Revolutionizing the college gear industry

A cost effective

and sustainable alternative to high priced college gear

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College can be expensive- feeling a part of it shouldn't be

Creating Inclusive College Campuses

School branded gear has been known to increase students’ value in school culture, academic performance, extra-curricular attendance, unity, and belonging. However, it is the unfortunate reality that not every student can afford the high-cost merchandise at university bookstores. 

 

Think “Tinder” for college branded gear.  "college thrifts" is an inclusive peer to peer platform for students/alumni to buy and sell their gently used college branded items.

Why join c     llege thrifts?

Affordability

Shop gently-used college gear like you shop new! Save 30-80% off bookstore prices and list for free in just a few clicks!

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Connecitivity

Get to know other students on your campus! Whether it's an incoming freshman or a senior, college thrifts gives you the opportunity to connect with your peers! 

Sustainability

Extend the life of your college apparel in order to reduce carbon, water, and waste footprints by around 20–30% each!

 
 

How does it work?

Easy as 1-2-3!

1. Snap a Photo of Item

  • Submit your listing for FREE in just a few clicks

  • Select the type of item (ex. shirt, hoodie, sweatpants, etc.)

  • Include a brief description of the item (ex. size, condition, etc.)

  • Set your price!

2. Select College/University

  • Select the state your school in

  • Select the institution your item belongs to from our database

  • Decide if you provide on campus pick-up, shipping, or both!

  • NOW...your listing is live!

3. Earn $$

  • You’ll keep 80% of the listing price. We'll deduct 20% , and get paid only when you do!

  • Shop in app with balance or request funds to be transferred to your bank account

  • Your earnings will never expire

Every week we will discount a specific school's items!

Does this sound like you?

For the culture

Passionate about "college thrifts" mission to create more inclusive, sustainable, and school spirited college communities.

 
Entrepreneurial and self-motivated

You think outside the box and create new opportunities.

 

Outgoing personality

Strong interpersonal skills, and possess the ability to build strong relationships with people.

Connected to your campus

You’re currently enrolled in a four-year university or college in the US.

 

Bonus points if you're involved in campus organizations, athletics, student government, and/or greek organizations.

We are offering college students a chance to participate in our ambassador program designed to help create awareness for the app while giving college students real-life marketing experience as well as gaining experience in event planning and public relations.

Who are we looking for?

College students passionate about "college thrifts mission to create more inclusive, sustainable, and school spirited college campuses.

What does it entail?

The program is a 4-6 hour weekly commitment, allowing you to gain experience marketing and public relations while also scouring your local thrift stores for college gear.

What's in it for you?

  • "college thritfs" swag

  • $100 in-App Credit for every 25 university branded items uploaded

  • 10% off in-app purchases

Ready to join us?

Know someone who'd be an awesome campus ambassador? Spread the word. 

The application is linked at the top of this page. We look forward to learning more about you!

What Students Are Saying

We surveyed 1000+ students from institutions across the U.S. 

Here is what they said. 

”I’ve been having a difficult time finding a great selection of my school's spirit wear on Poshmark, Mercari, eBay, etc. Your idea is just what I am looking for.”

I think this is a great idea because I currently haven’t been able to find affordable college gear.”

“Throughout [high school] I've gotten SO MUCH college apparel, but at the end I'd rather be able to re-sell all the different pieces and get more of my specific college... literally love this idea.”

“I think this is a great idea because I have apparel from colleges that I toured but won’t be attending and I would love to sell them!”

Freshman,

Wake Forest University

Freshman,

Florida International University

Incoming Freshman (High School Senior),

University of Maine

Incoming Freshman (High School Senior),

Appalachian State University

 

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Thank you to our sponsors for the incessant support!

Meet The CE

Patricia Garcia

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Founder & CEO

Patricia Garcia is currently an undergraduate student in sunny South Florida at Florida International University (FIU). She is a rising senior in the Honors College on track to be the first graduate of FIU’s newly established School of Universal Computing, Construction, and Engineering Education (SUCCEED), spearheading the brand-new interdisciplinary engineering degree with a concentration in manufacturing engineering and minor in business management.

 

She has a passion for developing products that address problems faced by under-served communities and promoting sustainability.

 

Throughout her time at the undergraduate level, she has worked on projects at institutions across the U.S, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), UC Berkeley, Stanford, and others which allowed her to experience distinct campus cultures. 

In 2019, she launched "college thrifts" from her college dorm after identifying this unmet need faced by college students around the nation.

 

“college thrifts” commitment to resale is based on Patricia’s desire to create more inclusive college campuses and eliminate clothing waste - one college student at a time.

 

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