How to: THRIFT!
Updated: Jul 1, 2020
It may be hard to believe but #fashion is one of the top polluting industries worldwide. According to Business Insider #fastfashion is "the second largest consumer of the WORLDS water supply and pollutes the oceans with microplastics." Considering the amount of resources we have to thrift this is a rather easy way to reduce our carbon footprint. Aside from the typical brick and mortar locations you think of when thrifting, Goodwill, Savers, Salvation Army etc. I want to share with you my favorite ways to not only buy #thriftedfashion but sell it too. My wardrobe comes in three ways and that's thrifted, gifted or on sale. Rarely do I ever purchase something at full price because chances are there is a NWT (new with tags), NWOT (new without tags) or a like new similar item out there in a thrift shop. Which means helping #savetheturtles, the planet and my money! It is seriously such a thrill. Which is why I recently started an #instagram page to share with you my thrifted finds that either come from my closet or pieces I have found thrifting that aren't my size but I still love! Because, I want to help you, help save the planet too :) If I am looking for something specific I typically check ThredUP multiple times a day. They're constantly adding new items Monday-Saturday and the good merchandise goes fast! For instance, I have been on the lookout for high rise denim shorts since it's almost always over 90 degrees in Phoenix. It took me a few days to find a couple pairs because inventory is slim on popular items. Also, your cart expires in 24 hours on ThredUP so you have to decide quick, and cart expire times are faster if they're having a sale!
If #ThredUP is something you want to check into here is a code for $10 off your first purchase! It is also worth mentioning that their return process is very simple. I have also used their Clean Out process to send in my items which gives you a credit on your account to do some basically free shopping! Be sure to watch the wear, quality and brand when sending in your items though, as you can be disappointed if not much of your merchandise is accepted. Another website and app I follow is Poshmark. This app can be harder to find what you're looking for because people will try to sell just about anything, but if you use the filters right it should leave you with what you're looking for. You can also find people with similar sense of #style and you'll always find something you like! I have scored such awesome deals here so it's definitely worth it. My favorite finds have been a $300 pair of jeans for $22 and 2 pairs of Kancan denim for $20 shipped, that's less than $10 a pair! Super steal. If you wan't a chance to try #Poshmark you can get $10 off by using code OUTTHRIFTS as your invite code.
Finally, this one is for the kids! I first tried Kidizen when I was looking for the perfect overalls for my son's first birthday. Dennis the Menace needed red overalls. Anyway, I found them and then decided it's a great way to also sell the kids' clothes since they grow out of them so quickly! One season if we're lucky, right mama? This is my favorite app for being the easiest for both buying and selling. They have also added a Mama section and I have unintentionally found some things I love. To try Kidizen use referral code: kfm7y and get $5 off your first purchase!
Outside of the obvious thrift stores these are my favorite apps and online thrift shops to search. If you're not feeling the search for items, check out my thrift page on instagram, or find the thrift page above to shop my favorite finds and reworked items!
Now go save the planet!