BY AMY STRAUSS | SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
Mt. Airy native Danielle Townsend is on a mission to outfit you for success. As a program coordinator for Career Wardrobe, a 21-year-old nonprofit situated on Spring Garden Street, she and her colleagues utilize clothing donations and professional development to empower and prepare unemployed women — and recently men — to reenter the workplace.
“Shauna and I work closely together to figure out our inventory and visual merchandising,” said Townsend. “We have something for everyone—no matter what’s in your pocket. You can come here and find a Moschino blazer thag normally runs for $300, shop mid-level brands like J. Crew or Loft and even spy deals like $5 sandals.” The new lookbook’s featured ensembles will be up for grabs in the Wardrobe Boutique, available to clients or to the public.
Though they don’t have the retail capacity to sell men’s clothes, they host the ability to serve men in the same location. They can be seen like women by referrals, for free with walk-ins or participate in the open-access program—which is $5–$20 depending if you’re receiving government benefits.