I am very lucky in that I live in an area with great thrift stores selling a variety of clothes at super low costs, and we also have clothing swaps where I am able to pass on old clothes and get new ones easily. Many people aren't as lucky as I am, and either don't have local thrift stores, or the ones that they do charge a lot for their items.
ThredUp is an online consignment that buys and sells like-new kids' and women's clothes. They carry thousands of popular brands at up to 90% off retail. You'll find brands like J. Crew, Gymboree, LOFT, Hanna Andersson, Banana Republic, Mini Boden, Theory and many more, plus an amazing selection of handbags.
I've written before about the benefit of decluttering, and getting rid of clothes that you don't wear and are just taking up room in your closets. While garage sales are a wonderful way to earn money on extra items you have lying around, people don't always have the means to throw a garage sale. Consider ordering a free Clean Out bag from thredUP, mail in the items they accept (they have strict acceptance criteria so make sure you carefully read through their standards before you send in your bag) free of charge (postage is included already on the bag), and earn some cash from the items sitting in your closet.
If you're looking to expand your wardrobe, thredUP is having a 99 Cent Event from January 22nd thru the 26th, and is reducing the price of more than 40,000 items to $0.99. Save big on women's and kids' clothing, shoes and accessories from J.Crew, Gymboree, Banana Republic, Levi's and more.
The sale will include all of the items currently listed in the Last Chance section and thousands more. This includes not only Old Navy items, but also designer brands like Armani, Givenchy, Theory and Marc Jacobs are all being sold for $0.99 as well.
The perk of shopping at thredUP vs a regular consignment store or thrift store is that you're able to narrow things down by size. One of the things I hate most about shopping at thrift stores is I have to rifle through mountains and mountains of clothes, checking tags on everything until I find something my size. On thredUP you're able to search for items using strict criteria, including by size, clothing type, color, price, condition, and even brand!
I suggest you go check out thredUP quickly during this sale; hopefully you'll find some terrific clothing on a very tight budget!
This post was sponsored by thredUP, but the views within it are entirely my own.