Everyday People Goes Fur-free!

ARC Program Director, Dallas Rising (right), presents Cuddle Coats certificate to Everyday People co-owner, Liza (left).

Everyday People Clothing Exchange, the Cities’ hippest stores for vintage and second-hand clothes, has pledged not to buy or sell fur or fur-trimmed items at any of its three locations. Owners and sisters Kitty and Liza didn’t hesitate to make the commitment since they had always been apprehensive about dealing with fur items in the past. As Kitty explains: “We’re both huge animal people, we don’t eat meat, so it made sense for our business.”

Customers coming in to one of their stores with fur items to sell are encouraged to donate the items to ARC’s Cuddle Coats program. The fur provides a nurturing and comforting environment for injured and orphaned wild animals while they are rehabilitated and prepared for release back into the wild. “Knowing that we have a place that will find a use for the items helps”, says Kitty. She adds that for the most part, customers have been very understanding about the policy and have been willing to donate their items to Cuddle Coats once they learn about the good their fur items can do.

ARC applauds Everyday People’s commitment to helping animals by taking a stand against fur. Disappointingly, other vintage and second-hand stores in town still buy and sell fur, so we hope they will follow Everyday People’s example of putting ethics ahead of profits.

Everyday People Clothing Exchange has stores in Dinkytown, Uptown and St. Paul near Selby and Snelling. They feature a range of vintage fashions and accessories as well as newer clothing styles for men and women. Stop in for some great bargains and thank them for going fur-free!