Clothed with Grace: How to Shop on ThredUP

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

How to Shop on ThredUP

It's no secret that I love thredUP. This past year I've gotten many of my favorite things in my closet from them. I've heard time and time again comments about the cool pieces I've found, but also how hard it can be for others to find anything "good." 

I think this is such a bummer, because there are gems on  thredUP just waiting to be found! Today I thought I'd share some tips with you all to help make shopping on  thredUP easier for you.

First, once you're on their website, it's best to utilize the column on the left-hand side.  You can search specifically by your size, it will also do size equivalent. If you select "medium" it will also bring up anything else that is size 8-10. I often find some really cool things simply searching by size.

Another way to search is to add in favorite brands and stores.  It'll save these for you too. When first shopping on here I only bought brands I was familiar with, as I was concerned about fit.  There has only been one time in which I've gotten something from  thredUP that didn't fit. Returns are easy and you'll get a refund on your card within about two weeks. 

I do like to search by brand though, as I know what to expect when I get clothes from a brand I know.

The third way to search is to enter a "key word" in the search box.  I found my favorite cream sweater, leopard print skirt, and denim jacket this way.  Before buying full price or in a store, I like to see what  thredUP has. It's saved me a lot of money!

On the left there is also a way to search by category of clothes too. Say, you need tops, you can just search them in your size, etc. 

 thredUP has perks for users too. If you sign up using this thredUP link, you'll get $10 off your first order and I'll get a $10 credit too. Much of what I've gotten has been free because of this! 

Here are a few of my favorite thredUP finds:

                             Lumeire Dress                                                   J.Crew Dress

                                Merona Skirt                                                 Gap Denim Jacket

                            Everly Blouse                                                      Ann Taylor Sweater

So, what are you waiting for! Give thredUP a try, I promise you won't be disappointed!


  1. You do get a lot of great items at ThreadUp ! I often get overwhelmed shopping on their site so thanks for the tips!! Susan

  2. I love their search options! It makes sorting through the massive amount of clothing so much easier!

  3. This is such a great post and fantastic tips Ginny. Thanks for sharing your advice.

    Hope all is well, mamma. =)

  4. I've never heard of them but it looks like a really cool site.

  5. It's nice to have the tips, because size/fit is a huge struggle for me. I generally have to try things on to know what will work/not work.

  6. Great tips! You've found so many gems on there! I love that site!

  7. You really do always find great stuff on Thredup! I ordered a dress from them once and was super disappointed because it was super duper shrunken. So bad that it was literally a shirt on me. I just felt like that was something they could disclose about the clothes. I keep trying again with them, but I never find anything I like. Seeing all your great finds in one post though gives me hope to try again!

  8. Finally!! I have been waiting for you to write on this topic. I have purchased a few things but sadly haven't loved anything :(
    I shall not be deterred and try again! Thanks for the styling tips, too.

  9. Thanks for these tips! I've found a few things from them over the summer, but I always get super overwhelmed when I try to search their site. I'll definitely be taking your tips into consideration next time!

  10. Thank you for this! I have the hardest time searching for things on ThredUp and finding anything good. Once I do find something I like, I have oftentimes looked at the other things that came in that bag and found some nice stuff. I will be putting these tips to use. I have a $10 credit to use!

  11. ThredUp can definitely be overwhelming but there are some gems to be found. I've had both success and fails through ThredUp and my fails happened to be risks I took on final sales. I've got a little bit of credit on there right now, but haven't thought of anything I'd really like just now.

  12. I just tried ThredUp for the first time and was disappointed. I used the search options and ordered my size but it seems that most of the items, from familiar brands, were shrunken and fit poorly. I was charged an $8.99 return fee plus an additional $8.99 shipping fee to return the items. Add that to the $5.99 original shipping fee and this entire experience cost me roughly $24 with nothing to show for it :/

  13. Never tried tis clothing place before, Do they also purchase from the public or do u donate and where are they from ? Are they outside Massachusetts? Would be interested in knowing more before I sign up Thanks for anyone's help ahead of time.

    1. They are out of California and they buy via the public- you can send in a bag and they'll buy and then donate what they don't buy. I have gotten a ton of great pieces from them!

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