You may have noticed ads for ThredUp popping up around blogs and YouTube channels. Well, I’ve used this site as both a shopper and seller multiple times, so I thought I put together my most recent haul along with my thoughts about the company.
If you don’t know, ThredUp is an online secondhand and consignment store. They’ll send you a bag, you fill it with clothes you don’t want and send it back, and a few days later you get some store credit to spend on their site. I first sent clothes and shoes to this site about a year ago and purchased a few items with the credit. I really liked what I got, so I kept going. Now, I’ve made three purchases and sent in two bags of items (although in the video I said I made two purchases… oops!).
Before I get ahead of myself, check out my haul and review:
It’s a lot, I know. But like I said in the video, my overall thoughts are that this site is convenient and definitely has some perks, but I am a bit disappointed with the amount of credit I’ve received for the items I’ve sent in. I’ve gotten some great pieces for a good deal, though, and of course, some money back for used items is better than nothing. One of the tips I included in the video is that if you want to try selling with this site, send in only a few items and see how it pans out. You may find that you’re getting a good deal, or you may be a bit disappointed like I’ve been.
As for this particular haul, the highlights are the brown pants, the marbled shorts, and the striped maxi dress. I’ve been wearing nearly everything from the haul, and I’ve been really happy with the quality of the items. I get a lot of compliments on clothes I’ve gotten from ThredUp, and I’ve been able to find some great deals using the Designer section.
However, this site is a bit expensive for secondhand items. Here’s a breakdown of how much each item cost from this haul:
- Forever 21 dressy shorts, $8.99 (marked down from $23)
- Aqua shorts, $19.99 (marked down from $95)
- Derek Lam 10C Athleta leggings, $24.99 (marked down from $98)
- Me To We crop top, $7.99 (marked down from $24)
- Gap maxi dress, $12.99 (marked down from $55)
- J. Crew Collection tank top, $28.99 (marked down from $98)
- Lou & Grey casual pants, $23.99 (marked down from $71)
- Forever 21 long sleeve cropped tee, $4.99 (marked down from $15)
- Vince Camuto jumpsuit, $24.99 (marked down from $95)
- Gap shift dress, $20.99 (marked down from $55)
- BCNU casual pants, $9.99 (marked down from $30)
The items were definitely cheaper than face value, but they still weren’t thrift store prices. I am OK with paying a bit more for some of these items because they’re guaranteed to be in good condition (I typically only buy items marked “new with tags” or “you might mistake it for brand new”).
So that’s the gist! Take a look at the video for more of my thoughts about using ThredUp. I hope this helps some of you who are thinking about trying out this site.