Clothed with Grace: How to Shop ThredUp for Kids

Monday, May 16, 2016

How to Shop ThredUp for Kids

It's no secret that I'm a hug fan of thredUp (use this link for $10 off your first purchase.) For the past few years most of my clothes have come from thredUp using credits or have been "gifted" to me through the blog. I realize how lucky I am, that's for sure. Being I need more clothes like a hole in the head, I've started using my thredUP credits on Hannah. I've always been a big proponent of buying second-hand, and although I've found some great things at our local Big Wheels to Butterflies, they often times don't have pieces that are "special." Although, Carters play clothes are great, I really like to have a handful of outfits for both of the kids that are for church or special occasions, that's part of the reason why I'm loving thredUP for kids clothes.

I have heard a lot of people say that finding clothes on thredUP is challenging though, so I thought I'd show some easy tips for navigating their site.

Being we don't have any clothes for Hannah ahead of time, she really needs everything when the season hits. When going on thredUp I can see how it could be overwhelming, so after picking the "girls" category, I use the filter to pick the sizes I'm looking for. That makes navigating things much easier.  You can also further select "brands" you're interested in searching for too. Gymboree and Gap are probably my favorite for kids, so I like to check those out.

I also like to buy things as outfits, I find that if I have a shirt and pant that go together for Hannah, the clothes will get worn frequently. Another way to search is by category of clothing after you've filtered for the sizes you're looking for. It's nice if I know Hannah needs some leggings or tops to just look for these specifically.

The other thing I like to do is search by "key word" You can even get specific like "polka dot shirt" if you'd like, I use this feature a lot with women's clothes as I might need a "cream cardigan" and can filter things using that keyword. It helps narrow things down quickly and easily.

Using these few simple tricks above has helped me find a ton of great things for Hannah, many with tags and all coming looking like they are brand new.

Prices can vary greatly, since there are so many different brands to choose from. I've never spend more than $12 on anything, and that was on a few different dresses, some new with tags. Most pieces have been between $5-10 which still beats the sale racks in the store.

I just recently got this Osh-Kosh dress, this Carter's onsie and these Gymboree shorts for Hannah for this summer.

This outfit is one of my favorites, the top is Gymboree and the bottoms are Gap.

I also got this Gymboree dress and the gap long-sleeved onsie from thredUP.

This Easter dress is one of my favorites. It's Gap and I'm planning to keep it in her chest, along with the clothes she came home from the hospital in...also thredUP finds.

I also found this Janie and Jack cardigan and Gymboree onsie on thredUP.

We don't have Hanna Andersson here, but I adore this dress with this Gap cardigan.

Lastly, these leggings are adorable. They are from Gymboree and another of my favorite finds.

In between thredUp and our local Big Wheels to Butterflies Hannah is outfitted for the spring and summer months. When kids where things for such a short period of time buying gently used is the way to go in my opinion, and thredUp has helped keep Hannah stylish on a budget. 

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  1. Thanks for all your tips! This will definitely come in handy. And, you are so sweet to not indulge on yourself but on your kids! She looks so precious!

  2. I bought my boys' Easter shirts and Calvin's easter pants from there!