• Courtnee Owens

4 Ways to Get the Most Out of ThredUP: The World’s Leading Online Fashion Resale Marketplace

Updated: Apr 30, 2020

In the wake of a global pandemic, sites like ThredUP make thrifting possible. With a mission to inspire individuals to think secondhand first, ThredUP has become the world’s largest fashion resale marketplace with up to 90% OFF retail. But users don’t just use this site to buy. Users are able to sell and donate clothing as well.

Looking to add some new pieces to your wardrobe? Utilizing ThredUP to manually search for some of your favorite brands is one way to go about it but this online consignment store offers a feature that does all the work for you. ThredUP’s “Goody Box” feature curates a personalized box of pre-loved items for users based on a short style quiz.

Interested in selling clothing but don’t have the time or patience to do so? ThredUP offers a “Clean Out Kit” that provides users with a large polka-dot bag to fill up with clothing they’d like to sell. After mailing it in for free, courtesy of ThredUP, the company will inspect, photograph and list the items for you. In return, users receive cash or store credit for sold items.

“Clean Out Kit” polka dot bag for those who want to sell their clothes.

Katie’s “Clean Out Kit” bag filled with pre-loved goodies for someone new!

Photos by @katierobisonblogs on Instagram

Not interested in selling but want to do some spring cleaning? ThredUP offers a “Donation Kit” where you can turn in your clothes you no longer want or wear. In return, they’ll donate $5 to a charity of your choice and you’ll receive a donation tax receipt.

COVID-19 Relief

ThredUP launched “Clean Out for Social Good” in effort to help those who’ve been affect by COVID-19.

For every Donation Kit sent in (postmarked by May 31th, 2020), ThredUP will donate $15 to Feeding America until May 31st, 2020 or until they reach their goal of $1 million dollars, whichever comes first.

Photo by @thredup on Instagram

If everyone were to buy just one secondhand item instead of new, collectively, we could save almost 6 billion pounds of carbon emissions (which ThredUP conveniently equated to taking half a million cars off the road for a year).


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