So y’all know I am all about saving money. I do a lot of things to help reduce my family’s budget needs and one of those things is purchasing second hand clothing. My kids wear hand me downs and thrift store clothes. I also purchase most of my clothes second hand as well. Not only is this a great way to save money, but it is also sustainable fashion. I love that these clothes are getting new love and aren’t ending up in a landfill somewhere.
One of my favorite places to get gently loved clothes for my kids and I is Thredup.com. I have mentioned them before and my opinion hasn’t changed. They are wonderful. The clothes are so lightly used that you have a hard time telling that they aren’t brand new. Some of them even have tags still on them! There are so many reasons to love them.
*I was given store credit to Thredup.com in exchange for my honest option. All thoughts on this company are my own and 100% honest. Please see full disclosure policy*
Second Hand Sustainable Fashions With Thredup
I have been a happy Thredup customer for years. I have been purchasing from them since 2013 and have never had a bad experience. Recently I got a new order in and couldn’t wait to share it with y’all. I was able to get clothes for my kids and myself for a fraction of what they would have been brand new.
While I adore buying from them, I can’t really speak as to their selling process though. I have sold to them in the past but it was so long ago that I wouldn’t be able to give a real up to date opinion. When I did sell to them though, I had no issues though. Feel free to check out their section on selling here if you think you are interested in that.
Like New Clothes
As I mentioned, there are a lot of things I love about Thredup. One of the things I love the most, is that all of their clothes are carefully looked over before they are put up to sell. Clothes that are flawed or too worn, will not be placed on their site. Instead they are typically donated or sent back to the seller if they requested. I love that I can buy with confidence that I am going to get clothes that have a lot of life left in them.
Top End Brands
Thredup always has the best brands. They have everything from Old Navy to super high end clothing. There is something to fit every budget for sure. One of my favorite previous purchases was a Michael Kors bag. The bag was deeply discounted but still had the original tags! If you are interested in selling, there are a number of brands that they do not accept. They have what they accept listed out on their site though, so no need to guess.
As y’all know, I do not like to spend a ton of money on things, especially clothes for the kids. Kids are rough on clothes and grow out of them so fast. I just have a hard time spending a ton of money on clothes that my kids will be out of in a few months. The prices on Thredup, especially for kids’ clothes, are amazing. The price points for women’s clothes vary greatly, but are still wonderful. They have clothes ranging from extremely high end ( at a big discount) to your typical mall clothes at amazing prices. Oh and did I mention that they do amazing sales and coupon codes often?
Another thing I really love is that buying second hand is more sustainable. By purchasing previously loved clothes, you are keeping something out of a landfill! If the clothes are still in excellent condition when you are done with them, you can sell them back as well. By extending the life of a piece of clothing, we are contributing to a more green initiative. If the clothes are still good, but you aren’t able to sell them, you can also donate them to someone in need.
My One Wish
I only have one “negative: thing to say about Thredup. Well, it isn’t really negative, but more of a wish that I have. They carry clothes for women, children and babies, but have not yet ventured into men’s clothing. I would love to be able to purchase clothes for my husband as well. I am still hopeful that this is somewhere they may go in the future!