Monday, March 11, 2013

i thredUp, do you? :: review and giveaway

with four kids the idea of going to the mall to stock up on basics for the them makes me anxious - have you ever simultaneously breastfed in a ergo, held a tiny independent hand, and chased two bickering sisters down a crowded store aisle? don't even get me started about how they like to hide in the clothes carousels.

needless to say, on-line shopping is where it's at - i have always loved consignment shopping, my cousin introduced it to me when zoƫ was a baby and between that and ebay i am pretty sure that girl wore more flashy clothes them me at a fraction of the cost. i have a few favorite shops that i recycle my littles clothes through but it isn't always easy to find quality in the style you are shooting for. especially when they get older and blow through clothes faster with all the ripped knees and junk.

thanks to some friends on facebook, i recently discovered thredUP and was hooked! you can browse through thousands of quality clothing items from size twelve month to kiddo size twenty. there are awesome search tools to narrow down pretty specific wants in size, brand, color, and option. being a major gap lover myself i love that i can pop in gap as the specific brand i am looking for and instantly have tons of choices in front of me. you can also "reserve" an item for a short period in case you need to check if it will work for you, you know a friend who would want it, or you are going to grab it for a gift.
my favorite part is scoring "new with tag" items at a fraction of the original store cost. i had no problem paying twelve dollars for that little sequin hoodie stella is wearing, that was originally around thirty-six in the store and my new thing is stocking up on bigger stuff for robin to grow into - at four months he is already in six to twelve month gap, so it will be no time before he fits into these new tops i scored him, all for less then twenty-five dollars!
going into spring i have been drooling over all all of the adorable dresses, shorts, tanks, and sandals that thredUP has right now - it is right about now that the girls wardrobes always need a refresher and how can i not at these great prices?
 (baby gap polk a dot shorts, khaki shorts, and little jean shorts.)

and if it couldn't get any cooler - you can send your excellent used condition clothes in to make some money! you can add a bag to your order when you check out and when you have filled it up with quality name brand stuff send it back in and get paid. even better? they are in the process of adding women's clothes too!

i love thredUP so much that i have teamed up with them on a giveaway for you! check out the rafflecopter below to see how you could win twenty dollars to spend at thredUP.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*i received a shop credit from thredUP in exchange for this review. all words and opinions are my own. some links contain affiliates.

8 comments:

melissa rohr said...

http://www.thredup.com/shop/kids/boys/Heavyweight/Gymboree/12_mo/615472

melissa rohr said...

I'd buy spring clothes for my son

melissa rohr said...

These shorts would be cute for Parker: http://www.thredup.com/shop/kids/boys/Chinos%2C_Khakis_%26_Linen/Children%27s_Place/3T/614327

melissa rohr said...

I'd get these for my little man! It's FINALLY warming up here! http://www.thredup.com/shop/kids/boys/Cargos/Old_Navy/18_mo/622507

melissa rohr said...

Oh my goodness. I LOVE thredup! I could easily spend that $20 on adorable new spring outfits for our boys!

melissa rohr said...

I must win, this is awesome!!!

melissa rohr said...

dude, thanks for getting me addicted to THIS SITE now. i want all the clothes. for all the kids.

melissa rohr said...

right? they ship so fast too - my new fav way to shop :)