Target is giving
store credit in exchange for your used clothing
(Author : Haley Wilbur)
The brand partnered with online secondhand clothing site thredUP to provide an easier way to clean your closet and receive money for doing so. Currently, the service is only available in Minneapolis. It's unclear whether this is simply a market test that will be implemented more widely later on.
Customers can order a clean out kit from thredUP to fill with their used items and then bring the bag to a participating Target location, FedEx or mail carrier.
The amount of store credit Target will reimburse you is based on the price you purchased the items for, the brands and the condition. Note that thredUP only accepts items that are in excellent condition, on-trend and in-season, which is usually only about 50% of the items it receives.
Items still in good shape, but not accepted by thredUP, are sold to third party sellers. Items that are no longer wearable are recycled and repurposed, according to the brand's website. Unfortunately, it is impossible to know where exactly your clothing will be going, as the company works with many different organizations, companies and charities.