Not much beats the feeling of knowing you are appreciated, except for nabbing a bargain of beauties on a shopping spree perhaps? Well Kind Exchange is merging those two things this long weekend and you would be wise not to miss out.
For this weekend only (May 16-19) Kind Exchange is holding a Customer Appreciation Sale across all stores. You will be able to do the usual buying, selling and donating with the added bonus of 25% off all items! More than most stores, Kind Exchange relies heavily on its loyal customers because not only do they buy things but they also sell their amazing things. The revolving dynamic behind the ethos of Kind Exchange means they have reason to be doubly appreciative of their customers.
Blink and you may have missed the fact that a Kind Exchange has probably popped up in your neighborhood. The original location on 611 Queen Street West (Queen & Bathurst) has been going strong for over two years and with the recent opening of the Roncesvalles store, there are now a total of EIGHT Kind Exchange locations in Toronto.
The 611 Queen street location is also re-opening its infamous basement this weekend in which everything is $5! Just follow the screams and sirens and that will be a sign you are heading ing the right direction.
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Kind Exchange lives by one policy: community involvement is key. Kind Exchange buys, sells, and trades clothing within each community, and customers can even donate the proceeds of their items to a charity of their choice. Talk about being kind, right? You can find many brand names of clothing at Kind Exchange, like Zara and Free People, for prices that won’t hurt your wallet. What’s better than being kind to the community AND picking up a great piece for your wardrobe? The answer: simply nothing.
Kind Exchange is a new concept, resale clothing store that has 4 locations in Toronto. It was founded by Jeffrey Casler and is built on community involvement. Whenever I go in, the sales associates are always super nice & helpful, making the experience truly a kind exchange. All clothing that you can find in-store was donated, traded or bought from customers. Kind Exchange will buy your gently worn merchandise on the spot and offer you a certain percentage of what they’re selling it for. They accept vintage, designer and new styles of clothing or if you spot something in the store you want, you can try trading one of your pieces for it!
The Kind Exchange is a step up from thrift shopping as we currently know it. In fact the first time I shopped there, it took me a while to even realize the clothes were second hand. The layout, the customer service and the lack of coat hangers on the floor left me baffled. Similar to the other thrift shops, you can pick up some bargain pieces but more uniquely, you can actually sell your unwanted clothes there! This takes the edge off the guilt that sometimes accompanies an impromptu shopping spree, as you can make a bit of cash on the side or opt for store credit. There are various locations dotted around Toronto and they also have a charity section in which a percentage of the profits goes to the Canadian Cancer Society. Now that’s feel good shopping.
Read on to find out how to score “killer finds” at Kind Exchange, just as Natalia Manzocco of blogTO did.
You may need a little luck and patience to get to the designer gold at this T.O. chain of consignment stores, but the steals are worth it. Their Yonge and Eglinton store seems to get the lion’s share of the big-ticket items, but killer finds also pop up frequently at the Queen Street West stores — including a Marni necklace I once traded for $99 worth of closet castoffs. For up-to-the-minute info, follow their Instagram account; the store’s staff will put up some of the most exciting new finds.