Now You Can Trade the Clothes You Never Wear for a Nordstrom Gift Card

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Here’s something you can do with all of the guilt-inducing clothes in your closet that you spent a lot of money on but never wear: trade them in for a Nordstrom gift card. Fashion Times reports that luxury clothing donation service Fashion Project just announced a partnership with Nordstrom whereby participants can earn a $40 gift card to the department store when they donate five items. To qualify, all donations must be one of Fashion Project’s preapproved (mostly designer) brands, exceed $50 in original retail, and be in new or excellent condition — so in strictly financial terms, it’s not really a great deal. But 55 percent of the proceeds from the resold items that you donate will go to a charity of your choice, plus you’ll get to clean out your closet and go shopping again. Which, all in all, does seem both fun and virtuous.