HOW it works
We offer either 40% of the retail price in store credit OR 20% in cash for in-season items (a valid photo ID is required to receive cash). If you change your mind down the line, and would rather get cash instead of credit, all you have to do is come by one of the Empire Exchange stores during opening hours and as long as your credit is still valid, the amount on it will simply be divided in half.
Your store credit is valid at our Empire Exchange stores and at our sister locations, Annex Vintage and Local 23. It can be used on vintage items, socks, and sunglasses.
ITEMS MUST BE FRESHLY LAUNDERED AND WITHOUT HOLES OR STAINS.
For more information about what we are looking for click here.
How to Sell Clothes
If you have 25 items or less, a buyer can evaluate your items while you wait in the store. For this method, you must come by when a buyer is present. To see when a buyer is in store, check out the HOURS page. We recommend to come by at least 30 minutes before the end of the buying hours to insure the buyer will be able to evaluate your items, especially on Saturdays when the trader’s traffic can be very high!
No appointment necessary. First come, first served!
On March 8th, 2017, Empire launched a clothing donation program at both of its Mile End locations. Instead of receiving cash or credit, you can donate the proceeds of your trade to one of our partner organizations: Projet 10, Chatopia, Auberge Madeleine, J'accède Québec/StopGap and Mile End Mission. You can drop off items to be donated at either Empire location during regular store hours, or come with 25 items or less during our buying hours. Once your donated item is sold in the store, 30% of the retail price will go directly to your chosen organization. Look for more charity partners soon!
(AVAILABLE AT BERNARD LOCATION ONLY)
You can drop off your bags, and have us evaluate them in 5-10 days. This method is not recommended for first time sellers. The buyers will set prices for your items that are non-negotiable. Drop offs can be made anytime during business hours. No appointment necessary.
If you wish to do a drop off please read this first!