that connects buyers and sellers in the same neighborhood. From raiding your favorite celeb’s closet (you’ll never have to wait in line for two hours just to sort through leftovers at Tori Spelling’s estate sale ever again) to finding one-of-a-kind pieces by renowned artists and designers, HipSwap adds the perfect amount of swagger to your shopping experience.

Gone are the days when you had to wake up at five in the morning just to find a good parking spot at the Pasadena Flea Market. And forget renting a U-Haul to carry all your goods home. HipSwap makes it easy: all you have to do is wake up, flip open your laptop and thousands of cool finds are just a mouse click away from being yours. Added bonus? There’s even a pink HipSwap delivery van that will bring your items directly to your front door.

And if you’re tired of all the clutter in your closet, why not turn your excess into extra cash? Just snap shots of the items you want to sell and HipSwap will let you list all of them for free, only charging an introductory 3.5% transaction fee when your item sells. You can even create your own shop with a bio and links to your Facebook and personal blog. Garage sales have officially become a thing of the past: welcome to the future.

To find out more about how to join the HipSwap community, go to their official site, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.