If you live or work in New York City, you’ve most likely stopped by popular thrift shop Housing Works.
Today, which happens to be National Thrift Shop Day, the NYC non-profit organization that provides advocacy, support, and lifesaving services to those impacted by homelessness and HIV/AIDS, is opening its newest retail shop, an online shopping platform, specializing in high-end designer goods. The online storefront is the latest addition to the Housing Works chain of thrift shops consisting of 10 brick-and-mortar locations throughout the city.
The online shop is a new concept within the Housing Works retail lineup featuring an emphasis on an exquisitely curated selection of premium merchandise from the most recognized brands in fashion. For the first time, New Yorkers and style insiders across the country will have 24/7 access to one of the city’s most beloved institutions. Housing Works Thrift Shops, well-known for finds of deeply discounted designer goods and one-of-a-kind items, will showcase a mix of new, gently-used, and vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories on the site.
The new online presence will allow for readily accessible shopping for dedicated thrifters while ensuring that Housing Works’ crucial fundraising efforts, derived from its stores, continue throughout the coronavirus pandemic. This online shop is the latest in Housing Works’ ongoing efforts in the fight for health equity that includes maintenance of its existing advocacy, health, and housing services, while also offering new specialized programs and shelters for homeless impacted by the COVID-19.
“We are excited to be able to share the best of our beloved New York City Thrift Shops with a whole new audience of online shoppers across the country,” said Cheryl Grimm, VP of Housing Works Thrift Retail.
2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the organization whose innovative public services and programs serve over 30,000 residents in any given year and will continue to support the resilience of New Yorkers and the city we share with four standalone health facilities and over 700 affordable housing units.