Tommy Hilfiger and thredUP, one of the largest online resale platforms for women’s and kids’ apparel, shoes, and accessories, are pleased to announce their partnership and introduce the new 360-resale program allowing U.S.-based consumers the chance to clean out their closets and shop secondhand. The program is enabled by thredUP’s Resale-as-a-Service® (RaaS®) which delivers scalable, customizable resale experiences on behalf of some of the world’s leading brands and retailers.
“This partnership is our latest step on our journey to becoming a fully circular brand,” says Esther Verburg, EVP, Sustainable Business and Innovation, Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe. “We’re excited to launch this program with thredUP, which helps us create more value out of our existing product and connect with our consumers in a new way. The U.S. market is packed with circular potential, and together with thredUP, we’re hoping to make a long-lasting difference.”
Tommy Hilfiger customers in the U.S. can generate a prepaid shipping label from tommy.thredup.com, fill any shippable box or bag with women’s and kid’s items from any brand in their closet, and TOMMY HILFIGER men’s products, and ship it to thredUP for free. If any of the women’s and kid’s items (any brand) are selected for resale and sell or men’s items (TOMMY HILFIGER only) are deemed eligible, customers receive Tommy Hilfiger shopping credit that can be used both online and in-store.
“TOMMY HILFIGER is an iconic and timeless brand. The brand’s products are made to withstand the test of time both with classic designs and durable quality, making resale a natural fit for the company,” said James Reinhart, CEO of thredUP. “Tommy Hilfiger has made incredible strides in sustainability through their Waste Nothing and Welcome All initiatives, and we’re honored to power their new resale program as they continue to make an impact.”
This partnership supports the organization’s vision to Waste Nothing and Welcome All, which Tommy Hilfiger aims to be a fully circular brand by 2030. Joining forces with thredUP offers new insights and builds on previous initiatives to explore different circular business models to find a path to scale. The goals of the program include keeping products in use for longer, lessening the brand’s footprint and closing the loop without compromising the environment – or style.
I have over 10 years of experience in the retail industry including expertise in marketing, operations, merchandising, buying, shopping and technology. I am a former senior managing director of The School of Retailing, University of Alberta. My education includes a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from The University of Alberta in Marketing, Certificate in Real Estate and a Diploma in Fashion Merchandising and Buying from LasSalle College, a Canadian private school founded in 1959 by fashion designer Jean-Paul Morin.