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#thriftythings: How To Make Polka-Dot Gift Wrap
#THRIFTYTHINGS: HOW TO MAKE POLKA-DOT GIFT WRAP

Look out for The Wonderful World of Thrifty Things guide in every order this season (one per customer). Place an order now to get yours. PLUS: Post your thrifty crafts and outfits on Instagram with #thriftythings for a chance to win up to $250 in shopping credit. Details here! YOU WILL NEED: -An old pape...

Thrifty Things: Easy Holiday Gift and Décor Ideas from Our Favorite Bloggers
THRIFTY THINGS: EASY HOLIDAY GIFT AND DÉCOR IDEAS FROM OUR FAVORITE BLOGGERS

Making thrifty things for the holidays isn’t just about saving money or resources, it’s about making things you truly love and putting your own unique stamp on them. Cookie-cutter, store-bought stuff, buh-bye. So, we asked our amazing community of thrifty fashion bloggers to share their favorite affordab...

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 […]

thredUPedia: Your Go-To Guide to Secondhand Fashion Words
THREDUPEDIA: YOUR GO-TO GUIDE TO SECONDHAND FASHION WORDS

Editor’s note: This post was initially published in October 2016. We’ve made some UPdates and are reposting it because ITS OUR BIRTHDAY!!!  Welcome to thredUP’s fashion dictionary—our find-out-everything guide to secondhand style. Fashion terms, must-know brands, and all our thredUPisms...

How to Build the Best Baby Shower Box On Any Budget
HOW TO BUILD THE BEST BABY SHOWER BOX ON ANY BUDGET

We love the changing seasons and the outfit opportunities they bring. But the one season that can last year-round is baby shower season! Don’t be caught unprepared, oh no baby, thredUP is here to help you create special, customizable baby gift baskets for all the parents-to-be in your life. Follow ...

Behind-the-Polka-Dot: thredUP’s New “Splurge Responsibly” Campaign
BEHIND-THE-POLKA-DOT: THREDUP’S NEW “SPLURGE RESPONSIBLY” CAMPAIGN

What happens when six comedians, two creative directors, and four marketers enter a room? Magic happens. When we teamed up with Funworks (an unconventional San Francisco ad agency) to develop our latest campaign we knew it was going to be a unique experience. We had heard about their legendary brainstorm...

7 Thrifty Tips to Throwing a Wedding on a Budget
7 THRIFTY TIPS TO THROWING A WEDDING ON A BUDGET

It might be a once-in-a-lifetime event but you definitely don’t want to spend your entire life savings on it. So, how do you get the fantasy wedding without the out-of-this-world price tag? We teamed up with wedding expert Silvana Di Franco of Silvana Di Franco Photography to supply some fresh ideas for ...