Macy's will now give you store credit for used clothes

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Macy's is giving away gift cards in exchange for used clothes.

The company has partnered with ThredUp, the retailer announced in a release a few weeks ago. Susan Reda, the editor National Retail Federation's publishing division, recently shared the news on Twitter, too.

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The program is called "Clean out Your Closet." Consumers order what's called a "Clean Out Kit" online (by clicking here), and they can put high quality used apparel in bags. They then ship out the bags via USPS, FedEx, or by leaving the kit on their doorsteps.

Consumers are only allowed to turn in name brand women's and kids' clothes and handbags that are in excellent condition. The items have to be less than five years old, according to the release.

ThredUp has a full list of accepted categories on its website and maintains an up-to-date list of which brands it accepts.

ThredUp reviews the apparel. Consumers then get gift cards depending on a value that ThredUp determines.

Target also partnered with ThredUp for a similar program.

ThredUp is hugely successful as it stands, and it proves that used clothing might be the hottest up-and-coming trend in retail. This past fall, Bloomberg reported that the company had raised a total of over $131 million.

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SAN FRANCISCO - MARCH 18: Statues of ancient Chinese warriors are seen in a floral display at Macy's March 18, 2005 in San Francisco, California. Macy?s Union Square store is featuring its 59th Annual Flower Show, ?Gardens of the Dragon? from March 18 though April 2, with displays of different gardens, architecture, and history of the Chinese culture. 100 life-sized replicas of Chinese warriors will be on display amongst a forest-like setting, which includes the deep green and purple colors of grasses, gingko, bonsai, juniper and flax. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO - MARCH 18: A floral display next to a pagoda is seen inside Macy's March 18, 2005 in San Francisco, California. Macy?s Union Square store is featuring its 59th Annual Flower Show, ?Gardens of the Dragon? from March 18 though April 2, with displays of different gardens, architecture, and history of the Chinese culture. 100 life-sized replicas of Chinese warriors will be on display amongst a forest-like setting, which includes the deep green and purple colors of grasses, gingko, bonsai, juniper and flax. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 1: Calvin the pig poses for photos against haystacks at the 33rd annual Macy's Flower Show on April 1, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 1: Kosher the pig poses for photos at the 33rd annual Macy's Flower Show on April 1, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 1: 1: A dog in costume poses for photos at the 33rd annual Macy's Flower Show on April 1, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 1: A general view inside Macy's at the 33rd annual Macy's Flower Show on April 1, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MARCH 28: A floral display created by Jeff Leathem is featured at the 36th Annual Macy's Flower Show>> at Macy's Herald Square on March 28, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MARCH 28: Macy's ground floor is adorned with flowers during the 36th Annual Macy's Flower Show at Macy's Herald Square on March 28, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27: A general view of atmosphere at the 37th Annual Macy's Flower Show at Macy's Herald Square on March 27, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27: A general view of atmosphere at the 37th Annual Macy's Flower Show at Macy's Herald Square on March 27, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27: A general view of atmosphere at the 37th Annual Macy's Flower Show at Macy's Herald Square on March 27, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25: Flowers inside the 38th annual Flower Show opening day at Macy's Herald Square on March 25, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: (L-R) Vice President at Macy's Parade Studio John Piper, Mike Gansmoe and Susan Tercero attend the 40th Annual Macy's Flower Show at Macy's Herald Square on March 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: People visit the 40th Annual Macys Flower Show at Macy's Department Store in Herald Square, New York City on March 23, 2014. The flower show starts with the theme The Secret Garden including more than 30,000 individual plants. (Photo by Bilgin Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: People visit the 40th Annual Macys Flower Show at Macy's Department Store in Herald Square, New York City on March 23, 2014. The flower show starts with the theme The Secret Garden including more than 30,000 individual plants. (Photo by Bilgin Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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