At The Closet we are committed to changing the way that you view thrift shopping and creating an exciting and liberating shopping experience for our customers.
Our pre-owned fashion items have been carefully selected so that they are authentic, in perfect condition and in many instances brand new with original tags still intact. Yet, when you shop your favourite brands from THE CLOSET, you will save up to 90% of the original price charged by traditional retailers.
Thrift shopping is smart and makes a bold statement about you and your values. ONLINE thrift shopping with THE CLOSET also saves you time and comes with a money back guarantee and exceptional customer service.
If you have fashion items that you no longer wear and that fits our high standard for listing, THE CLOSET will do its best to sell your items on its website on a consignment basis. You never have to deal with buyers and once sold, the risk and cost of returns is borne by THE CLOSET.
Shipping your items to us is free and you only cover the shipping costs of fashion items that do not sell and that you want back after they have been listed for a reasonable period.
If your items are on trend and likely to be in high demand, THE CLOSET may purchase them from you upfront even before we list them.
Selling your stuff with THE CLOSET is easier than taking them to the thrift store and will earn you money.
The statistics about the fashion industry’s contribution to the demise of our planet are staggering.
In Australia, we throw away 23kg of the 27kg of the textiles we buy every year. We consume 60% more fashion than we did in the year 2000 but every item is kept half as long.
It is expected that by the year 2050, we will need 3 times as many natural resources to keep up with demand for new fashion.
The writing is on the wall. We cannot keep producing and throwing away more and more. Quoting legendary campaigner, Sir David Attenborough, at a recent UN summit on climate change, ““Right now we are facing a manmade disaster of global scale, our greatest threat in thousands of years: climate change,” he said. “If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.”
If many people make small changes, the combined effect will be positive. We simply need to produce less, buy less and throw away less.
Do your bit. Take care of your garments and shoes. Wear them longer and recycle.
Wear what you are.