Secondhand, Shopping, Sustainable Fashion

My Favorite Online Thrift Store: thredUp

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As I mentioned in my previous post, is there anything better than being able to sit in bed, on your phone, and thrift? Imagine… it’s Saturday morning and you’re having coffee in bed with your cat and you’re able to shop without having to leave your house or put on real clothes. I swear, there’s nothing better.

I know there are other sites and apps for thrifting or buying secondhand like Poshmark and Depop for example, but thredUp runs like a store where you can return items that didn’t work for you whereas a lot of sellers don’t allow you to return garnments.

Here are my pros and cons of thredUp:


  • The selection of clothes- my favorite thing I would say about thredUp is their selection of clothes. You can select your sizes and search the whole website/app from them going through every brand or category of the type of garment. They carry sizes XXS to 5X and shoe sizes 4 to 12.
  • Clean- I have yet to receive an item that smelled terrible, was dirty or heavily wrinkled.
  • Customer Service- their customer service is AMAZING. They are knowledgable, quick to answer questions, and are wonderful problem solvers. I have been in some terrible pickles- needed to cancel my order because of some money complications and even had to have my package rerouted because it was being sent to my ex-fiance’s house. Yup, that was a fun one, but they were able to fix it. Thank goodness.
  • Returns- making returns are super easy, you can choose how you would like the return to be issued- merchandise credit or back to the original form of payment. They also take care of a shipping label for $8.99, free for merchandise credit returns, or if you’d like, you can make your own return label.
  • App- long gone are the days of having to only online shop on a computer; they have an app. I actually prefer the app, it’s super simple to navigate and use.


  • $1.99- there is a restocking fee of $1.99 per item should you return any items.
  • Measurements- some of the clothing has measurements attached to the description of an item. Occasionally these measurements are not accurate.
  • Not labeled- even if a pair of jeans has a label in it saying “highest rise skinny jeans” they do not list it, making it frustrating if you like a certain style of pants a brand makes.

Overall, I spend way too much money on thredUp because I absolutely love the company.

Fashion, Secondhand, Shopping, Sustainable Fashion

Where Do I Shop?

It comes to no surprise that I shop secondhand for the sustainability aspect but also because I am a broke college student and it saves me a lot of money that I don’t want to spend in the first place. Here is a list of places where I shop secondhand from: 

*all stores are in Wisconsin, unless stated otherwise

thredUp– thredUp is the largest ONLINE THRIFT STORE, yes online! Hello to scrolling and sorting through clothes in your pajamas, curled up in bed. Is there anything more perfect? I don’t think so.

Goodwill– Janesville- The Goodwill in Janesville is my favorite, although the one in Oconomowoc is a close second, but I haven’t been there in a few years. The Janesville Goodwill is clean, decently priced, and often has Target’s clearance goods with tags on throughout the racks.

Twice Is Nice– Jefferson- This is probably my all-time favorite thrift store in general. The store is clean, organized and the prices are dirt cheap. I once got a like-new L.L.Bean suede coat for $12. I know, I was shocked too. The only con is that you need to bring cash.

St. Vincent De Paul– Lake Mills- I don’t shop here as much as I used to, just because the prices have gone up several dollars since a few years ago. However, they have a good selection of name brand clothes and their book selection is awesome. Yes, I still buy physical books.

Agrace Thrift Store– Janesville- This place kind of has a boutiquey feel and the clothes are more curated, but you will find a lot of like-new items. The prices are a bit higher, but again, like-new items and the ladies who volunteer their are super nice.

Castaways Thrift Shop– Janesville- Castaways is a tiny little thrift store with a lot of charm– very similar to Twice Is Nice. I feel like here as well as Twice Is Nice, the clothes are a bit more vintagey but you can also find some adorable knick-knacks too. You also need to bring cash here.

Maybe I’ll see you out and about thrifting too! Happy hunting!