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September 02, 2014

thredUP Online Consignment Boutique Review

 thredUp is the nations largest online resale shop where you can shop from thousands of like new clothing and accessories for women and kids as well as send in your own clothes and get paid for it. Being a chronic organizer/size changer I'm constantly donating items from my closet that are almost new and who doesn't love a sweet deal? thredUp offered me the opportunity to buy from their site and I also sent in a bag to try out the service for myself.

Also! Until September 15th. you can get $20 FREE to spend on thredUP Just by signing up through the link here. After that it's a free $10 credit, so take advantage of that awesomeness while you can!

Keep Reading for my thredUP Buying & Selling Experience

At thredUP you'll find all your favorite brands like Free People, J. Crew, ASOS, Citizens of Humanity, Kate Spade, BCBG, Top Shop and thousands more at up to 90% off retail.  H&M, Forever 21, Express, Target, LOFT, Banana Republic, American Eagle,  Old Navy, Jcrew...many of the stores you'll see inside most shopping mall's right at your fingertips. You can also shop higher-end designer brands like Vince, Alice + Olivia, Joie and Ted Baker in the thredUP x collection, and they have a small but dangerous selection of handbags

Prepare to spend A LOT of time browsing here. The search and app needs some improvements. It's a little cumbersome having to look through so many pages of uncategorized items. A wishlist feature would be nice. Once you add items to your cart they're saved there for 24 hours.

New Members will get a free $10 credit just by signing up through my link.  Considering a few of my items came out to only $3 just that $10 credit could buy something! Even more awesome is FOR A LIMITED TIME TILL SEPTEMBER 15th. instead of $10 you Get $20! FREE. No minimum so its basically free shopping!

For 10 items my grand total amounted to an incredible $51.84 with free shipping over $50. When you sign up to make your first purchase you'll get a coupon code sent to you in email that's 40% off your first order. The code BTX7Y9 is good for 40% off your first order through 9/30. It's a pretty sweet deal. I saved $200 in the total retail value on my order.

I received my box of "new" clothes very quickly, within a week. The box was adorable! With love from SF to Seattle with the green packaging. Shipping is free over $50, and a reasonable $2.99 for the first item and 99 cents for each additional. They also accept returns within 30 days.

The descriptions were accurate and if there were any tiny flaws they were listed appropriately. This is weird to say but everything smelled fresh. You know how you can walk in to second hand stores and its like..what the funk? Yeah not here :)  Loved the adorable tags attached that says "Renewed with <3 in SF".

I wasn't looking for my next favorite outfit, just a way to try out the service but I ended up really liking what I got!

The thredUp Goods... 

Betsey Johnson Leopard Dress ($33) Not super keen on the color of the print but it was Betsey for 30 bucks and has nice thick fabric for cool Spring days. I have this same Speed Control tube dress in a floral print that I purchased at Nordstrom for $40 and it's one of my favorite summer dresses. I was happy to find this is the exact same brand dress in leopard print and it only set me back 6 bucks. This JCrew Belt NWT retails for $60 was only $7.80.

Forever 21 leopard bodycon pencil skirt for $5.55. Carole Little black top, I really loved this top! I thought Carole Little was kind of an "old lady" brand, difficult to see in the picture but it has a flattering princess cut that enhances the bossoms and goes perfectly with this skirt.

Juicy Couture t-shirt ($8). So clearly I took advantage of "animal print" in the search feature. I can't be the only girl who has a whole section in their closet devoted to the neutral "leopard"?

LOFT Grey & Black lace knit dress ($16) Noticing grey and black being a big trend for Fall I scooped this sweater dress up from LOFT. Their dresses usually run in the $50-$100 range. It's a lightweight knit that can be layered in the Fall and I love the exposed back zipper detailing. Needs a steamer, but literally looks brand new.

Old Navy cropped Denim Jacket $6.40 & GAP denim Jacket $12. I hadn't shopped GAP or Old Navy since highschool so I wasn't familiar with their sizing. I normally wear size Medium/Large tops, but could easily go down to medium. Check the store brands sizing before you buy if you can. I still kept both jackets because better too big than doing too tight jacket robotics. Don't love the denim of the GAP one so I'll probably end up donating it.

Old Navy Nude Ballet Flats ($6.99) I have been on the hunt for a basic pair of nude flats. These fit the bill pretty well, not as comfortable as American Eagle flats which are my favorite, but the color is a perfect cool tone creamy nude. They serve their purpose of just being a basic nude flat when you need one.
Harajuku Lovers by Gwen Stefani a fatal attraction to cuteness tee for $3.30. This was a complete nostalgia purchase because I had wanted this back when HL first hit the scene. I wouldn't wear it out now, plus its too small..but it's still cute! I might take the logo and make it in to a baby pillow actually, go third hand with it :)

I did return a few things. A dress that looked red was actually a very ugly color of rust. So keep in mind sometimes the photo colors can be contrasted. My return was processed and credited back very quickly, within a week. If you make your purchase on a mobile app you get a prepaid return label.

the polka dot clean up bag ready for usps pickup..with a special pug butt appearance :) 

Selling your items with thredUP gets mixed reviews, some seem to think it's not valued enough, but I went ahead and stuffed my my huge polka dot bag full with 13 freshly washed garments and a pair of new shoes and sent it off. Be sure to check out the calculator first to know what to expect because they don't accept all brands. They pay up to 80% on the items listed for more than $40, and between 10-40% on items listed for $40 or under. You can read the full details here.

They notified me that my bag was received about 2 weeks later and said it would be processed within 2 weeks, not immediate processing but it's not that long of a wait either.

My bag netted a whopping $12. Considering I had a brand new $60 dress in there and a few other new items I thought It'd be at least $20 after using the online calculator. A little undervalued in my opinion. I think you'll find your best bet is to send in designer clothing or bags for the highest payout. I got to clean out my closet and anything that isn't accepted goes to charity though so I'm happy with that.

My shopping experience with thredUp was an enjoyable one! While I did have to hunt around for things that were my style I ended up finding some cool stuff. Everything I got I would've purchased off the rack at a store full price, it was all nice quality and didn't look second hand at all. Definitely a site I can see myself browsing around on from time to time for a good deal or season's past designer pieces.

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40% off your first order with code  BTX7Y9
HELLOMOBILE gets you 20% off your mobile order
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