What is it that you do? We see the Curated Closet as the juncture of Livingston's past, present and future. We reuse premium donated goods, recycle them for sale, and reinvest in our community. As with every other Community Closet project, proceeds from sales at the Curated Closet are reinvested in the community, and our nonprofit group has given over $350,000 in cash grants to charitable enterprises in Park County.
What is your process? Each day, we peruse the inventory of items that are donated to the Community Closet Thrift Store in search of higher end, brand name, vintage style, or eclectic clothing, accessories, collectables, and household goods – including furniture – that are then brought over to the Curated Closet store at 117 South Main Street.
How do you pick your products? The Curated Closet chooses excellent-condition vintage clothing and accessories, high-end contemporary labels, fashion-forward styles, and locally commissioned art and goods that have been creatively recycled for reuse. We curate them and offer seasonal collections, for instance: red, white and blue items during 4th of July week and camping/national park souvenirs and supplies later in the summer.
What are the most important elements of what you do? Our business model combines both philanthropy and pollution prevention. We help keep goods out of the landfill, make it easy to donate by accepting goods daily at the Community Closet, and offer free pick up service for larger items and collections. We also offer a Main Street location for local charitable enterprises to utilize for outreach, and a boutique shopping experience for those who aren’t looking for a traditional thrift store atmosphere.
What do you offer that is special? We strive to make individualized customer service a signature feature of the Curated Closet. Shoppers are encouraged to identify brand names, styles, sizes, or other items for which they are shopping and our clerks go out of their way to make the match.
Anything else you would like us to know about your work? We are open late on Art Walk nights and, as with every other Community Closet project, proceeds from the Curated Closet sales will be reinvested in the community in support of Park County nonprofit and civic activities. It’s shopping you can feel good about.