There’s a certain subset of human being that never ceases to amaze me with their luck, eye, and intuition. It’s the thrift bargain finder, that mythical woman who just happens to come across the perfect Birkin at an estate sale (yes, I’ve heard of this happening). She can find Chanel flats for 50% below market rate, or the J.Crew dress you were lusting over three seasons ago for mere pennies.
I am not a good thrifter. Never have been, probably never will be. I lack the patience, and to be honest, riffling through racks of clothes that smell funky sets me on edge.
So last week, after I learned about Threadflip from Jennie at a blogger dinner, I was intrigued. The minute I landed on the site, I got excited. Because this is a really, really awesome idea.
Threadflip is a new type of consignment shop, available to anyone in the US, no matter where you live. The idea is super simple. Individuals can submit their never worn or barely used clothing items to Threadflip, who carefully curates and selects which items appear online (meaning unlike eBay or other online sellers, you don’t have to sort through as much junk and fakes are weeded out). Someone buys it. You get the cash. From the buyer’s perspective, it’s a fantastic way to shop pretty items (many designer) at consignment store prices…or lower. There was this DVF dress for $140 (originally $525). Hunter rain boots for $80 (originally $125). That Catherine Malandrino above…FIFTY DOLLARS.
The site is clean and easy to navigate — something I can’t always say for local thrift stores. Check it out and see if you can find something to treasure. Pretty awesome, right?
Items pictured above: Gucci handbag; Fendi silk scarf; Chanel flats; Kelly Wearstler blazer; Catherine Malandrino dress; Aryn K maxi skirt. Items may sell out at any time, so if you see something you like, hop to it!