My first experience with thredUP

August 16, 2016

I recently started buying and selling with thredUP and I truly LOVE it! After hearing so many people rave about it, I decided it was time to check it out for myself. I want to share my experience with you guys because I think it will totally change the way you buy and sell clothing. For real.


Please note this is not a sponsored post. I’m sharing my honest feedback and all opinions are my own. If you would like to try thredUP for yourself you can use my referral link —> HERE and we both will receive $10 to spend! How awesome is that?


If you are not familiar with thredUP it’s an online consignment store that carries thousands of like-new clothing items for women and kids. You can find name brands discounted up to 90% off the retail price. It’s one of the simplest ways to sell unwanted clothing and liven up your wardrobe at the same time.


Selling items on thredUP

The process of selling items with thredUP was so,so simple. I was able to reduce the amount of clothing in my closet and recycle items that I no longer wore or didn’t fit. Some clothing I haven’t taken off the hanger in years; they were just taking up space. The best part? I didn’t even have to leave my house. The bag was picked up from my doorstep!

How it works:

  1. Order a Clean Out Bag online.
  2. Activate your bag’s reference code when it arrives.
  3. Fill up your bag and place it on your doorstep (or bring to a FedEx location).
  4. thredUp covers the shipping and pays you for every item they can resell.
  5. Anything they cannot accept will be returned to you or responsibly recycled!

A Fit Mess

The cash you earn can be used in several ways:

  • You can transfer the payment to your PayPal account.
  • Put can put your earnings towards store credit.
  • Donate your money to a worthy cause.


I appreciate that you are given a few options as to how you would like to use your earnings. I have sent two bags in now and both times I have requested store credit. It makes buying so much easier.

clean out summary

I sent it several items in my first bag and nearly 40% was accepted. This is consistent with the average amount of items the company accepts. I was notified when my bag was received and when it was processed. I was also given the opportunity to request any unaccepted items back. I was kept informed along the entire process from start to finish. Even though I requested up front payment, I am notified when any of my items sells. It’s kind of fun to see when items get picked up!

old navy top
I sent in this Old Navy Tank that I’ve only worn once or twice.


Buying on thredUP

Buying is fun and convenient! One thing I’ve missed since starting Stitch Fix is bargain hunting. thredUP has solved this problem by offering tremendous discounts every day. No need to go to the store or push through crowds. You can do all your shopping online.

order confirmation

How it works:

  1. Search through thredUP’s online catalog by category or through their search box.
  2. Filter by style, size, condition (some are new with tags!).
  3. Checkout when you are ready and everything is shipped directly to you.
  4. There are often sales and customer promotions so you can even earn discounts on top of your savings.

Shipping was pretty quick. It took exactly 7 days for my items to arrive. In order to keep shipping prices low thredUP uses Smart Post (a partnership between FedEx and USPS). Having two carriers involved can sometimes delay the arrival time, but it wasn’t an issue for us. If you need items right away then you should upgrade to expedited shipping.

A Fit Mess

Getting the polkadot package in the mail is super fun. The girls liked unwrapping everything and seeing what they got.

A Fit Mess

For my first purchase I bought 4 children’s tops. They are totally adorbs! All were in like-new condition. Two of them even had tags on them. With the exception of the denim top everything was $4!

BlueZoo Short Sleeve T Shirt
BlueZoo Short Sleeve T Shirt
Crazy 8 Short Sleeve Button Down Shirt 3T
Crazy 8 Short Sleeve Button Down Shirt 3T
Circo Tank Top 3T + Old Navy Tank 3T
Circo Tank Top 3T + Old Navy Tank 3T


My girls were good sports about modeling the clothing. Maddie loved the toucan top!


This button down shirt from Crazy 8 is my favorite. It’s so stinkin cute with the ruffle cap sleeves and the front tie. It still had tags on it and it was only $7! The skirt was a gift from my MIL. It’s from OshKosh B’gosh. Seriously love the whole outfit and kind of want it in my size.


My loves! I mean how CUTE. <3


There you have it! I’ve really enjoyed my experience with thredUP so far and I know it will soon become our favorite way to shop for kids clothing!


Have you tried thredUP? What’s been your experience so far? 

Isn’t shopping online THE BEST?


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