Cool Finds: Green Eileen, Yonkers
11 Dec, 2012
By Polly Kreisman
It’s genius. It’s fashionable. And it’s cheap.
Green Eileen in Yonkers is an Eileen Fisher store -that opened earlier this year- stocked with professionally cleaned, gently worn Eileen Fisher clothing at, in many cases, below half the original retail prices.
Quietly gaining a following, a bit out of place in a Central Ave. Strip Mall, Green Eileen is run by the Eileen Fisher Community Foundation. All the proceeds from this clothing go to charities supporting women and girls.
Bring in your old Eileens in any condition and receive a $5 gift card (to use at a retail location).
Donations are accepted here in Yonkers, the Eileen Fisher lab in Irvington (where Fisher lives), the Nyack Store, Woodbury Common and 166 Fifth Ave., NYC.
And clothes that are too worn to sell? They’re “upcycled.” Sign up for a workshop to… turn them into a rug or a paper lantern! Boy, these clothes last forever.
Green Eileen 2350 Central Park Ave, Yonkers, NY 10710 (in the Kohl’s shopping center) 914-268-0118
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