ThredUP Australia: We might not have it, but there is SwapUp!

I know, I know. 

ThredUP is the holy grail of thrifting. They offer millions of second hand clothes for you to find. Unfortunately, ThredUP does not exist in Australia, although hey, we have SwapUp, who's also on the way to become the country's largest thrift store! So yes, to answer your question, there are thrift stores in Australia, too. A lot of times, thrift stores / charity shops / second hand stores are called "op shops" here.

Here's three reasons why you should try to shop secondhand online from SwapUp:

1. Thrift for everyone

Our online thrift store makes it so convenient to buy and sell secondhand clothes from wherever you are!

Buyers can wave goodbye to arranging pick ups, paying multiple shipping fees, negotiating price, scrolling through blurry photos and incomplete listings at marketplaces. The list goes on an on.

Sellers have it even better — they don't even need to lift a finger to sell their clothes! Simply order a SwapUp Kit and send your like-new clothes to us. We'll do all the hard work of listing, photographing, picking, packing and shipping your clothes within our efficient facility. You'll earn up to 80% of the selling price and can choose to donate, cash out or shop with your earnings!

2. Fight fashion waste

I hate to break the news that 85% of clothes donated to op shops are not sold. Instead, they're shipped to developing countries or straight up to landfills. The reason is because op shops operations are not designed to handle such large volume of clothing. They also rely on volunteers, so it's difficult to scale up. 

With SwapUp, you can keep fashion in the loop for longer, reducing carbon emissions across the supply chain by a whopping 66%! We're committed to making secondhand mainstream by making it so convenient to buy and sell secondhand clothing, you can't resist it. Isn't it time we empower people to do the right thing?

3. Find your style

How annoying is it to wear an amazing outfit, only to find out somebody else wearing the exact same thing on the street?! 

Buying secondhand clothes from thrift stores online or near you allow you to find your own style that's not necessarily dictated by current fashion trends. Plus, you get to experiment without spending too much money. That's why our tag line is an online thrift store that your wallet and our planet love 🌱


What about you? What's your top reason for shopping with our thrift store online?