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While the post-election anxiety still lingers, a number of retailers have offered their own call to action in the form of charitable donations, including Swords-Smith, an independent Brooklyn boutique and e-commerce shop.
The shop itself — loved for its really great, tightly-edited selection of clothing, jewelry, and objects from up-and-coming designers like 69, Samuji, and CF. Goldman — is rooted in the hope of bringing together like-minded folks who value individuality and authenticity. So in lieu of its usual holiday party and gift market, Swords-Smith has decided to launch a charity matching initiative where the shopper is in control.
For two full weeks — today through December 18th — the retailer will donate 10% of any in-store purchase totaling $200 or more to a charity of your choice, while donations for all eligible online purchases will be made to the ACLU. Swords-Smith will make the donation in your name, but if you’d rather opt to put the money in someone else’s name, each donation will also be gift-able, and comes with a complimentary holiday card and donation slip for the recipient to keep.
And in the case you need some help sorting through Swords-Smith’s stellar selection, find our top ten picks below. (Don’t have a charity in mind? We’ve got you covered on that front, too.)
- 69 Simple Coat, $460
- Reinhard Plank Cuffia Hat, $140
- Ladies & Gentleman Studio Big Arch Necklace, $85
- Rodebjer Dalia Sweater, $285
- Martiniano Glove Shoe, $440
- Assembly New York Unisex NY Logo T-Shirt, $84
- Vere Verto Mon Circle Pouch, $81
- Kowtow Ribbed Roll Neck Dress, $160
- Imago-a Triad Bag, $485
- Mr. Larkin Darma Jumpsuit, $345