Most Purged Holiday Gifts — According to thredUP Data

thredUP News
Nov 21, 2018 · 3 min read

Every January, thredUP receives a surge in never-worn, new-with-tags items — presumably, rejected holiday gifts. Overall, the company gets 250,000 new-with-tags items — that’s 60% more than during the rest of the year.

Below is the list of last year’s “most purged” holiday gifts — in other words, the items where thredUP saw the biggest surge in new-with-tags as a percentage of all inventory. Gifter beware!

1. J. Crew Cardigans — +442%

2. ASOS Maxi Dresses — +296%

3. Banana Republic Ruffle Dresses — +225%

4. Victoria’s Secret Swimsuits — +208%

5. James Jeans Jeans — +203%

6. Nike Sneakers — +201%

7. Lululemon Cutout Shirts — +186%

8. Express Ruffle Tops — +166%

9. Forever21 Tee-Shirts — +126%

10. Christian Louboutin Heels — +106%

Shop all New-With-Tags items on thredUP here.

Wondering what brands are a safe bet to gift? Shop the ‘2018 Brands with Least Regret’ based on thredUP data — at up to 90% off retail prices.

These are the top 10 brands thredUP received without tags attached, meaning the recipient is likely to want to love them!

1. Everlane — the brand with least regret, two years running!

2. Prada — designer brand with the least regret.

3. Citizens of Humanity — denim she’s likely to love.

4. Stuart Weitzman — classic shoes that can’t go wrong.

5. Cole Haan — leather goods to gift.

6. REI — for your most outdoorsy friend.

7. L.L. Bean — cozy winter staples.

8. Gucci — the designer brand at the top of every girl’s list.

9. Coach — fashionable and classic accessories.

10. Ugg Australia — the early aughts are back and so are Ugg’s.

Want more holiday insights from the world’s largest resale marketplace? Learn about thredUP’s #NoNewGifts Challenge for 2018 here, and revisit last year’s Holiday Purge Surge here.

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