DETROIT, January 22, 2014 – Matrix Clothes from the Heart, formerly Bargain Counter North, has reopened its doors after a renovation aimed at giving customers a more upscale resale experience. The store will sell donated women’s new, used and vintage clothing, shoes, accessories and decorative items. Established and run by volunteers under the direction of the League of Catholic Women since 1968, the resale shop is well known in the community for giving back. According to Linda Garrison, Director of Volunteers for Matrix Human Services,
“In recent years, changes in the resale industry have taken a toll on the Bargain Counter North. In order for the store to thrive, changes needed to be made to keep up with the times.”
“Last year, I was tasked with turning the Bargain Counter North into a competitive, profitable business. We graciously thank those responsible for organizing this endeavor to support Matrix Human Services, especially Peggy Walker who served tirelessly until recent years managing the store. Bargain Counter North had simply lost momentum and we were determined to get back in the game. In order to do that, we had to reinvent ourselves and believe customers will be pleased with the new direction of Clothes to the Heart. Profits from the store support programs offered by Matrix Human Services designed to transition individuals and families out of poverty. ,” Garrison continues.
Matrix Clothes from the Heart is located at 2741 W. 12 Mile in Berkley. Business hours are Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.. Clothes from the Heart will continue to be run by volunteers with the exception of the management team.