It's unusual for a retailer to encourage customers to bring clothes back to the store, but then, Steven Alan has always been an unconventional sort of shopkeeper. Later this month his Franklin Street showroom will be hosting an event with the online re-selling community Material Wrld called RE-CLOSET in which customers are invited to either bring in 5 to 10 pieces of clothing they would like to sell, or come a few days later to buy what is being offered —or both.
You won't be allowed to dump just anything in a bin and collect your cash, however. They will be accepting only women's and men's designer or high-end vintage clothes, accessories or shoes in excellent condition that can be resold for above $50 at the minimum, so no H&M castoffs or odd pieces that got a drink spilled on them. On the plus side, this could be an excellent opportunity to shed some of those ill-advised sample sale purchases we all have hiding in our closets. Specifically, they warn, "No handmade, mass brands, fast fashion, odors, counterfeit items, children’s clothing, and no tears and stains," so be warned: all donations will be scrutinized. Sign up HERE to sell.
If you are looking to buy, however, you can RSVP HERE to shop on Sunday April 28th where thay will be serving hors d'oeuvres, complimentary drinks and are even promising a Taco Truck parked at the curb.
Sellers will receive 50% of the ticket price if their items sell, so for those of you with no patience to re-sell on eBay or with other consignment shops (which is perfectly understandable) it can be a great way to squeeze some cash out of your own overstuffed closet.