What types of clothes do you sell?
We sell modern, trendy and fun!! clothing from top name designers and labels. You can also find accessories including shoes, belts, hats, jewelry, and more. We are not a thrift shop, we only sell top name and hot fashion labels in good condition; some "new with tag"!
How long have you been around?
Our first store opened in March of 2009 in the Riverwest area of Milwaukee and we've been growing ever since!
Do you do consignment?
No consignment. We pay you in cash or trade as soon as one of our friendly buyers goes through your items.
Do I have to make an appointment?
No appointment is necessary. We will assist those who come to our buy counter on a first come, first serve basis. Wait times may vary.
What hours are you buying?
The buy counter is open from 11-3 Monday - Saturday, and 12-2 on Sundays (Madison); 11-3 Friday & Saturday (Shorewood). Check with your nearest store, as buy times may vary depending on the season.
How long does selling take?
It depends on how busy the buy counter is as well as how large your buy is. Wait times may be between 15 minutes and four hours.
What type of items are you looking for?
We buy according to current season, the item’s condition, what’s fashionable, and what’s in demand.
Can you donate my items you pass on?
We are NOT a donation drop-off point. Only select locations are accepting donations at this time. If you are interested in donating your items to Re-threads please contact the desired location about their donation policy.
Anything you don’t take?
Formal wear, suits / business-wear, swimsuits, underwear, socks, dirty or damaged items, housewares.
Are you on Facebook?
Yes. Become a fan of our Facebook page. It’s the cool thing to do.
Is Rethreads a local business?
Yes. Our stores are locally owned. Shop local!
You talk about green business on your site. What makes Rethreads green?
The biggest green initiative is recycled clothing. According to the EPA, 11.9 million tons of textiles were sent to landfills in 2007. That’s a lot of threads. Promoting an active exchange of recycled textiles is green. We’re also trying to be as conscientious and responsible with the materials we use and the new merchandise we buy.
Are you crazy for starting a business in the United States in 2009 with the economy as it is?
Well, yes, maybe, but we really believe in the buy / sell / trade concept. If you’re feeling a budget squeeze, there’s no better way to stretch your fashion dollar than shop used. What sounds better? A $135 pair of new jeans or the same jeans, worn a few times, for only $35. Plus, we’re offering cash for clothes, which is another great stimulus to your personal closet economy.