Published on april 25, 2018

Top 10 Popular Clothing Brands on thredUP

written by Team thredUP

Ever wonder what the most sought after brands are on thredUP? What do thredUP enthusiasts throw into carts and what brands *literally* fly off shelves? We’re sharing the top ten most coveted and popular clothing brands people love on thredUP. Check them out for yourselves and experiment with each brand’s distinct, popular styles. 

1. J. Crew

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We love J. Crew for both work and fun. Known for their simple basics made with quality materials such as button-downs and silk camisoles, they are a great brand to purchase your office outfits from. Their timeless striped sweaters and tops, fitted blazers, and bold statement jewelry are fun to mix and match with! 

2. Banana Republic

Banana Republic is like a friend who is game to do anything and go anywhere with you. Known for versatility and being inspired by a sense of adventurer, the brand offers staple pieces made for dressing down and up depending on occasion. We didn’t know how to wear cotton white and khaki dresses to formal events before Banana Republic.

3. Ann Taylor LOFT

Unique and classy dresses and tops are what makes the brand so versatile for women of any age. The brand is known for classic, tailor-made pieces with a bit of feminine flair. If you like J. Crew and Banana Republic, you’d have to browse Ann Taylor LOFT for more pieces made with delicate materials and intricate details like lace, silk and macrame designs. It’s the go-to brand for professional, stylish work pants and work dresses

4. Lululemon Athletica

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Basically the inventor of the trending athleisure style, Lululemon Athletica focuses on constructing activewear that suit any workout, sport and type of activity that involves movement. The brand is most popular for their shorts, sweatpants and sports bras. Online shopping tip: make sure to know your general measurements and check the sizing charts located in every item description to find your perfect fit!

5. American Eagle Outfitters


Finding chic pieces to wear all year round can be a struggle especially for those latter days in the month when you’ve gone through all your wardrobe favorites. American Eagle Outfitters’ wide range of styles from casual to vintage to trendy is the go-to brand for finding outfits for any event. Though the brand is a hit amongst juniors, their classics like button-down shirts and denim shorts fit any age.

6. Madewell

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Madewell is a brand who is constantly on a mission to deliver casual, everyday clothing made with love and lasting threads. The clothes are meant to look and feel better with more wear. We love Madewell for jeans, sweaters and t-shirts.

7. Free People

The hunt for perfect spring and summer garb with a dash of bohemian flair is over. The brand’s ingenious designs on everything from halter tops to cut-out sweaters to wrap dresses give off major free-spirited vibes. Free people boho dresses are some of the most desired!


BCBGMAXAZRIA, created by fashion designer Max Azria, is inspired by Azria’s desire to equip every woman with clothes and accessories that make her feel amazing about herself. The brand’s interpretations of the French saying “bon chic, bon genre” meaning “good style, good attitude” show up not only in its name as the acronym, but also in high-fashion pieces that are interesting yet very wearable. Check out their plethora of cocktail and party dresses!

9. Theory

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If you’re looking to delve into contemporary fashion, theory is the perfect foray. The brand centers on turning popular trends into wearable pieces that flatter any body type. What we love most is that their clothing is designed specifically for comfort, fit and ability to be styled with almost anything. 

10. GAP

The brand sprung from the urge to make durable, great fitting jeans that can outlast any condition and weather. Besides jeans, GAP’s dresses and shirts bridge the gap between looking too professional and not casual enough. Quick shopping tip: you can filter by any style of denim jeans and find GAP items in your search!

What brands do you gravitate towards and like searching for on thredUP? Share them with us in the comments down below!