Happy New Year, and stick around to read about this ThredUP Goody box review! Wow, it has certainly been a minute since I have been on this blog. However, it’s not from lack of information to pass, but from well needed time to plan out my epic 2018. That’s right, I’m claiming it now that 2018 will be epic for this
With the constant need to preach to all that will listen about the amazing ways to continue to save money and look great, I have decided to launch, well relaunch, Thrifting Diva YouTube channel. However, this blog is not going anywhere. It will still be my primary way of talking about my thrifty lifestyle. But, I do think that videos also tell a compelling story, and I am hopeful you will follow me there as well.
Now, onto business. Have you heard about ThredUP? ThredUP is one of the largest fashion resale website for consumers to buy and sell secondhand clothing online. At the end of December 2017, they launched ThredUP Goody boxes. Goody boxes are basically unique finds curated by a ThredUP stylist/treasure hunter but customized for you. There are several different types of Goody Boxes: Night Out, Fancy Finds, Office Styles, and Cold Weather Essentials. You pay a non-refundable $20 deposit (which is applied toward purchase), complete a profile for yourself which lets the Treasure Hunter know what you like, what you don’t like, your size, style and budget. Once that is received, you will receive a box with 10-15 surprises. You try on your pieces, and keep only what you love. Now, you must send back the items you don’t want within 7 days or else you would be charged for everything. There is free shipping, and free returns, so returning should not be an issue. Best of all, you can order a box anytime, as this is not a subscription.
I ordered a Date Night box and was super excited when the box arrived. However, that excitement was short lived. Unfortunately, I am returning nearly all the pieces. But, not because my “stylist” was off target or that the pieces were in bad shape. I have a lot of clothes as you can imagine. One way to constantly check myself and my budget, is to implement the “slay only” decisions. This means that I am currently only purchasing clothes that are extremely unique, or make a dramatic statement. Unfortunately, 90% of the contents of the box were not statement pieces.
If you are a person looking to save money without having to do the legwork of going to a thrift and consignment shop, then you should think about this service. I did receive some relatively stylish pieces that came very close to the profile that I put together. But, I have to admit that their prices were a lot higher than the prices that I am used to paying, averaging about $18 per item. If you follow me, you know how my scores are set up when it comes to prices. If indeed there was something truly unique and amazing, I probably would not have minded paying a little more. But, in general, the pieces were too simple for the prices. If you are interested in seeing the exact items, please check out the video of my full ThredUP Goody box review here.
Have you tried ThredUp Goody boxes yet? If so, please let me know your thoughts in the comments.