I am so, so, so excited to partner with thredUP on this blog post! thredUP is a service that we’ve used non-stop for years now to both buy and sell women’s and kids’ secondhand clothing. thredUP is basically a well-organized online consignment store with all sorts of top brands– from J.Crew to Splendid to Vineyard Vines– at up to 90% off the original retail price. We seriously LOVE IT and rave about it all the time to family, friends, and, of course, you guys on CNC so many times over the years.
thredUP finds pictured above: Sweatshirt – Crewcuts //pants – The Gap //shoes – Crocs
What I love most about thredUP, especially for a toddler who outgrows clothes so quickly, is that it makes shopping for high-quality brands totally affordable. I actually find that thredUP is more affordable than a number of cheaper brands that I occasionally shop. And thredUP is always offering special discount codes (sent weekly right to your phone) and sales to save even more money. In fact, first time shoppers can save get 40% off their entire order with code CNC40 (discount up to $50)! The code expires on 6/30/16, so be sure to hop on it. Just click here for details!
thredUP finds pictured above: Polo – Crewcuts // pants – Gymboree
thredUP is also great for once-a-year or specialty items, like winter gear, bathing suits, or holiday-inspired apparel. I recently stumbled upon the t-shirt below and just had to buy it for Quinn.
His Papi is a proud Harvard alumni, so we thought he’d get a kicked out of the shirt. We actually turned the photo below into a birthday present for him. Thanks, thredUP, for the inspiration! 🙂
thredUP finds pictured above: Shorts – Gymboree // shoes – Crocs
We also love thredUP for its convenience. They have a ton of merchandise, but it’s so easy to find what you’re looking for with their helpful filters (i.e. size, sleeve length, brand, color). It’s so much easier than digging through racks at a resale shop or bargain chain. And your items are delivered right to your front door, which is way less stressful than shopping with an active/maniac toddler.
When you place an order with thredUP, you’ll receive an adorable polka dot box on your door stop.
After that, you’ll get to experience the “unboxing,” which is actually a lot of fun.
Inside, your finds will be hand-folded with cute thredUP tags, wrapped in nice tissue paper, and all held together with a cute sticker.
Clearly, everyone was excited to see what was inside the polka dot box! (Murphy thinks everything is for him.)
The majority of shopping that I do on thredUP is clothing for Quinn.
But I’ll sometimes buy a couple of wardrobe staples for myself. This order included a few new summer essentials: cotton t-shirts, shorts, white jeans, and a couple of workout tops (because I just can’t help myself).
Quinn really liked the white v-neck that I picked out from J.Crew.
And he wanted me to try it on immediately.
But then he thought it looked better on Murphy.
I ended up keeping the white v-neck as well as a pair of navy shorts from J.Crew and a workout top from Sweaty Betty that was 77% off retail price (originally $125) and practically new!
The return process at thredUP is also super easy and convenient. You just go online to your account, select which items you want to return, and thredUP provides a (free) shipping label for you. Then, just pack up what you don’t want in the polka dot box that you originally received and leave it on your front door step. Simple as that!
And, finally, you can SELL clothing on thredUP. And I swear they couldn’t make it any easier. Simply order a thredUP Clean Out Bag, fill it with the items you no longer want (consult the website to see what brands they take), and then place the bag on front of your front door for pick-up. It literally could not be easier to get rid of the things you no longer want in a responsible way.
As you know, buying secondhand is better for the planet. By the end of 2015, thredUP had already “up-cycled” 14,009,055 items. And every Clean Out Bag sent to thredUP keeps 206lbs of CO2 from entering the atmosphere, saves 17,916 gallons of water, and keeps 24 items out of landfills. Very cool.
Question of the Day
Have you ever used thredUP? How often do you buy/sell secondhand items?