I regularly receive comments from viewers on my YouTube channel that they don’t have good thrift stores in their area.
No good thrift stores…anywhere?
Can you imagine?! No good thrift stores to shop? If you’re one of these people, let me just say–I am so sorry! It totally bums me out that not everyone can have the same thrift shopping experience as me, but fear not! There are alternatives for those in thrift store wastelands. There are now so many online “thrift stores” for shoppers who are looking to save some money, while maintaining a fashionable secondhand lifestyle. To clarify, I’ll be sharing five online thrift stores that feature items at thrift store prices (under $10), instead of focusing on secondhand sites that sell designer or vintage items or “curated” pieces at a much higher price point (i.e. Etsy) Everyone should be able to enjoy the thrift experience, even if it’s virtual!
So without further ado, here are five online thrift sites for your shopping pleasure…
Good for: Women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories
Shipping: $.99 (introductory)
About: GoodTwice’s motto is “Save time, save money, save the planet.” They add new secondhand items every day and feature many different mid-level brands (think Ann Taylor, J.Crew, and Madewell).
Review: I recently purchased a few items from GoodTwice during their Black Friday sale (the entire site was 50% off!) and I have to say, I really like their site. Good Twice’s prices are totally reasonable and I’ve noticed that they do sales regularly. They have a vintage section, clearance, and a good selection of a range of brands. I’ll definitely be shopping this site again!
Good for: Women’s clothing (juniors, plus, and intimates)
Shipping: $6.99 (ground) or $11.99 (expedited)
About: ReStitch was created by Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin. Proceeds from online sales help to employ people at Goodwill stores and support career services and community programs.
Review: It seems as if ReStitch has a good selection of casual and work wear, with sizes up to 34W, which is awesome. I haven’t heard of any additional sales and they don’t have a clearance section, but they do have great price points. I like that the proceeds go to the Goodwill job training program!
Good for: Women’s (juniors and maternity), men’s, kid’s, and baby clothing, shoes, and accessories.
Shipping: $5.99 (free shipping for your first purchase of $10+)
About: Swap values “discovery, re-use, and thriftness,” with thousands of one-of-a-kind pieces added to their site everyday. You’re able to sell your items on Swap through a mail-in system.
Review: Swap has a good selection overall and the site is really easy to navigate. They have regular sales, a clearance section, and a referral system, where you can get $20 credit for every friend you refer.
Good for: Women’s clothing (juniors, plus, and maternity), shoes, and accessories
Kid’s clothing, shoes, and accessories
About: ThredUp is the “world’s largest online secondhand shopping destination,” with 15,000 new arrivals added to their site every day. They offer clean out bags so people can send in gently used items for consignment (note: they may not accept everything that is sent in).
Review: Though ThredUp says they add thousands of items to their site every day, I find their selection to be lacking. That said, their price points are totally reasonable and they regularly offer 40-50% off your purchase. As for their “clean out bags,” I’ve heard from multiple people that they had to wait months to have their items reviewed and even when ThredUp did process their bag, they didn’t receive a high consignment amount. That may not be too big of a deal, but they charge to send your items back, so you have to be pretty confident that your items will be desirable by the ThredUp consigners or it may not be worth it. I do still think that service is pretty great and I like that they help to keep clothing out of the landfills!
Good for: Women’s (plus and maternity), men’s, and kid’s clothing, shoes, and accessories
About: Poshmark is a website and app with over 25 million used and new items and 5,000 brands. You’re able to create your own closet and sell to U.S. shoppers!
Review: I am a HUGE fan of Poshmark, as both a buyer and a seller. Obviously, they have tons of inventory and it’s super easy to look for items. You can request styling from users whose closets you like in case you need some inspiration and make bundles of multiple pieces to save on shipping. I think my favorite feature is the fact that you can make an offer on an item that you like, which is an awesome feature for us thrifters. Poshmark has such a fun community and I have really enjoyed my time using the app. (P.S. If you’re new to Poshmark, use code KATIES_SHOP to get a $5 credit and check out my closet here!)
Have you shopped any of these sites? Let me know what your experience was!