Have you guys heard of thredUP?! If you haven't I'm preeeety sure you're going to be excited to hear about them now. I mean, I was for sure. Because even though I'm not the most fashion-y person, I still do like to get some new clothes from time to time. Especially since I lost so much weight this year and like, 95% of my pants don't fit me--- but thats another topic for another day.
So anyway, thredUP--- it's basically second hand shopping, online-- which means I get to go thrifting for clothes-- but in a much more organized, clean and stress free way :) And you can sort the clothes by size or brand-- so you're not sorting through racks and racks of stuff hoping to find one thing that fits.
It's just that for me, I understand fashion and I totally understand how wearing something new feels nice (trust me, I get it), but at the same time, being over consumed with fashion doesn't necessarily do good things for the earth--- most of the time anyway. I like thredUP because you still get new (to you) clothes-- which still have that *yay I got something new* quality, but are waaaay more sustainable because they're second hand.
Our culture is going through a lot of clothing with these quick fashion trends lately-- you know? And while I don't think its completely terrible to buy new clothes (I've probably bought more new clothes in the past three months than i have in the past three years), I do think it's best to try to make conscious choices about the clothes we make. I've talked about this in the past you know-- you guys liked this post. And if the environment isn't a reason to consider buying second hand, then what about your poor wallet? thredUp offers 90% off retails prices! Everything from Madewell, Micheal Kors, Levis-- whatever you're looking for basically!
I prefer online shopping to begin with-- but it's super rad to be able to shop like this. And then TADA, a few days later, everything shows up in a nice little box at your door! I bought myself three pairs of pants and a madewell top. The Madewell top would have retailed somewhere around 80-90$ but was only 25$ on thredUP :) The blue patterned pants (also Madewell) will probably have to wait until fall/winter comes back around, but the patched jeans have been my go to around here lately. The patched jeans are Point Sur Denim-- which to be honest I hadn't heard of before, but are somewhere around 200$ bucks a pair! I got them for 47$ :) I seriously wouldn't have bought another pair of jeans for a long time--- because i typically hate jeans hopping so much--- even though I need to (really only have one fitting pair)-- but this was just too easy!
You can even send out your own old clothes to sell on thredUP too :)
Some fun secondhand facts:
-thredUP has upcycled 14,009,055 items as of the end of 2015
-Every Clean Out Bag sent to thredUP keeps 206lbs of CO2 from entering the atmosphere, saves 17,916 gallons of water, and keeps 24 items out of landfills.
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Hooray! Happy environmentally safe, money saving, shopping, friends!