In the past year, there have been a few online secondhand clothing shops that have caught my eye. I’m one of those people that always purchase my clothing secondhand and love to shop online I’ve been trying them out. Which is why I’m writing this Schoola review.
To be honest, my reviews are mixed. There are a couple of online consignment shops that I absolutely love and one that has become my go-to places for clothes. Then, there are others that just completely miss the mark.
With that in mind, here’s my Schoola review:
What is Schoola and How Does It Work?
Schoola is an online shop that allows students and their families to sell old clothes as a fundraiser for their school. Then a portion of every purchase you make goes to a school. Seems like a great idea, no?
As someone interested in raising money using this program, you can request a postage-paid donation bag from their website or organize a fundraiser for a school.
When I first heard of Schoola I was all for saving money and supporting schools but was fairly turned off after visiting their website.
Unlike other sites with a similar business model, I didn’t find Schoola’s site easy to navigate. The photos of the clothes were unappealing (which isn’t great as a buyer) and it took me way too long to even figure out how to choose a specific size. Since I had some free credit to use I browsed the site until I finally found a few things to try.
I ended up ordering a few tops which arrived in the mail a few days later. When I received the clothing almost all of it was in horrible condition. Two of the t-shirts I received had huge stains in the armpits and they all smelled awful. I ended up throwing everything in the trash, a complete and total waste.
I love the concept behind Schoola but find the program to be poorly executed. They apparently accept all of the clothing that is submitted to them regardless of the condition of the pieces. That paired with the poorly staged photo means that for the buyer it’s almost impossible to tell whether the item you receive will be in good condition or not.
While I really do hate to give a company a bad review, I have to give Schoola a thumbs down based on my experience. The clothing I was sent should’ve been put in the trash not put up for sale. All-in-all, I’m really disappointed with my experience.
If you’re looking to save money on clothes I highly recommend checking out ThredUp instead. You’ll find better quality clothing, the site is much more user-friendly and your overall experience with likely be much better.
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