Your guide to shopping sustainably. Greenwashing, or deceiving eco-friendly advertising, can mislead consumers when searching for sustainable stores. That is why we did the research for you. Below is a list of both local and nationwide secondhand clothing shops. Here you can find brands that save natural resources by reducing water usage, emissions, and waste during production.
Located in Boulder, CO, Apocalypse is a secondhand store that buys, sells, and trades clothing. They are selective about the clothes they put in store, so this is a place for those who are willing to spend a little extra for attire that is both stylish and of a higher quality.
Located in both Denver and Boulder, CO, Common Threads is a boutique consignment store. They offer designer brands such as Gucci and Prada and popular basics like Nordstrom and Zara for reasonable prices. Common Threads also offers a Creative Lab where you can learn how to repurpose old clothing or design clothes from scratch. Unsold clothing is donated to women clothes closets at neighboring schools and churches.
Plato’s Closet is another thrift store that offers clothing for up to 70% less than their original price. They have shops located all across the nation and the apparel appeals to people in their teens and twenties. Like Apocalypse, Plato’s Closet is selective in the clothing they buy and sell. They feature popular brands such as Patagonia, Lululemon, Nike, Urban Outfitters, and more.
Clotheshorse is a consignment boutique located in Denver, CO. They are very selective of the clothing they put in store and primarily feature women’s clothing. They feature both high-end and affordable brands.
Ten Penny Store
Located in Denver, CO, the Ten Penny Store is a family-owned vintage boutique. They feature clothing from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s in particular.
Second Love is a resale boutique located in Denver, CO. They will buy your lightly-wrn clothes and sell high quality attire.
Scout is located in Denver, CO. They target vintage, trendy, and statement clothing pieces. You can make a reservation to either trade clothing with the store owner or with other clothing traders.
Founded in Boulder, CO, Rags is a consignment store with locations in both Boulder and Denver. You can also shop online or in store to find affordable clothing for any occasion. Rags specializes in women’s clothing and designer brands. They donate to consigned clothing to several organizations in the Denver/Boulder area.
ARC Thrift Store
ARC Thrift Stores can be found all across Colorado. They take clothing by donation and are a great resource when shopping for cheap clothing. ARC is one of the largest Colorado employers of people with a variety of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Located in Boulder, CO, Heady Bauer features vibrant second-hand outdoor attire and equipment.
FERAL features the largest collection of second-hand outdoor gear and clothing in the Denver area. They also offer an equipment repair service for tents, shelters, sleeping bags, backpacks, clothing, and other custom requests.
Located in Denver, Outdoors Geek offers rental gear for the great outdoors, secondhand mountaineering clothing, and an array of other equipment and accessories.
Wilderness Exchange in Denver offers quality secondhand men and women’s clothing, accessories, footwear, camping/hiking/climbing/snow/biking equipment, sunglasses, and a variety of samples.
Ragstock offers trendy and vintage recycled clothing both online and in stores. Founded in 1954, they are one of the longest-standing thrift stores in the US. You can find affordable clothing for any occasion at these stores located across the country.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army thrift stores directly fund life-changing programs such as rehabilitation, counseling, life-skills, and basic needs. You can donate your gently used clothing to any location, and you can also find great apparel for purchase.
Goodwill stores are located across the nation. The company helps to find people jobs in their local community who have less opportunities than their peers by helping them build skills and a work ethic. You can donate and buy affordable clothing all while supporting a good cause.
The Goodwill Bins are affiliated with Goodwill. Rather than purchasing individual thrifted items, you purchase clothing by the pound.