My friend Clouds did a post about this place called Rewardrobe a few weeks back. It’s a gorgeous little store at 89 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock which promotes both looking out for the environment by recycling clothing, as well as thinking about those less fortunate by donating to charity. Her post totally inspired me to clean out my wardrobe at once! You see I am unfortunately one of those people who sometimes (more than I’d like to admit) buys things and then never wears them… some things even still hang in my cupboard with… dun dun dun, the tags on! Something I’m not very proud of. So I figured it was time to do a “master cleanse”.
But how exactly does this Rewardrobe concept work? Well, they collect second hand clothing from people like you and me which they then sell in store. Those items that do not sell gets donated to charity or you can even just drop off things you’d like to donate (if you don’t already have your own place you go). But the best part is that you can actually make some money out of this process. You see, you can sell your unwanted wardrobe goodies in just 4 easy steps:
- Work through your wardrobe and pull out anything you haven’t worn in ages. My general rule is usually: If I haven’t worn it in the last year – it’s gotta go.
- Then split these things into 2 piles:
- Things that have hardly been worn and are therefore perfect to sell
- Things that you’ve gotten lots and lots of use out of and therefore can be donated to charity.
- Freshen up that pile that you’d like to sell: wash, iron, hang up or gently fold. Nobody’s gonna want to buy that blouse with a big spaghetti stain on it people!
- Download & complete the inventory form, giving everything a price. Email the form to them and then drop off your goodies plus a print out of the inventory form.
The lovely ladies at the store will then do one of two things:
- Offer you cash up front
- Tag your items and place them in store for about 6 weeks. For the first 4 weeks it’s sold at your requested price. Then if not sold, it goes on the 25% off rail for another week and then lastly the 50% discount bin after. If still not sold, you have the option to either collect your items again or you can ask them to donate it to charity.
Rewardrobe will take a 50% commission (they are running a business here after all). And they can also price your items for you at a fee of R150 if you can’t come up with your own prices.
So after following the easy steps – I headed over to Rewardrobe this past saturday with a bag of goodies to be donated and then a pile of other things to sell. The process was so easy cause they just offered me a cash up front deal and I walked out of there with a cool R600! How awesome is that?
I didn’t linger around too long thanks to my fear of immediately spending that R600 again, but I’ll leave you with some piccies I took of the store. They have pretty much anything and everything you can think of in there: From super cute accessories like brooches & belts, to sexy heels and fun, quirky fashion finds:
So do yourself a favour and pop in ASAP. I absolutely love this concept. It’s good to know that you have a place where you can find a pretty unique item as well as get rid of some of those impulse purchases, cause like they say: One fabulous girl’s fashion mistake is another equally fabulous girl’s fashion treasure.
*** UPDATE: They’ve moved shop and you’ll now find them in Wembley Studios, Wembley Rd, Gardens. Check their website for a map. ***