I’m just popping in tonight to share my new favorite sort-of-weird way to shop. I normally shy away from “rewarding” myself by spending money, but I couldn’t resist after my uphill run Sunday and mowing the lawn last night. Anyway, back to the sort-of-weird part: I basically dug through other people’s closets.
I can’t remember how I stumbled upon thredUP, but it was probably on a blog somewhere. (PS: I’m in no way affiliated with the website, but I can potentially earn money to spend there while referring others. Just wanted to be 100% clear on that one. But by clicking the link, you get $10 to spend on the site, too. Fair enough? I just hate when people aren’t up front about that stuff, so sorry for the long disclaimer.)
I ended up buying a Kate Spade blouse and skirt, a few J. Crew and Banana Republic pieces, and several other usually pricy brands. Because someone already owned them. If that’s not your thing, the site does have some “new with tags” stuff, but the majority of it is gently used. Most of the items are categorized as “practically new”, which means there are no signs of wear at all. I can live with that.
I also found some stuff that I can’t fit in but wish I could, and I’m sharing them so y’all can see the types of things they have. I feel like this wold be the perfect work-appropriate dress. I’m kind of depressed that I probably wouldn’t be able to zip it up. Buy it and rock it for me?
Tory Burch flats? Yes, please. I think this color is so perfect, but I don’t happen to have small enough feet. I thought about cutting off my toes, but that seemed a little too drastic. It is a pretty sweet deal, though.
They also have a ton of designer bags (Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade, Coach, etc), but I usually just carry a backpack or a wristlet. I won’t be buying those out from under y’all, so have at ’em. 😉
The inventory changes like every five minutes, so you could easily waste a few hours watching the new stuff roll in. I’m guessing the more popular thredUP becomes, the more competitive it will be. I’m in the market for new flats, so I’ve been typing “Tory Burch” over and over again into the search bar. If y’all find a basic pair in 8 1/2, let a girl know. I’m on the hunt.
Oh, I almost forgot. I visited the ol’ Google machine and found the code “SAVE20” for 20% off of your purchase. That combined with the $10 dollars you get when you sign up will help you make the cheap stuff even cheaper. WIN.
Question: “Gently used” clothing: yes or no? I’m obviously in the “yes” camp, because I cannot stand to see good clothes go to waste. Rich people, y’all keep wearing stuff one time and letting me buy it after you. It’s a good system we have going on.