Zero Waste Closet: 5 Tips to Kick Ass at Thrift Shopping this Holiday Season with thredUP
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HUGE NEWS! thredUP just launched GIFT CARDS!! Now you can give the gift of thrift this holiday season with a gift card from thredUP!
*Give The Gift of Thrift*
The most sustainable fashion is fashion that already exists, right? That means secondhand shopping is where it’s at for updating our wardrobes and when gifting to loved ones. thredUP is the easiest and most zero waste way to clean out and refresh your closet.
thredUP lists over 1,000 like-new arrivals every hour, so it’s a new store every time you visit! With unmatched variety and value, you get the closet-flipping fun of updating your fashion — without the environmental waste and financial cost.
thredUP is shifting fashion culture from throwaway to sustainable by inspiring a new generation of consumers to think secondhand first. They aim to create a ‘circular fashion future’ where reuse powers the rotation of our closets — instead of the constant refill of new, disposable clothes. When you think about gifting this holiday season, try thrifting first with thredUP!
Here are 5 Tips to Kick Ass at Thrift Shopping this Holiday Season for a Zero Waste Closet:
1. Make a List
Whether you’re shopping for yourself or gifting for loved ones and friends, it’s always best to start with a list. For yourself: find gaps in your wardrobe and make a list of items you need to fill those gaps and make a wish list.
Pinterest is the perfect tool to create your wish list. Similarly, if you’re gifting for friends and loved ones, know what their needs are and help them fill their gaps. Have they been searching for a pretty knitted sweater or designer handbag? Write it down. Always shop with a list!
2. Be Open to New Ideas:
While starting with a list is great, the fun thing about thrift shopping is that you’re likely to find amazing gems that you hadn’t even thought of adding to your list. So, thrift with an open mind!
The list from the previous tip will still help you identify gaps, and that will help you from getting carried away with your shopping (see tip 4). However, if you find something you know you’ll love, or you find the most amazing gift for your bestie or for your mom, then go for it. Be open to new ideas!
3. Find Brands you Know and Love:
Worried that you might not get the best fit from thrifting online? Stick to brands you know and love, because you’ll know your size and fit best.
Another tip is to go to that brand’s website and read their fit guide and check out the reviews to inform your choice to buy their stuff secondhand. That said, if you find something you love from a brand you’ve never bought from, thredUP has a really great return and refund policy!
4. Know Your Budget:
Don’t break the bank. Luckily thrift shopping is way more budget friendly than shopping brand new. That said, shopping is shopping, and it can be easy to get carried away even with thrifting.
Keep in mind your budget for your personal shopping and for your gifts. Use that budget to inform your purchases! Once you’ve hit your limit, you’re done. Your wallet and credit card will thank you!
5. When in Doubt, Gift a Gift Card:
If you’re not sure your bestie or mom will love that secondhand gem you found, then the safest option will be to get them a gift card! Enough said.
Want to sell on thredUP?
thredUP is the easiest way to clean out and refresh your closet. Unlike other resale sites, thredUP takes EVERYTHING (35,000+ brands from Gap to Gucci), and they act as the go-between to take all the work out of selling. thredUP prices, photographs and handles the transaction for each item — so you can sit back and relax.
This may also be a great option for you if you receive unwanted fashion over the holidays that you can’t return. Sell them on thredUP!
Shipping is available to the US and Canada. thredUP: Website | Instagram | Facebook
For more tips on going zero waste, read the book and head to zero waste 101!