Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
For today’s Fabulous Finds Friday, let’s talk about thredUP. ThredUP is basically an online thrift store. The company buys used clothing and sells it to you for a deeply discounted price. It’s like sifting through the racks of Goodwill from the comfort of your couch! Sounds like fun, right? It is! You do have to sign up to even browse their website or app, which is a little odd. That actually kept me from trying it for awhile. It is worth it, though. Plus, they send you coupons and deals, so it’s not all bad. You even get 40% off your first order! Typically free shipping starts at $79 and they often have days when the shipping is free. Otherwise, they have a flat shipping rate of something in the range of $5-$6. Returns are free for store credit or $8 to be reimbursed with the original method of payment. You can also sell your clothes to them, but from the online reviews, it doesn’t sound like a good deal at all. There were a lot of negative reviews around the selling of clothes. If that’s something you would be interested in doing, I would recommend doing a little more research. There’s a little background about the company. Now let’s get into the shopping!
The great thing about the website and app are the filters. It works much like a “normal” store in that you can browse by category, designer, speciality sizes, etc. My favorite feature is that you can also browse by Condition. There are 4 choices, which include, “New with Tags”, “Like-New”, “Gently Used”, and “Signs of Wear”. So, if it weirds you out to buy used clothes, click the box that says “New with Tags” and you’re good to go! It will also save your sizes, so you don’t have to enter those in every time. The pictures I’m showing are all from the app, but it looks similar on the website as well.
Once you find an item you’re interested in, it’ll pull up much like the screenshots on the left. The name of the item, the size, the current price, and the original price will all be listed below the picture. The item details will also be displayed along with other items you may also like. I love when websites or apps make suggestions. It’s a great way to do a quick comparison of like items. If you decide you may want to purchase the item, simply add it to your cart. You have 24 hours to buy it, which is also nice. Because it’s a thrift shop, I wasn’t sure if you would be able to hold items in that manner. Luckily, you can. For me, I like to fill my cart and then sleep on it to see if I’m still excited about the items in the morning. This is a great feature for people like me!
There’s a little about thredUP! Stay tuned next week when I share my first thredUP purchases!
Have a great weekend, lovelies!
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