The Story

Scout: Dry Goods and Trade, one of Omaha and Denver's best clothing stores, is named after the young girl in Harper Lee's book, "To Kill A Mockingbird".

We opened our warm and cozy shop on an icy-cold January day in 2008 in Omaha, Nebraska. Since then we have become Omaha and Denver's favorite place to buy and sell clothes!

We have perfected the art of buy, sell and trade and have won Best of Omaha Contest, Best Clothing Consignment Shop, every year since 2012!

Scout buys modern and vintage, men's and women's clothes and accessories straight from you, our fashionable customers. We are where to sell used clothing in Omaha, Nebraska and Denver, Colorado! 

We are similar to consignment except we are technically 're-sale' so that just means that we buy items outright from customers. Customers get store credit or cash before they leave without the hassle of having to wait for the items to sell. (If you're looking for consignment stores in Omaha, Nebraska or in Denver, Colorado you'll love Scout!)

Scout is committed to helping out the environment by reusing and reducing materials whenever possible. Many items in the shop are repurposed.

Here are some of those repurposed items in our Omaha location: the shoe area seating, those are old cow-feed buckets. The interior of the shop was painted with mis-tint paint that was previously headed straight for the landfill. The floors and main counter were created with scrap lumber.

In our Denver location our floors are made out of discarded bowling alley wood, our dressing rooms were formed into small changing areas out of abandoned plane wings (!) and we use things like vintage suitcases and an old motorbike for our displays (among other things!)

To this end Scout is also a B.Y.O.B. store, as in Bring Your Own Bag store, we do have paper bags if you forget a bag of your own or don't know that we are such tree huggers.

We also ask customers if they need a receipt before automatically printing one out. (The little things add up, you know?)

We love fashion, art and design and have a keen eye fixed on style and quality.

All items are pre-screened for quality and awesomeness so you won't waste your time sifting through items that are sub-par.

At Scout, you'll find a large, constantly rotating stock of great, unique and affordable clothes and accessories for adult humans.

Our Achievements Over the Years:

As a small, woman-owned business, we take great pride in providing jobs for our community, employing hundreds of amazing people since we first opened our doors in 2008.  

It's because of our customers, supporters, and staff that we've had the success we've had over the years. From 2010 to the present, we've been voted 1st Place "Best Clothing Consignment Shop" in Omaha Magazine's Best of Omaha rankings. In 2020 we were named the "Best Women's Clothing Store" by The Reader. 2012 was the year we were honored to earn the title Champion of Small Business/Nebraska Small Business of the Year. In 2012 we were awarded "40 Under 40" by the Midlands Business Journal. KETV's named Scout Dry Goods & Trade the A-List Winner for Best Resale/Vintage Shop Omaha in 2011. And, we were "Best of the Big O" Readers Choice "Best Consignment Shop" by The Reader in 2009. 

We've created the positive impact on the Earth that we set out to accomplish at the start of Scout Dry Goods & Trade. We've saved (and continue to save!) billions of items from the landfills by giving them another life with new owners. And, we support charities by donating countless van-fulls of clothing, shoes, hats, and bags to those most in need. In Omaha, we provide items to St.Vincent DePaul and Youth Org, Stout Street in Denver.

Sell your clothes to us!  CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR APPOINTMENT  for Omaha. If no days/times are showing as available it means all times all booked. Additional days/times will be added weekly.


We'd love to see you! 

Yours in sustainable living, 

xo, The Scout Team

Above photograph: Owner, Kelly Valentine on opening day Jan. 3, 2008