My thredUp order just arrived and I must say they are a very savvy company. See how the packaging makes it seem like you ordered something high end, when what you really bought was used clothing?
Not only that, but each item has a nice thredUp tag attached to it. There’s something psychological about seeing a tag on an item of clothing — a high-end-looking tag at that — that makes me feel like the item is worth more.
I’m happy with the clothes I got, too. They were all in like-new condition just as described on the Web site. The prices were slightly high for used but not really higher than many brick-and-mortar kids’ resale shops.
Will I order from them again? Well, I made this order because I had $55 credits that I had earned from spreading the word (you can get a $10 credit if you sign up through me, and I’ll get one too). The one downside to shopping this site is that, although they have greatly improved from their earlier days, they still don’t have enough merchandise that I could find exactly what I was looking for. I really wanted sun hats for the whole family and sandals for the kids, for summer. There were none of either in any of my kids’ sizes. I ended up getting a couple bucket hats for my middle child which will be handy, but they are corduroy so I doubt she’ll want to wear them when we go to hot hot Arizona this summer. But my credits were going to expire so I bought other things that we didn’t need as urgently.
So, I will browse this site again when my kid needs something, especially if I don’t have time to go to a local thrift store to look. I’d rather buy something used whenever I can, but I don’t get out to stores much with my schedule, so I like the concept of shopping used from home. But I may not order again until thredUp has beefed up its inventory.