The studded Marc Jacobs purse you can?t quite pull off. The DVF wrap dress that?s just a hair too snug. The Ralph Lauren riding boots that make you look like a deranged leprechaun.
Your closet tells many sad tales of clothing never worn.
Now you can purge with a conscience, thanks to Fashion Project, a designer-clothing donation company that raises money for the charity of your choice.
Here?s how it works: Choose a nonprofit from a list of some 800,000 organizations. Then request a free donation bag, which will be sent directly to your house. Fill it up with all of your gently worn high-end clothing, shoes and handbags, then mail it back to the Fashion Project headquarters--they'll even pick up the shipping tab.
They?ll assess your offerings for proper fabulousness and post any qualifying garments for sale on the site. (Here?s the deal on what they will and won?t accept.) When your stuff sells, 55 percent of the proceeds goes straight to your selected charity and you get a $40 Nordstrom gift card for every five items they put up on the site.
On the flip side, you can shop the online boutique for other people?s donations. After all, one woman?s ill-fitting mistake is another woman?s Vivienne Tam dress at 85 percent off.