After publishing an exposé on my personal shopping habits earlier this week I had so many of you message me on social media to tell me about ThredUp! I’ll be honest, y’all; I had never heard of ThredUp till last week and I can’t thank you enough for encouraging me to check it out! I’ve already placed my first order and am anxiously awaiting its arrival! I scored an all-designer-label outfit for $154, which retailed for almost $950. Beyond the great deals though something that I really love about ThredUp is that you’re not going to see these outfits duplicated. You can buy an entire, head-to-toe look and know you’re wearing items that were at one time lovingly chosen by another woman… many other women, in fact! Getting to create an entire, matching ensemble pulled from a dozen women’s closets is fascinating and exciting! You’re giving these pieces a new lease on life and a chance to be loved all over again in a new way!
I admit I was skeptical when I first clicked on the website, but was quickly impressed with the selection, quality of brands available, variety of sizes, and most of all, the prices! I was expecting consignment store pricing, but these items truly are priced at thrift store level. I was also impressed that most of the items for sale are styles that are still popular and trendy. There’s nothing worse than finding a thrift store full of stuff that isn’t wearable due to being painfully dated! ThredUp boasts being the world’s largest online thrift store, and so far I think this claim can be substantiated based on what I’ve seen so far! One of my favorite features is the ability to set your sizes and then only be shown pieces that you know will fit. You can always change your preferences later, but I hate being bombarded with items I can’t have. On ThredUp I don’t even have to look at stuff I know won’t work for me!
The items shown above are the things I purchased: A Diane Von Furstenberg navy blue shift dress with the tags still on (retail $395), a Vera Pelle Italian leather bag (retail $200), a Banana Republic silk scarf (retail $50), A Vera Wang trench coat (retail $200), and a pair of Alfani satin and fur pumps (retail $90). I’ll be posting a follow-up when the items arrive to let y’all know what I think, but I think I’ve found my new favorite thrift store!
Let me know if maybe a weekly ThredUp round-up to shop is something you’d like to read about? The round-up will be a collection of my favorite items currently for sale on ThredUp.