thredUP is basically like a consignment store, but it's better because the process couldn't be easier and can be done completely online while you're on the couch watching Real Housewives. Here's the simple process: You just order a complimentary "Clean Out Bag", fill it with your clothes, then send it back to thredUP with their prepaid shipping label. Once your clothing sells online, you will be paid up to 80% of the resale value. You can be paid cash through Paypal or receive a thredUP credit to shop like-new clothing from over 25,000 brands on their website—at prices up to 90% off retail. Sell clothes you don't wear, then buy new ones without leaving home.... not too shabby.
As always, thredUP will cover the cost for you to send your handbags to them in one of their "Clean Out Bags." They do all of the work to photograph, list, and sell your bag.
The icing on the cake is that thredUP is giving away six designer handbags from brands including Fendi, Jimmy Choo and Stella McCartney. Enter at thredUP.com/bagUP by sharing the contest on Facebook. Entries will close on Friday night and the winner will be announced on Monday (One handbag given away per week until 12/22!). Selection is random, but you can enter daily to increase your odds of winning.
I just think it's the coolest thing that thredUP is helping women earn money over the holidays, a time so focused on spending. It's their way of giving back to customers during the season of giving. Pretty neat!
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