It takes approximately 1-2 business days to process your order. Once shipped, you should receive it in 3-8 business days.

Note: Shipping for Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO/DPO, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and Guam may take up to 6 weeks in some cases.

We currently only ship to the United States.

All orders are subject to a $5.99 fee per shipment from each shipping location. You can see where your item is being shipped from in the “Shipping Location” section of the item details page.

Unfortunately, expedited shipping is not available at this time.

Once your order has been shipped, you will receive an email with tracking information. If you have additional questions, reach out to madewellforever@thredup.com for support.

If the estimated delivery time frame for your package has passed, please contact madewellforever@thredup.com with your order number, and we’ll be happy to track your package.

Sometimes, orders are prematurely scanned as delivered and may still be held at the post office for pickup. We ask that you please take the following steps before we investigate further:
• Check with your neighbors, roommates, property manager, or front office
• Search around your porch or property in case the package was placed in a secure and hidden location
• Confirm with your delivery provider to see if the package was held
If you don't receive your order within 14 days, please reach out to madewellforever@thredup.com.

Our Customer Service team would be happy to assist you. Please email madewellforever@thredup.com with your Order Number, and we will take it from there!

Please reach out to madewellforever@thredup.com with your order number to request a cancellation. If a cancellation is not possible due to immediate processing, take advantage of our easy returns process.

Please reach out to madewellforever@thredup.com to see if an update to your shipping address is possible — make sure to include your order number and new address. Once an order has been processed, the shipping address cannot be changed. In these cases, we recommend establishing a mail forwarding address.

Once an order has been placed, we cannot change the chosen payment method. If your order hasn’t been processed yet, thredUP Customer Service may be able to cancel your order. Please reach out to madewellforever@thredup.com with your order number.


If you decide an item isn't the right fit for you, visit our Returns page to process your request. Returns must be sent back within 14 days of delivery. The 14-day timeframe starts when an item is delivered, not the order as a whole. If your order is arriving in multiple shipments, you may have different return windows. Multiple items may be sent in one package, as long as the return slips are included.

Refund Requirements:
• Items MUST be returned in the condition that you received them (i.e., items that are New with Tags must have original tags attached, clothing must not be worn or washed, etc.).
• Original shipping charge for returned items will not be refunded.
• Final-item sales may not be returned.

Your refund will be issued to your original form of payment. Note that a shipping return fee of $5.99 will be deducted from your refund.

We only accept online returns for Madewell Forever items at this time. Please visit our Returns page to process your return.

Once processed, it may take your bank up to 7 business days to credit the refund to your account.

Trade In

Madewell is partnering with thredUP to let customers earn shopping credit for their gently used clothes.

• Pick up a physical Clean Out Kit in stores or visit our Trade In page to print out a digital label for use on an applicable box or envelope.
• Have a Clean Out Kit from a store? To activate your kit before mailing, please click on "Activate a Kit" here and provide your email address to receive a Madewell e-Gift Card as quickly as possible.

Our Clean Out services are currently only available to customers within the 48 contiguous US states. We hope to expand to other states and countries in the future!

Please email us at madewellforever@thredup.com with your bag number or kit tracking number and we’ll activate the kit for you.

Drop your package off at any USPS or FedEx location. Madewell stores are not accepting packages and all packages must be dropped off at any USPS or FedEx location.

Currently, we only accept preloved jeans at Madewell stores (any brand, any fit). Our friends from thredUP and Cotton’s Blue Jeans Go Green™ program will responsibly reuse or recycle them and, for each pair you bring, Madewell will give you $20 off a brand-new pair (sorry, this discount does not apply to Madewell Forever items). Find a store near you.

You can send in gently used women’s and kids’ clothing, handbags, shoes, and accessories from any brand.

All items should:
• Be clean.
• Have limited signs of wear, including pilling, fading and shrinkage.
• Have no damage, such as missing parts, rips, stains or odors.
•Have no alterations, including cut off labels or missing size information.

Please note: Only 50% of the items in the average Clean Out Kit meet thredUP’s quality standards.

Together with their partners, thredUP is committed to returning as many items as possible back into the circular economy and keeping them out of landfills. Pieces that are in good shape, but don’t meet thredUP’s quality standards, are evaluated for inclusion in thredUP’s Rescue program. Items that don’t qualify for listing or Rescue Boxes are reused or responsibly recycled by thredUP’s vetted network of textile recycling and reuse partners.

Cleaning out your closet and reselling unwanted items keeps clothing in use and out of landfill. Shopping secondhand conserves resources by avoiding new clothing production, reducing carbon emissions, and energy and water consumption.

Buying (and wearing!) secondhand clothing instead of new reduces carbon emissions by an average of 25% (Green Story Inc.). thredUP’s Resale-as-a-Service (RaaS) platform is enabling resale at scale for some of the world’s largest retailers and brands.

By working together, thredUP and our partner brands can reach more consumers and recirculate more clothing to make an even greater positive impact on the planet.

Yes, we will email updates every step of the way. You will get notifications when we receive your bag, when your items are processed, and when you receive your Madewell e-Gift Card.

Once you’ve dropped off your kit to USPS or FedEx, delivery to thredUP can take up to three weeks. After it is received, it will take up to four weeks to process.

There's no charge for physical Clean Out Kits or digital labels and both are free to return.

For non-denim items: You will receive a notification from thredUP when your items are processed. Within 7-14 days, you will receive an email from Madewell explaining how to access the credits in your account. Madewell credit is store credit and can be used to purchase any items in store or online at Madewell.com or via the Madewell app. There is no time period in which you have to spend your Madewell credit as they have no expiration date. 

For jeans: Madewell will give you $20 off a new pair of Madewell jeans for each pair you trade in. Note the $20 savings does not apply to Madewell Forever items.*

You can earn 4%- 56% of the estimated resale value of the accepted items per kit. Higher-end brands get you a higher percentage of the payout. Some value brands are ineligible for a payout, but you can still send them in. See a list of ineligible brands here.

Each item has a 14-day return window. If your item is returned, it will be relisted and continue its consignment window. You will be paid out after the item sells if it is not returned for the second time.

If you would like any of your items returned to you, please contact madewellforever@thredup.com and we can start the reclaim process. There is a small shipping fee for reclaimed items. Here’s how to get the most of your next Clean Out experience: Send in popular brands our thrifters know and love. Ensure items are in excellent condition. Only send clean and freshly laundered items. Don’t send items from our banned categories list.


All Madewell Forever items are processed and inspected according to strict quality standards to ensure they are “re-sellable,” meaning no signs of wear (pilling, shrinkage, fading), no damage (missing parts, rips, stains, odors), and no alterations.

Our inventory is constantly changing because we receive items from our customers’ closets. We list new items every hour, so check the site often to find your perfect match!


Purchases on Madewell Forever do not count towards your loyalty points.

No, Madewell gift cards and discount codes are not valid on Madewell Forever purchases.

Unfortunately Madewell Forever gift cards are not available at this time.

Madewell Forever is not available in stores at this time.


Reach out to us at madewellforever@thredup.com. Please note that all Madewell Forever customer service questions will be handled via this email. For any Madewell-related customer service questions, please visit madewell.com

thredUP is transforming resale with technology and a mission to inspire a new generation of consumers to think secondhand first. By making it easy to buy and sell secondhand, thredUP has become one of the world’s largest resale platforms for women’s and kids’ apparel, shoes, and accessories.

*$20 discount valid on purchase of full-price Madewell branded jeans made in Madewell stores or at madewell.com when you contribute one pair of jeans to Madewell's denim upcycling program. Not valid on phone orders. Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other offer. Discount not valid on Madewell Forever styles or third-party branded merchandise. All denim collected at stores will be recycled through Cotton's Blue Jeans Go Green™ program or resold through Madewell Forever or thredUP.com. Terms are subject to change. Blue Jeans Go Green™ is a trademark of Cotton Incorporated.