The Barofsky and Katz families of Wayside are revolutionizing the way clothing is re-purposed in a smart and an affordable way for free.
Co-founders Tina Guiomar, her sister Chris Katz and brother-in-law Todd Katz, business owner of Siperstein’s Paints, invited their neighbors to join them in setting a fiscally responsible family trend. Your Friend’s Closet is an online marketplace for the free exchange of fashion and accessories, like a Clothing Swap Party with a few clicks. Customers enjoy using the swap system for dresses, accessories, shoes, outerwear, activewear earning Closet Credits while browsing and selecting items from virtual closets. With the holidays in full swing, there is something to suit everyone’s style and size at www.yourfriendscloset.com. Ophthalmologist Dr. Jonathan Barofsky and his wife Dawn have three girls who range from tween to college ages, similar to the four Katz daughters. Both families have been friends for years and their girls grew up together. With a combined total of seven daughters to shop for, this venture was a perfect fit.
Both sets of parents saw a pattern of dress drama as the girls were looking for new outfits and how costly it was to purchase new items continuously since the girls were seeing the same friends at different events. One of the Katz daughters exchanged dresses with one of her out of town friends and the idea caught on quickly. Now they can share with dozens of closets around the country and give quality garments a new life…for free. The website is not just for their teens, but it’s great for the moms. too. Your Friend’s Closet is an savvy solution for college students that have an active social life, as well as a limited budget, but want to look great. YFC also created a YFC Glambassador campaign for girls can earn 100 Closet Credits just by encouraging ten or more friends to sign up for their own closets.
All ages can use Your Friend’s Closet. It’s free and simple: 1. Sign up to Your Friend’s Closet, post items, boxes will then be sent to your home ready to swap with Friends. 2. Find an item that you like, checkout by using your Closet Credits for your desired item. 3. The only cost is shipping & handling and the item is on it’s way. Families can save hundreds to thousands of dollars each year with this user-friendly online clothing service. YFC has made saving money for the family fashionably fun.