Banana Republic blazer NWT / J.Crew top / Banana Republic skirt
When I was in high school money was tight, and for a time I exclusively shopped at thrift stores. Since then, I’ve rarely re-visited secondhand shopping as an adult. One of my biggest objections was convenience. It seemed like any time I’d shop secondhand there would be literally nothing in my size. Not to mention I do almost all my shopping online these days, so asking me to drive to any store is rarely going to happen! But thredUP is completely revolutionizing the way I feel about secondhand clothing. They make it so easy – you’re able to filter by brand, size, color, and price (check out their under $10, under $20 and under $35 pages). I found the outfits in today’s post within minutes and I never had to leave my couch!
The other reason I’m changing my tune is because of my growing concern for the environment. I did a lot of research last year for my book on the environmental impact of the garment industry, and with the huge amounts of clothing circulating the earth, we desperately need a company like thredUP to “recycle” clothing on a large scale and make sure it finds a new home. And especially when the clothes are this cute – I’m happy to give them that home! Here’s a list of what I got:
Banana Republic navy blazer NWT, $48 (orig. $178)
Banana Republic pink pleated skirt, $19 (orig. $118)
J.Crew stripe sequin top, $24 (orig. $89)
Trina Turk silk top, $50 (orig. $228)
J.Crew yellow pleated skirt, $28 (orig. $98)
Two outfits for less than $100! And I don’t just like them because they were inexpensive, these are legitimately two of the cutest outfits I’ve ever added to my closet! I can see re-wearing this navy blazer and yellow skirt a gazillion times (rough estimate) with anything and everything.
Whatever your thoughts or past experiences on secondhand shopping may be, perhaps give thredUP a try? They certainly changed my mind. You might be surprised at what you find, and the environment sure will love you for it!!
(ps. If it's your first time shopping thredUP be sure to use code JSEVERY40 to receive 40% off! Discount up to $50, expires 8/1/17.)
Trina Turk top / J.Crew skirt