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Is Threadflip the New EBay? We Found 10 Items for Under $50 That Say "Maybe"

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If you're prone to getting a little too enthusiastic at a buy-or-die sample sale, Threadflip could be your new favorite bookmark. Launched last week, the social shopping resale site has a user-friendly format for selling—and buying—used clothes and accessories that is intended to be just as useful as EBay, but way more streamlined and social.

Like EBay, you post your items and set your own price. Unlike EBay, photos can be directly imported from Facebook or Instagram, and once your posted item sells, the site sends you a prepaid “shipping care package”, including an addressed, pre-paid shipping label and wrapping materials. (If even that seems like too much trouble, “White Glove Service” is an option that allows you to ship all of your sellables straight to Threadflip, and they take care of all that pesky listing, selling, and shipping.) The “social” part of Threadflip is linking your site account to your Facebook account, which, in theory, should inspired your friends to shop your closet.

But if you're more of a shopper than a seller, the site also features sales from the closets of bloggers, stylists, and other such fashion-y people. Up right now, for example: Liz Cheraskova of the Late Afternoon blog, who’s reselling a nice array of contemporary brands, from a Foley and Corinna bag for $250 and a pretty Erin Featherston dress for $200 to basics from H&M, Topshop, and Zara for under $50.

Though there are certainly some high-end items available—a pair of suede Louboutin boots priced at $1200, for example—there are also plenty of bargain scores. We found quite a few for under $50, including like a pair of Stuart Weitzman loafers, and a cute pair of Lola polka-dot shorts that could convince us to get “flipping” pretty soon.—Julie Chen

· Threadflip [Official site]