I love shopping! In theory, I would BUY ALL THE THINGS!
But in reality, I don’t have a big budget for shopping, I’m kind of cheap, and I tend to shop at the same couple of places all the time. And I don’t have a lot of spare time for shopping excursions, anyway.
I’ve been thinking about all the ways we all can save or make extra money from home. As usual. 😉
And recently, I was given the opportunity to review an online secondhand clothing site called ThredUp. I was thrilled to accept the opportunity because I’m seriously a huge fan of this company!
psst… Keep reading because there’s an awesome coupon code below….with huge savings.
What the heck is ThredUP?
ThredUp is an online consignment store. They buy & sell high-quality, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories. They have a range of amazing brands to choose from at up to 90% off the original retail price!
The buying process is pretty simple to navigate and it’s organized in categories. You can even be a bit more specific with sizes and the items that you are looking for.
Now I love getting great deals and shopping secondhand, but honestly, digging through racks at the thrift store down the street or going to garage sales just isn’t really my cup of tea anymore. So I love that there are options to shop secondhand clothes online….hair a mess, in my jammies.
And ThredUP is one of my favorite online sites to buy secondhand clothes.
I mean check it out– for $60 I purchased ALL of these NAME BRAND (like new) goodies:
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- Charming Charlie – Pullover Sweater = $11.99 (Original Price= $36)
- H&M – Casual Dress = $10.99 (Original Price= $35)
- Just Fab – Heels = $12.99 (Original Price= $45)
- Eddie Bauer – Pullover Sweater = $11.99 (Original Price= $40)
- Miss Selfridge – Casual Dress = $9.99 (Original Price= $36)
- Cynthia Rowley – Long Sleeve T-shirt = $7.99 (Original Price= $24)
- Jessica Simpson – Knee high Boots = $12.99 (Original Price= $74)
- Merona – Tank Top = $4.99 (Original Price=$4)
We know the ThredUp buying experience is great, what about the selling experience?
So the reviews I have read about selling on ThredUP have been mixed. And I haven’t quite had the chance to sell anything on their site yet.
But here’s what I know, as with all most resalers, ThredUP does the legwork to post your items for sale, and you only receive a portion of the sale price.
The inventory of ThredUp is decided by its customers in the sense that what we send in is what they have for sale. By sending in high-quality clothing to resell, we allow ThredUp to have high-quality items for sale. Seems pretty simple, right? I thought so. 🙂
A few things to know before you sell on ThredUP:
- ThredUP only accepts certain brands, so check the site’s detailed FAQs
- It’s not the most profitable way to sell your clothes, but it is the easiest
- There’s a helpful calculator you can use to estimate your payout per item
- You can only cash out 14 days after your items have been posted
- ThredUP only accepts like-new items, that have no wear and tear, so be choosy
- Items have to be on-trend…meaning the latest fashions
- ThredUP will send any items not accepted for donation– so you won’t get them back
- The only way to cash out is through PayPal, so you have to set up an account
- ThredUP only accepts women’s and kid’s clothing, handbags, shoes, and accessories
This is a super easy way to clean out your closet. You can check their website to see which brands of your secondhand clothes they take and what the payouts are. Simply order a ‘ThredUP Clean Out Bag’, fill it with items you no longer want, and place it at your door for pick-up. Simple.
Most of the other resale companies and apps out there will require you to photograph your own clothing and list it yourself. In most cases, you get a larger share of the proceeds. However, if you want minimal effort on your part… that’s definately what ThredUP offers.
I just ordered my polka dot clean out bag, and I’m looking forward to filling it.
Some of my favorite things about ThredUP:
- They have a HUGE selection. Seriously. It would take me hours and hours and hours to get through all the clothes they offer just in my size alone!
- They allow you to search by size, color, and brand. Because they have such a massive number of options, I love that you can really drill down to very specific searches — you can refine your search in great detail if you choose: what colors of clothes you want, what brands you want, and what price range. This allows you to really find exactly what types of things you are looking for.
- They often offer coupons.
- They offer good deals on high-quality items. One of my favorite ways to shop thredUP is to search for deals on high-quality brands I already know that I love and adore but would never pay full price for. You can often find name brand items that are in like-new condition (or even new with tags!) — for up to 90% off the retail price!
- They have tons of items for $5-8 each. Be still my heart…
**ThredUP has been kind enough to offer my readers 50% off entire orders up to $50 for the FIRST 50 shoppers!!! All you have to do is load up your cart with awesome name brand clothing and accessories, and use the coupon code: HUSTLE