Before you change your mind, round up those clothes and use this guide to give where it counts!
Clothes in used condition:
H&M, Ann Taylor, Loft, Levi’s and the North Face let shoppers send / bring in clothing, shoes and accessories (any brand) in exchange for discounts on purchases. Donated items are resued or recycled.
The Blue Jeans Go Green Program (bluejeansgogreen.com) organizes denim drives with retailers and universities. Old jeans will be reborn as insulation for communities in need. Donators receive a discount to buy a new pair.
Well worn sneaks:
Nike ReUse–A-Shoe Program allows you to bring up to 10 pairs (any label) to a Nike or Converse retail store, or mail them to the recycling facility (nikereuseashoe.com).
Underused formal wear:
New Eyes for the Needy (new-eyes.org) will take used specs and give to children and adults in developing nations.
Luxury or vintage fashion:
Check out poshmark.com. Clothes in new or gently used condition are accepted. Buyers browse the member’s closets in the app. If you want to donate, snap photos on your phone, identify one as your covershot, write a description and set the price. All items must be sent with a prepaid U.S. Postal Serrvice USPS Shipping label. You must also supply the box. You get 80% on sales of $15 or more; under $15, the company takes a $2.95 commission.