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My ThredUp Goody box arrived!

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And I have a review and photos for you.

ThredUp is a site that sells gently used clothing, and usually, you need to browse their site, add items to your cart, and check out (just like you would at any clothing website).

ThredUp goody box review
But.

They just came out with a new service, which is sort of like Stitch Fix meets thrifting.   You fill out a profile with brands you like, sizing info, plus pricing and style preferences, and then ThredUp ships out 15 items to you.

Thredup Goody Box shirt

You decide what you want to keep and what you don’t, and then you ship back anything you don’t want, using the prepaid label. Super easy!

You pay a $10 fee upfront, and that gets credited toward anything that you keep.   And with 15 items, odds are good you’ll want to keep at least $10 worth of what’s in your Goody Box.

Want to see what I got?

This $4.99 shirt has some fun and floaty side detail, and I decided to keep it.

This $4.99 shirt however?   Nope.

Thredup goody box

I hate the cut and the font. Plus, look at the back.   So much nope.

Both of these skirts ($8.99 and $5.99 respectively) were a no as well. The one on the left was super unflattering and the one on the right was just too short!

Thredup skirts

This Michael Kors dress was $18.99, which is a price you’d normally pay for a Target dress.   Definitely a deal.

I feel a little bit iffy about this one, but Joshua, Lisey, and my friend from Texas (she was here when my box arrived) all said to keep it.

So I’m going to get outside my comfort zone and wear this. 😉

Michael Kors dress from ThredUp

These four dresses were all affordable, but they’re all too short/too high-waisted for me.

thredup dresses

Plus the one on the right looks like a trypophobic’s nightmare. Ha.

Moving on!

This Hurley shirt is $12.99, and I’m wearing it with my $68 Stitch Fix jeans. 😉   I’m going to keep this one.

Thredup Hurley shirt

This top and these shorts are a nope, as well as several other pairs of shorts they sent.

I don’t super hate the tank top’s fit, but I feel iffy about walking around with a shirt that says “Beautiful” on it.   It seems kind of…self-congratulatory or something.

And also possibly meant for someone much younger than me!

And I think the same is true of this shirt…it would look better on someone Lisey or Sonia’s age.

Alrighty! That’s everything in my box (except for a few pairs of unphotographed shorts).

What are the pros of the Goody Box, based on my first try?

  • It’s affordable (all 16 items added up to $182.84, or $11.42 per item)
  • I got three things I want to keep (whereas I kept nothing from my last two Stitch Fixes)
  • The ordering and returning process is super easy.
  • You get lots of things to choose from in one box.
  • The items are all second-hand, which is awesome for many reasons.
  • It was lovely to avoid the process of sorting through the thousands of items on ThredUp.
  • It’s like the fun of Stitch Fix, but at way more affordable prices.

I can’t really think of any cons…I mean, there were a lot of things I didn’t keep, but that’s kind of par for the course.   That regularly happens when I place orders where I pick everything myself!

And since the returns process is so simple, this doesn’t feel like a big deal to me.

Lisey in a Thred Up dress

It does end up being more expensive than straight-up thrift store shopping, but it’s also a lot more convenient.

Get a $10 ThredUp Credit!

If you’d like to try ThredUp, open an account through this link and you’ll get a $10 credit toward your first purchase.

I’m not sure if you can use the $10 toward a Goody Box or not…you’ll have to let me know.   But you can definitely use it toward any of the thousands of items on ThredUp’s site.   So much to choose from!

P.S. Sonia just ordered a ThredUp Goody Box for herself, so we’ll let you know how that shakes out for her.   She’s a hard-to-fit size (relatively tall and very narrow), and I’m interested to see if they can find things that fit her.

P.P.S. Thanks to Sonia for taking most of these photos. And to Zoe for manning the camera a bit too.

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Kimberlee

Thursday 31st of May 2018

I just ordered a goody bag Where do you go to leave a note to the stylist? I can’t seem to find that option..

Kristen

Thursday 31st of May 2018

I think I remember mainly seeing something like an, "Anything we should avoid?" question when I ordered mine.

After you send yours back, there's a whole questionnaire section that's kind of like Stitch Fix, though.

Take what I say with a grain of salt, though, because this is a super new program from ThredUp and they are probably tweaking things and changing them all the time. So what's true today could be untrue tomorrow!

Kylie

Wednesday 23rd of May 2018

Did you see ThredUp raised the price ranges on their Goody Boxes?? I've ordered two and today went to order a third but noticed the lowest tier price range went from $10-$25 to $20-40! There area only two other price tiers, I want to say $40-60 and $60-120 (not positive, I X'd the tab out). Seems like they're trying to get more in the range of StitchFix prices!

Kristen

Thursday 24th of May 2018

I did not! That's a bummer.

Randi MacDonald

Wednesday 9th of May 2018

It was really hard to read this post with the numerous ads that came out. They broke up your post and I couldn't tell what was what.

Lauren

Friday 4th of May 2018

I just ordered a Goody Box through your link and they applied the $10 credit. So I'm going to give it a try! Thanks for the review and credit. :)

Sarahbeth

Thursday 3rd of May 2018

I’m definitely trying this! I just had a baby and I need (affordable) new clothes in the worst way but it’s so hard to get out there and shop for clothing.

How did you achieve such slimness after having four babies?? I feel I will never lose this last 20 lbs after baby #3.

Kristen

Thursday 3rd of May 2018

I definitely felt like the pounds came off more slowly with each subsequent baby!

Breastfeeding doesn't make everyone lose weight, but it definitely worked that way for me. Also, I think I am somewhat genetically inclined toward the slim-ish side of things. I'm just not a very curvy person (which has its upsides and downsides).

As far as things inside my control: I exercise, I have a pretty active lifestyle (I'm not big on sitting still!) and I try to eat a diet with lots of fruits, veggies, whole grains, fats, and protein. However, I do eat dark chocolate, I put sugar in my tea, and I have other treats here and there as well.

My philosophy is that if you are taking care of yourself (sleeping, putting good fuel into your body, living an active life with lots of movement), then your body will be likely to settle into the size it's supposed to be. That's going to be different for every person, though, so I think it's a lot better to focus on taking care of yourself well rather than trying to be any particular size or shape.

I want to re-emphasize that even though I do take care of my body, I feel like a lot of my size is just genetics, and I don't deserve any personal credit for that. Genes are what they are!

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