Well, that’s not what the department store is actually calling it, but Nordstrom is partnering with Fashion Project to encourage efficient closet management in the name of charity. All donations, however, should be designer goods.
Fashion Project, an online clothing donation service, gives the majority of its proceeds to non-profits like Unicef, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and GlobalGiving. The company sends donors a bag to ship back their lightly-used cast-offs, from mid-price mainstream retailers (think Guess or ASOS) on up (the sky’s the limit, if you want to ship off your excess Tom Ford and Proenza Schouler).
For the Nordstrom partnership, the department store is encouraging its shoppers to clean house by offering a $40 gift card to any donor who sends in five items in acceptable condition, each of which originally retailed for more than fifty bucks. The credit is a bonus, and won’t affect Fashion Project’s subsequent donations. If you’re interested — and have some decent stuff to charitably part with — check out all their accepted brands here.