Second Hand Shopping: Tips & Tricks - Lynzy & Co.

Second Hand Shopping: Tips & Tricks

This post is sponsored by thredUP. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 

Second Hand Shopping with thredup / Tips and tricks for second hand shopping like a pro

I have always been one to love second hand shopping. If you know me well, you know that my home is full of vintage finds from flea markets, street sales and second hand shops. I feel the same way when it comes to clothing. Why pay full price when you don’t have to? I also love that the clothing tells a story. When I am shopping for kids clothing I always think, who wore this before us? How many play dates has this romper already been through? I love that about second hand shopping. 

Second Hand Shopping with thredup / Tips and tricks for second hand shopping like a pro

Second Hand Shopping with thredup / Tips and tricks for second hand shopping like a pro

Second Hand Shopping with thredup / Tips and tricks for second hand shopping like a pro

thredUP is one of those online shops that will quickly become your go-to place to shop for both yourself AND your kids. Saving up to 90% off the retail price is a no brainer and I love that thredUP will even tell you via email exactly how much you saved vs if you were to but the items at retail cost. They have a great variety of designers to choose from and before you shop, it would be worth it to write down the brands that you truly love and want to find on thredup. Here are a few pointers to using thredup to your advantage…..

(Use code: LYNZ40 for 40% off your purchase at thredUP!)

Second Hand Shopping with thredup / Tips and tricks for second hand shopping like a pro

Second Hand Shopping with thredup / Tips and tricks for second hand shopping like a pro

Second Hand Shopping with thredup / Tips and tricks for second hand shopping like a pro

1.) Specify your brands // As soon as you start shopping, be sure to click on the brands that you want included in your search. There are thousands of items and if you know you love a specific brand, check it off. My favorite children brands on their site are: Zara, Tea, Gap Kids, Crazy 8, Bloomies Baby, Poeme, Heartstrings, Dagmar Daley, & Janie and Jack! My favorite women’s brands on thredup are: Free People, Anthropologie, J. Crew, Love Sam, Lucca Couture, & L.A. Made.

Second Hand Shopping with thredup / Tips and tricks for second hand shopping like a pro

Second Hand Shopping with thredup / Tips and tricks for second hand shopping like a pro

2.) Check back frequently // As with anything in life, the good stuff goes quick. Be sure to check back on your favorite brands on the site frequently because once there is a coveted item, it tends to go quickly!

Second Hand Shopping with thredup / Tips and tricks for second hand shopping like a pro

Second Hand Shopping with thredup / Tips and tricks for second hand shopping like a pro

3.) Sign up for emails // Find out about restocks, current sales, coupon codes and more. If they recently stocked some great items, you will be the first one to find out!

Second Hand Shopping with thredup / Tips and tricks for second hand shopping like a pro

Second Hand Shopping with thredup / Tips and tricks for second hand shopping like a pro

4.) Shop by size // When browsing, always make sure you have the sizes you want checked off. You don’t want to be searching for 10 minutes through items that would never fit! I have made this mistake a few times and it will save you a ton of time! Plus, there’s nothing worse than finding something REALLY cute and then realizing it’s not in the size you need!

Second Hand Shopping with thredup / Tips and tricks for second hand shopping like a pro

Second Hand Shopping with thredup / Tips and tricks for second hand shopping like a pro

5.) Sell some- then buy some! // This is a great way to save some money! Sell the clothing that your little one has out grown or better yet, sell your own closet! Make that money and then go shopping! The best kind of shopping is when it’s free. Am I right?!

(Use code: LYNZ40 for 40% off your purchase at thredUP!)

Second Hand Shopping with thredup / Tips and tricks for second hand shopping like a pro

Second Hand Shopping with thredup / Tips and tricks for second hand shopping like a pro

Have you ever shopped at thredUP or any other second hand shops? What are some other tips that I may have forgotten?

(Use code: LYNZ40 for 40% off your purchase at thredUP!)

Second Hand Shopping with thredup / Tips and tricks for second hand shopping like a pro

Second Hand Shopping with thredup / Tips and tricks for second hand shopping like a pro

All about the items I choose from thredUP (all for under $100):

for myself: I chose this gorgeous black & white jumpsuit from DVF (with the original tags on)! It’s so gorgeous in person and the material is so comfortable. 

for Ellie: a Remember Nguyen romper. Perfectly crisp white and absolutely precious on

for Olivia: Mini Schuss dress. A beautiful linen piece that ties on both sides. It’s gorgeous!

Second Hand Shopping with thredup / Tips and tricks for second hand shopping like a pro

Second Hand Shopping with thredup / Tips and tricks for second hand shopping like a pro

Second Hand Shopping with thredup / Tips and tricks for second hand shopping like a pro

Second Hand Shopping with thredup / Tips and tricks for second hand shopping like a pro

Second Hand Shopping with thredup / Tips and tricks for second hand shopping like a pro

Second Hand Shopping with thredup / Tips and tricks for second hand shopping like a pro

Thanks so much to thredUP for sponsoring today’s content & and thank you for making it to the end of my ridiculously long post! It was very photo heavy but I felt like each image told it’s own story and I wanted to include them all! 🙂 

Happy Monday!

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