Summer is officially here. Which means, I need new summer clothes! Especially since I’ve been on Keto and have lost over 20 pounds. Nothing from last year fits! Yay! But also, BOO! I have to figure out all new clothes. I’ve been a fan of the idea of Thredup, the online consignment store, but I found the full site overwhelming. Well, lucky for me, they came up with the brilliant idea of Thredup Goody Boxes! I’m a huge fan and I’ll tell you why in this Thredup Review.
You know I’m sucker for a box of surprise clothing in the mail. I got a great Stitch Fix box just a couple of months ago and I’m still in love with all of the pieces that I got. But… There’s one thing with Stitch Fix. It’s expensive. It’s not something I can invest in more than a couple of times a year.
Enter the Thredup Goody Box. The Thredup Goody Box is the PERFECT alternative if you don’t have the budget for Stitch Fix. There are other Stitch Fix competitors out there, but they are generally the same price point and they don’t have the added environmental benefit that Thredup offers. Second hand clothes are more sustainable clothes and we can feel good about that.
How Does Thredup Work?
Thredup is an online Consignment Clothing store. They have KILLER brands and generally for up to 90% off. And this isn’t your local Salvation Army or Saver’s. Think more boutique consignment shop. The clothes are triple checked for flaws and they are on trend. This is quality stuff.
So where do the clothes come from? Well from you, maybe! You can order a clean out bag from Thredup and send in your unwanted, gently used clothing and Thredup will send you a payment for them. Now, I’ve not done this end of things and from the reviews I’ve read, you’re not going to get rich doing this, but if you’re getting rid of stuff anyway, why not get a little cash (or credit to buy new stuff from Thredup)?
The clothes from Thredup are brands from your favorite stores. There are top designer brands (I’m talking Gucci, Armani, Tory Burch) and then there are also more of the middle of the road stuff, which is what I prefer. Ann Taylor Loft, Anthropologie, Banana Republic, H&M and countless more.
And there is LOT to choose from. So much to choose from that even though I had browsed the site many, many times, I could never settle on what to buy. If you’re a browser, you will LOVE the pages and pages of clothing to go through. There are tons of options to filter your searches, including style, brand, condition and price if you need to narrow things down.
I could never narrow down quite enough, so when I noticed that Thredup was offering a Goody Box, I was all in!
Thredup Goody Box vs. Stitch Fix
The Thredup Good Box is basically the same concept as Stitch Fix. You fill out a quick style survey, order your box and then a stylist picks out your items for you. Those get sent to you, you try on in the comfort of your own home and then send back whatever you don’t like. There is a non-refundable $10 (currently, but it looks like that number is reduced right now from $20) deposit, which is applied to the items you purchase.
Here’s why I like the Thredup Goody Box better than Stitch Fix (Sorry, Stitch Fix, I still love you, too, though!). For starters, the Thredup Goody Box sends you FIFTEEN items. With Stitch Fix it’s five. I’m a cast a wide net type of person, especially when it comes to clothing, so more options is better for me. I don’t exactly have an easy to fit frame. I’m short and, well, curvy, I guess is the best way to describe me.
In addition to more options, Thredup is far more competitve than Stitch Fix when it comes to price. The most expensive thing in my box was $25.99.
And these were all great brands. Adidas, Banana Republic, J. Crew, Nike, Talbots, Ann Taylor Loft, Lucky Brand and New York & Company, to name a few. The clothes are quality. The things that I chose to keep I know will be in my closet for the long term. The items I would get from Stitch Fix were brands you would in more upscale department stores like Nordstrom. So excellent quality from Stitch Fix, too, but the price most definitely reflects that.
Stitch Fix does a great job finding the right fit based off of your style and fit quiz selections. Thredup did not disappoint in this area, either.
I was really happy to see that my Goody Box included 4 Petite items. I’m only 5’2″ and generally just small in stature, so it can be hard for me to find things that fit. Pants are too long in the length, shoulders are too broad in the shoulders. But, based off of what I selected in my Style quiz, Thredup was right on with sizes. In fact, there was only 1 piece that I felt didn’t “fit”. There were other things, like the shorts that they sent me, that I didn’t purchase because I like a longer inseam on my shorts. But they technically did “fit”.
Thredup Goody Box: What I Kept
Before we get to the pictures of me in these clothes, I’d like to share a word about my awkwardness. I don’t know how people take pictures of themselves. I also apparently don’t know how to do a camera smile. All of my smiles look like I am gritting my teeth and miserable while smiling. It’s actually quite a feat, really. I just wanted you to know that I am aware of it and if anyone has a trick for looking like a normal person while taking pictures of themselves, please pass it on to me.
Alright, just so you know, I blurred out all of the weirdness in my face in this one. It’s actually not a terrible picture. I can live with it. Some weirdness, as you will see below, was not blurrable.
This top is Lucky Brand. It is $20.99. I totally love it. I have never bought or even tried on one of these no shoulder shirts because I thought they were an absolutely ridiculous concept, just like peep toe boots, but I like this. I like it alot. So I’m bought it.
The cargo pants, which I would actually not ever wear with this shirt because in my book black and navy blue do not belong together, for the most part, are Style&Co. The fit like a freaking glove and are perfect for pretty much anything I do in the summer. And Spring and early Fall, for that matter. These will be on repeat. $16.99. OOOH! And I just noticed that they are a size 6. I’m a freaking size 6! Love you Keto!
This dress is possibly my favorite of what I got. Dresses in the summer, are the absolute easiest thing on earth. They are cool and comfortable. And they only requiring finding one thing and throwing it over your head. BOOM! Dressed for the day and looking adorable, too! If I do say so myself. This one is Ann Taylor Loft and it is $21.99.
This is not something I would have imagined I could actually wear, to be honest. I would not in 8 million years pick this up off the rack and try it on. I probably won’t even be totally comfortable wearing this somewhere other than the pool with my bathing suit under it. It’s by Volcom (which I’ve never heard of) and it’s $25.99. I’m keeping it. The price is throwing me off a little for what will basically be a cover up, but I know I’ll probably wear it a ton.
So, I’m keeping 4 out of the 15 things they sent me. Which is about the same ratio as when I go to the store, pic out 800 things, try them on and keep 4. (Don’t judge my math, I know that’s probably not at all the same ratio, but you get my drift). The items I didn’t keep were things that just weren’t to my taste, which I’m fine with.
I will MOST definitely be doing another Thredup Goody box. I think that this first box was an excellent way for me to get used to Thredup and for Thredup to get used to me. I expect the next one will have more that matches what I love, based on what I didn’t keep.
I’d love to hear thougths! Have you tried any style boxes? I’m always on the hunt for others to try, so let me know!
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