Have you heard of Tradesy, Bettys? If you haven’t, you have now—and we can’t think of a better reason to bring this fabulous site to your attention!
Tradesy is a free-to-use site that will help you turn your closet into cash in four easy steps: First, list any new or gently-used wardrobe items you want to get rid of (maybe to make room for all those fabulous new trends that you inevitably start coveting at the beginning of each season); sell them—Tradesy takes a paltry nine percent, while you keep the rest; cash out to PayPal; and repeat! And now a whole bunch of top stars have teamed up with Tradesy for a good cause, too. It doesn’t get much better than that, does it?
Nashville star Connie Britton, Bones’ Emily Deschanel, Alison Brie of Mad Men, and more of our favorite stars have opened up their closets to Tradesy as part of the site’s first annual Celebrity Closets for a Cause sale. The proceeds from the sale of their wardrobe pieces will benefit CoachArt, a non-profit that aims to improve the quality of life for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses and their siblings by providing free lessons in the arts and athletics. As someone with a close family member who spent many years as a child and teenager dealing with a chronic illness, this one is a cause I can definitely get behind. CoachArt’s programs, which run both inside and outside of pediatric hospitals, offer creative outlets to help relieve the pa and isolation of children suffering from these sorts of illnesses; they also help patients and their families develop confidence, hope, and self-esteem.
In each celeb’s closet, you’ll find a mix of designer gear and “regular person” clothes; Connie, for instance, has a pair of Jimmy Choos available on her page (bottom right, $400), while Emily apparently has a fondness for H&M (left, $27). Alison’s listings include both extremes, from Marc Jacobs to Zara (upper right, $31.50).
We love the fact that Celebrity Closets for a Cause is going to be an annual event, and we can’t wait to find out who will benefit from it in years to come. This year’s sale runs from now through June 14. Other participating celebs include Julie Bowen, Jennifer Carpenter, and Tracie Thoms—among many, many more, of course. Head on over to Tradesy to check ‘em all out!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.