We were thrilled to discover that Kind Exchange has been featured not just once – but twice on MasterCard’s Stylicity Blog for Fashion Week!
Read the original article, here: http://www.worldmastercardfashionweek.com/Stylicity/blog/kind-exchange-part-two
March 28, 2013
For my first Stylicity blog, I visited Kind Exchange at Queen and Peter to drop of some clothes,, browse the selection and chat with the owners. Since there’s another location just a few blocks west of there at Queen and Bathurst, I decided to check it out too! CLICK HERE for a little background on Kind Exchange and how it works.
It’s a smaller store and even though it’s just a few blocks away, the selection is surprisingly different. In addition to the basics and some great accessories, there seems to be more designer labels at this location, from my observations.
These gently used goodies never last long at second-hand prices. According to the employees, I missed out on a Rebecca Minkoff M.A.C. clutch that sold for less than $100 in great condition an hour before I arrived! If you see something you love at Kind Exchange – scoop it up fast! I found items from Pink Tartan, J. Brand, BCBG, YSL, Jeffrey Campbell, House of Harlow and more – all in great condition!
Hint: check out the Staff Picks for the designer stuff!
Love these floral Doc Martens and they look like they’ve only been worn once!
In addition to the designer discoveries at this location, I learned a little more about their philanthropic efforts. I was already impressed with their clothing donation program and various charity partnerships, but the Skip a Bag Program is pretty wonderful too! If you Skip a Bag, Kind Exchange will donate the five cent bag fee to charity. There’s a little collection box on the wall for each of the current charity partners and they’ll actually give you a nickel to pop in the donation box of your choice. Such a thoughtful and generous idea – seeing a donation box filled to brim with bag fee savings for charity really puts things into perspective.
This location (the original) is also home to the basement charity room. Items that you opt to DONATE end up here and all proceeds from the sale of donated items go to charity. It’s worth it to take a peek at this huge selection too – Torontonians have been generous with their donations and anything you purchase goes to a great cause!
I’m so impressed with Kind Exchange and the lovely owners Courtney and Jeff. Check out the Queen Street locations for second-hand discoveries and Stylicity deals. Stay tuned for their third location opening at Yonge and Eglinton in April!
Stylicity Offer: Enjoy 20% off items purchased at Kind Exchange with your MasterCard from March 15 to 31. If you shop with your BMO MasterCard, you’ll also earn 3x the reward points.