"REI Re/Supply rendering of new location opening August 2023."; Credit: REI Co-op
REI will open a Re/Supply store in Clackamas, OR, in late August 2023. The new 16,113 square-foot store in Clackamas Town Center will focus on used gear and apparel that is part of their Re/Supply program, a benefit for REI co-op members.
The store will be their second Re/Supply location joining Manhattan Beach, CA, which opened in 2020. In the Portland region where the store is located, there are over 303,000 active co-op members, and the new Re-Supply location will join their eight other retail stores in Oregon.
"Our Re/Supply offering reimagines the lifecycle of outdoor products and helps keep gear where it belongs—out on trails, waterways, and other natural places,” said Bob Gagle, regional director for REI.
With inventory changing frequently, the REI Clackamas Re/Supply focuses on providing lightly used outdoor gear and apparel that REI receives through their trade-in program and store return process.
Customers can purchase a lifetime membership for a one-time fee of $30, providing members with additional benefits like free flat-tier repair (labor only), ski waxing, an annual co-op member reward of 10% back on eligible purchases, and discounts on shop services and experiences.
For over 60 years, REI has provided co-op members access to high-quality used outdoor gear through their well-known “garage sale” events in their retail stores nationwide.
In 2018, REI expanded its offerings by launching a used-specific e-commerce site, selling used gear in-store, and developing a trade-in program. In 2022 alone, over one million used products were sold through REI’s Re/Supply offerings.
These offerings align strongly with REI’s 2030 climate goals to de-couple business growth from carbon impact. By focusing on buying used versus making new gear, REI reports that they can typically avoid 50% or more carbon emissions.
"As a member-owned co-op, we have a responsibility to preserve the long-term health of the planet," said Gagle.