The beauty and brains behind My Modern Closet, an online thrift/consignment store with a mission to decrease fast fashion and increase longevity in women’s clothing. Ashley sat down with Chloe recently and learned a bit more about her new initiative and the inspiring reasons behind it.
Tell us more about the inspiration that sparked My Modern Closet?
My Modern Closet came from organizing clothing swaps, to having many retail jobs and truly witnessing what consumption looks like, to realizing that just because I am one person doesn’t mean I can’t create change. I decided it was my time to make a difference, and My Modern Closet was born.
What’s one essential piece of clothing that every girl should invest in?
Oh, great question… For me, it’s a great pair of boyfriend jeans.
What does a typical day at My Modern Closet look like for you?
If I am being totally honest, no day is ever the same. Monday’s and Wednesday’s I do all of my pick ups and appraisals so those are my only structured days. The other days are filled with meetings, photoshoots, emails, creating digital content, hours of brainstorming, and lots of coffee.
What kind of advice can you offer other movers and shakers like yourself in the city?
Don’t be afraid to take chances on yourself.
Why should women shop secondhand rather than shop the rack for new clothes?
For so many reasons; for the environment, for their bank accounts, for their well being, to take a stand against the fast fashion industry, and simply because there are beautiful pre loved clothes that deserve a longer life.
I want to consign my clothes with My Modern Closet! Please tell me how to do so?
You go to our website, www.mymoderncloset.ca and follow the 5 simple steps.
Schedule a pick up/drop off time below. If you're trying to book an appointment and it's not allowing you to do so, that means we're fully booked up for the day.
Make sure you’re going to be home during the time you’ve selected, we are extremely punctual so there are no worries about waiting.
We take a maximum of 40 items per pick up.
Once we’ve picked up your items, we will appraise them within 24 hours. Your items are appraised based on condition, season, and brand.
After the 24 hour period you will receive 20% cash back, and 20% credit to continue shopping.
Please finish these sentences….
Nature is… my happy place.
Vancouver…is the best place to live.
My Modern Closet…is committed to changing the way we shop.