Wanna raid a stranger's closet?

Love clothes, but don't have the budget to shop as much as you'd like? Well, ThredUP might just be your new best friend.

ThredUP is actually an interesting concept (especially in these economic times). It's kinda of like an online clothing swap. Essentially you register with ThredUP and tell them your size, brand preferences, and the kinds of clothing you would like. Then, you are notified when they find another member who has an item matching your criteria. To get the item, you need to send in a piece of clothing of your own for someone else to choose.

ThredUP asks that all clothes be in good condition (e.g. no stains, missing buttons, or holes), in style (i.e. no parachute pants!), and that you only give away what you'd be willing to receive. The trading is free, but ThredUP charges you for the pre-paid envelopes to send your clothes (three swaps cost $12.50).

If you have clothing that you never wear just sitting in your closet or drawers, ThredUP might be worth a look. If you decide to use their service, I hope you stop back by and leave a comment about your experience. It's a unique idea, but obviously not for everyone.


  1. That's great. Thanks. I'll add ThredUp to my post on recycling "Step Zero: Reassign Your Clutter" @ http://newssipblogs.blogspot.com/2009/10/reassign-your-clutter.html

    Still surfing your site.

  2. Newssip,

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your comment.

    Yes, there is definitely an environmental component here, as well. I always donate my clothing, but I'm shocked by how many people throw theirs away! If people swap or donate their clothing, there will be less in the landfills. And for those looking to freshen up their wardrobes, this seems like it might be a good way to do it!

    I'll check out your website, as well (thanks for leaving the link). At a glance, I'm in awe of what you've been able to do with that site with a blogger template. Impressive! Maybe you'll share your secret with me someday?


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...