One of the best online clothing stores that I have come across has been Perfect Threads, the company that sponsored this review. As a mother, it’s not always easy for me to get out in the dead of winter, shopping for myself or the kids with all of them in tow. Sometimes, in order to avoid a fiasco in a store, I prefer to shop from the comfort of my home. It’s not always affordable to do, however, and that’s where second-hand clothing stores like Perfect Threads come in.
Here, you can find a wide variety of used clothing online, including kids clothes, bargain clothing lots and women’s fashion. They’re close (to me), they’re affordable and they support area communities with fund-raising drives within the GTA. Anyone who wishes to start a drive with Perfect Threads is able to contact their offices via e-mail at info@PerfectThreads.ca and let them know your cause, your deadline and the amount of money that you’re hoping to raise. They will create a custom campaign for you, coordinating plans in order to help you reach your charitable goals. They work with area schools, religious groups, sports teams and other social programs, then arrange to pick up their donations and pay you based upon weight obtained. This, on its own, greatly encouraged me to stick by the company but take a look at some of the items that I obtained for less than $25 in TOTAL;
This great coat was one of my finds and it came with the plastic attachment for tags still attached. I was shocked by the like-new quality of the item, looking as though it was never previously worn, and I’ve got to say I completely love it. I took it out in bitter cold (I’m from Canada, that to us is -15 kind of weather) and it stood up well. I like the versatility of the collar because, like any girl knows, sometimes you just have to hide a cold nose from a winter wind;
That feature was great, not to mention the belted waist and all of the pockets! For $10, I made the smartest buy of the year.
When doing some online shopping for clothing, you can never really tell whether or not the items are going to arrive true to size but, using a Canadian retailer, I knew that the outfits I ordered for my girls would fit them. As you can see, they look adorable and just loved their dresses. Pardon the one photo, it was taken during a family get-together that Peanut really wanted to sport her Elmo dress for so I took the opportunity to shoot it then.
The middle picture above is the detailing from the sweater that I ordered from Perfect Threads. Sadly, my bust size made the shirt itself slightly short but I absolutely love the uniqueness of the piece. This picture doesn’t even do the beaded flowers justice and one of my favourite things about going thrift shopping is that these types of stores have the neatest clothing.
Service from Perfect Threads comes with guarantees that most online retailers don’t, or even local shops that sell used clothing and I learned very quickly how much customer service can matter. I initially ordered a few different shirts from the store, choosing mediums, and was accidentally sent smalls. I let the company know of the dilemma, expecting the standard response of “You can ship it back to us and we’ll exchange it, then reimburse you” or something along those lines, which is always a huge pain in the butt. As soon as I got the email back, I was shocked to discover that I was quickly provided with a store credit to rectify the situation and asked to donate the other items to a local charity shop. No fuss, fast service and great communication!
If you want to check out the store for yourself, please visit their Facebook page here and their website here. If you happen to place an order, I would truly appreciate you adding email@example.com to the comments box because referrals generate a store credit and you get a $10 credit for doing so! Be sure you pass on the word to friends and have them use your email address if they opt to make a purchase. This only counts for new customers, of course. Any order over $50 qualifies for free shipping- and that includes Canada! As a Canuck, I was overjoyed at this because most of the free shipping promises are for United States residence only but theirs applies to both countries. Bonus.