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Women's Community League of Weston
Building Community Since 1919

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Clothing Exchange



Location:  358 Old Boston Post Road, Weston MA

Hours of Operation:
  10am-4pm (Tuesdays only)


Consigning Hours:
 
Tuesdays only:
10am-12pm 
12:30pm-2:45pm
(closed for lunch12-12:30)

The Café:  

11:30am – 1:30pm (Tuesdays only)


The Clothing Exchange is a well-established consignment shop staffed entirely by WCL volunteers. It started in the 1940’s as a way to help with the clothing shortage during the war, especially clothing for children. Originally housed at Weston Town Hall, it is the Town’s oldest service agency. People from more than thirty surrounding towns come to the Exchange to shop. Today, approximately thirty women give their time to this endeavor, providing a major source of funds for the Women's Community League Service and Scholarship Fund.

 

While only Weston residents may open an account to sell articles, everyone is welcome to shop. Articles are accepted on a donated or consigned basis with the WCL retaining fifty percent of the selling price of consigned goods. Periodic markdowns and special sales stimulate turnover. The well-stocked clothing rooms for men, women and children offer an outstanding selection ranging from leisurewear to formal attire. The Boutique offers small collectibles, antiques and jewelry.  The Clothing Exchange is a hidden gem.  Come treasure
hunt!

There is a Cafe at the Barn open from 11:30am - 1:30pm, which provides healthy lunches where residents gather to connect and discuss current events.

Interested in helping us raise money for the WCL Service & Scholarship Fund?  You may donate funds directly.  To donate, you may click on "Donate" along the top or the button below.  Thank you!  




To Consignors:
paying it forward……..
The FINAL SEASON for the Women's Community League Clothing Exchange opens Tuesday, September 11th.  For 76 years, the Clothing Exchange has been the PRIMARY  source of funds for the WCL Service and Scholarship Fund.  This will be our last season in the JST/Barn, our location for the past 44 years.  

We are hoping that YOU can make this a memorable season.  Please DONATE your current contemporary “next to new” clothing!  Contribute to a blockbuster season and help us achieve our $10,000 goal in just 3 months. 
There is nothing more satisfying than giving back, in this case to the oldest service organization in Weston.  If you have items in your closet you have never worn or haven’t worn in the past year, MINIMIZE!  Keep only the items you love and wear.  If you are unable to bring in your donations {Tuesdays only 10-4pm}, please contact Adrian Proll {abproll@comcast.net} for our concierge service and pick up at your convenience.  Please note with the limited selling period, we have strict guidelines on pricing and markdown schedule. 

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

Adrian Proll
Clothing Exchange Chair




RULES & REGULATIONS:


1. ENTERING CONSIGNMENT CLOTHING:

A. Only Weston residents may enter clothing for consignment. A “consignor number” will be issued the first time entries are made. Former residents of Weston still holding a consignor number may also enter clothing.

B. Eight (8) articles may be entered at one time.

C. Clothing must be CLEAN, PRESSED, IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, and IN CURRENT STYLE, with all personal nametags removed. Owner should know garment size. 

D. The consignor may request a specific sale price when the clothes are marked.

E. The Clothing Exchange reserves the right to refuse any articles.

F. The consignor must sign a Release Card. The Clothing Exchange will not be liable for any theft, loss, damage or destruction of any articles.


2. ENTERING CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUE ITEMS:

A. A maximum of eight (8) items may be entered at one time. Items must be in good condition.

B. Boutique is looking for older jewelry and household collectibles.

C. Boutique will hold sales occasionally.  All sales are final. No exchanges or returns on sold merchandise.


3. DONATING CLOTHING:

A. Items may be donated to the Exchange, following the consignment rules above.

B. Donors will receive a charitable gift receipt for their donations.


4. SALES:

A. The Exchange reserves the right to adjust prices, periodically.

C. Final sales will occur after the Withdrawal Deadline. Consignors should remove clothing they do not wish to be discounted and sold, or contributed to charity.


5. WITHDRAWALS:

A. Articles may be withdrawn by the scheduled withdrawal date. If not withdrawn, they become the property of the Exchange.

B. No articles under an original price of $15.00 in the Lady’s & Men’s Department ($8.00 children’s) may be withdrawn.


6. MONEY:

A. The Clothing Exchange retains 50% of the actual selling price.

B. Checks from sales of the preceding month will be available on the first Tuesday of the following month and every Tuesday thereafter.

C. Consignor must leave a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope with the treasurer to receive a check by mail. Checks will be mailed at the end of each season.

D. In January, checks not collected or mailed from consignment sales become part of the Exchange’s proceeds.