How to shop ThredUp like a pro and save thousands on a new wardrobe

How to Shop ThredUp like a Pro

I don't think most people would be able to tell, but I buy more than 90% of my clothes used. I love shopping and buying second hand and lately, if I'm searching for an item to add to my wardrobe {last week it was a military jacket}, I head to ThredUP first. If you don't know what ThredUP is, it's an on-line thrift store where you can buy nearly new clothing for next to nothing. There are thousands of items in stock and you are bound to find something that you love.

That is, if you can get past how overwhelming it all is to find what you are looking for. I've talked to a few friends about how much I love ThredUP and they say that they want to try it, but they get frustrated with how much selection there is. It's hard to narrow it all down and find what they really want. So, I created this post and am including a link code so that you can place your first $10 order and get $10 off making it FREE! I love free! 
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Use this link to order and you can save $10 on your $10 purchase.

I know that I am closing in on my 40's but I still love to start looking for clothes in the juniors department. It's the first department I hit when I go to a store at the mall, I might as well start there when I shop on-line. You will have to scroll all the way to the bottom of the home page on Thred Up to find juniors written at the very bottom.
how to shop ThredUp like a pro
I find that my money goes further in the Juniors department too. I can find tank tops for summer for around $5 and dresses are usually under $10. Your $10 credit goes a LONG way in the juniors department. 

In both the Women's and the Juniors, I always start looking in the New Arrivals. Refresh that often because new items are added at an alarming rate! You can narrow it down to something specific {say dresses} if you want and then select your size. 

how to shop ThredUp like a pro

Another selection you want to UNCHECK is in the drop down size menu. It checks the box "include equivalents" automatically, but I know the size I wear and if I'm looking for, say shorts or pants, I need a specific size.  I don't want to see some cute shorts in a size I know I won't be able to fit into.

how to shop ThredUp like a pro

Now here is where it gets good.  I always select the brand. ALWAYS!

I pretty much love everything I find at Anthropologie and Madewell. Both of those stores have several brands that they carry but the clothes all have the same type of style. In juniors I love the BP brand.

This little click on brand narrows your search down in an enormous way giving you similar style items that are still affordable but it takes you far less time to scroll through all the great selections.

If I see something I like or that I think I might like, I always add it to my cart. I don't want to be searching some shirt down later if I change my mind. It's easier to sort through your cart at the end than it is to find something you didn't save earlier. 

When an item is in your cart you can click on it and check out the details closer. I always look the items over when I'm done shopping and delete the ones I don't want or decided against. This also gives me an easy idea of how much I spent since I can see the total in my cart.

how to shop ThredUp like a pro

So here is the shortened condensed version for easy shopping

Start in juniors {it's cheaper!} and move on to Women's
Always refresh new arrivals
If you can, narrow down your search to a specific item {like dresses or tops}
Select your size
Uncheck "include equivalents"
Select brands you love
Add your favorites to your cart

Hopefully this makes shopping at ThredUP that much easier. It really is my new favorite on-line shopping store but I can see how it can be overwhelming. Narrow it down as much as you can and follow this tips and you will be on your way to an inexpensive new wardrobe in no time! Stop getting overwhelmed and start saving!
Don't forget, new users can use this link for $10 off their first $10 purchase. 
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