thredUP – My Review

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I recently came across this website a few weeks ago when I was searching for consignment stores in my area. I have been very happy with what I have experienced (so far) so I wanted to share it with you guys!

I use to be a loving StitchFix girl until I just couldn’t fathom consistently spending that much money on clothes. Do I miss it? Um, of course. Do I think I will order another box or two one day? Um, DUH. But for now, it just isn’t in my budget. This company reminds me so much of StitchFix’s style that I knew I would love it.

So there are two ways to use Thredup: the first way is to just shop on their website and the second is you can actually use it as a consignment store and send them your clothes. I will be talking today about the buying part and my experience with that. I just now sent in a bag of my clothes, so once I see how that process turns out I will give you guys an update on that. The cool thing about Thredup is they have so many brands that are amazing. One of their descriptions is as follows:

It’s an awesome site – you can buy or conveniently sell excellent-quality women’s and kids clothing. They’ve got everything from Gucci to Gap, J Crew to Justice – at up to 90% off retail prices!

My personal favorite stores at the moment are Bannana Republic, JCrew, Target, Old Navy, and The Gap. This site has all of these brands (PLUS KATE SPADE! Yes, that needed an all caps) so I knew this was going to be an addiction inducing introduction. I set up my own “Personal Shop” on the website where I selected my favorite brands and sizes, so everything I needed was right there for me.

Not knowing how the quality of the items would actually be (some of the options of items were: used, new with tags, used with a slight imperfection: pilling, etc) I only bought two items. Most of their items are returnable, which is wonderful, but I was still curious as to what I would receive.

Needless to say, I am very happy with my purchases. I bought a never-been-used JCrew swimsuit and a new JCrew silk top.

Here is what my package and goodies looked like:

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I personally loved the polka dot and mint-green packaging details. It felt pretty lovely for a used-clothing website!

Here is my first item:

JCrew Swimsuit. Retailed at $110.

Purchased on ThredUp for $27.

IMG_8857Overall Quality: Perfect condition. Had the liner on the bottom of the swimsuit and the tags still on it. Couldn’t find any imperfections.

Next Item:

JCrew blue silk top. Retailed at $78. Purchased for $21.

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Overall Quality: Although a bit wrinkled (which I really don’t mind cause an iron will fix that) this top is perfection. It looked wrinkled in it’s picture as well so it doesn’t bother me at all. It fits perfectly and is great quality! Wasn’t brand new, but it still had the JCrew label and has no imperfections. Score!

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Overall I am very happy with these two purchases. I hope you guys will go check it out and maybe find something you like, too! I already have my shopping cart filled up for my next purchase 🙂 The best part about this site is I am even finding some pieces that I remember seeing in stores and loving but never purchasing them because they were too expensive. Those are the best finds!

All of these thoughts are 100% my own and I will be sharing my “selling” experience with you guys next. I sent a bag full of clothes to them yesterday, so once those are received and I see how it goes I will let you know. I am a little concerned because of other reviews I have read about their consignments not being realistic and them not giving people any money for good items, but we’ll see. I will let you all know!

I have a code below for you to use to get $10 off your first purchase!! So go take a look at the site, fill up that cart and save some money!

Click here for your special thredUP offer!

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