The Clothing Exchange & Cafe

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

Consigning Hours: 10am-12pm, 12:30pm-2:45pm (Tuesdays only)

The Café:  11:30am – 1:30pm (Tuesdays only)

The Clothing Exchange is a well-established consignment thrift shop, staffed entirely by WCL volunteers. It was 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 league’s Service and Scholarship Fund. The proceeds continue to be a major source of funds for the league’s 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 Exchange 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 Barn Café at The Clothing Exchange

The Café offers delicious light luncheon foods and beverages from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at the Barn. The menu includes homemade soups and sandwiches.

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Upcoming Exchanges:

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    Clothing Exchange

    The Barn Café at The Clothing Exchange The Café offers delicious light luncheon foods and beverages from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at the Barn.  The menu includes homemade soups and sandwiches. Soup – Tomato & Spinach Specialty Sandwich – Grilled Cheese Tuna Salad Chicken Salad......

There is always a need for volunteers, even for a few hours once or twice a month. Members are urged to become involved in this worthwhile project of the league.

For further information, contact Adrian Proll: abproll@comcast.net or Grace Doyle:  gdoyle95@aol.com

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Clothing Exchange 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. Please refer to list of preferred garments on page 4.
    d. Articles should be valued $2.00 or greater. 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. Each item must have a value of $5.00 or more. Items must be in good condition.
    b. Items held over one year will be re-priced, at our discretion.
    c. Boutique is looking for older jewelry and household collectibles.
    d. 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. No more than eight (8) items may be donated each Tuesday.
    c. Donors will receive a charitable gift receipt for their donations.
  4. SALES:
    a. The Exchange reserves the right to adjust prices, periodically.
    b. Clothing values over $15 (women’s & men’s) or $10 (children’s) may be purchased on approval. To receive a full refund, item must be returned by 11 a.m. the following Tuesday.
    c. Final sales will occur in the Winter and Spring after the Withdrawal Deadlines. 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 June, checks not collected or mailed from consignment sales become part of the Exchange’s proceeds.
General Hours of Operation

Open Tuesdays: 
Shopping hours from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Marking room for consigning open from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 12:30pm-2:45pm
(The Clothing Exchange will abide by school weather closings.)

Café Open Tuesdays: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

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