ReThreads Clothing - Recycled fashion boutique

What types of clothes do you sell?
We sell modern clothing as well as vintage clothing from the 30s Ė 70s. You can also find accessories including shoes, belts, hats, jewelry, and more.

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 stuff.

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 until one to two hours before closing. 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?
What we are looking for is always changing, but right now we are stocking up on coats, boots, sweaters, holiday items and winter accessories. Feel free to call the store and ask about what we need!
Generally speaking:
For modern items we buy according to current season, the itemís condition, whatís fashionable, and whatís in demand.
For vintage, we ask that your items are in great condition and freshly washed (especially if these items have been in storage for long periods of time!).

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 ReThreads please contact the desired location about their donation policy.

Anything you donít take?
Formal wear (except some vintage), athletic wear, suiting / business-wear, swimsuits, underwear, socks, dirty, or damaged items, housewares.

Are you on Facebook?
Yes. Become a fan of our Facebook page. Itís the cool thing to do.

Is ReThreads a local business?
Yes. Our stores are locally owned by the Isaacson family. Shop local!

You talk about green business on your site. What makes ReThreads green?
Well, the biggest green initiative is recycled clothing. According to the EPA, 11.9 million tons of textiles were sent to landfills in 2007. Thatís a lot of threads. Promoting an active exchange of recycled textiles is green. Weíre 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 concept. Buy | Sell | Trade. If youíre feeling a budget squeeze, thereís 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, weíre offering cash for clothes, which is another great stimulus to your personal closet economy.


Monday- CLOSED
Tuesday 11-6
Wednesday - 11-6
Thursday- 11-6
Friday- 11-6
Saturday- 11-6
Sunday 12-5


Milwaukee Shorewood
1920 E.Capitol Drive
(Just East of Oakland & Capitol)

410 State St.
Madison, WI 53703

Madison West
6664 Odana Road
(Market Square Center)
Madison, WI 53719