Wear After Shop
The Wear After Shop, a permanent fundraiser for the Junior League of Pittsburgh, first opened in 1925 and returns approximately $15,000 to the League annually!
The Shop carries new and gently used clothing, accessories and small household items. All merchandise is donated by members of the Junior League and others from the community. During the fall and winter seasons, the store carries vintage and gently used furs.
The Shop provides an affordable shopping alternative, in addition to raising funds for the League's projects.
You are invited to visit the Wear After Shop at its Bloomfield location:
The Wear After Shop
4752 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
The Wear After Shop kindly reminds you all sales are final.
Donations of new and gently used clothing, accessories and small household items are accepted during business hours. For your convenience, you may pull your car into the lot behind the building. While we do not have parking rights, you may stop long enough to unload the donations. Simply ring the doorbell and a staff member will assist you (a quick call from your cell phone to (412) 687-2600 a few minutes before you arrive will allow us to meet you promptly).
If you wish to keep a record of your donation for tax purposes, please note that IRS regulations require the donor to value the donation. The IRS states that the selling price at thrift shops is a reasonable guideline for valuing a donation; therefore, normal price ranges for different types of items are included on the donation sheet. All donors are encouraged to use their best judgment regarding the condition of their items.
Because donors must value their own items, please download and complete a copy of the donation sheet prior to making your donation.
Due to space limitations, we do not accept furniture or large household items. Because we are not able to resell them, we do not accept the following: baby gear (i.e. strollers, car seats, etc.) stuffed animals, swimwear and undergarments.
All items must be in clean saleable condition and pressed, on hangers or folded neatly. No items in garbage bags will be accepted.
Items in demand: The Wear After Shop is always seeking jewelry, purses and plus size women's clothing.
All proceeds support the JLP's projects.
As part of the League's community mission, the Shop partners with the Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and provides clothing at no charge to the program's participants. During the League's 2007-2008 year, the Shop donated more then $3000 in clothing to more than 100 women and 70 children in the program. Please visit the Center's website for more information on its important mission to end domestic violence in the lives of women and their children.
Alliance of Nonprofit Stores (ANS)
In 2004, the Shop partnered with other nonprofit charitable agencies in western Pennsylvania to form a collaborative effort called the Alliance of Nonprofit Stores. The Alliance has a two-fold mission. First, the Alliance hopes to make a proactive, positive impact on the way local consumers think about donating goods for resale by educating them on responsible donation practices. The Alliance also endorses charitable giving to nonprofit outlets that use proceeds from retail sales to benefit community programs.
Visit the Alliance's website for more information on ANS and its other partners.