As a small business, we think of our store as more than a retail space. We think of it as a community hub — a place run by a handful of people who love where we live and who are passionate about seeing its vitality. This past year we've expanded offerings to include hosting local events and workshops to grow the community where we live, work, and play.  We also aspire to be good neighbours by connecting our customers with resources and value-added knowledge beyond our basic product selection — this ranges from expansion to include the handmade artisan community and support of local non-profit causes. 

We're happy to make your shopping experience more meaningful by giving you the option to take part in Wishing Well: A clothing donation campaign to support women and youth-focused initiatives in Cape Breton. 

We will be collecting your pre-loved La Quaintrelle clothing items and giving your donations to two local women/youth-focused community organizations. In exchange for your donated item you will receive a 20% discount coupon to be used towards your next purchase.

This year's campaign will benefit the Cape Breton Transition House Foundation and CaperBase @ Access 808.

Cape Breton Transition House Foundation is a charitable organization raising money to support projects and programs of Cape Breton Transition House - A safe haven for abused women and their children. Transition House relies on the Foundation for aid in the provision of services and goods including craft supplies and entertainment; furniture, personal items, and clothing. 

CaperBase @ Access 808 works to ensure at-risk youth of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality have opportunity to access a continuum of services and supports, which include prevention programs, emergency response, and accommodations. Access 808 works with youth, families and other community partners to support the development of more effective solutions to break the cycle of youth homelessness.

Donation Criteria:

  • Item(s) must be clothing (dress, top, or bottom) and must have been previously purchased at La Quaintrelle. Items will be verified in-store.
  • Item(s) must be cleanly washed and in good, gently-worn condition. Items with stains, rips, missing accessories i.e. belts, buttons, etc. will not be accepted.  
  • Item(s) may be donated as many times as you wish.
  • Coupon can only be redeemed on regular priced items and cannot be used in conjunction with another sale or promotion.
  • Coupon can only be used by the donor.  

Give your pre-loved clothing a new home and save on a newly-loved find. We look forward to seeing you in-store!