Fringues célèbre ses 20 ans !
Fringues & Cie, a YWCA Montreal employability program, and Fringues thrift-boutique, its workplace intergration enterprise, are celebrating their 20th anniversary. Fringues & Cie was created in 1998 with an initial grant from the Fonds de lutte contre la pauvreté par la réinsertion au travail. The program and the boutique were officially inaugurated on August 24, 1998, in the company of Ms. Louise Harel, following a wage subsidy grant from Emploi-Québec.
20 years of impact and results
Since 1998, Fringues has:
- welcomed 42 cohorts;
- trained 460 participants;
- offered 418 600 hours of training courses;
- received 300,000 pieces of donated clothing and accessories;
- generated $1,000,000 in income that is directly reinvested in the program!
Great finds at incomparable prices : Welcome to Fringues!
Fringues is the ideal spot for women eager to make some great finds downtown at an affordable price. Whether it’s for work or everyday wear, the thrift boutique stocks a wide choice of new and second-hand clothing.
The boutique is located at 1165 Crescent Street, mere steps away from the bustle of St. Catherine Street.
New and second-hand clothing at an unbeatable price
Tops, pants, dresses, coats, shoes, accessories — everything you need at prices that can’t be beat! There is even a “$1” section for those who love to dig for that rare gem.
Brand-name new and Montreal designer clothing can often be found in the store, all at an affordable price. Judith & Charles, Reitmans, Tristan , les Effrontés, Le Château and many more, regularly donate clothing to Fringues thrift boutique.
Second-hand merchandise is carefully selected and cleaned
Fringues distinguishes itself from other thrift stores by its meticulous marketing and choice of carefully selected and cleaned merchandise, which is systematically ironed and mended as needed by participants in the Fringues & Cie program.
Fringues regularly renews its merchandise according to seasons, trends and its special special sales events.
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Fringues: a learning and training space for women
Fringues & Cie is an employability program provided by the YWCA Montreal and the thrift boutique serves as a work placement for program participants. All the boutique’s sale consultants are Fringues & Cie participants.
This program gives women who have difficulty integrating the job market a chance to acquire their first significant job experience and receive training in sales and customer services. All profits generated by sales at the boutique are reinvested in the Fringues & Cie employability program. So, buying at the thrift boutique is a great way to support the mission of YWCA Montreal.