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In July, we told you all about Patagonia's Worn Wear program, but summer seems like a long time ago to us, too. Quick refresher: the store-for-all-things outdoors will now let you bring in gently used Patagonia goods for a trade-in credit.
Acceptable items for trade include shells, fleeces, down and synthetic insulation, and ski and alpine pants. Of course, everything must be clean and in good condition, so if you spilled hot chocolate on your ski pants last year, you'd better find a good dry-cleaner.
Bring your used items in, and you'll get a trade-in credit valued at 50 percent of what staffers expect to receive for them. The traded-in items will be sold in the Common Threads Worn Wear section, which is now open at the Lincoln Park store.
There are only four stores in the country that have a Worn Wear section—others are in Patagonia's Portland, Seattle, and Palo Alto outposts—so this opening marks a little something special for Chi-town. To celebrate, the Chicago store will host a kickoff event on November 8. We wonder what the dress code will be for this one— Ski Sleek, perhaps?
· Patagonia [Official Site]
· Lincoln Park Patagonia Offering Store Credit for Worn Clothes [Racked Chicago]