Open in Portland since 1999, Red Light Clothing Exchange is the City of Roses’ one-of-a-kind, homegrown, buy-sell-trade, men’s and women’s fashion emporium. Since the beginning, Red Light has been buying, selling and trading clothes with people from all walks of life. Our extensive inventory changes daily, but it always includes a vast selection of choice vintage pieces alongside brand-name modern garments.
We don’t cater to one particular fashion style, instead focusing on providing unique, quality, stylish clothing at truly affordable prices. Whether you’re in the market for classic basics, one-of-a-kind statement pieces or just costume frocks, we’ve got you covered. That’s why on any given day shopping at Red Light you can rub elbows with local trend-setters, touring rock stars, eco-conscience thrifters, Japanese tourists and Portland bargain-hunters.
Our one-of-a-kind inventory and decor has gotten us a lot of attention, from local awards to international reviews. Along with “Best of” recognition from Portland media such as Portland Mercury, Willamette Week and Citysearch, The Red Light has been spotlighted by Lucky, GQ, Elle, NPR and even London’s The Guardian and Japan’s Lightning. Still, nothing means more to us than the personal kudos from everyday customers. “You’ve got great stuff!” is magic to our ears and we’re constantly working hard to keep you happy!
As a buy-sell-trade clothing store, The Red Light purchases its inventory directly from the public, seven days a week. Anyone over 16 with a valid, government-issued ID can bring clothes to sell or trade during store hours. Our buyers will go through your goodies on the spot and offer you 35% of our retail price in cash or 55% in store credit (trade) - it's that easy! (Though we don't have strict rules about what we will or will not buy, it's a good rule of thumb to make sure that whatever you bring in, men's or women's, contemporary or vintage, is clean and in good repair, i.e. no holes, no missing buttons, etc.)