A fashion boutique offering discounted items from high-end retailers and designers is opening its doors in Old Sacramento this weekend.
Clothing companies will often look to offload brand new retail items found to have minor faults such as missing buttons or other imperfections; what are known as factory seconds that can then be sold at a reduced rate rather than being discarded. Shop owner Maggie Baker is planning to capitalize on that corner of the market with the opening of Threadeco.
“We stock premium designer and factory seconds, which are all brand new items straight from either the store or the factory that had minor imperfections that we fix,” Baker said. “Sometimes that could be a missing button, a strap is loose or other simple fixes. We have a seamstress that works for us that inspects all the clothes and makes them good as new when we get them. We can sell them at about 50% off retail, on average.”
The approximately 775-square-foot retail shop will be located at 1119 Second Street. Baker said the shop will sell both men’s and women’s clothing and accessories. Brands they will carry include Free People, Lucky Brand, Levi’s, Hudson Jeans and Madewell, among others.
Baker recently moved back to the area after living and working in Los Angeles in the entertainment industry for 20 years. While living in Southern California, she also launched a bag line in 2007 called Magali Designs, and in her search for materials was introduced to the factory seconds market. About a year ago she started Threadeco as a clothing subscription-box model. Customers fill out a survey before a box of clothing is mailed to them, which they can pick out items to keep or send back to the company. Baker said that side of the business will continue along with the new retail store.
Threadeco will begin operating Saturday. Its hours of operation will be Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with Mondays closed.
The Old Sacramento Waterfront historic district includes a mix of shops, hotels, entertainment venues and restaurants. The retail shop is located in an area that includes O’Mally’s Irish Pub and The Firehouse restaurant.