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Curtsy Holiday Gift Guide

We’ve curated a Holiday gift guide for gifting everyone on your list, from the wellness obsessed, to mom and dad (and yourself). Explore our Holiday gift picks found on the Curtsy app and our fave brands. 

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Stocking Stuffers | Luxe Lover | Wellness Obsessed
Sustainable Queen | Adventurer | For Him | For Mom

Under $30 Stocking Stuffers

On Curtsy: gold or beaded jewelry, iPhone cases and charms, new shades, dad caps or beanies, purses and wallets

Gifts for the Luxe Lover

On Curtsy: search for your favorite designer! (Our top designers are: Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Nike Air Jordans, and Saint Laurent.)We have tons of luxury accessories, clothing, bags, shoes, etc. And a lot are New with Tags (NWT!)

Gifts for the Wellness Obsessed

On Curtsy: Activewear is one of our most popular categories! Check out Lululemon, Gymshark, Nike, and more.

Gifts for the Sustainable Queen

On Curtsy: Some of our favorite sustainable brands are: Levi’s, Patagonia, and Reformation.

Gifts for the Adventurer

On Curtsy: Not ready to buy new activewear? Give these another life: Girlfriend Collective, Alo Yoga, Outdoor Voices.

Gifts for Him

Gifts for Mom

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How to Have a More Sustainable Black Friday

Learn how to turn your Black Friday into ♻️Green Friday♻️ by saving money AND the planet today!

Did you know the biggest shopping day of the year also has a big impact on the Planet due to higher production and shipping? When Black Friday deals drop there’s no reason we should drop our love for Earth too. Turn Black Friday into Green Friday by shopping the Curtsy way. Here’s how to find great deals that make a small impact on your wallet and the Planet. 

👋 Shop second hand (*cough-cough* CURTSY)

Spend Black Friday right by saving money AND the planet when you thrift shop. What’s your favorite online thrift store and why is it Curtsy 😉? There’s no better place to #extendthetrend and shop looks you love without all the guilt. Plus, every day feels like Black Friday with daily deals on the Curtsy app.

🛍 Support small & local 

This year it’s more important than ever to shop small, because many small businesses are feeling the impact of the pandemic. Show your support by shopping locally at a boutique or online at Etsy. Small shops offer just as great of deals as the big guys.

💚 Shop eco-conscious brands

We see major red flags when a brand is afraid of commitment (to us and the Planet). This weekend shop responsibly from the below list of eco-conscious brands we admire.

Girlfriend-collective (30% off everything)
Galerie.La (Buy one get one 30% off all clothing)
Able (25% off site-wide)
Naadam (40% Off)
Wild cosmetics (25% off site-wide)
Pact (25% Off)
Parade (40% Off)
Whimsy and Row (Up to 75% off )
Tentree (up to 50% off)
Levi’s (40% off + free shipping)
Aday (up to 30% off select styles)

✔️Keep calm and shop smart 

Impulse buys are fun, but knowing you took your time to find the best deal on what you actually need can be even better. This year make a list of what you need before you start shopping so you don’t gobble up every sale you see.

👯‍♀️Shopping in person? Buddy up!

Have plans to add fresh finds to an IRL shopping cart? Invite a wingman to your in-person adventure and carpool from store to store. Plus, don’t forget to bring along your reusable tote for your new items. The Planet will thank you!


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Now Hiring on Your Campus

👋🏼 What’s Curtsy?

At Curtsy, we’ve re-imagined how you shop for and sell your clothes. We’re working everyday to use our platform to keep fashion out of landfills and give apparel a second life. We’re making it easy for you to buy and sell your clothes, shoes, and accessories online and through our app

At Curtsy we value integrity, boldness, and community. We’re dreamers, thinkers, doers, and achievers. We meld old-school tradition with new-school disruption. We want to be THE go-to for sustainable fashion, and it takes bold action, challenging the status quo, and delivering a wow customer experience. 

So far we’ve kept over two million items out of landfills and helped our community earn over $30M through giving their clothes a second life. Together we work hard, we dream big, and we look great doing it. 

We started Curtsy in the Tri Delt house Ole Miss. Today we’re a small but mighty team with an office in downtown San Francisco. We’re still a small startup and are looking for people just as fun and lively to join the team! Read on for more deets! 👇🏼

✨ About Campus Teams

We’re looking for two talented marketers at each school to help grow Curtsy and tell our story. As an early member of the team you’ll have extraordinary autonomy and ability to contribute to overall growth and marketing strategy. If you have ambitions to join a fast growing start-up and spread the joy and ease of sustainable fashion, we think you’ll be a great fit.

If you’re passionate, have an entrepreneurial spirit and love making genuine connections: We’ll give you the power and resources to hit the ground running and make an impact on your campus.

💃 What You’ll Do

We want you to help spread the Curtsy love to your friends and campus. 

From partnering with local businesses for giveaways to hands-on marketing campaigns and social media, you’ll be involved in everything. 

You’ll be working directly with me (a Co Founder here at Curtsy) and another student on your campus. We’ll have bi-weekly calls to brainstorm fun activities and ways to spread Curtsy to your school.

While your main role will be on-campus marketing, we’ll also work closely with you to help us improve the app and brand. 

💸 Compensation 

As a valued member of our small team, you’ll get competitive hourly pay* in addition to $100 Curtsy Credit (monthly) AND 15% off everything on Curtsy 🙂  

Depending on your preference, this opportunity might be eligible to count for class credit as an unpaid internship.* 

👯‍♀️ About You 

You have a spunky spirit with a passion for style. You’re bold in your fashion choices and love to make a statement. You walk with confidence and see failure as an opportunity for growth. You live deliberately and intentionally, making the world a better place along the way. You’re a team-player, supporting others and growing Curtsy along the way. 

You’re interested in:

  • Social media 
  • Marketing 
  • Fashion or resale 
  • Video content
  • Event planning 

📍 Where We’re Hiring First

  • Arizona State University
  • Auburn University
  • Florida State University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Michigan State University
  • Ohio State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Purdue University
  • San Diego State University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Texas

These are the campuses we’re kicking off first! Don’t see your school? Fill out the application and choose ‘other’ when we ask for your university. We’ll let you know when we’re ready to launch your campus in the future!

FAQ

Time commitment: Around 4-5 hours per week, but could be more if you’re interested 🙂

Is this paid? Yes! You’ll be compensated hourly in addition to getting $100 Curtsy Credit monthly and 15% off everything on the app. 

When does this start? This role is for the Spring ‘22 Semester, but we’d start a week or so before your spring classes begin. 

How long does it last? The Spring 22’ Semester

When is the deadline to apply? December 10th, but applying sooner is better 

When will I know if I’m chosen? We’ll send out acceptance emails shortly after the application deadline 

Where do I find my Curtsy Closet Link to include in my application? Go to your profile on the app, tap share at the top & tap copy link

How many ambassadors are you hiring? We’re hoping to hire 2 awesome students at 20 different universities 

Do I need to be a university student? Yes, we’re currently hiring at universities, but are hoping to expand our program soon 🙂

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Shop the Trends: Fall Edition

When a new trend hits there’s always at least one brand we look to who’s doing the trend right. Think Lululemon for hi-rise leggings or Patagonia for fleece vests. Scroll below for current Fall trends to start shopping and what brands to search for that are doing the trend right.

SHACKETS:

This season’s crossover style is shirt jackets. Grab one when you like being outtsiiiddee, but aren’t ready to commit to a full-on jacket. We especially have our eyes on shackets in plaid or sherpa.

SEARCH: ZARA, AVEC LES FILLES and American Eagle

CHUNKY SHOES:
Ready to bare your sole? Make it a thick, chunky sole and you’ve got our attention. Whether you’re feeling boots, sneakers, or loafers this Fall, make them chunky and you’ll be held in high regard.

SEARCH: ASOS, Dr. Martens, Steve Madden and Circus by Sam Edelman

OVERSIZED LEATHER BLAZERS:
Nothing says effortlessly cool like an oversized leather blazer. Embrace this street style by going up a size when shopping for your Fall layers.

SEARCH: ZARA, Princess Polly and Forever 21

Shop our curated list of must-have layers.

SLIP DRESSES:
Slip dresses can take you from Holiday parties to chilling with friends in an instant. How to wear them in Fall? Throw on a blazer and your chunky boots to complete the look.

SEARCH: Victoria’s Secret and Princess Polly

Shop our curated list of formal wear.

RELAXED TROUSERS:

For when you’re in a soft pants mood, but want to look chic, grab for relaxed trousers. The flowy silhouette adds length to your look. Plus, they’re comfy, cozy, and cool.

Search: Urban Outfitters, ZARA, Princess Polly, and Motel Rocks

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Pro Tips: Selling on Curtsy

Don’t you love the feeling of giving your clothes new life? And of course, earning some extra cash ain’t bad either. Selling on Curtsy is easy and you don’t have to be a pro to get that bread. But, it doesn’t hurt to see how the pros do it. 

Whether you’re just getting started or looking to glow up your Curtsy earnings – we’ve got a tip for you. Scroll along bestie to learn a thing or two from the pros about selling on Curtsy.

PHOTO TIPS

✔️ Tip #1: ✨Get lit✨ Great lighting helps your items stand out. Try snapping your photos near a window or lamp. 

✔️ Tip #2: *It’s all in the details* Snap your item from all sides, and go in for a closeup to show off the details of unique patterns or textures.

✔️ Tip #3: Post as many photos of the item as you can, cause on Curtsy there’s no such thing as TMI. Try to include at least one photo of the item IRL, a stock photo from the brand, and a closeup. 

WHAT TO LIST TIPS

✔️ Tip #1: 😍 Lululemon, Nike, Princess Polly, Free People, American Eagle, and Brandy Melville are just a few brands that are hot rn on Curtsy. 

✔️ Tip #2: BUT Curtsy Babes love discovering fresh brands and styles, so list what you love and we’ll love it too! 😍

✔️ Tip #3: Have an item in your closet perfect for the current szn? Keep the weather in mind and what trends shoppers are coveting. Follow us on social for major trend inspo. 

HOW TO PRICE TIPS

✔️ Tip #1: Don’t stress about the price being right. We got you! When you list, we’ll always show you a suggested listing price based on what similar items have sold for. Afraid of commitment? No pressure, you can always edit your price after posting. 

✔️ Tip #2: Offering free shipping helps make your goods irresistible to shoppers🏃💨

BOOST YOUR LISTING TIPS

✔️ Tip #1: If you want fresh eyes on your listing 👀 try dropping the price a few bucks or making private offers using the Promote button.

✔️ Tip #2: Maybe your photos could use a refresh! Add some snaps from different angles, a fully styled fit, or a stock photo of the item. Photo ideas: Share your style by using old IG photos of you in the item, plus flat lays or mirror shots are always 💯.

WANT MORE TIPS? 

Check us out on YouTube for more selling tips and fashion inspo.


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From HQ: Curtsy Values

Greetings from Curtsy HQ! If you’re reading this, you already know what we are, but do you know who we are? We recently took a stab at answering this question. We thought about each Curtsy team member and the characteristics that make each person great. What the discussion sparked is this list of traits (some might even call them quirks) that summarize our values and inform everything from our interview questions to our customer service.

TL;DR: We’re a passionate team of optimists and strategic thinkers, with open minds and hearts, who don’t take ourselves too seriously.

Our Values

  1. Persistence
  2. High-level thinking
  3. Going above and beyond
  4. Optimism
  5. Taking responsibility
  6. Teamwork
  7. Fun

Persistence

  • We bust through walls to achieve our goals (or find a way around the wall, make friends with the wall, or figure out why the wall doesn’t matter).  
  • We solve issues as they arise and course correct when necessary, but we never give up or go home early. 
  • We understand that setbacks are part of the learning process.

High-level thinking

  • We focus on getting it right (strategy) and getting it done (execution). Both are equally important. 
  • We carve out time to research, think, ideate, and get aligned on the strategy before diving in. A few hours of strategic planning can save us weeks of wasted effort. 
  • Along the way, we regularly zoom out to ensure that we’re still headed in the right direction. 

Going above and beyond

  • Going the extra mile for customers is our normal route. We don’t tolerate mediocrity, and continually work to improve our customers’ experience.
  • We’re looking for “wow” reactions; delight is our goal.  We consider a working app, with helpful and responsive customer service, the bare minimum. 
  • We move quickly to squash issues and bugs that come up to minimize customer impact. 

Optimism

  • We’re motivated by hope for a better future and our ability to bring it to life. The world around us was created by normal people just like us.
  • We try to look with clear eyes at the reasons why ideas will work rather than fail, taking care to avoid blind optimism. After information-seeking and discussion, we rely on our intuition to guide us.  
  • We have a can-do attitude. If we don’t know something, we believe in our ability to figure it out.  
  • We’re growth mindset people.    

Taking responsibility

  • We recognize that no person or company is perfect. To err is human, and companies are human endeavors. When we miss the mark, we will take full responsibility without making excuses. 
  • We don’t blame others for our mistakes. 
  • We’re all part owners in Curtsy, so we act according to its best interests. 
  • We do what we say we’re going to do. 

Teamwork

  • We put aside our egos in the service of the greater goal. 
  • We avoid zero-sum thinking, and competitive or political behavior towards others on our team.
  • We’re motivated by helping others and see others’ success as our own success.
  • We’re focused on building strong relationships with others on the team, and tackle conflict head on rather than sweeping it under the rug. 
  • We’re aware of the impact that our actions have on others. 
  • We assume positive intent in others’ actions.  

Fun

  • We spend most of our waking hours at work, so we try to make it fun and laugh a little. 
  • We try not to take ourselves too seriously. 
  • Success is a function of skill, effort, and luck. We bring our best selves to every task, but we don’t stress over what we can’t control.  

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Hot Takes: 🎃Trending Halloween Costumes👻

For some Curtsy Babes, Halloween is our superbowl. While the rest of us need a little help picking out killer costumes that don’t have people asking, “What are you?”. “I’m a mouse, duh” 🐭. Halloween majorly ghosted 👻 us in 2020 thanks to the Covid House of Horrors💀. Make up for last year by going all out for the ultimate 🔥 Hot Girl Halloween 2021🔥 by dressing up in a trending Halloween costume. 

You can look to Curtsy to take the “trick” out of “trick or treat” 🍫 when it comes to costume shopping. We’ve curated an easily shoppable list of Spooky Selections on the app. But first, scroll through some inspo of scary-good trending costumes below. Then, shop til you drop on Curtsy.

Couple Up 👯‍♀️

Duo costumes are always majorly trending Halloween costumes, because two is better than one. Here’s your sign to make your relationship Halloween official by matching with your boo, or double the trouble with your trusted bestie sidekick. 

That’s So ‘70s ✌️✌️

The ‘70s were all about wide legs and cropped tops. Anyone else having déjà vu? Sounds a lot like half of my closet rn. Go oh so retro for Halloween this year with a flashback to the 1970s. 

👧Bad A** Females👧😎

We live for a good cultural reference and every year our binge watching gives us major costume inspo. It’s so much fun transforming the big screen 📺 🎥 into IRL screams for Halloween. Binge on these crowd pleasing costumes – this year’s theme being bada** female characters. 

For vixen vibes go with Margot Robbie in Wolf of Wall Street or Megan Fox à la 🩸Jennifer’s Body🩸. Looking to keep it cute and classy? Try on the classics of Clueless, 13 Going on 30, or kick some butt as any of the Powerpuff Girls👧.

Space Cowgirl 🤠

One of our fave trending Halloween costumes is cowgirl meets rave, aka Space Cowgirl. How to nail the Space Cowgirl look? Make your typical cowgirl costume out of this world 🌎 by adding metallics, sequins and glitter ✨✨. 

Click to see how Carson from Curtsy recreated the look from items found on Curtsy. 

Barbie 💝👛

Life in plastic, it’s fantastic. See if plastics really do have more fun by going full on doll. All you need is a pink bodysuit and heels. Which should pair nicely with your bubbly personality. You’ll get bonus points if you show up with a matching Ken👨‍🦱! 

Check out Spooky Selections, our Curated by Curtsy list of easily shoppable trending Halloween costumes 🛍!


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How to Save the Planet 🌎 (and some $$$) This Fall

ICYMI…It’s 🍂Fall Y’all🍂 and don’t we love it! We fall hard for PSL, Fall scents and gourd-geous fashion at Curtsy. We know you have a long list of 🍁 faves, too. And, just because we want it all for Fall, doesn’t mean we can’t still show our love for the planet 🌎. Scroll along to see how you can live your best life, but make it eco-friendly this szn. 

  1. Thrift Your 🎃 Halloween Fits 🎃 

We love showing off our creative and drop-dead gorgeous style during Halloween. But, let’s creep it real 👻, we wear the costume to a few parties and then next year we want to be something completely different. That makes costumes the perfect thing to thrift. Feeling spooked because you don’t have a costume yet? Shop our Curtsy Curated Halloween list that we’re always adding Spooky Selections to 🎃 👻💀!

  1. ♻️Reduce and Reuse♻️ at Starbies: Show the Planet Some TLC When You PSL ☕️

Fall has you going to Starbucks on the daily. No judgement here, we love Starbies a latte too! What’s even sweeter? Getting buzzed on pumpkin spice and everything nice, but make it sustainable! Cancel single-use cups by popping inside your favorite Starbucks and filling up your best reusable mug with your Fall drink of choice ☕️ (our new favorite: apple crisp macchiato). Plus, you get a tiny discount for being so thoughtful. Win-win!

  1. Get Fresh with Cozy 🍂 Fall Trends 🍂

The Fall forecast is a 100% chance of cozy. And when you snuggle up to Fall trends you give off major Hot Girl Fall vibes by literally saving the heat 🔥. Cozy up your closet with trending cardigans and sweaters on Curtsy. You’ll feel so cool and will stay warmer this szn in your hot looks.

  1. Major Closet Cleanout 🧺

Bring in fresh Fall vibes with a style refresh. Sell last year’s wardrobe on Curtsy and then get some new Fall fits. Have items you can’t sell? We love organizations like The Bra Recyclers and Project Beauty Share where you can donate your pre-loved goods and do a ton of good 💚💚💚!

  1. Tote Up on Your Trader Joe’s Haul 🛒

Ready for another Fall Trader Joe’s haul!? Don’t forget your reusable tote tho! Need a tote refresh? We got you. Stock up on reusable totes on Curtsy.

  1. 🧖‍♀️Spa Smart 🧖‍♀️

Did you know plastic loofahs can be a little sus? They’re known to shed plastic microfibers down the drain. 😫  Plus, they end up wasting away in landfills. Go natural 🌿🌿! It’s better for your skin and the environment. This szn make sure to treat yo self, because you deserve it. But, let’s also treat the planet cause she’s a queen! 


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Top Trends To Fall For 🍁

It seems like just yesterday we were planning our Hot Girl Summer and picking out the wildest bucket hat to go with our sunnies 😎. Don’t worry, you’re still hot as ever, but it’s time to trade in your cropped fits for cozy looks, because Summer is officially coming to an end. 

Don’t be too sad. With Fall comes its own fresh scents, dreamy vacations and fashion goals 🍂. That’s why we’re here to give you ideas on what to list or love on Curtsy to get you ready for the season. These Fall fashion trends are soon to be at the top of countless shopping lists.

1. Oversized Leather Jackets

Leather jackets are a wardrobe staple, but for Fall the motto is definitely the bigger, the better. We can’t get enough of the many shapes and styles to fit any mood. Maybe go for the trench for a little mystery or the bomber style for a little classic-cool? You get bonus points if your jacket makes you feel like a rebel who can conquer it all, even though we know you have a heart of gold 💛. 

2. Baguette Bags

If we learned anything from pandemic life, it’s that we don’t need much to get by. Grab your essentials, pack your baguette bag, throw it over your shoulder and go. A baguette is small, but the statement it makes is huge. Especially if it’s in luxe fabrics like suede or leather and creative shapes like the half moon or ruching.

3. Red

This trend will have everyone stopping in their tracks to obsess over your style. Red doesn’t just stand for love, it’s also for the passionate and bold. The color is a statement choice on its own, and when paired with eye-catching styles can bring an edge to any fit. Red is just the beginning of the major color story for Fall that is saturated hues like siren red and emerald green.

4. Cargo Pants

Utility is the name of the game. We owe cargo pants to the Y2K trend that we’re all still coveting. Complete the look with a fitted and flirty top to balance the loose silhouette of the pants.

5. Long Sleeve Sets

We saw sets crop up in summer and we get the feeling that they are here to stay. To get set for Fall, take your pick from long sleeve sets that can handle the cooler temps. Top your look with a fitted blazer or cardigan and finish off with coordinating pants or midi skirt.

Ready to trend? 💃🏻 List your Fall items on Curtsy now.


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