ThredUP is an upscale online consignment store with a seemingly unending amount of merchandise. Due to mixed success with StitchFix, I was eager to try a different sort of clothing service. In particular, one with less expensive clothes. After Modern Mrs Darcy featured this website on her blog, I decided to give it a try.
ThredUp offers both a venue to sell your used clothing and a place to buy new-to-you items. If you’re looking to sell clothing, you can request a Clean Out Kit. The kit is delivered to your home and includes free shipping back to ThredUp. If you want to receive the profits from your sales, a $9.99 handling fee will be taken out of your profit. However, if you choose to donate your profits to their supported charities (Feeding America and Big Brothers Big Sisters), everything is free for you!
If you’re interested in buying clothes and accessories, be prepared to sort through a ton of options!! The selection is a bit overwhelming at first. However, their filtering system is one of the best I’ve seen. Plus, the website saves your brand and size preferences! All of the clothing is reviewed and professionally photographed, so you know you’re getting good quality secondhand pieces. They also specifically state the condition of each item. I thought this feature was extremely helpful.
In addition to the heavily discounted prices, there always seems to be some sort of coupon code available. Also, you can sign up through my link to get $10 off your first order! Once you make your selections, your ThredUP boxed is shipped to you. Mine showed up in less than a week! It’s beautifully packaged and clearly wrapped with care.
If there’s anything you don’t like, they offer a few different return options:
- Free return shipping – amount will be credited to your ThredUP account, not your original form of payment
- $8.99 processing fee – ThredUP provides the prepaid shipping label and amount is returned to your original method of payment
- You pay for shipping – Upon receipt, ThredUP will credit your original form of payment.
Here’s what I ordered in my first box!
Anne Taylor LOFT Dress – I’m searching for more casual summer dresses and this fit the bill perfectly! It arrived a bit wrinkled, but it fits great. KEEP
Ann Taylor Skirt – After receiving a flowy, polka dot skirt from Stitch Fix, I was hoping to love this just as much. However, it’s a bit too out there to wear to work and the polka dots actually make noise when you walk. RETURN.
New York & Company Jeans – I wear NY&C jeans almost exclusively, so I was thrilled to see a pair in my size on ThredUP. Unfortunately I tried these on and they were 3 inches too short. #tallgirlproblems
Katherine Barclay Dress – Since I’m generally in need of dresses, this simple little black dress caught my eye. I love the neckline and the skirt is long enough to wear to work or any more formal event. KEEP
Maison Jules Dress – Same thought as above. Cute LBD – bring it to me! While this fits really well, the length is just a bit shorter than I normally wear. I have a feeling I’d keep it and then never wear it because it’s too short. Sigh. RETURN (probably).
Anne Taylor LOFT Cardigan – This looked warm and cozy in the pictures, but is a bit threadbare in person. Also, the one pocket was ripped so anything I put in would fall out. RETURN
Verdict: Two out of six items is actually a major success for me!! I will definitely be returning the other items for free and receive ThredUP credit so I can shop again soon. I love how easy it is to search by brand/size and the prices just can’t be beat.
Have you tried ThredUP or any other clothing subscription service?