Welcome to Employee Spotlight, a thrEDIT original series featuring real-life thredUP employees. Eleanor, one of our Operation Supervisors based in Atlanta, shares her favorite style to wear during the holidays, and how she satisfies her boots addiction.
What do you do at thredUP?
I work as one of our Operations Supervisors in our Atlanta warehouse. Essentially, I oversee our fantastic Operations Team, which processes our customer items from start to finish. We determine quality, search criteria (is it a pullover sweater or a cardigan?), take photos, store the items, and process them for shipping!
You’ve been at thredUP for five years! What do you love most about working here?
thredUP is all about doing good! Is that too cheesy? Haha, I’ve been with the company for five years now, and I’ve been able to witness the goodness firsthand, within and outside of the company. What we offer our customers is great, and being conscientious of our impact on the environment is also a plus. thredUP’s also very focused on supporting the growth of their employees. Good folks and great company!
Why do you think #secondhandfirst?
It’s a way for me to shop and not feel like I’m failing at adulting because I’ve prioritized my obscene boot collection over grocery shopping this week. My family struggled a lot growing up and so I was raised to spend wisely. Shopping secondhand allows me the freedom to express myself fashion-wise while still taking care of business.
What percentage of your wardrobe is thrifted?
Girl, like 80%! The remaining 20% are Target impulse buys… gets me every time.
How would you describe your style?
Effortless. I run our AM shift which means I need to be at the facility by 5am. While I love clothes, I am not actually that dedicated to the cause because I love sleep more. I have my core items, and a handful (okay, a few handfuls) of statement pieces I use to spruce up my looks. A lot of my pieces are versatile, so I can adjust a look dependent on my mood (sweet, fierce, boho… you get the idea).
What was the best idea you scored on thredUP?
Have you heard of our Warehouse Outlet Sales? If you haven’t, you’re soooo welcome. I got a pair of Stubbs and Wootton flats that retail for $250 for… $5 bucks!!!
What are you looking forward to wearing most this winter?
All of it. As in all of my clothes at once because I am a huge baby in the cold. Haha! Honestly, VELVET. I really love velvet, but for some reason I only feel comfortable wearing velvet for the holidays…? I get that I can express myself any season, but I don’t drink eggnog in the spring (and the same goes for velvet).
The holidays are coming! What are you most excited for?
Alright, so I live in Atlanta now but I’m originally from Oakland, California, where it does NOT snow. Ever. Atalanta, however, gets like one day of snow a year, which is awesome! It’s always around the holidays, so my neighborhood literally feels like a Winter Wonderland because of all the decorations. I get the magic of snow without having to schlep through the months when snow isn’t so magical anymore.
Leave a comment here and tell us about why you love shopping #secondhandfirst and your fave style. On January 4th, 2019, we’ll pick one commenter to win $100 to shop on thredUP.