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Catalogue rules

We want to make sure that Vinted is a safe and friendly space. That is why our members must comply with the Catalogue Rules when listing items.

Please note that these Rules are a part of our Terms & Conditions. By creating an account on Vinted, you are agreeing to these Rules and to our Terms & Conditions.

Permitted Items

On Vinted, you can sell:

  • Women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, footwear and accessories.
  • New cosmetics, beauty products and beauty tools.
  • Tech accessories such as headphones, smart watches, phone cases and similar items.

We reserve the right to change the list of items that members can list on Vinted. If we discover that certain items violate our terms or pose a risk to our members, we can remove them even if they are not on the prohibited items list.

Prohibited Items

On Vinted, you cannot sell (this list is not exhaustive and is only to be used as a guide):

Please make sure that your listings and items comply with our Catalogue Rules. Other members may flag your listing for review if it appears to violate our rules. If our team confirms that your item does not comply with these rules, it may be removed. You may also be subject to further action, including the suspension of your account.

 

Strictly prohibited items:

Items that do not comply with applicable laws.

Counterfeit items.

Free samples, testers or promotional items (including items contained in ‘Beauty Boxes').

Prescription products, medications, professional medical supplies, vitamins, food supplements. This includes any medical products / items making medical claims (e.g. N95 masks).

Food and drinks, e.g. baby food and infant formula, candy and similar products.

Drugs, drug paraphernalia, tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars, pipes, e-cigarettes, vapes or vaping equipment/accessories.

Uniforms, badges, accessories or other objects from the Armed Forces, police or other emergency services. Clothing or other items displaying international humanitarian aid names or logos.

Nazi or fascist uniforms and accessories.

Items that promote or display violence, discrimination, hatred and/or crime.

Autographed items (or similar items) without a trusted certificate of authenticity.

Items that do not comply with hygienic standards, or that pose a health risk:

Used underwear (e.g. panties, thongs, G-strings, boxer shorts, briefs, bodysuits worn as an undergarment and underwear sets that include used underwear bottoms). 

Note 1: For hygienic reasons, members can only sell new underwear—the tags must be clearly displayed in the listing photos. 

Note 2: Used bras, bathing suits and tights can be sold, as long as they are properly washed and the description clearly states that the item has been worn.

All cosmetics (including perfume, makeup, creams, lotions, and hair-care products) and cosmetic accessories (swatches, makeup sponges, brushes or applicators) that have already been used or that are not in their original, sealed packaging. We recommend that you upload pictures displaying item information (information on packaging or on the back of the product, bar code, etc.).

Note 1: It is strictly prohibited to sell cosmetic items that have been used or tried, even once. 

Note 2: Handmade cosmetics, nail polish remover, shaving razors and hair colouring products are not allowed.

Used towels, sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers and bedding sets.

Contact lenses, contact lens solution and lens cases.

Sanitary pads such as tampons and menstrual cups.

Used tongue, eyebrow, nose, lip and intimate piercing jewellery.

Items that are not clothing, unrelated to fashion, beauty or accessorizing, or that do not align with the Vinted vision:

Animal fur and its products. Items containing reptile skin, shells or ivory. 

Note: Sheared sheep wool, cashmere and mohair products are allowed.

Electronic and high-tech products. (e.g. mobile phones, computers, TVs, speakers, cameras, power banks, cables, phone charges, washing machines, dishwashers, irons, vacuum cleaners, etc.). 

Note: Electronic beauty tools and tech accessories such as hair curlers, hair dryers, headphones, smart watches, phone cases and similar items are allowed.

Sports equipment for adults, such as bikes, skis, yoga mats, snowboards and weights. 

Note: Sports-related clothing, eyewear, protective gear and accessories are allowed.

Children’s toys, furniture and baby gear.

Full-sized furniture, home decor and accessories, garden tools and equipment (such as lawnmowers or flowerpots), power tools.

Mattresses and pillows for sleeping. 

Kitchen utensils and appliances, knives (except table knives), pans, pots, coffee machines and other small kitchen appliance or storage items.

Magazines and stationery supplies for adults, such as notebooks, agendas and calendars.

Paintings, drawings, photos and other art.

Sales catalogues and products ordered on request, professional services or any other ads promoting commercial activities.

Empty dust bags, packing boxes, paper shopping bags, gift boxes, moving boxes.

Advent calendars, surprise packages/bundles.

Sexually explicit items such as sex toys and fetish-related items.

Animals or pet clothing and accessories.

Event tickets, gift cards, coupons, subscriptions.

General rules 

  1. General

  • Items must be uploaded separately under their corresponding category (and brand, if applicable).
  • You should only have one listing per item (except for bundle listings—please see below). 
  • All items should have an appropriate item condition assigned to them.
  • The maximum item value allowed in our platform is CAD$9,999.
  • Bundle listings (sets) must include the words ‘bundle’ or ‘set’ in the listing title and description. Each bundle listing must indicate the total price for all items in the bundle. Items included in the bundle cannot be listed separately.
  • Your listing or profile description cannot refer to external websites that facilitate sales outside of our platform.
  • You are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws relating to the sale of your item.
  1. IP policy 

  • Uploading counterfeit items on our platform is strictly prohibited. Counterfeit items usually copy or imitate a company's trademark (e.g. name of the brand, product and/or logo) without permission. They may also copy the distinct features of that company’s product (e.g. the shape of a perfume bottle or the specific pattern of a bag). Selling counterfeit items may expose sellers to civil and criminal charges. 
  • Members can only upload items that they are sure are authentic. They cannot add a disclaimer to their listing saying they cannot confirm whether or not the item is authentic.
  • Members must also upload pictures displaying the item’s authenticity as clearly as possible. 
  • Referring to other brands not related to your item in the brand category or title/description areas of your listing, or as a hashtag, is not allowed.
  • The use of words such as "inspired by" followed by a brand is generally prohibited on our platform. 
  • You must have permission to post text or an image that was created/published by someone else. 
  1. Photo requirements

Images used in your listing must meet the following criteria:

  • They must represent the item as is—no photo editing allowed. We also recommend clearly showing any defects, scratches, wear, etc.
  • Photos should be clear and well focused. 
  • Photos must be taken by you for the purpose of posting them on Vinted.
  • They cannot be replaced with stock photos, photos from ads or watermarked images.
  • The first photo should clearly show the whole item. You’re free to choose how to showcase your item in the other photos. Note: You can upload up to 10 photos per listing.
  • Photos must showcase your item’s authenticity. Check out our tips for this here. 

Commercial Activities

We do not allow commercial listings. Your listings may be considered commercial in nature if they meet one or more of the following criteria (this list is not exhaustive):

  • you buy or sell in large volumes (considering the number of transactions made, and/or amount of revenue earned);
  • you sell a large quantity of brand new items, including items with tags and/or low-value items;
  • you sell clothing or other items of the same style, but in a range of colours and sizes; 
  • you sell items with a note such as "can be ordered on request”;
  • you sell items that you have purchased with the express intent to resell;
  • your sales are intended to generate a regular source of income;
  • you have a legal status that allows you to engage in commercial selling activities and you sell for your business;
  • you sell items that you make as a designer and/or maker;
  • you act on behalf of a particular trader or through another person, using their name and acting on their behalf, in exchange for remuneration or an incentive;
  • you rent items or offer services;
  • your listings use images from the Internet or stock photos.

We do not allow members to add notes such as ‘sold’, ‘currently out of stock’, ‘check back later’, etc. to the listing title when it has already been sold, swapped or given it away. Please delete your items that are no longer available for sale.

All listings and other posts related to auctioning or bidding activities are prohibited. If your item price is unusually low or high and doesn’t seem to match the item’s true value, we may consider the listing to be an auction.  Learn how to set a reasonable price for your item.

Penalties

When a member disregards our catalogue rules, we may take the following measures:

  • If a reported listing needs some changes, we send a message to the member informing them about the actions they need to take within 24 hours. If the member doesn’t take these actions within the requested time frame, their item will be blocked.
  • If a reported listing includes a forbidden item, we remove the listing from the member’s closet and we send them a message informing of the reason for the removal.
  • If a member uploads forbidden items (i.e. items from the prohibited items list described above, items of a commercial nature and all other items that breach our T&C and/or Catalogue Rules) repeatedly, we may suspend their account (e.g. for a period of 7 days) or even block it permanently, and send a message to the member informing them of our decision.

Our team reserves the right to change the catalogue rules as needed. If you have any questions about these rules, please contact our team and we’ll be happy to assist you.

If you see an item that doesn’t seem to comply with our rules, please do not hesitate to report it to us.

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