Friday, June 5, 2015

How I Shop on thredUP

Loft blush tank, camel boyfriend sweater, white shorts, gold rope sandals, blush Cole Haan bag
Top-Loft c/o thredUP (similarsimilar) | Cardigan-Old Navy (similarsimilar) | Shorts-Old Navy (similarsimilar) | Bag-Cole Haan c/o thredUP (similarsimilar) | Sandals-Target (similarsimilar) | Necklace-Lia Sophia (similarsimilar

This year I am fortunate and very excited to be an ambassador for thredUP. While I am always excited when a store or company wants to work with me, I was beyond ecstatic about this. I've been shopping at thredUP for over two years now and certainly won't be stopping any time soon. I've tried other sites and keep coming back to thredUP. 

That said, thredUP can be a fairly overwhelming site to shop. There are thousands of items! It takes forever if you want to do a thorough search and look through. I have been fortunate to find quite a few good pieces (including my top and bag today). Here are some tips to navigate through the crazy amount of clothing that is thredUP!
1. Check often. If I am looking to purchase some items, I check everyday. There are constantly new items so it really helps to check under the newest items listings. The good stuff goes fast so if you like brand name items (think Kate Spade bags) it really helps to take a quick look.
Loft blush tank, camel boyfriend sweater, white shorts, gold rope sandals, blush Cole Haan bag
2. When in doubt, add it to your cart! With so many items on thredUP, if you like it, or even think you like it, click that add button! Going back and trying to find something again is tedious. It's much easier to delete items from your cart later. When I shop I sometimes have over $200 worth of items before I start curating my cart! 


Loft blush tank, camel boyfriend sweater, white shorts, gold rope sandals, blush Cole Haan bag
3. Focus on one section at a time. For example, if you are looking for shoes, try looking at flats first. Then move on to heels. Then to wedges. One section at a time keeps the number more manageable. 

Loft blush tank, camel boyfriend sweater, white shorts, gold rope sandals, blush Cole Haan bag
4. Use those search features! I know my favorite brands and my sizes in them. So I always search according to those. You can even create Personal Style Shops if you plan on searching for a specific clothing type, size, and brand name(s) often. That takes all those brands that you would question out of the mix. I stick to what I know in regards to sizing and quality. That way I know what I am getting. 

Loft blush tank, camel boyfriend sweater, white shorts, gold rope sandals, blush Cole Haan bag
5. Don't forget how long items stay in your cart! Items you add only stay saved in your cart for 24 hours. Then they are fair game to everyone. I missed an awesome pair of Kate Spade laser cut heels that way. I am still mad at myself! I typically online shop at night after 7 so I try to remember when I need to add some of those items back into my cart if I am still doing some shopping on there. Then when you have your cart the way you want it, make sure you purchase before it's too late.

Loft blush tank, camel boyfriend sweater, white shorts, gold rope sandals, blush Cole Haan bag
Top-Loft c/o thredUP (similar, similar) | Cardigan-Old Navy (similar, similar) | Shorts-Old Navy (similar, similar) | Bag-Cole Haan c/o thredUP (similarsimilar) | Sandals-Target (similar, similar) | Necklace-Lia Sophia (similar, similar

6. Remember the shipping. Right now you need $70 worth of items to get free shipping. I can always find enough to hit that limit. If you are close, remember there is probably a cheap shirt you can add that will actually be less than the cost of shipping!

Hope these help you to find some awesome deals on thredUP! Here is a link for $10 off your first purchase, too!  With so many items less than $10 that is like free clothing! 
Happy weekend everyone! 
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29 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tips Laura! I tend to search my favorite brands but I need to create a personal style shop . I am currently waiting on my ThreadUp bag to arrive so I can send some items to them and have a bit more to spend shopping for some new things(: Be sure to link up with Charming Friday today! Have a great weekend! Susan

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  2. I've never shopped from them, have to go check them out now. Love your top and the classic bag!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  3. I really need to check this site out. You always get such great deals and look fabulous

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  4. Thanks for sharing your tips on Thred Up! Beautiful look here for summer. :)


    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  5. So many great tips about shopping at ThredUp. I plan on starting this Fall once I am back in US. What does being an Ambassador really mean?


    This outfit is too cute. The third outfit today where I see white being paired with blush or pale pink and I love it. You look so cute!

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  6. ElleSees.blogspot.comJune 5, 2015 at 5:32 AM

    congrats and THANK YOU for the tips!!!

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  7. congrats! love the nude palette!
    Irene
    www.thedailylace.com

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  8. I haven't looked at thredUP yet but it seems like a great site! You always find the best pieces from there. I love that cardigan and tank together!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  9. Love your hair curly like that. I've been meaning to get on ThredUP so thanks for the extra push.

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  10. Never heard of that site but it sounds perfect! Will definitely check it out! I love your hair curly, nice change for the summer!

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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  11. I'm so glad you posted this! I have sent several bags to Threadup but have never purchased anything because it has been too overwhelming to navigate. I think I'll just have to make some time to filter through it! Have a great weekend!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  12. Carrie @ Curly Crafty MomJune 5, 2015 at 12:29 PM

    I always enjoy seeing what you get from ThredUp at your end of the month posts where you share what you purchased and how you saved. It seems like a great site and I need to send a bag there sometime soon! The cart tip is good to know, too. LOVE your hair curly!


    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  13. I'm loving the way you mixed neutrals in this outfit! The tones are just different enough to work extremely well together. What a cute bag, too!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  14. Living on Cloud NineJune 5, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    This is so cute. I had not heard about ThredUp so I am excited to try it! Very cool and your hair looks amazing and so summer ready!! Have an amazing weekend!!

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  15. I love the colors in this look, so soft and feminine.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  16. Such soft and beautiful colors on you, two thumbs up!
    From Jing at www.bejingxu.com

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  17. Great tips! I intend to check it out soon (I'm really trying to stick to the capsule wardrobe I purchased for my in-between size right now), but you always find such great deals on pieces---jealous!

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  18. How cool that you get to be their ambassador. .I love their stuff and they totally picked the right person. I love this look on you. The colors work so well together.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  19. You really should! I will say, it's addicting though!

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  20. They even have maternity!

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  21. Gorgeous, Laura! I love the neutrals and your curly hair! So cute!

    Thank you for linking up with Friday Favorites! Have a great weekend!

    Christie
    The Closet by Christie

    www.theclosetbychristie.com

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  22. What a lovely outfit! I believe I signed up for thredUp through one of your links weeks ago but just haven't been by to shop yet. This will change ha! Thanks for the info and congratulations on becoming an ambassador.
    Rachelxo

    Garay Treasures

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  23. I love this review! I recently sold to ThredUp, and it was a great experience, too!

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  24. Hey I've never tried ThredUp and now I can't wait! Thanks for the tips!

    Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday & I hope you're having a fab weekend!

    OXOX

    Dawn Lucy

    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  25. I wish we had something like Thredup here, it sounds like a great way to shop! It's wonderful you've found something that works for you and that you enjoy using :)

    Away From The Blue

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  26. Great pointers! And I love that tank...the sheerness is so interesting! jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  27. Lena B, ActuallyJune 7, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Great tips! It's a great way to shop! Tha ks for linking up for Passion4Fashion :)

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  28. I truly appreciate your tips on how to shop ThredUp. I have checked them out before based on Susan's suggestion, but always became a little overwhelmed. Think I am going to have to check them out again. You look fabulous! Thanks for linking up with Charming Friday!

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  29. First of all, I have to tell you how much I love this outfit on you, Laura! The mix of neutrals here is really striking, and as always, I loooove your curly hair!! That tank looks so comfortable, too! I am glad you shared your thoughts about thredUP and how you use it to shop. I've been on the site a couple of times but it's so overwhelming! I would love to give it another try though - especially as my goal for this year is to focus on shopping more ethically, which includes secondhand items (yay for online thrifting, haha!). Thanks again for giving me the inspiration to try thredUP again!

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