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At thredUP, we're proponents of living life with intention and enjoying every moment. Explore this section for musings on living a thoughtful (and fun) life.
#GivingTuesday: Giving Back Never Felt (or Looked) So Good
#GIVINGTUESDAY: GIVING BACK NEVER FELT (OR LOOKED) SO GOOD

Whew, we’re back after the looong, blissful holiday weekend. Our bellies and hearts are full, our wallets are a little lighter (Black Friday!), and we’re ready to celebrate one of our favorite days of the year. Today is something called Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a nationally recognized day of giv...

Thrift Big and Stay Home: 9 Thanksgiving Activities that Don’t Involve Going to the Mall
THRIFT BIG AND STAY HOME: 9 THANKSGIVING ACTIVITIES THAT DON’T INVOLVE GOING TO THE MALL

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays, and we def like holidays around here. The thought of being surrounded by our family and friends on a brisk fall day gets us feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. But besides all the delicious eats, the Macy’s Day parade, and the Stranger Things binge, what is th...

The Traveling Thrifter: How to Pack Cute Thanksgiving Outfits for the Holiday Break
THE TRAVELING THRIFTER: HOW TO PACK CUTE THANKSGIVING OUTFITS FOR THE HOLIDAY BREAK

T-minus one week to turkey and cranberry sauce! Heading out to the in-laws for a 4-5 day vacay? Don’t fret—we’ve enlisted our resident traveler and art director Chrissi Hernandez to give us the low-down on what to wear and what to pack. Cute (and forgiving) Thanksgiving outfits, weekend shopping gear, an...

WIN! The Wonderful World Of #ThriftyThings: Share Your Thrifty Holiday Snaps For A Chance To Win!
WIN! THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF #THRIFTYTHINGS: SHARE YOUR THRIFTY HOLIDAY SNAPS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!

The holiday season is upon us and we couldn’t be more excited for cozy nights at home, board games with loved ones, hot chocolate, cozy scarves, stockings hung with care… we could go on forever. If you’ve recently placed an order with us, or are planning to soon, expect to find a copy o...

How to Keep an Extra $1000 in Your Wallet: Holiday Saving Tips with Thrifty Expert Califia Suntree
HOW TO KEEP AN EXTRA $1000 IN YOUR WALLET: HOLIDAY SAVING TIPS WITH THRIFTY EXPERT CALIFIA SUNTREE

The holidays are traditionally a time of excess waste and spending. Did you know? The average amount spent on Christmas in America is $1000. For most of us, that means plopping an extra grand on the credit card. Not ideal. This year, just don’t. There are so many ways to have a thrifty holiday, including...

Be a Better Gift-Giver this Season with our Holiday Purge Surge Report
BE A BETTER GIFT-GIVER THIS SEASON WITH OUR HOLIDAY PURGE SURGE REPORT

If you often find yourself regretting Black Friday impulse buys, and wanting to return most of the gifts you receive during the holidays, you’re definitely not alone! During the holiday season, we receive over two million items, 200,000 of which are brand new with tags still attached. That’s a 2X increas...

Fashionably Frugal: How to Thrive in 2018 with Be Thrifty Co-Author Califia Suntree
FASHIONABLY FRUGAL: HOW TO THRIVE IN 2018 WITH BE THRIFTY CO-AUTHOR CALIFIA SUNTREE

Honestly, we would be hard pressed to think of a book that has influenced us more at thredUP than Be Thrifty, Pia Catton and Califia Suntree’s encyclopedic handbook on how to live better with less. What really hooked us was the sentiment that being thrifty is smart and not cheap. That the noun thrifty is...

Like a Boss: How to Dress for Work in 2017
LIKE A BOSS: HOW TO DRESS FOR WORK IN 2017

Gone are the days of power suits and shoulder pads. Now, it seems like every day is casual Friday at the office. Boots have replaced heels and denim has found a permanent home in our 9-5. But if you don’t have to follow a strict dress code, it’s hard to know what you should and […]

Sweater Care: 10 Tips for a Long and Happy Life with Your Favorite Knits
SWEATER CARE: 10 TIPS FOR A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE WITH YOUR FAVORITE KNITS

It’s finally sweater weather!! Can you feel it? Time to pull out all those cute sweaters from storage or the back of your closet, you’ll be living in them for the next six months. The better you care for your pullovers and cardigans, the longer you’ll be able to snuggle with them. Here, our top […...

#thriftpink for Good: Shop Pink to Support Breast Cancer Research
#THRIFTPINK FOR GOOD: SHOP PINK TO SUPPORT BREAST CANCER RESEARCH

A world without breast cancer? Yes, please. Breast cancer touches the lives of so many women in our thrifting community. In fact, about 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Help us join the fight to find a cure. H...