This post is something I’ve had in the works for awhile, and I’m super pumped to share it with you!
Last year I started a quest to not purchase clothing for one year…I made it about 6 months. Not too shabby but I’m choosing not to beat myself up about it 😉 However, I still have the need to cut back and I continue to move forward in our quest to consume less and wiser. I cannot deny that clothes are something I enjoy yet at the same time I do not want to just give in to every trend or continue to feed into the fashion industries mismanagement of people as well as the environment when I make purchases. So I decided a couple months ago that when I’m looking for a certain piece, I would look on thredUP.com first. I used them a couple times last year (before my clothing purchase fast) and was quite pleased with my experience. As I started using them again and my friends started asking where I got such and such piece and I mentioned thredUP, most of them had never heard of it. Because of my great experiences, and because I like to share companies/products with you all, I contacted their media department asking if they would be interested in a collaboration and I am so honored I was given the green light! So here we go! I’m going to give you the low-down on thredUP 🙂
In case you’ve never looked around their site I’ll briefly tell you that thredUP.com is the largest online consignment store. They sell women’s clothing, shoes and accessories as well as kids clothing. Not only that, but they consign brand name clothing for amazing prices. You can find brands from Old Navy to J. Crew, Osh Kosh to Gymboree, Coach to Prada. Such a wide range of labels and from gently used to brand new. You can set your search to be specific to size, brand, length, color, style and beyond. You really just need to create an account and see for yourself, if you haven’t already 🙂 And don’t forget to download their app. They often offer free shipping or coupon codes if you shop through the app! And I am a fan of their “favorting” feature. You find something you like, click the heart, and you can view it in your favorites…however most things are gone quickly so don’t expect your favorites to hang around for long!
I chose to focus my post on kids Clothes this time around. I’ve been happy with what I’ve found for myself, but I wanted to see how the kids clothes side of things faired. I’m happy to say I’m a satisfied customer! I made my purchases back in August, but it was much to hot to take pictures of my kiddos in their fall attire, so I waited for a cool fall morning.
Here’s what I found for my 2 year old girl:
Baby Gap long sleeve tee (2T): $5.99
Genuine kids from OshKosh cardigan (3T): $5.99
Baby Gap Leggings (2T): $5.99
Old Navy overall dress (2T): $6.99
The thing I like best about what I chose is all of it can be used with pretty much anything we already have. It was easy to find pieces like that too. I had a hard time choosing really! I will also tell you I purposefully bought something that said “gently used” because I wanted to see what that meant exactly. The leggings post stated “gently used with a minor stain and pre-pilling.” I’m going to tell you I have yet to find that stain, and while the leggings look like they’ve been worn a time or two, there’s zero pilling. So as far as that goes, I’m super pleased. Both the shirt and cardigan were described as “excellent condition” and while they did appear used/washed to me, they are in great condition. The dress was described as “gently used with minor fading”…and I’m not sure if the fading is perhaps the wash of the denim, I’m very pleased with the condition. And something else I’d like to add, everything I’ve ordered from thredUP does not ever come with a funky thrift-store odor…you know what I’m talking about 😉
Here’s what I picked out for my 2 year old guy:
Carter’s long sleeve button down (2T): $5.99
Carter’s pullover sweater (2T): $5.99
The Children’s Place jeans (2T): $5.99
Both shirts were described as excellent condition, and I agree. The jeans were described as “gently used with minor fading”…I disagree…they look brand new to me 😉 But hey! That’s an ok “mistake” to me!
Overall I was thrilled with my purchases and will absolutely be returning to thredUP for kids clothing. Because of how thredUP works as a consignment store and all, I can’t share links to specific clothing pieces I purchased…but they did provide me with links for similar products and brands! The brands I used were Old Navy, Baby Gap, The Children’s Place, Carter’s, and Genuine Kids by OshKosh. And keep reading for your coupon code 😉
I’ve given you the totals of each item, but here’s a break down of outfit cost and the total: boys outfit $17.97, girls outfit $24.96…grand total of $42.93. Buuuut because I was shopping on the thredUP app (hint hint!) I had a 10% off coupon AND free shipping…which brought my total to $36.49. That means each item was roughly $5…I’d say that’s a great deal for gently used/new looking items! I am excited to look for clothes for my older two next!
And of course I had to take them on a little park date to show their new clothes “in action”. I was surprised what good models they were! We had a good time playing and taking pictures on a beautiful fall morning!
And because we live in Kansas City, the City of Foutains…we worked a few fountain pictures in too 🙂 I love that you can just barely see the KC skyline in the horizon on the right side of the pictures!
I want to thank thredUP for collaborating with me! I look forward to working with them and (shopping with them!) in the very near future! They were also super awesome and are offering a coupon code for my readers! Enter the code JAIMI at the checkout and you will receive 50% off your order up to $50…through JUNE 2018!! What a deal!
Make sure you visit thredUP.com next time your kiddo outgrows their jeans or needs a few new-to-them shirts…and pick up a little something for yourself too, especially now you have a coupon code! 😀
Happy shopping, #secondhandfirst !