I don't like to spend a lot of money on winter clothes, since I only need them when I travel to colder climates. So when I heard about thredUP, I thought it would be a great place to look for sweaters without breaking the bank for my winter travels. thredUP is an online secondhand store that has apparel for both women and children. I figured I would try them out, since I had a $20 referral credit.
After spending about 20 minutes on the site, I found a 100% cashmere sweater from Design History that was advertised as, "Excellent condition. You might mistake it for brand new!". All of the clothing have detailed descriptions about their condition, which really helps me out. I like to know if there are any visible defects on used clothing.
I will admit I was a bit nervous and thought the description had to be a mistake, since it was 100% cashmere and a recent style. But I had a referral credit, so I wasn't going to lose much if it didn't turn out the way I had hoped. I applied my referral credit and, at the time, thredUP had free shipping and a 20% off offer code for new customers. With all the applied offers, my grand total shipped was $4.89!!!
When I received my package, I was so relieved that the sweater was just as described. It was practically new and in perfect condition. Shopping on their site is just like going to a local consignment shop or thrift store...you have to hunt for those treasures! The only big difference is that you can filter out your preferences and I really enjoy browsing their "Designer" section.
I was so pleased with my order that I ended up making a few more purchases. Then I decided to use their Clean Out Kit. What is a clean out kit?
thredUP will mail you a prepaid shipping bag so that you can stuff it with all your unwanted clothing. Don't worry, they give detailed instructions on what items they will take and it's a pretty large bag. I stuffed my bag and dropped it off at my nearest FEDEX. That's it! Now you just wait for their emails. You will receive two follow-up emails. One stating that they received your package and the second one informing you of your payout amount.
You can use the credits on a future purchase or you can cash out and have the funds sent via PayPal. They really make everything easy and I like that they have textile recycling partners to repurpose unaccepted items.
Wanna try out thredUP? Don't forget to get $10 off your first order.
Oh! One more thing. If you have any inquires, their customer service is superb. I had a question about one of my orders and they kindly responded right away.