If you shop consignment, you're used to the drill. You bring in your gently used clothes and receive store credit to shop. I absolutely love that model because it's affordable (or free!) and also contributes to less "waste."
The only thing I DON'T love about it is that I almost always shop with my three daughters (including an infant!). Having to wait for a clerk to process our clothing can be frustrating and selecting clothes while hoisting a baby on my hip and keeping an eye on two other blonde heads is not an easy task.
thredUP offers the best of both worlds. I can resell clothing and select new pieces...all without leaving my house.
Here's how it works:
(1) Browse thousands of like-new kids clothing items, which have been hand-selected and certified for quality. You'll find top brands (including Gymboree, Baby GAP, Juicy Couture, Ralph Lauren, MORE), discounted up to 75% off.
(2) Whenever you have clothes to sell, simply fill up a thredUP bag ($4.95, FULLY REFUNDABLE) and put it on your doorstep or drop it off at any UPS Store. thredUP covers the shipping and pays you for every item.
Here are the items we selected. They arrived wrapped in tissue paper and we were impressed by the quality..."like-new" is true. [PICTURED: Gymboree Skort for $6.49; French Toast Short Sleeve Shirt for $2.99]
We also sent in a bag of 8 gently-used items and received a credit of $7.53 (for four items), but I'm sure you can make much more.
I plan to continue to shop at thredUP in the coming year. It's an innovative concept that makes moms' lives easier. Two thumbs up.
P.S. If you use any of the links in this post, you'll receive $5 toward your first clothing purchase! You can also enter to win a back-to-school wardrobe for your child!
* Thanks to thredUP for providing a credit for review purposes.