Shopping >Red Light Clothing Exchange
Not exactly a Thrift Shop like the ones starring in Macklemore's hit video. If you want that, head next door to Goodwill. This is a well-organized selected of vintage gems, a big draw for students from the nearby University of Washington.
Two huge floors of campy, used and new vintage clothing create unlimited possibilities for outrageousness..
This sprawling addition to the Broadway fashion scene buys and sells cheap. The beneficiaries of this low-end practice are clientele who don't want to dump a ton of cash on a one-night getup. Red Light's sections are tidily and logically organized and easy to navigate--women's dresses are sorted chronologically or by genre ("1930s" or "Hawaiian"). Wearable wall displays include a revered sweatshirt from the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. To date, no one has offered the right price for the relic.
Red Light's selection spans many decades. From 1920s Bakelite jewelry to 1980s soccer shirts, true vintage sticklers and cheap-deal hunters alike will find something. Retro is reasonable here, whether it's a pair of blue and gold '70s roller skates, black platform stilettos or men's guayaberas.
Photo by Chris Daniel
Fun place. I haven't gotten a lot of things from here..I agree with the previous reviewer, the prices are kind of high...but it's a great place to get costumes or just browse and have fun putting on hats and weird looking vintage clothes.
Good finds, not so good prices.. This place's trendy reputation has definitely inflated the prices over the past decade, and as hipsters become prepsters with an edge, the prices aren't likely to go down. The merchandise is some of the best around, and if you hunt, the deals are still there.
One of the best..... The Red Light has been a standard for getting your cool duds. Its been around for a long time (at least the UDistrict store has) and is one of the best places to find the funky cool clothing. The customer service ain't so good, lots of poser youngsters working there, offering you pennies for your good clothes when you want to sell, but overall its one of the better stores in Seattle.
i LOVE this store!. There is a lot of great stuff in this store... :o)
Biggest and Best. By far the biggest vintage store in town. Which means you have a better chance of finding something that fits. Great new stuff as well. I found a great pair of red lines in my size, staff was helpful and unpretentious. Also have a great selection of Records. Bought a T-Rex Lp , and a hard to find Sonics Lp. Highly recommended store.
Very Nice. An all around great store. Employees are friendly, but not excessively so. It has a good mix of new and used clothes, sorted by color, which is nice. Prices are good, and the quality of their used clothes is very good (compared with value village and the rest). All very stylish clothes. They also sell wigs, boas, and other accessories.
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