Closet Case Thrift turn 3 with The Rainbow Market, free clothes swap
By Jonatan Guerrero Ramirez
Offering an affordable, unique and gender inclusive shopping experience, this social enterprise has become a staple in the thrifting community while becoming a strong resource for LGBTQI+ folks and allies.
Since opening its North Charleston doors in 2019, Closet Case Thrift,operated by local nonprofit We Are Family, has become the hidden thrifty gem of the Lowcountry. Offering an affordable, unique and gender inclusive shopping experience, this social enterprise has become a staple in the thrifting community while becoming a strong resource for LGBTQI+ folks and allies. On Saturday, March 26, from 12 - 5 p.m., Closet Case Thrift will be celebrating its 3-year anniversary with a thrifty extravaganza, The Rainbow Market, which is open to the general public.
The event will feature over 20 curated vendors ranging from vintage shops, home goods sellers, local jewelry designers and more! The thrifty celebration does not stop there. Guests will also be able to take part in a free clothes swap powered byThe Naked Ladies Societywhere everyone is invited to bring clothes they no longer want and swap for new ones.
We encourage all to stop by and join in on the thrifty celebration.
To help power through the thrifty celebration, guests are invited to visit the neighbors atRebel TaqueriaandMachu Pichu Chickenfor delicious bites and refreshing drinks during the event. Throughout the day there will be live music, exciting giveaways, a pop-up fashion show and so much more. We encourage all to stop by and join in on the thrifty celebration.
A free clothes swap, vintage shopping, and thrifting? This is a party everyone would like to attend! The event would not be possible without our friends atCharleston Pride,The Alliance for Full Acceptance (AFFA)and our fabulous vendors. More importantly, this anniversary wouldn't even happen without the support of thrifty shoppers who have supported Closet Case Thrift these past 3 years! We are excited to celebrate with everyone and ring in more thrifty years to come.
The event will feature over 20 curated vendors ranging from vintage shops, home goods sellers, local jewelry designers and more!
Closet Case Thrift is located at 1801 Reynolds Ave Unit B, North Charleston SC 29418. The store is open Wednesday-Saturday 11am-7pm. For more information about the store, questions about donations, or for other upcoming events, visitclosetcasethrift.comor by following along on social media @closetcasethrift.
About We Are Family
We Are Family (a 501.c3 non-profit) began in April 1995 under the direction of Tom Myers. Myers recognized the need for support for LGBTQI youth, and WAF was born from the love of a father for his gay son. Today, as a Southern Grassroots non-profit organization, WAF’s mission is to provide affirming spaces for LGBTQI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, etc.) and ally youth up to the age of 24 through direct support, leadership development, and community engagement.
WAF’s vision is that LGBTQI+ and ally youth feel empowered to find their places in the world, in their families, and in their communities. Learn more about WAF’s youth programming and community support by visitingwaf.org.