Shop Cville: ReThreads

Posted on May 7, 2013 by


rethreads signTucked a few doors down from Circa on Allied sits one of Cville’s newest consignment stores – ReThreads. Joining the ranks of other second-hand shops in town – Darling, Trade, Glad Rags, and Natalie Dressed, to name a few – ReThreads is filled with great vintage and contemporary finds. Owner Melissa Meece  is proud of the over 100 consigners at ReThreads, filling the store with apparel for women and men, young and old.

ReThreads is also a fellow lover of business collaboration, and is kicking off fundraisers for the community with tomorrow’s May 8th event. In partnership with Woodard Properties, ReThreads is accepting donated items specifically to benefit Better World Betty from 10am to 2pm. Find out more!

Also, throughout the month of May, ReThreads is celebrating National Bike Month by giving cyclists 10% off! To qualify, simply ride your bike to the store, and show your helmet at checkout. Watch out for the construction and traffic on McIntire!

Check out the Facebook page regularly for special deals and the latest on consignment availability.

A Q&A with Owner Melissa Meece

What inspired you to open ReThreads?

I have always had a passion for reuse, and an entrepreneurial spirit. In fact, one of my previous freelance gigs was helping people de-clutter and finding ways to sell/donate usable stuff taking up space in their homes. As a consignment shop, ReThreads is another opportunity to help people in that way. Once I put the idea out there this past fall for a consignment shop with women’s clothing and some housewares, the idea quickly expanded. For instance, my boyfriend, Mark, often has a hard time finding good quality used men’s clothing, so we knew we had to include a decent men’s section. I also heard from others that C’ville could use a children’s consignment shop, so I decided to devote space for kids’ clothes, books, and toys. Once the idea of opening an eclectic secondhand shop took hold, I haven’t looked back!

How have you seen the Allied St. and McIntire Plaza business family welcome ReThreads? What makes this area special for local businesses?

McIntire Plaza is the perfect place for ReThreads. It’s a funky eclectic community of passionate and creative business owners. Everyone I’ve met has been extremely supportive and welcoming. Many of us have been cross-promoting each other through social media not only because it makes good business sense, but because we are genuinely excited about what the other businesses are doing! We’ve also got some ideas percolating for upcoming events – I love the energy in this community!

Explain how the consignment process works at ReThreads. What brands are accepted? What are the requirements?

We try to make consigning very easy: We accept consignments any day we’re open (six days a week; closed on Wed), and there is no fee or appointment needed. We consider all brands, styles, and sizes (from newborn to plus sized adult) of seasonal clothing – right now we’re looking for spring- and summer-wear. We also accept jewelry, shoes, accessories, children’s books and toys, and some housewares. While there is no limit to the number of items you can bring in, we recommend no more than three shopping bags at a time because we simply can’t fit a huge volume of consignment all at once. Once your item sells, you get 50% back as store credit – which never expires – or 25% back as cash (in the form of a monthly check). Our website has the full consignment contract and additional details.

Describe ReThreads in 10 words or less (be creative!).

New-to-you clothing & one-of-a-kind treasures.

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