thredUP Used Kids Clothing Exchange

With two weeks of school and one holiday already under my belt, it’s time to get clothes that fit my children.  I try to squeeze them in to what we already have but to no avail.  And since their sizes increase with every season, considering gently-worn clothing is the first line of offense before buying brand new.

For these fast growing kids, thredUP is a great new way to find those pre-owned clothes.   Different from a consignment shop or even my beloved Ebay, thredUP is an online clothing exchange where you can browse from the listing of boxes of gently-worn kids clothing.

Once you find a box of kids clothes you love, just pick it, pay a flat rate of $13 and it’s yours. With an average of six to eight items in a box, you can see just how cost effective this can be too.  In turn, you list a box of clothing and once a member picks your box, thredUP will provide shipping label and arrange for the postal service to pick up right at your door!  That’s convenient.

Search by size, season, style and gender and read specific details for the boxes that match your needs.  Sign up is free and easy and even available through your Facebook login.

For more benefits, you can also join as a Pro Member for $29.99 per year and receive detailed clothing itemization views, unlimited favorite senders, multiple child profiles, clothing recommendations and have access to the Golden Threads boxes.  These are boxes of brand new clothing from a participating retailer.  A different retailer is featured every month, so if your search yields a Golden Thread box, you may want to grab it quick.  Your first swap is treated as if you were at the Pro Member level to try out firsthand and then decide if that is the right level for you.

To date, they have listed over 8000 boxes and have exchanged over 130,000 articles of clothing.  I’m on the hunt for boys size 10/12.  Check it out and let me know what you think.

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