Employee Spotlight: You Won’t Believe Influencer Marketing Manager Brittany’s Skincare Secret
Welcome to Employee Spotlight, a thrEDIT original series featuring real-life thredUP employees. Meet Brittany, our resident influencer whisperer! Read all about her new love for secondhand, her obsession for boba, and more!
What do you do at thredUP?
I’m thredUP’s Influencer Marketing Manager! I basically spend my time building relationships with influencers who can help spread the word about thredUP. I scout for new potential partners and work with them to create awesome content for their platforms!
What’s your favorite part about your job?
I love that I get to switch between my creative and analytical brain. I also love the people I work with. Everyone is so passionate about what they do, so smart, and always willing to help when needed. I feel so lucky to be part of such an awesome team!
What’s your favorite way to shop thredUP?
I honestly just love that I can save my sizes and search by item type. I’ve discovered so many cool new brands by not searching by brand first and now it’s my favorite way to shop!
Name your top 3 favorite brands.
Zara – I love a flowy dress in a basic floral print and this is the go-to.
Madewell – The denim is too good to pass up.
Adidas – Sneakers and tracksuits. Classic.
Why do you think secondhand first?
I love the eco-conscious aspect of secondhand first but the main reason I got into secondhand was to save money! I was buying way too many fast fashion items that I would get tired of a few seasons later and realized how wasteful it was. Now that I’m more aware of fast fashion’s effect on the planet, I’m even more motivated to shop secondhand.
What percentage of your wardrobe is thrifted?
Not enough. I’m a lazy thrifter but ever since I started at thredUP I’ve realized how easy it is to shop the app so I’ve been shifting to mostly secondhand! Currently, I’m on the hunt for some Isabel Marant boots.
What’s your top secret tip to cleaning out your closet?
If you haven’t worn it in the last 6 months, sell it or donate it and don’t look back. The exception being heavy coats, but I recently had to get real with myself and count how many times I wore a coat in the winter. If it was less than a handful of times, it went in my Clean Out Kit.
What’s your best thrifty living tip?
I never buy anything until I’ve run out of the item I’m currently using. Especially stuff like makeup and skincare. I used to have a serious shopping addiction but now I don’t add any new products until I use up what I have. This has saved me so much money and waste.
What are you looking forward to wearing most for spring and summer?
More dresses! I love a good dress with sneakers. It’s my spring and summer go-to.
Name the one thing you can’t live without.
My Hydroflask. Is that basic? I carry that thing around with me everywhere. Drinking more water has helped clear up my skin, too and it’s my best-kept secret.
What are your current obsessions?
Astrology, boba, and Cheer on Netflix.
As if you needed more reasons to buy a cute water bottle! Got any of your own best-kept secrets for thrifting and general life things? Let us know in the comments below.