Halloween Shopping? Try ThredUP.com
It’s Halloween time and you’re looking for a costume but are on a budget. You might want to check out the Halloween section at thredUP.com. The site offers gently worn clothes and accessories for children. They kindly offered me a $20 credit to use and write about my experience.
Two weeks ago I searched through the Halloween category and found there weren’t any sizes available for what I was looking for. Also since there wasn’t too much of a selection – I opted to order a Gap sweater ($11) for my son and a Disney leotard ($4) for my daughter. The process was pretty quick and the shipment came in a timely manner. Here is what you get with your order.
A nice cardboard box included with a bag to send back with any clothes you want to sell (here is the info on that). ThredUP.com pays for all the items they can resell. They do not accept infant and junior sizes.
When I took out the clothes I noticed right away that the Gap sweater and Disney leotard were very clean – and almost as good as new. So I am happy with what I got and spent.
The store does offer DIY components – so if you need accessories for Halloween (like princess-pink leggings, ladybug-red turtlenecks, or skeleton-black t-shirts) it’s all at up to 80% off retail.
You have to check the site from time to time as new things do get added and you might find something you want.
Overall: A good idea. However as you will see – the company mostly sells clothes from chain stores like Gap, Old Navy, Gymboree. You’re not going to find too many designer clothes here. So if you want to start selling your clothes at thredUP.com – perhaps start offering unique brand names. I would like to fill up my bag and send it in and just realized I lost the envelope where you include your personal information. Freaking out I checked the FAQ section and read that you can just use a plain envelope with the same info. That way they will know who sent the bag, have your email and you will get paid.