Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Second Hand Shop Like No Other ~ Perfect Threads

If there's one thing I learned very quickly being a mom, it's that I'm actually a fan of the second hand shop! Kids outgrow clothing really quickly. 

I seem to be forever buying Little One new pants because she seems to constantly be needing new ones! Just a few weeks after buying her new pants, it's time to buy new ones because she always looks like she's in a flood with her pants so short! For this reason, I'm not opposed to the idea of the second hand shop when it comes to children's clothing.

Sure, I love beautiful clothing, shoes, boots, outerwear and accessories for Little One, but I am also realistic, practical, and smart with my money. I buy Little One brand new items whenever I catch a great sale. A lot of times, Little One's clothes are hand-me-downs from her friends. More recently, her clothes have come from either in-store or online purchases at a second hand shop.

Perfect Threads is an online second hand shop that helps parents clean out their kids' closets by buying their children's new and like-new clothing and in turn, they recycle and sell those clothes at ridiculously low prices! 

The concept was intriguing to me and I was curious to find out how exactly Perfect Threads worked. Perfect Threads is a "gently used kids' clothes" market place. It's simple to navigate and finding items that would fit Little One in the stage she is now was pretty simple. I really loved the ease at which I could select items that would accommodate Little One's latest growth spurt!

This was the first time I had ever gotten clothing for Little One from an online second hand shop. 

The concept is genius. You can send Perfect Threads your children's clothes and earn cash. Here's how it works:
  1. Order a bag
  2. Fill the bag
  3. Send it to Perfect Threads for FREE
  4. Earn Credits
Perfect Threads pays you for every item that they can put up for sale. You can use your store credit to "right size" your child's closet OR you can donate the money to charity.

One other thing I like is that Perfect Threads supports various charities like Sick Kids, Red Door Family Shelter, Covenant House, and Children's Wish Foundation. It makes me feel good to know that donations will be made to those good causes and I know that they will be appreciated. Charities and supporting Sick Kids and Children's Wish Foundation are extremely important to me as a mother of a child who had a rough start. Sick Kids Hospital is no stranger to us. I was thrilled to see that Sick Kids is one of the charities Perfect Threads supports.

These are the items I got for Little One from Perfect Threads. 

The items were in the exact condition stated on the website and I was one very happy Mommy. Perfect Threads had given me a gift card to test out their website and online market place. I wasn't the only one who was pleased.

Little One was excited about her new items as well! 

If you are interested in maximizing the use of your children's clothing and using them to "right size" your children's closets, then Perfect Threads is a great option. I actually like the idea of recycling  kids' clothing and helping others at the same time.

For more information, visit the Perfect Threads website.

Disclosure - I received a gift card for review purposes and to facilitate this honest review. All the thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are honest and my own.


OrangeHeroMama said...

LOVE that poncho! Is it Gymboree?

Christine McN said...

I believe it is! I'll have to check when LO gets home! She wanted to wear the poncho to school. Seriously, the kid loves her poncho. Doesn't want to take it off!!

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