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Sale of privately owned belongings do not require business license and people often sell their private belongings, such as clothing on eBay, Facebook or Craig list.
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If a person intends to sell clothing for business / profit then a business license should be obtained as soon as the person starts purchasing additional new cloth (not previously owner) for resale online or otherwise.
I cannot tell you what to do, in your specific case, as such legal advice can only be provided by your local attorney upon a full review of your entire situation, however, generally, as long as, the person is simply selling his/her own belongings online, the business license is not required, once the person starts purchasing clothing to for the purposes of reselling them online that is when a business license would need to be obtained from the local municipality.
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Here is the official government website that has all the details regarding an application for a business license:
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