All of the pieces in our collections start their lives as donations from one of our Closet Deposit events. Our Closet Deposit events are hosted at local boutiques and businesses, guests are invited to make tax-deductible donations into one of our popular closet deposit boxes – donations of anything from clothing, purses and jewelry, ties, scarves and belts through to the broken, orphaned and tangled – in fact anything new, broken, inherited, re-gifted, ex-husband, vintage, or even just a-good-idea-at-the-time works for us! A portion of those items are selected to be up-cycled through our repurposed luxury designer program.
How To Host A Closet Deposit: Magpies & Peacocks partners with a selected boutique or life style store where we set up a donation box and small table with our marketing materials. We provide refreshments for the boutique customers and guests. Prior to the closet deposit event our PR | Marketing team promotes the event via a digital campaign, including cross marketing of the selected store. Our graphics team creates a co-branded invite both digital and printed for the event which is listed on our website’s event page. We have at least two team | board members at the event to give customers tax deductible receipts for their donations and share information about our organization. With the boutiques approval, we typically leave the donation box in store for the entire week of the event and then pick up after. If the closet deposit event is Monday-Friday we suggest 3pm-6:30pm, and if it’s on a Saturday we suggest 1pm-4:30pm.
To host a Closet Deposit in-store or privately please contact us!
Check out our EVENTS page for the next scheduled Closet Deposit.
Call to Action: Whenever you are cleaning out your closet think of us! We collect all year round – you can drop off at our facility or keep an eye out for the next closet deposit event. Shop strategically: choose ethical brands and timeless pieces.
NB: Click HERE to download a copy of our latest Closet Deposit Handout including tips and tricks from our stylist friends at Lisa Powers for Stylepoint and organizational gurus Squared Away.