The Branded Way - What We Do
Branded has a unique business model. We are one of the only self-supplied vintage clothing stores, with inventory coming from our very own textile recycling facility, located outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Our Method - How We Do It
Thanks to our dedicated warehouse team of three, anywhere from 60-100,000 pounds of clothing are processed by hand each month. Each vintage item is pulled then sorted, laundered, and added to brandedinbutler.com before making its way to one of our two storefronts.
Non-vintage clothing is also sorted. Businesswear is donated to nonprofits that provide affordable interview and office clothing to people in the local community, some of the modern brands are sold in bulk through our Wholesale Thrift page on Whatnot, and the remainder of the clothing is exported overseas and becomes part of the secondary clothing market in East Africa.
Our Mission - Why We Do It
“Turning clothing waste into sustainable fashion”
Every year, over 11.3 million tons of clothing waste is added to American landfills (United States Environmental Protection Agency, 2020, p. 4). Branded is on track to divert over 1 million pounds of textiles from landfills in 2023 alone, and we are striving to increase our annual total in the years to come!
Buy / Trade FAQ
Are we buying shoes right now?
No, we are only doing TRADE for store credit
Do we buy used shoes?
We only TRADE used shoes for store credit
Does the store credit ever expire?
No! Store credit never goes bad. You can spend store credit on shoes, vintage clothing, or vintage merch at both of our locations as well as through our website.
What types of shoes do we want?
Jordans, Dunks, Yeezys, New Balance
We are NOT interested in designer or hype brands
How do I show you my shoes?
Dm our instagram with pictures and let us know:
New or used?
Where did you get them?
How much are you looking to get?
We’ll get back to you with a quote that is valid for 2 days
Do we buy clothing?
We only do trade for vintage clothing (20 years or older)