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Parachute Brooklyn Launchs Online Exchange Store for Kids

Parachute Brooklyn Launchs Online Exchange Store for Kids

The store uses a buy/sell/trade model to promote sustainability and less landfill waste in the fashion industry.

In an effort to combat the landfill waste produced by the fashion industry and to promote sustainability, Parachute Brooklyn operates as a clothing exchange store for kids. Parachute Brooklyn opened its doors this Spring and is excited to announce the launch of their online store. They offer lightly used and vintage children’s clothing kids 10 and younger.

Adhering to a circular economy, the brick and mortar operates as a buy/sell/trade model. Parents have the opportunity to cash in on their children’s lightly worn, outgrown clothing or trade it for something else. Sellers are given the option to receive 25% of the retail value in cash or 50% in trade. They now extend their collection online.

Parachute Brooklyn offers a variety of commercial and designer brands, a rare vintage collection ranging from the 1950s-1990s and a selection of new accessories all at an array of price points.

As a service to their customers, Parachute Brooklyn acts as a donation drop-off site. This includes stained or damaged pieces. Items that are not purchased for resale in-store are donated to a Little Essentials, Hour Children and Grow NYC.

Co-founders Carly Boonparn & Ambra Markos met through the friendship that kindled between their 3 year old daughters at school. Their partnership spawned after discovering their common interests in sustainability and fashion. Boonparn has worked as a manager at the local buy-sell-trade clothing chain, Beacon’s Closet for the past 15 years. Markos holds a degree in Fashion Design from FIT and has worked as a production manager for brands such as Rag & Bone and Madewell. Both women have lived in Greenpoint, Brooklyn for over a decade.

“As local residents we are honored to provide a sustainable business to families in our community,” says Boonparn. “Through the resale cycle we aim to extend the lifespan of clothing thus minimizing the impact on the environment.” The store is located at 151 Norman Ave in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Store hours are 10am-7pm, 7 days a week. Products are available online at

More information can be found at For updates follow on Instagram @parachutebrooklyn or email

Carly Boonparn & Ambra Markos 
Parachute Brooklyn
151 Norman Ave

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