FASHIONABLE GENTLY USED AND NEW PLUS SIZE CLOTHING.
ABOUT ELLE + CAT
With the global effort to be more eco-conscious with our clothing choices, secondhand shopping seems like a good idea. However, it's hard to find plus size clothing items anywhere these days let alone trying to find them secondhand. At most thrift shops, you'll be lucky to find something above a size 16 in good condition, that is fashionable, and doesn't break the bank. So that's what we set out to do: Elle + Cat provides fashionable, high-quality, secondhand plus-size clothing items at fantastic prices.
We scour secondhand clothing shops and consignment sales rack after rack to find the most unique, high-quality, fashionable items we can while offering them at reasonable prices.
WHY BUY SECONDHAND?
Help prevent waste from fast fashion
Secondhand clothing doesn't consume further resources. By shopping secondhand, you’re helping to reduce the water waste and chemical pollution associated with today’s fast fashion production methods. It also helps reduce the demand for fast fashion, which also aids in reducing the demand for sweatshops and unfair labour practices.
TO SAVE MONEY
When is saving money not good?
When is saving money not a good thing? Not only will you save a few pennies by shopping secondhand, you’ll also bring new life to pieces that otherwise would have cost you two or three times the markup at a store.
LESS DEMAND ON LANDFILLS
Reduce textile waste
Did you know that approximately 80% of textiles produced end up in a landfill? That means only 20% actually gets recycled. It is also estimated that clothing and bedding accounts for 6% of municipal waste. A lot of this is perfectly good quality items that can be repurposed or loved by another person.
SELL US YOUR CLOTHES
BUYING IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO OVERWHELMING REQUESTS.
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We're always on the hunt for gently-used, fashionable plus size clothing. Right now, we currently accept all clothing items with the exception of swimwear, shoes, and accessories.
We'll buy your items and put cash in your pocket immediately.
We're looking for items that are:
- Sized 16/XL and up only
- In excellent condition, gently used
- Washed and cleaned
- Free of pet and animal hair
- Free of any scents (including perfume, smoke, etc.)
- Stain, pill and pull free
- Unique and stylish
We buy by appointment and in person only at this time. Due to overwhelming requests, we are not currently scheduling buy appointments.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Elle + Cat is located inside Your Local Girl Gang in the Downtown Market, Sarnia, Ontario.
Tues - Thurs: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fri: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sun - Mon: Closed
140 Christina St. N.