The 5 Best Sites to Find Free Clothes Online
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Clothing is one of our most basic needs, yet it can often be one of the most expensive. Even with the rise of fast-fashion and lower prices, getting your hands on clothing can still be a financial burden.

If you’re cash-strapped but in need of some clothing, the internet can help. There are sites where you can find free clothes near you, helping you dress up in no time.

Here are five of the best places to find free clothes online.

1. Freecycle

Freecycle free clothing offers

Freecycle is best known as a second-hand marketplace for furniture and other home furnishings. However, the free exchange site has a large selection of free used clothes too.

One of the benefits of Freecycle is that it allows you to find items local to you. To use the site, you need to enter a specific area, like Brooklyn, New York, for example. This keeps the listings within a reasonable distance of where you are.

To search posts, you’ll need to be a signed-up member of the site, but registration only takes a moment. Once signed in, you’ll be able to search posts for keywords like clothes or free women’s clothes, for example.

You should also select the option to display only “offer posts”, rather than wanted listings. Opening an offer post should give you some detail on the item and allow you to reply to the post to arrange collection.

2. Freegle

Freegle free clothes listings in Manchester

Although Freecycle is available in locations around the world, if you’re after free clothes in the UK, then Freegle is the best place to start. Freegle is a UK-based organization promoting waste reduction and product reuse. Their website operates in a similar way to Freecycle.

To get started, you enter your postcode, and then you can browse all available offer posts. If you often find yourself donating items to sites like these, you may also be interested in these social impact apps that’ll help you change the world 8 Social Impact Apps That'll Help You Change the World 8 Social Impact Apps That'll Help You Change the World Want to make a difference in the world? These Android and iPhone apps make it easy to better yourself and the word around you. Read More .

As Freegle is not as well-known as Freecycle, there are usually fewer postings. However, it allows those in the UK to find free clothes online and complements the Freecycle service.

Since both are free to use, there is no downside to having multiple options when searching for free clothes online. To send a reply to an offer post, you’ll need to be registered with the site.

3. Craigslist

Craigslist New York free clothing listings

You’ve probably heard of Craigslist. The site was one of the first to bring traditional classified ads online back in 1995. It was designed to look like the classifieds page at the back of your newspaper and hasn’t really changed over the past two decades.

Don’t let the reasonably functional look put you off, though; Craigslist is one of the world’s most popular websites and is a great place to get free clothing near you.

When you first visit Craigslist, the site will determine your approximate location from your IP address and direct you to your local Craigslist domain. So, those in New York would be directed to newyork.craigslist.org, for example.

As a source of classified ads, Craigslist differs slightly from the previously discussed options. The majority of posts on the site are for paid services, or those looking to sell their items.

However, don’t let that dissuade you from using the site to locate free used clothes. From the main page, select clothing for sale and use the filters to set a maximum price of $0. That will allow you to see all the clothing listings that are available for free.

The range of listings means that, if you can afford to spend a bit of money on new clothes, you can find a wide variety of options available to you, even for modest budgets.

4. Rehash

Rehash free clothing exchange website

The sites we’ve discussed so far feature clothing but aren’t specifically geared towards finding free clothes. Rehash is a dedicated website that allows you to trade and exchange your clothes with other users. So, you’ll need to start with at least one item of clothing you’d be willing to swap, but it does mean that you can refresh your wardrobe without having to pay a dime.

Once you’ve created an account, you can list the clothes and accessories you want to trade. You’ll then start to get offers from other users who may wish to exchange with you. Once you’ve found an offer that fits, you can exchange clothes.

There are no fees for listing or completing a swap. In fact, the only thing you need to pay for is shipping your old clothes to your exchange. To date, the site has swapped almost 10,500 items between 61,000 members.

5. Swap.com

Swap.com clothing listings

Thrift stores are a great way to find affordable second-hand clothes. However, if you can’t make it to a store, or don’t have one nearby, your options used to be limited. However, the online thrift store Swap.com has a modern take on the used clothes market. Thrift shopping can be quite time consuming, as each store holds a different stock. Swap has a much more extensive inventory of clothes for you to browse.

If you are the buyer, you’ll be able to browse a large collection of second-hand and pre-owned clothes, all available at low prices. While Swap isn’t a place where you can get free clothes, it does offer an affordable alternative to full-priced clothing.

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Selling second-hand clothes can also be a hassle, as you typically have to maintain a listing and field questions from buyers. Swap handles all the admin for you. All you need to do is send them your pre-worn clothes, and they take care of the rest. Once your items have sold, you’ll be paid.

Where to Find Free Clothes Online

There’s no getting around the high cost of clothes. Even as mainstream fashion brands have been able to reduce prices, clothing is still an expensive necessity. Not everyone is always in the position to afford the expense of a new wardrobe. Fortunately, there are plenty of generous people willing to give away their used clothes for free.

These sites are among the best places where you can get free clothes. However, if you have some items you need to sell, you may want to use one of these Craigslist alternatives to buy and sell used stuff online 5 Sites Like Craigslist to Buy and Sell Used Stuff Online 5 Sites Like Craigslist to Buy and Sell Used Stuff Online Want to buy and sell your used items locally but not on Craigslist? Here are the best sites like Craigslist you should consider. Read More .

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  1. Aluwana Robert
    August 29, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Thanks I desperately need clothes for people who are in need of this things but is it possible you shift to me for free.

  2. Anonymous
    September 26, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    I think you can also should join Facebook group,dedicated for goods exchange,or for donation.Some people might don't need some items and just want to get rid of them. Just search on the bar and will appear.

  3. Danny
    January 8, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    I think this is a nice thing

  4. James R.
    January 3, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    the cool freebie links has more scam related junk than anything else...for every half way decent deal that I found, there was 5 - 6 scam related garbage listed. I have since added the site to my block list.  

    My advice is to stay away from COOL FREEBIE LINKS.  

    • J. Lockhart
      January 11, 2012 at 4:55 pm

      Hi James. Glad to hear from you. Skimming through the site once more, I can agree that there are some scammy-ish looking links on there. However, at the time of this article, I found (what I believe) were some legitimate-looking ones as well, but some of them were not necessarily just clothes.

      What these kinds of sites do is try to to bring a bunch of links together on some subject. Nevertheless, looking back on this site, it might have been better to leave this one alone. My apologies, and I hope that the other sites serve you well. 

  5. JOAN QUARLES
    November 13, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Went to the Freecycle site and got a warning from WOT (site has a "bad reputation), so I didn't land there.  I trust WOT.  The one time I ignored a warning, my old computer got a virus.

    • J. Lockhart
      November 13, 2011 at 6:57 pm

      The site seems fairly reputable based on the other regions of the Internet, but this might be something to keep in mind.

    • Mac hues
      November 14, 2016 at 12:52 am

      From my personal opinion i've never had any issues with freecycle. And i have gotten a few things from here. And as far as your problem i don't see it being a virus more of malware. Which is not to do with the site it's self more of advert link's.

      ~Thanks
      Mac

  6. Marc Mosher
    November 12, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Perhaps you can edit the article to let your readers know that Freecycle operates in other countries also.

    • J. Lockhart
      November 12, 2011 at 7:15 pm

      Right on. I'm looking into it. I'm sorry about that, everyone. As a matter of fact, here's a link to ALL the countries:

      http://www.freecycle.org/group/?noautodetect=1

      (I definitely didn't see the "Other Countries" link.)

  7. David K
    November 12, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    freecycle also exists in Australia

    • J. Lockhart
      November 12, 2011 at 7:12 pm

      I just checked that out, and I'm sorry about that, David. I thought I had the site pretty much covered, and I even researched off-site for info on it. My mistake.

  8. Ayaz
    November 12, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Thanks for the valuable post! almost every thing is for people living in USA UK etc not for India plz find for India!!!!!! :(

    • J. Lockhart
      November 12, 2011 at 7:10 pm

      From what I'm understanding, Freecycle will actually go worldwide! I just found some groups in India, Ayaz. Check it out.

  9. Nicole Healing
    November 2, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Freecycle also operates in the UK!

    • J. Lockhart
      November 5, 2011 at 2:28 am

      My mistake, Nicole! I thought otherwise.

      • Tina
        November 12, 2011 at 4:57 pm

        Freecycle also operates in Germany (used it extensively), Canada (used it), and many other countries. Basically, it's an open network. Anyone can create a Freecycle group for their city and join the network.

        • J. Lockhart
          November 12, 2011 at 7:12 pm

          Thanks, Tina.

      • Oron Joffe
        November 12, 2011 at 10:48 pm

        Your description was correct, until a while ago, when Freecycle started operating again in the UK. Their site is actually much better than Freegle now, and has a proper search facility. I now use both...

        • J. Lockhart
          November 12, 2011 at 10:50 pm

          Thanks, Oron.

  10. James Bruce
    November 2, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Thats awesome Josh, I'll have to check out freegle. I'd always been frustrated by how absolutely lame freecycle interface was - I even planned on rewriting the whole damn system, but I guess I wont have to now! 

    • J. Lockhart
      November 5, 2011 at 2:27 am

      Good to know, James!

  11. rabbi@thebloggernet
    November 2, 2011 at 1:02 am

    nice post thanks for the resources

    • J. Lockhart
      November 5, 2011 at 2:29 am

      Glad to help. I try to write about things such as this when I can.