Published on september 15, 2019

It’s Our 10th Birthday! Celebrate a Decade of Doing Good

written by Team thredUP


Can you believe it?!? We’re 10! TEN. That’s a whole decade of thrifting, daily deals, planet-saving, and you. Seriously, where would we be without our passionate community of thrifters. To thank you for always hanging out with us, we’re celebrating with a mix of exclusive promos, fun facts, and shhh…the ultimate birthday surprise on 9/25. Check your email every day for a new surprise!





We’ve come a LONG way since we started in 2009 (hello men’s shirt swapping company!). Check out all the amazingness that’s happened over the years. We can’t wait to see what the next 10 years brings.

thredUP launches as a men’s shirt swapping company and our Co-Founders pose like a boy band in our first press story.
september 2011
Game changer: thredUP introduces the first Clean Out Bag and the tidying wave begins. Fun fact: We didn’t have any distribution centers at the time, so all the bags went to our HQ in downtown SF.
May 2015
thredUP’s #secondhandfirst becomes a trending hashtag on Instagram and inspires over 140k posts.
November 2015
We interview our first #badassmom Kristin Philiposki, and start to grow a community of women who inspire us with their unique stories. Also, boho dreams. 
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thredUP introduces Donation Clean Out Kits for suppliers who want to turn their clothes into cash for charities (and a tax receipt!). 
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Wanna shop thredUP IRL? We open our first brick and mortar retail stores in Texas and California. It’s so nice to finally meet you. 
August 2017
The Shop Her Closet frenzy begins and shoppers get first dibs on items Rachel Lindsey wore on her season of The Bachelorette. Penguin print onesie, anyone?
White tees go green when Project re:made invites 12 artists to respond to the statement, “Climate Change is Not Real.”
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The circular fashion economy gets a major boost when sellers can start turning their old clothes into new shopping credit at their favorite retail stores like Reformation and Cuyana.
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Our Annual Resale Report makes headline news with stats that wow the retail and resale industries. Turns out 56 million women bought secondhand products in 2018, up from 44 million in 2017. 
The world goes Wilde for our Choose Used tees when celebrities like Olivia Wilde, Lena Dunham, and Jonathan Van Ness pledge to combat textile waste by choosing secondhand over new. NBD.
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Elizabeth Banks wears a gorgeous dress from thredUP on the red carpet, effectively changing the conversation from “What are you wearing?” to “Why are you wearing…”?
August 2019
Secondhand lands in mainstream department stores all across the country when thredUP opens up shops inside Macy’s and JCPenny. Game on.
October 2019
We’re moving!! After 9 years in SF (and lots of coffee options later), our HQ is moving into a historic building in Oakland. Built in 1880, it has housed dozens of businesses over the years, including the first major bookstore in NorCal. It’s used, perfectly imperfect, and perfectly us. 
December 2019
Yep, we’re on track to process a total of 100M(!!!) items by the end of the year.

100M-items-savings-equivalentsWhat was your favorite thredUP fact or moment from the last 10 years? Let us know in the comments below!