Clothes swapping meets Netflix
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We've covered a few examples of businesses that allow consumers to buy, sell, rent and trade used clothing, including OURthreads and Closet Infinite. Providing a slightly different twist on the notion, however, is thredUP, which uses a Netflix-like model with prepaid envelopes to help users swap the clothes they don't wear for some they will. Currently focusing just on shirts, thredUP is free to join. Users begin by setting up a virtual closet to keep track of the clothes they'd like to exchange, using descriptions of the brands, sizes, colours and patterns—no photos are required. Users also tell thredUP what…
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