Many “charity”” boxes are a sham. Your closet is overflowing. Perhaps crochet crop tops and your old high school gym tees aren’t part of your wardrobe repertoire any longer. Here’s some places and bins to unload it all.
If You’re Selling
Remember, shops are on the lookout for well-kept items. Ripped, stained, pilled? It’s not going to be bought. These stores buy vintage, designer, street wear, and so on. Most shops that buy clothing (for store credit or cash) tend to only buy for the current season. If it’s summer, save your winter wares for another date.
Beacon’s Closet 74 Guernsey Street *
Fox & Fawn 570 Manhattan Avenue
Mahps 110a Nassau Avenue
People of 2morrow 65 Franklin Street
Buffalo Exchange 504 Driggs Ave
Crossroads Trading 135 N 7th Street
Monk Vintage 496 Driggs Ave *
Big Brothers Big Sisters (any — schedule a pick up and they come to YOU)
Salvation Army 981 Manhattan Avenue
Good Will 47-47 Van Dam Street (Long Island City) **
Feeling more self-starting? Get involved in the local community — many churches hold clothing drives seasonally and/or during holidays (Greenpoint Church, Greenpoint Church of Christ, Church of the Ascension, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Cecilia’s, St. Cyril & Methodius Church), organize a swap among friends (an excuse for a brunch party, too), or facilitate a block-wide stoop sale.
There’s Always the Internet
If you run out of options, Shop Mieux will buy your clothes and donate the rest to Genesis Women’s Shelter. The formula is simple: request a bag to ship your goods, send clothes and accessories from an approved brand list, and mail away!
Still looking for more? Even better — BK Mag also published a list of non-profits that accept donations.
* These shop also take donations for charity. FYI: Monk will give you a 25% off coupon for donations.
** If you use Make Space, they will collect Good Will donations for you until 9/10.