Published on September 25, 2018 — Leave a comment

Happy Birthday thredUP! Here Are 9 “OMG, REALLY?” Facts About Us

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Woo, it’s party time! Break out the bubbly, throw around some polka dot confetti, LET’S MAKE SOME NOISE. thredUP is turning 9, and we are full of love and gratitude to our awesome community (so happy birthday to you too!). We’re so happy you’re on this journey with us to help inspire a new generation of shoppers to think #secondhandfirst.

A lot has happened over the years, so we think it’s time to break out the slideshow and take a trip down memory lane with 9 facts you might not know about us.

Waaaaaaay back in 2009, we were just a little men’s shirt swap company. Today, we are the world’s largest online thrift and consignment store for women and kids. As they say in tech-y, start-up land, that’s called a pivot…

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Itching to refresh your closet again? Order a Clean Out Bag (except now it won’t get sent to our office!).

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Although polka dots will always be #1 to us! Patterns are always stylish, refresh your closet with stripes, florals, and plaid.

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I mean, who doesn’t love a good handbag? We’re TOTE-ALLY fans too. 👜

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Get MORE feel-good facts and MORE reasons to thrift from our annual resale report.

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You can find that open letter here. Here’s to inspiring more movements and more change in the fashion industry.


So what are we up to for our birthday week? We’re going all out in the most thredUP way possible with a super fun scavenger hunt. We’ve hidden 9 polka dots with promo codes all around the website, now it’s up to you to find them!

Last but not least, please leave any friendly birthday messages in the comments below! To you, to us, to other customers. Random shout-outs welcome.