August 10, 2016
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Do you have a few pieces of new, used or just lightly worn garments hanging on your rack that you’ve been meaning sell/donate for months? We can resonate deeply with that. But did you know that instead of selling to your local consignment store or donating, a few retailers also has their own recycling program where you can turn in your old clothes for a coupon discount or freebie? With Back to School on the rise, Fall fashion hype creeping in and holiday parties coming up, now is a great time to clean out and refresh your wardrobe. These retailers will help you out:
Retailers That Lets You Bring in Old Clothes for Coupons
- Saks Off 5th
Saks Off 5th has a Give with 05 denim recycling program where you can recycle any old denim and get a $10 Saks Off 5th coupon toward your next purchase. This offer runs from August 17 - September 5 only so mark your calendar and act fast!
- The North Face
Check out The North Face’s Clothes The Loop program where you can recycle used apparel and footwear (any condition and brand) and receive a $10 off $100 discount.
H&M has long since started their Garment Collecting program and although you don’t get any discount for this, you can drop off any clothes and home textiles to your local H&M stores and the brand with repurpose this material into something new.
Donate any and all old denim to your local Madewell and they’ll package and send to Blue Jeans Go Green foundation which repurpose jeans into housing insulation. As a reward for your efforts, you’ll receive $20 off toward your new pair of Madewell jeans.
Patagonia partnered with Yerdle so you can donate any items you don’t want and earn Yerdle dollars redeemable toward something you DO want via the Yerdle app. (You will also get a bonus $25 for signing up). On the other hand, if you have a Patagonia item you no longer want, you can return it to any local Patagonia store (or mail it) and the company will repurpose your item. (Sadly no coupon discount).
Macy partnered with second hand clothing retailer ThredUP to give you a helping hand at clearing your unwanted clothes. In return, you’ll get Macy’s gift card for select items that qualify. See more details at macys.com.
Although no coupon discounts, you can turn in 6 empty MAC packaging containers at any MAC nearby and get a free MAC lipstick!
...or You Can Sell Your Clothes for Money
Otherwise, if none of these program or retailers appeals to you and you’d rather just get some cold hard cash back on your new or barely worn clothing, one of these sites can help you with that! Keep in mind all consignment stores (online and in-stores) have their own specific criteria on items and conditions that they are willing to accept so definitely read through their terms before selling.
Crossroads Trading Co.
Happy recycling, donating and selling!