So recently I had heard that ThredUp has a new thing called a ‘Goody Box’, which is a style curated box with secondhand clothes and accessories delivered right to your door. I was very interested in this idea and thought for only $10 why not try it out, what could go wrong?!?! I thought I would put it into a blog post for you guys because I figured you would also be interested in it and its good to hear someone else’s experience before you try it out for yourself! I will take you through each step of the process and what I think about it overall!
Step 1: Questions
So before you do anything you have to fill out a questionnaire about your personal style and sizing. There is a picture below of my answers. My style at the moment is a classic, girly, and fun style. Think a mix between Blair Waldorf, Meghan Markle, and anything Kate Spade. I currently work in an office setting and I will be going back to school full time, in the next 6 months for Retail Merchandising. I need clothes that will suit me well for when I go to school since I will be doing a fashion major I want to make sure I look fashionable!
Step 2: Try On The Clothing
This is the best part! So when you receive your box it will come with a pamphlet that tells you the estimated retail and the current sales price on each item. Then you try on each item and see what you like and don’t like. I tried on each item for you guys and went in depth a little bit about each piece and if I will be keeping it or not!
1. Theory Skirt- $36
This skirt was a little short on me. It also isn’t really my style. It looked like a school girl skirt that they would’ve worn in Gossip Girl season 1. I’m not trying to dress like a school girl so I sent this item back.
2. Black Crossbody Bag- $31
This bag is unbranded. I personally didn’t really like this bag. It seemed very flimsy and cheap. I think it was reversible which is good because then you could have two bags in one, but it just wasn’t my style. I sent this item back.
3. Zara Dress- $25
I thought this dress was really cute, but it just didn’t fit me right. It had a zipper on the side and dresses that have that always fit weird for some reason. I also sent this item back.
4. Ella Moss Blouse- $22
I had never heard of this brand before, but I think this top is actually pretty cute. I did not end up keeping this item because I just don’t think I would wear it enough.
5. Parker Skirt- $32
I love this skirt, but unfortunately, it didn’t fit me! I love the design and the fit of the skirt. I had to send it back, but I would’ve kept it if it fit me!
6. I Heart Ronson Dress- $23
This is another brand I have never heard of. I thought this dress was cute, but it just wasn’t my style. I think this would be a cute everyday dress though for someone! I also sent this item back.
7. BCBG Pink Bag- $31
This purse was a cute bag and it would be perfect as a work bag! It was a good sized bag and a lot of room on the inside. I already have an everyday bag and this one had a few marks around the purse. This was also sent back.
8. Kimchi Blue Dress- $18
I liked the design and fit of this dress. The fabric, on the other hand, was very cheap and I didn’t like the way it felt on my body. I actually ended up ripping this dress trying to get it off, so I had to keep this item because I ruined it. If I hadn’t ripped it I would’ve sent it back though.
9. Cache Pink Blouse- $28
This Cache pink top was cute, but it just wasn’t my style. I ended up sending it back. If you guys don’t know the brand Cache, they actually don’t make clothing anymore. They are a vintage brand, but their items are still sought after. I have sold a dress from them before within a few days for $30. I would keep an eye for their clothing pieces!
10. Banana Republic Top- $17
This is one of the only items I actually liked out of all 10 things. I would’ve kept it, but I find so much Banana Republic at my thrift stores that I just couldn’t pay the price when I could get for a fraction of the cost! I sent this back, but I will be looking for similar items at my thrift stores for layering pieces!
Step 3: Send The Items Back
In the box, they send you a preprinted shipping label so you can easily send the items you don’t want back to them! I told you guys about which items I am sending back (which is most of them) and why.
Overall, I think this is a great service and a really easy way for you to try out some new clothes that have an inexpensive price tag! I thought that some of the items they sent me did fit into the categories I selected, but some of them didn’t. I wish that they allowed you to pick more that one style category. I could pick Classic, but if I could pick more I would’ve also selected Glam and Feminine. If you could pick more than one style category they would be able to narrow down the specific style of that person better. I picked out certain brands that I was interested in and I think they sent me some good items that fell within those brand, but some of the items they sent me didn’t seem to fall into those brands. I know I did pick the cheapest box, but I wanted to see what they would send me that was inexpensive. Maybe in the future, I will try another box at a higher price point and review that one to see if I like that one better!
I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Thank you for reading and let me know of any future posts you would like to see from me!