ThredUp resells vetted secondhand clothes from 35,000 brands at up to 90 percent off retail price, and has redistributed nearly 100 million garments across the country since it was founded in 2009.
“We know many consumers are passionate about sustainable fashion and shopping resale,” said Macy’s Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Gennette during the company’s second quarter earnings call on Aug. 14. “This partnership gives us the opportunity to reach a new customer and keep them coming back to shop an ever-changing selection of styles and brands that we don’t typically carry.”
JCPenney, too, announced a 30-store partnership with ThredUp on Aug. 15, though it’s unclear if any are in New Jersey. A spokesperson for JCPenney did not answer a request for comment by press time.
ThredUp processes 30,000 clothing donations daily, providing ample stock for the 70 department stores and its online marketplace.
Macy’s expects hundreds of new arrivals to ThredUp locations each month, according to its website.