If you’ve been following this blog at all, you know that I LOVE thredUP, an online consignment store with the BEST customer service and search platform. Lately, they’ve launched a new product called a Goody Box. I ordered one of these gems, and today, I’m sharing my thoughts.
What the heck is it?
A Goody Box is a lot like the secondhand answer to Stitch Fix. Basically, the stylists at thredUP will curate a box of clothes just for you, send them to you to try on, and then you keep what you like and return what you don’t. You decide the theme of the box (I chose “office wear”), give them your sizes, decide your price point, and tell them your favorite brands and style. If you want, leave your social media handles so they can see what you like. You then pay your $20 (which gets credited back against items you purchase), and wait for the fun to arrive at your house.
Hm. I’m interested. How’d it go?
I’d say it was about a 50/50 for me. I loved a lot of the pieces (broken down in the galleries below). They sent me fourteen different items, all for under $25 each, which made the box $300 if I kept all of it. I loved that they definitely pushed my style boundaries and kept within my requested price point, like I asked them. I wish, though, that there had been some more winter options. I wasn’t sure if they were pulling options for spring, or if the selections had come from someone sitting in a warmer climate, but we’ve got a lot of cold days left here in Nebraska, and a lot of the pieces were things that I can’t wear for a couple of months. And let’s be real - when I shop, I really want instant gratification.
Which outfits did you keep?
See for yourself. You’ll definitely see the wide-legged black pants that I got on my Instagram feed this week for a better view (they're really floofy and don't photograph super well on their own). They’re so comfy, and I can’t stop wearing them. I also kept several other pairs of paints and a couple of tops. (Scroll right and left to see all of my finds.)
Cute. What did you get rid of?
Okay. So I think it’s only fair that I break this question into two subcategories: what I sent back because I didn’t like, and what I sent back because it didn’t fit. So let’s start with that.
First, what I didn’t like. There was a jumpsuit in there that just was not work appropriate, and I didn’t see myself wearing to a night at the bars. I also really didn’t love one of the skirts, which also wasn’t too work-appropriate. It had a really high slit that went right up the middle (that teal number that LOOKS like pants - lies), which was really weird. There was also a couple of shirts that just wasn’t really calling to me.
There were a couple of items that hurt me to send back. I LOVED both of the brown skirts (one of which was suede - I die), but they were just too tight. The pink shirt was cute, but it was a little too boxy for my figure. I miss those pieces already.
Overall, my experience was pretty good. I enjoyed having someone pick pieces that I definitely wouldn’t for myself. In some instances, that risk didn’t pay off (hello, weird slit-skirt), and in some, I’m in love (linen wide-legged trousers, lookin’ at you). I think I’ll likely try this again - it’d be interesting to see if they have a way to learn my style the more I utilize the boxes.
What about you? Any interest in having someone with a new perspective pick something out for you? Leave your thoughts in the comments!