Published on October 16, 2018 — Leave a comment

Employee Spotlight: Copy SEO Manager Joanne’s Top Secret Tip for Thrifty Steals!

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Welcome to Employee Spotlight, a thrEDIT original series featuring real-life thredUP employees. Joanne, our amazing Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Marketing Manager, shares her secret hack to swiping awesome finds right under the noses of other thredUP shoppers!

What’s your favorite thing about working at thredUP?
I love working at a company that educates people on the environmental impacts of the fashion industry while making secondhand shopping much easier and accessible to our generation.

How would you describe your style?
From zero to 100, but always comfortable.

What do you mean by zero to 100? 
From wearing activewear (with zero plans) to red carpet ready.

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What was the best deal you scored on thredUP?
A pair of Alo yoga pants for only $42, which retails for $118.

The season is changing, what’s your go-to tip to cleaning out your closet?
I usually start with items that still have tags on them. If I still haven’t started wearing it in the last six months, I probably won’t start anytime soon.

What percentage of your wardrobe is thrifted?
About 20% and growing. I love thrifting! It’s way more affordable than buying new and also reduces my carbon footprint.

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What’s your top secret tip to shopping on thredUP?
Use Auto-Buy! It’s the only way to get an item that is in someone’s cart. I absolutely LOVE this feature, it gives people a chance to buy an item that keeps getting snagged. Sometimes you just can’t wait, you know?

I still recommend favoriting and signing up to get notified if an item you like is in someone’s cart. But if you still can’t get it within two days, then you should definitely Auto-Buy!

What was your favorite score using Auto-Buy?

For example, I found an NBD cocktail dress and a H&M teddy coat that was perfect for my London trip, but it was already in someone’s cart. I favorited the item, signed up for email notifications, and watched it for two weeks. After a while, it became pretty clear that just keeping tabs wasn’t going to work. So I used the Auto-Buy feature instead! Later on that night, I was finally able to purchase the coat! Unfortunately, London ended up being warmer than I expected, but I’m excited to live in this coat when winter rolls around.


Where do you get your coffee?
Recently been obsessed with Cafe X, a.k.a the robot coffee spot because they don’t charge extra for oat milk. Plus they have mochi muffins!

Tell us your best thrifty living tip:
Make friends that have subscription streaming accounts. 😉

What do you keep buying over and over?
Pretty sure 50% of my thredUP purchases are jumpsuits. They’re easy one pieces, so I don’t have to worry about what to wear when putting an outfit together.

 Whether she’s styling at zero or 100, Joanne’s got the lowdown on the BEST ways to thrift! What are your tips for finding the best thrifty finds? Leave a comment here and tell us about why you love shopping #secondhandfirst and your fave style. On November 9th, 2018, we’ll pick one commenter to win $100 to shop on thredUP.

SWEEPSTAKES CLOSED. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING. You must be 18 years or older to enter. The Sweepstakes Period will run between October 16th through November 8, 2018. On November 9th, one (1) winner will be randomly selected to win $100.00 USD in noncashoutable shopping credit to use at for up to one year. To enter, comment below and tell us about why you love shopping #secondhandfirst. Winner will be contacted on November 9th, 2018 via a thrEDIT public comment in response to your initial comment below and a direct message to the account you used to comment on thrEDIT. Once contacted, the winner will have seven (7) days to respond via direct message by providing the email address connected to their account. See our Official Sweepstakes Rules here.