This week for U.S. News’ The Frugal Shopper Blog I shared 5 of my favorite online consignment stores. Online consignment stores are one of the best ways ever to save money shopping online, as the items they sell usually cost only a fraction of the original retail price. Muck like thrift shopping, exploring the online consignment stores can turn up some really great finds! My favorite of all of the online consignment stores is ThredUp, because they offer a HUGE selection, sizes for all women, fantastic prices, and frequent coupons.
Such is the case today! ThredUp is offering an extra 20% off select styles through July 7, which is an awesome opportunity to save even bigger, considering the prices at ThredUp are already up to 90% below retail! Use ThredUp Coupon Code “SELECT” at checkout to receive the 20% discount.
I was excited to learn this morning that ThredUp, a large online resale store, now sells used designer handbags! I took a peek through all of the bags available, and they have quite a selection of brands at very reasonable prices!
Coach is one of the most populous brands on the site, and I thought the pricing for Coach (perhaps because of the vast selection) was the best out of all of the designer brands. Other used designer handbags that had a good selection included Banana Republic, Michael Kors, and Kate Spade.
All of the used designer handbags on the site are marked whether the item appears to be in “like new” condition or if there is a flaw of some type. The only thing I’m uneasy about is that items with flaws are marked
Tiny Flaw – While in excellent condition, this item does indeed have a teeny, tiny flaw (Tiny marks, stains or spots, Minor scratch or crack).
No specific details seem to be available about the flaw. (This is a brand new offering from ThredUp though, and I’m hoping this is something they will fix.)
If you are looking for a new handbag, the selection at ThredUp might be a fantastic place to start your search. I thought some of the original prices were a bit inflated, but overall I was impressed with the resale pricing at ThredUp.
If you have items in your closet that you want to sell, ThredUp might be a great option for you. They accept designer items and will pay you up to 80% of the sale price once the item sells. Some of the used designer handbags they’re looking for right now include brands like Gucci, Kooba, Badgley Mischka, Rebecca Minkoff, Chloé, Cynthia Rowley, and Kate Spade. Click here to learn more about selling with ThredUp.
Did you check out Megan’s ThredUp review last week? ThredUp is an online thrift store that now carries items for women and children. Though Megan had a few concerns she generally liked liked the site and recommended checking it out.
If you’re interested in doing a little bit of shopping, you can get $10 off your first purchase at ThredUp! This is like a FREE $10!!! It can be applied to women’s or children’s clothing, though you’ll still have to pay the shipping charges. When I looked through ThredUp I saw many items costing less than $10, so you can easily get an item or two for free.
ThredUp Coupon: Use code “SUMMER10″ at checkout to receive the $10 discount. This coupon is valid through June 17, 2013.It is valid for new customers only. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means we may receive a (very) small commission if you click a link and purchase something.
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I’m sure you’ve heard of ThredUp by now. If not, you should. Basically, it’s an online consignment store. Here’s how it works.
In a nutshell, you browse their selection of women’s, girls and boys clothing, choose what you want, and add it to your cart. Easy as pie! With each purchase they send you a bag to send your own clothes back in, if you so choose. Once you send them your clothes, they go through and assign a value to the bag. From there you can either cash out or use that money as store credit.
I was really intrigued by ThredUp for a few reasons. One, I have entirely too many clothes which I hate to part with because some are nice and still have tags on them! There is a consignment shop near me, but it would require me to drive a distance, wait while they sort through everything and then hope the stuff sells. With ThredUp, they pay you up front. I like that. And two, I’m a fan of thrift shopping, so this seemed like a total winner in my book.
As previously mentioned, there are many options, even for boys and girls! I know a lot of my friends with kids complain that their children will wear an outfit once or twice and then grow out of it. I think ThredUp would be fabulous for them!
I tackled ThredUp from all the angles- purchasing, returning and selling!
The first shirt I ordered was way too small. Since clothing sizes totally vary, a medium in one brand isn’t a medium in another. I usually try on before purchasing, so this was new for me. The medium that I ordered was extremely tight. ThredUp was great about letting me return it and I got a prompt refund! Score!
What I’ve noticed about ThredUp is that it is kind of difficult to navigate. Granted, you have categories, such as Women’s blouses, pants, etc. and can choose color, but I think a search option would be really helpful. I was originally looking for a mint green cardigan, as that’s my current color crush. However, it took me too long to search through all the sweaters that I gave up on looking. Also, I’m not sure if some of the clothes they get are “current” or outlet. For example, I frequent LOFT, yet when you choose to view the LOFT items, I didn’t recognized anything from the store. Although I guess most people are getting rid of “older” or past season clothes, so I guess that makes sense.
They send a bag with each order, so I said what the heck and went ahead and stuffed it. I had a lot of stuff with tags still on! The brands I sent in were LOFT, Express and Old Navy. I was kind of surprised that, with the amount of stuff I returned (I filled the bag!) that I only got $13.49. I guess I was hoping for more, as you’ll notice on the site that people are getting $40-$50 for some of their bags.
I ended up picking up this robe and I simply love it!
The best part? I saved $73.01 off retail.
All in all, I think ThredUp is a great site. I’m excited to see it grow!
And if you’re eager to try ThredUp, then why not save 10% with promo code FF10. Does not apply to shipping, and cannot be applied with other promo codes.
Have you bought or sold anything with ThredUp yet? And how do you feel about thrift shopping online? I’d love to hear what you have to say!
*Compensation was provided, but all reviews and opinions are my own.
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