EVOLVE, My Type of Shopping Experience

By Michael Hoy, Board Member, CCS

Michael Hoy - Board Member CCSOn May 5th Evolve Clothing, previously Chez Thrift will open for business. This bright and spacious new location at 4 Industrial Road, selling brand name fashion and accessories, is steps from its sister store Evolve Lifestyle.

I enjoy shopping at retro/vintage stores. The finds, like a funky pair of jeans or a cool T-shirt at a reasonable price, are incredible; however, some thrift stores are not the nicest places to shop.

Evolve Clothing smashes this model, it’s a creative, fresh, colourful and fun retail destination, packed full of deals that will make you want to return.

Shopping at Evolve also appeals to my personal goal to be more sustainable. By buying gently used clothing, shoes and accessories, I help reduce fabric waste from landfill. When I purchase a dress shirt from the Bay that doesn’t quite fit, I relieve my buyer’s remorse by donating it to Evolve Clothing, with confidence that someone else will have better luck.

With its focus on fashion and community, Evolve Clothing is more than your typical store. Owned and operated by Caledon Community Services, every item donated and sold helps raise funds for programs and services in Caledon.

Evolve is a store with a purpose and as a Director on the CCS Board, I have seen and heard how the proceeds directly help Caledon residents receive counselling, job training or a healthy meal. One hundred percent of the profit is invested back into the Caledon community.

With the recent press coverage of for-profit stores representing themselves as philanthropic operations while only offering around 4 percent to charities, this sets us apart. Evolve is a uniquely Caledon shopping experience we can all embrace.

With spring cleaning season well underway, the timing is great. Please drop off your gently used clothing at Evolve Lifestyle (109 Industrial Road). Once our new drive-through donation drop-off is open at Evolve Clothing, donating will be a breeze. You won’t even have to leave your vehicle. That is except to shop! Be sure to visit Evolve Clothing for great summer fashions. Grand opening May 5th at 2 p.m.

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