This is the season of the biggest transitions at The Turnover Shop, when we limit the flow of winter merchandise onto the sales floor, and start bringing out the spring and summer items that have been waiting for the warm sunshine. Although we entirely empty the shop of its merchandise at the end of summer, we effect the Spring transition while our racks and shelves are full of clothing and accessories.
This strategy, while a bit more difficult for our volunteers, allows for us to offer appropriate merchandise when the weather has not quite caught up to the calendar. Therefore, we continue to sell mittens and down jackets for the last, unexpected snowstorm of the season. But at the same time, shorts and tee shirts are out on the racks, vying for space – and eventually winning out when the Spring is truly with us.
As you are going through your own seasonal transitions in your home closets, please remember The Turnover Shop as a convenient and local recipient of items you no longer need. We have no salaried employees, are staffed entirely by volunteers, and our profits all go to charities that benefit education and health in our community. As a nonprofit organization, we will also give you a signed receipt for your donations.
Though we often joke that it is impossible to walk into The Turnover Shop with a bag of donations without finding something to buy while you are there, this ready exchange of merchandise is the reason we have been successful for nearly seventy years. Thanks to our neighbors, we continually receive valuable, useful, and often intriguing items to sell. And thanks to an ever-widening base of customers, most of those items find a new home.
We are grateful to all of you who are appreciative of the presence of our small shop in Wilton, and support our efforts.
Photos: Inside the Shop
Summer 2011 photos
Fall 2010 photos
Summer 2010 photos
Furniture from Turnover Shop of Wilton pictured in New York Times:
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Click here for photo of armchair and here for photo of sofa from the Turnover Shop
featured by the New York Times article.