If you’re looking to shop sustainably and support local Black-owned businesses, then it’s about time you heard about online consignment store, Effortless. This Toronto-based store was founded Justine Stinvil two years ago after she decided to switch to a more sustainable and eco-conscious way of shopping.
Effortless makes the whole experience, well, effortless as it offers a pick-up service to clients in downtown Toronto.
Justine understands that purging and decluttering your closet can feel stressful and her research revealed she wasn’t the only one who felt that way. Once you’ve coordinated a pick-up, the team will collect your gently-worn items that’ll live on the site for 2 months.
If clothes aren’t sold within that window, then you can either get them back or choose to have them donated to Diabetes Canada who Effortless has partnered with for donations.
Once your items have sold, clients get 40% back from the sale of the clothes that Effortless picks up.
Wondering how to get your clothes to sell? Effortless suggests that you share on your social media accounts that you have items available on the site. Plus, when organizing your clothes for pick-up, the service also encourages you to ask yourself, ‘“would I buy it?”
Brands that Effortless is looking for range from high-end brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Tiffany & Co., and Gucci to high street faves like Aritzia, Topshop, Frank And Oak, ASOS, and many more.
Keep in mind that Effortless doesn’t accept items that are more than three years old, made with fur, or are counterfeit.
The online consignment store offers domestic and international shipping but if you’re based in Toronto, then you can arrange pick-up in Liberty Village.
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