Thredup was founded in 2009 as an online peer to peer men’s clothing swap. After a few test runs, the company moved on to men’s, women’s, and children’s used clothing and shoes.
Today, Thredup is the largest online consignment and thrift “store”. Clients can shop by brand, size, or price. The company offers “Clean Out Bags”, where clients can put clothing, shoes, and accessories they wish to sell. The bag is mailed to the company, which offers cash or store credit for wanted items. Items are guaranteed to be flaw free, stain free, functional (with working zippers and no missing buttons), as well as fashionable.
The company warehouse is located in San Leandro, California, while headquarters are now located in San Francisco, California.