Winter Fashion Tips: 4 Things To Do With Your Old Winter Jackets


Repair it, then Swap or Share it

Do not let a missing button get the best of you. Purchase an easy sewing kit, a button or two from your nearest fabric store (or check to see if there is an extra provided inside the jacket!) and learn to sew that sucker back on. The whole process takes about 10 minutes max. If you’re not the do-it-yourself type or there are bigger repairs to be made, send it to your local tailor. A button fix will run you about $15 or less- other repairs can be made too, including broken zippers or tears.

Donate to a Coat Drive

Check your local paper or google for coat drives that might benefit your local community. If you want to send it away quickly, check out One Warm Coat, an online coat drive that will accept coats that are in good condition for those in need.

Sell it on eBay

eBay is a great resource for clothing resale. As long as the item is in good condition, you should be able to pass it along and make a few dollars for your efforts in extending its life cycle. The key to selling an item on eBay is providing great images and proper description of the size, model and the condition of the item. You can create an account, take images, sell and even print a mailing label directly from the eBay app.

Send to thredUP

thredUP is a blossoming second-hand clothing site that will pay you for your trendy used goods. Sign up and thredUP will send you a pre-paid package for you to fill with all your unwanted clothing. After accessing the shipment, they will send you a check for your submission and turn your donation into cold, hard cash. You can shop the site as well to acquire secondhand trends that are gently used but totally ready for a new life in your wardrobe.

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