The Red Light Clothing Exchange

About Us

 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! 

Selling Clothes

 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.) 

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The Red Light Clothing Exchange

(503) 963-8888


Monday         11am-8pm

Tuesday        11am-8pm

Wednesday   11am-8pm

Thursday       11am-8pm

Friday            11am-9pm

Saturday        11am-9pm

Sunday          12pm-7pm