Insta-Clothes

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Insta-Clothes

 Instagram is a social media app used to share photos. Recently, Instagram clothing accounts have popped up everywhere. “It’s a good way to make money and get rid of unwanted things,” junior Micayla Sloat said.

Instagram is a social media app used to share photos. Recently, Instagram clothing accounts have popped up everywhere. “It’s a good way to make money and get rid of unwanted things,” junior Micayla Sloat said.

Abby Moghtader

Instagram is a social media app used to share photos. Recently, Instagram clothing accounts have popped up everywhere. “It’s a good way to make money and get rid of unwanted things,” junior Micayla Sloat said.

Abby Moghtader

Abby Moghtader

Instagram is a social media app used to share photos. Recently, Instagram clothing accounts have popped up everywhere. “It’s a good way to make money and get rid of unwanted things,” junior Micayla Sloat said.

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Instagram began as a social media platform to share captivating photos and connect with others. Now, as it becomes more popular, users are making accounts for reasons besides the social aspect of the app. Many girls have made accounts strictly for selling old clothes, jewelry and accessories in order to make fast cash and clean out their closets. “It’s a good way to make money and get rid of unwanted things,” junior Micayla Sloat said.

Greer Long’s (‘20), Miriam Moghtader’s (‘20), and Micayla Sloat’s (‘20) clothing account, @mirgreermkkclothes, sells clothes and accessories to girls of various ages who live in the Severna Park and Annapolis area. They post pictures of the clothing and state the brand, size and starting price so that people can bid. Although clothes are usually sold for the asking price, sometimes multiple girls want the same item, so whoever gives the highest offer gets to buy it. Delivering the bought items is something the girls try to do to ensure the customers have a good experience buying their clothes, especially for those who cannot drive yet. “We like to deliver because it makes people want to keep buying our stuff,” Moghtader said.

A popular clothing account, @audreysclothingg, is owned by SPHS graduate Audrey Long (‘18). It started out as a small account inspired by her friend but has grown to over 320 followers, a high number for the typical clothing account. “I started gaining a lot of followers and selling a lot of clothes and realized it was actually a great way to make money,” Long said.

Although she mainly delivers, Long offers a five dollar shipping fee for customers who live far away. “I sort of turned it into a little business. I not only sell my own clothes, but I sell other people’s clothes sometimes for a small percentage of the profit,” Long said.

Another clothing account centered around the Severna Park area is run by CeCe Streaker and her friends, suitably named @ourfunkyfinds. Streaker started the account as a way to get rid of clothes that no longer fit her or her style. “It grew from me and my friends posting a lot and giving ourselves shoutouts on our other Instagram accounts,” Streaker said.

Similar to other clothing accounts, she sells her clothes to the person who offers the highest amount of money on each item. “I put the clothes on my porch in a bin with people’s names who bidded the highest… and they take their items and put the money in the mailbox,” Streaker said.