Calgary charity offering new curated thrift box shopping service

Jul 7 2020, 1:54 pm

If you’ve been missing thrifting during the past few months, the Women In Need Society has you covered.

While WINS has reopened a number of their thrift stores — including their brand new More Store — a release from the charity states that they understand some shoppers remain hesitant to do their shopping in-store given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

That’s why they’ve created Twice New, an online thrift box shopping service that ships specially curated outfits to shoppers across Canada.

“When we first came up with this idea, we wanted it to offer our customers a new way to shop thrift during the pandemic and for WINS to continue funding its essential services,” said Karen Ramchuk, WINS Executive Director, in the release.

“Longer term, we know Canadians are looking for the ease of online shopping, but also want to do their part to support the environment and upcycling community. Twice New by WINS is our way of offering a way for Canadians to shop thrift and support our important work in the community.”

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Just like the society’s thrift stores, all essential services and programs supplied through WINS is funded by revenue generated by Twice New, which supports over 6,000 women and their families in Calgary every year.

Those hoping to purchase some new threads through Twice New can head online to their website and choose between four style categories, including Get to Work, Jean &, Casual Friday, and Date Night.

The release states that thrift boxes are priced between $35 and $60 and contain anywhere from two to six garments that create a complete outfit, which have been put together by WINS staff and local influencers.

“I think people are really going to enjoy Twice New. We have put a lot of thought into the style categories and making sure every box features unique and stylish finds,” said Ramchuk.

“We remain committed to keeping our clients, staff, volunteers and customers safe as we continue to face the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. And we are grateful for the ongoing support, cooperation and patience the community has shown us during this difficult time.”

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