I was asked recently if I was a tightwad. I tend to think a tightwad is a miserly person, holding onto their money with an iron fits. That’s not me – just ask my husband! I’ a very generous person, but also very frugal, and that’s why I LOVE Thredup. (I blogged about my first shopping experience earlier this year)
Thredup is an online children’s consignment site (they’ve recently added women’s clothing, as well). You can shop by size, item, brand and condition, and the selection is HUGE! On my first visit to the site, I had more than $300 worth of clothing in my cart. All the items were new with tag (new, never worn item) and so cute, but I had to do some serious editing. There was no way I could convince my husband I needed to buy that much, even if I was saving a ton of money!
Their everyday prices are great, so when I got an email announcing their semi-annual sale, I had to see what was available. As providence would have it, my granddaughters have birthdays within a few weeks, so the hunt was on for gifts!
I found a LOT of nice things, so I had to edit my cart before checking out (that’s par for the course!), but the end result is some pretty great bargains.
For my granddaughter, who will be two in July, I ordered the following:
Gymboree pink jumper (original price $36.95/Thredup price $11.99)
Kobe purple sweater (original price $28/Thredup price $4.99)
Gymboree denim skirt (original price $25/Thredup price $4.99)
Hartstrings cream-colored sweater (original price $64.95/Thredup price $4.99)
For my granddaughter, who will celebrate her FIRST birthday, I ordered the following:
OshKosh B’gosh pink winter jacket (original price $60/Thredup price $11.49
Hello Kitty pink fleece jacket (original price $26/Thredup price $4.99)
Disney pullover hoodie (original price $32/Thredup price $4.99)
Carter’s polka-dot leggings (original price $12/Thredup price $3.49)
I purchased $284.90 worth of new kids clothing for a grand total of $51.92 for a savings of more than 80 percent! AND, the shipping was free because I spent more than $50. That beats thrift stores any day of the week! I also saved on fuel since all the shopping was done from the comfort of my couch.
If you’ve never shopped Thredup, use this link to get a $10 credit on your first purchase. In the interest of full disclosure, I receive a $10 credit on my future purchases for each referral, but I’d share the information regardless. I love shopping for the grandbabies, and even more when I can spend the same amount and get so much more! Now that’s shopping with *finesse!!
My shopping finesse level:
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What’s your shopping finesse level?
*finesse (skill, flair, grace elegance, poise, assurance)
I like the tip on Thredup, thanks! My boys (like all kids) are constantly growing out of their clothes, and this could be a good opportunity for me to stock up on nice clothes for a reasonable price.
Let me know how you like shopping with ThredUp. I only have granddaughters, so I’m not familiar with shopping for boys on the site. I’d really appreciate some feedback!
I’ve been meaning to tell you that I purchased some shorts for my 3 year old from ThredUp a couple months ago, and I love them! I find I prefer those shorts over others I bought him new because the quality is better and the styles are cuter. Thanks again for the tip!
You’re welcome, Jennifer! I just bought a couple of items (new with tags!) for the granddaughters yesterday!