I’ve been meaning to make this post for a long time, and after months of putting it aside, I just couldn’t stand not telling y’all about this treasure of a website. I heard about it through a blogger that I can’t remember the name of to save my life, and I’ve been hooked ever since! I think I’m on my fifth box now? I’ve hyped this company* up so much by word of mouth, and I’m super eager to share it with my readers now. I’ll take you through one of my recent purchases (by recent I mean it arrived this morning and I’m still freaking out) and give you a quick run-through of the thredUP process. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments!
WHAT IS thredUP ANYWAY?
thredUP* is an online consignment store. They have a huge collection of clothing, shoes, and accessories that are either gently used or new with tags, and only put the best items on their website. You can find some fantastic brands like J.Crew, Gap, and Athleta at discounts of up to 90%! It’s hard to even buy something in-store when there are discounts like that online. And the awesome thing about thredUP is that you can buy AND sell clothing on the same site!
Like I said earlier, I’ve had quite a bit of experience with thredUP over the past few months. Every time I pull up the website or app, I find something I just have to get. You can easily customize the browsing feature and limit findings to your size, favorite brands, specific colors, and so much more. One thing I absolutely love is the personal shop feature. It allows you to save whatever customizations you’ve made to come back to later, and you can be notified when something that matches your specifications is added to the website. With people sending their clothes in all the time, it’s like having a new store to shop through every day!
I haven’t sold any of my clothing yet, so I won’t speak too much on that part, but I will say that it sounds super simple. They’ll send you a bag to put your items in, pay for the shipping, and pay you for every item they sell to someone. Perfect for those spring cleaning days!
HOW AFFORDABLE IS IT?
I’ve always been skeptical of shopping online, because I was convinced that once shipping costs were added in, it would be more expensive than just shopping in-store. thredUP completely changed my mind. On average, I spend about $30 per box, and buy between 4 and 6 items. Most of those items are quality brand clothing with in-store prices ranging from $15-$40. On thredUP, the average item I purchase is between $5 and $15, including dresses and sweaters! In fact, on my last order, everything I received was under $10. I could not be more pleased with the affordability!
STILL NOT HOOKED?
Here are a few other thredUP features that just top off what I’ve mentioned so far:
-shipping is free after $70! That might sound like a lot of money to spend, but if you only want to purchase a few times a year, you can load up on one box and easily surpass that line. Hello closet makeover!
-referrals! This is another reason I’ve found thredUP so affordable. They have a fantastic referral program, where every time someone signs up with your personal referral link*, they’ll receive $10 to spend. When they make a purchase, you’ll receive $10 too!
*these are referral links, so I will earn a bit if you use them, but you definitely don’t have to!
-fantastic brands! thredUP doesn’t except everything they receive, which is how they make their inventory so great. You can find brands like Lululemon, Madewell, The North Face, and LOFT at crazy good prices.
-you’re being green! By purchasing used, you’re lightening your carbon-footprint and getting great clothes at the same time!
MY LAST BOX
I think this is my favorite box yet. I purchased 7 items (the workout leggings I ordered aren’t pictured) and they all came in perfectly! Oh, and if you couldn’t tell, I kind of love stripes.
top left: Gap
top right: Old Navy
bottom left: Old Navy
bottom right: J.Crew