3 tips to shopping on thredUP

3 tips to shopping on thredUP

Happy Wednesday! It’s been awhile that I last posted on my blog. I post frequently on Instagram. I want to start shifting gears towards blogging and creating more than just an Instagram post.

Anyways, we are halfway through the month of September and can’t believe the year has gone by so quickly! As the fall season is approaching, I wanted to give you my insight on shopping at thredUP.

thredUP is one of the largest online platforms to shop and clean out your closet. They process and recirculate clothes, giving them a second chance to live through someone’s wardrobe, and offsetting the environment with thrifty prices.

I’ve always had trouble finding dresses and bags at the actual thrift store. Every time I thought I found a nice dress or a cute bag, there was always minor flaws that made me put the item back. With thredUP, it was quite easy to browse through their inventory and quickly identify flaws of each item!

Here are some tips that you can use while you shop on thredUP:

  1. Add the items you truly love into your cart
    This gives you the window of opportunity to hold onto the item, much longer, before anyone else can purchase it. It’s similar to someone holding on your items behind the counter. They allow you to hold onto the items for about 8 hours until it goes back up for sale.

    This also gives you more time to continue browsing through their inventory. If you are unsure about getting the item, this helps with decision-making rather than buying it on an impulse.

    I had over 15 items in my cart at once because I wasn’t sure if I wanted all of them. I was able to narrow down to some of these items. Take a look at the bundle I’ve put together. I was truly happy with my small bundle!

    The filters helped navigate through their website very easily. By using the search bar, I typed in my favorite brands or keywords and placed my price ranger under $50. thredUP’s search engine quickly narrowed down their inventory and gave me a better gist of what I needed to buy.

    Although the price range under $50 seem higher, it still gives me the advantage of picking out from related items that pops up!

    Here’s an example of how I found the Free People floral blouse (as shown above), type in “Free People crop blouse” and select the price range from $0-$50.

    I found good thrifts on their platform in less than hour. If it wasn’t for search filters, I would be lost LOL!
Blogger wearing floral crop blouse and white denim shorts from thredUP
I’m wearing a floral crop off shoulder blouse and white denim shorts from Free People via thredUP.
    The reason behind buying off season is because people are more likely to get rid of their clothes before the new season! You’ll also have a better chance of viewing the selection first and getting dibs on the best thrift finds.

    People are donating their clothes before the new season i.e. right before summer ends, or after the fall season ends, etc! I was already searching for kimono styles. I came across this Forever 21 floral kimono and it was marked as new with tags. I snagged this up towards the end of August. I’m so happy to add it to my capsule wardrobe.
Blogger standing in front of tree with brown floral kimono, brown top, and brown ribbed wide leg pants from thredUP
Both the kimono and wide leg pants are from Forever 21. The floral print kimono was listed as new with tags on thredUP and the brown ribbed wide leg pants was from a local garage sale.

Have you shopped at thredUP? If you did, let me know what was your experience like and what thrift finds you purchased!

If you haven’t shopped yet, I have a small discount coupon you can use at your first purchase. The link is available here to check out.

Thank you for reading and hope you find this helpful when you shop at thredUP!