Everything is Connected

There are very different ways that folks are experiencing this pandemic:

There are very different ways that folks are experiencing this pandemic:

Just an observation...

 

These are bizarre times. Just gotta stay positive!

Cabin Fever Fashion

Cabin Fever Fashion

Get inspired.
Look through magazines, style blogs or Google for some style ideas that you love. Take those images to your closet and try to re-create them! 
It may be fun to involve friends via Zoom/FaceTime, social media or simply sending photos back and forth. Have fun!
I'd love to see what you come up with!  Let's use #lovemywardrobeNH and post our new pairings, outfits, and styles!

Spring Quaran-Cleaning!

Spring Quaran-Cleaning!

Also, you are going to have to keep those sorted bags of clothes for the time being.
1. Most drop-off locations are closed right now.
2. Be conscious of the idea that the virus could potentially spread through bags and donation bins. Best to wait until we're all a little more safe and sound. ☮️

Decluttering is one way to bring calmness to your home while sheltering in place.

Decluttering is one way to bring calmness to your home while sheltering in place.

De-cluttering can be very satisfying because it is a small thing that you can control in this time when so much is out of our hands.
So you've got this pile of clothes with which you are willing to part. Now what?

Have you heard of #SeconhandSpring?

Have you heard of #SeconhandSpring?

You can have fun and become part of a community that is promoting re-use before recycle, by using #secondhandspring in your posts. So get dressed up, enjoy your clothes, share in the fun, and de-clutter!

Clothing is not the only thing we recycle.

Clothing is not the only thing we recycle.

Clothing is not the only thing we recycle.
Whenever we need a new rack, shelf or these dressing room doors, we look at what we already have and try to re-make it into what we need.

Maybe there is Already Enough Clothing on the Planet. ;)

Maybe there is Already Enough Clothing on the Planet. ;)

If you look into the facts about the fashion industry and consumerism, it can be overwhelming and downright depressing. It can feel impossible some days to try to do the right thing:

Editorial that has Nothing to do with Used Clothing. ;)

Editorial that has Nothing to do with Used Clothing. ;)

I am hoping to to see a week and a future that includes conversation and empathy, and... love. I am hoping to see more people move toward the center and find common ground.

Not Just a Consignment Shop: A Way of Life Since 1990

Not Just a Consignment Shop: A Way of Life Since 1990

M&C is 30 years old! We’re not just a consignment shop, M&C is a lifestyle.  Together, we are a part of something big.

Secondhand: how the past can save the future

Secondhand:  how the past can save the future

When I was growing up, my Nana brought me shopping at Filene's basement in Downtown Boston on Wednesdays, and we bought clothing for all 17 of her grandchildren.  She also sewed and created clothing that we loved.  This handmade and bargain clothing was passed around and around the family. 

Swapping clothes happened because saving money made sense. The happy consequence is that it was one more way for us cousins to stay connected.

Season's Greetings to the entire M&C and MC Square community!

Season's Greetings to the entire M&C and MC Square community!

My sincere wish is that all are about to be a part of a gathering that makes you feel happy and a part of something. I wish for you a positive and festive week. I hope that you will be celebrating what you believe, with someone who you love.

I Finally did the Math.

I Finally did the Math.

According to Cinda's research 68% of our purchases at local, independent retailers stays local, compared to 43% of money spent at national chains.
I have always known that far more of any M&C purchase stays in our community, because most of our merchandise comes from you, our customers... our friends... our neighbors.