When cleaning out my closet before putting my clothes into summer storage, I realized I had much fewer clothes to donate than in previous years. Maybe I outgrew Forever 21 before my 22nd birthday last month, but I've become much more strategic when adding new pieces to my wardrobe. While I definitely live by the fashion mantra quality over quantity, I don't think that necessarily equates to spending a lot of money. Actually, my best unkept secret is thrifting.
I have always had an affinity for vintage, but I really got into thrifting during college (there are a lot of good local spots near campus that are popular among students). You can not only find good deal—like the time I got a vintage fur wrap for $50— but also a mix of old and new styles in great condition.
I'll always love the thrill of discovering a gently used gem, but my latest discovery is actually thredUP. As the largest online marketplace for second-hand fashion, thredUP is a treasure trove of gently-used, quality clothing from brands like J.Crew, Betsey Johnson, and Marc Jacobs. Recently, I ordered a J.Crew shirt and pair of Betsey Johnson shoes and was pleasantly surprised to say the least. It was very easy to make an order using the thredUP mobile app, but I was tickled both objects were in near-perfect condition even wrapped delicately in tissue paper.
Find out more about how thredUP works and you can save 50% on first-time J.Crew orders
using the code JCREW50.
*Thank you thredUP for sponsoring this post.