Madison, Wisconsin's only sustainable clothing exchange boutique! Our mission:
UpShift is dedicated to providing an exciting experience to refresh, recycle, and renew your wardrobe. The relaxing ambiance provides a festive venue to “borrow from your best friend’s closet” with the benefit of a constantly changing wardrobe while maintaining an eco-conscious lifestyle!
We are open 5-9pm every Thurday. Look for the lit up sidewalk sign, and use the side door for access to the clothing exchange space. Also note that we ask for a $20 donation at the door to cover the cost of hosting the event each week to ensure a full inventory. Read below for more information.
Clean out your closet and bring up to 3 bags of gently used, high quality clothing, pay the $20 cover charge, and you are welcome to take as many items as you bring in for an even exchange; bring a bag, take a bag.
The cover charge is a flat fee paid before swapping your garments that covers the cost for an even exchange of all garments. No need to pull out your wallet after you pay the cover charge! Take your new duds and run!
It's so simple:
Arrive between 5 and 9pm
Pay $20 donation
Drop off gently used garments
Receive a shopping bag (or two, depending on how many items you bring)
An even exchange is exactly what it sounds like. If you bring a bag of gently used items, you leave with a bag of new duds! If you bring one garment or accessory, you leave with one garment or accessory. It's that simple! The space is replenished each week with a fresh assortment to choose from. Each time you visit it's guaranteed there are new items to choose from!
Even exchange does not mean you must exchange a shirt for a shirt or a necklace for a necklace. This is an opportunity to update your wardrobe as you see fit. If you bring in a bag of garments but choose to fill your bag with a pair of shoes, two necklaces, and a pair of pants that is considered an even exchange! A bag for a bag. We want this to be a fun experience for all guests and allowing you to create a new wardrobe is part of the fun!
This is truly a unique opportunity for a one-of-a-kind bridal party or birthday event! We host private parties in our clothing boutique for an affordable flat rate. The boutique is sustainable with a very posh, urban ambiance. The venue is intimate and can accommodate up to 16 women. An added bonus is that we allow outside food and drink, which saves the host catering fees. Our boutique is an exclusive space that allows women to exchange trendy, high quality clothing to update their wardrobes; think of this as an opportunity to shop with a cocktail in your hand all while celebrating the Guest of Honor!
Email now to get on the calendar for fall: firstname.lastname@example.org or friend us on Facebook and send a message to discuss available dates.
We will also have an initial meeting with the host to discuss the event and to ensure we do our absolute best to accommodate the guests.
Flat fee of $250/ night
Includes: Venue and unlimited clothing exchange
Up to 4 hours of access to the boutique - we can extend the time for a higher rate
Each participant is encouraged to bring items to exchange and will receive a reusable bag to fill with new items from the boutique.Guests can choose not to participate in the shopping experience but are strongly recommended to consider participating as we have found that this is what makes the evening a blast! Details can be discussed upon initial meeting.