CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A website is helping parents keep down the cost of purchasing clothing for their children by simply trading them in.
By the time a child is 17-years-old, the average parent will have spent $20,000.00 clothing.
At 4 years-old, Little Linny already knows what she likes when it comes to clothing.
“Look at that! Look at the sequins on it, I love the little sparkles,” said Linny
To keep up with her ever changing tastes and growing body her mother, Lori Polk, uses the online clothes trading service Thred-Up.
“I rarely pay full price,” said Lori. She’s always shopping circulars, looking online, and cutting coupons.
To keep costs down, Thred-Up allows parents to trade multiple clothing items by listing them on the site.
Parents looking for clothes can search by size or season to see a complete rundown of what's inside boxes put together by other parents.
There are 200,000 members nationwide. Chances are you'll find something you'll want. The cost is $10.95 plus a $5 shipping fee.
After the first box, you'll have to list a box to swap.
NewsChannel 36 did a search online and found a few complaints. One woman said out of her 12 pieces, she only liked five.
As for Lori, her box has 14 items, all of them Linny approved.
“We got a great box. You happy?” asked Lori.
“Yeah,” responded Linny.