Review: thredUP

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Thredup Review From An Early Adopter

When a facebook friend posted a link to thredUP, I headed straight over to the site. What I found were hundreds of secondhand clothing items priced well below similar secondhand sites. It took awhile to find things I really liked, but there’s certainly no shortage of products or styles.

For Sellers

thredUP acquires stock by sending out Clean Out Bags to interested individuals, who then fill them with unwanted items from their wardrobes and send them back, at no charge, to thredUP headquarters where items are looked over and processed.

thredUP pays up front for items they want to sell, and donates (or send back, at an additional charge) unwanted items. The process is identical to brick and mortar shops like Plato’s Closet (or Charlottesville’s Darling Boutique or ReThreads), but the advantage is that thredUP has the space and market to take on more items overall. Based on reviews from the selling end of things, you won’t get a very good offer on your items, so don’t send anything in unless you really don’t want to deal with selling it through a more labor intensive channel.

For Buyers

But the pricing structure is great for buyers. While you’re unlikely to find clothing you want priced below your local Goodwill, the ability to shop by item, price point, and size makes the experience a bit less tedious. I bought a few things for myself and a few things for resale using a coupon code to get two of my items free. I’ll talk about my success with the items once I receive and wear them.

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6 thoughts on “Review: thredUP

  1. […] January, I’ve purchased most of my clothes and accessories secondhand (thredup is awesome), handmade (, or fair trade (Mata Traders). I’ve also explored my local […]

  2. […] I learned about two great fashion sites and I want to share them with you.  Leah did a wonderful post on ThredUp, an up-and-coming online consignment store, and I ordered a few […]

  3. A link to Pinterest for this was a good idea- I've also seen people tweet an affiliate link, and then have the twitter sidebar on their site- I think this may count as a way of getting around it…

  4. Thanks for using my link! WordPress doesn't allow affiliate links of any kind, so I had to devise a convoluted way to make it accessible.

  5. Thanks for sharing! I got a cardigan and lace bolero thing on there–I used your link so you should get credit! 🙂

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