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"!
Do you do consignment?
No consignment. We pay in cash or trade on the spot for any items accepted (WARNING: We are very selective with what we offer for sale in our stores!).
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?
Rethreads State St., Madison (608) 257-1018 The buy counter is open 11:30am - 5:30pm Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Rethreads Odana Rd., Madison (608) 203-8123 The buy counter is open 11:30am - 5:30pm Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
How long does selling take?
It depends on how busy the buy counter is. Wait times range from 15 minutes to one hour. We ask sellers to limit the number of items they bring to no more than 15 items per visit.
What type of items are you looking for?
Do you donate items you pass on?
We are NOT a donation drop-off point. Only select items are accepted for donations based on the needs of the service organizations we support.
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?
In general: Formal wear, suits / business-wear, swimsuits, underwear, socks, dirty or damaged items. Please, no clothes in plastic bags, on hangars, or in luggage.
Are you on Facebook?
Yes! And Instagram too? Please follow us and stay posted on flash sales and new arrivals!
Is Rethreads a local business?
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 $45. Plus, we’re offering cash for clothes, which is another great stimulus to your personal closet economy.