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"Something made a lasting impression on me when I was a kid in Tunisia. Amongst the continuous ballet of street vendors, who walked down the road pushing ahead a kind of huge wheelbarrow two of them weren’t selling anything. Instead, they were picking things up. Each of these vendors or collectors had a slogan. The one who picked up clothes would say “roba vecchia” or “vecchia” for short. The one who wanted old bread would say something else, I can’t remember what, even though he was the one who intrigued me most. What could these pieces of old bread be used for? It wasn’t until much later that I understood: these leftovers added “substance” to home-cooked meals. An authentic meatball has to be prepared with old bread.

This idea of recycling things has always been somewhere at the back of my mind. At A.P.C., we explore this idea with quilts, Butlers and tote bags.

So it was only natural to invite our customers to bring their “roba vecchia” back to A.P.C. These garments will get a second life and help people who don’t necessarily have the means to dress in good-quality clothes.

- Jean Touitou



The A.P.C. Recycling program's goal is to give our customers the opportunity to bring in any old A.P.C. purchases in exchange for a store credit. Credit amount varies by the type of item. Stores will collect items and prepare them for their second life. The program is currently unavailable online. Recycling credits do not expire and can be redeemed at US A.P.C. stores only.


Ready to wear items and shoes (full pair) can be returned to any A.P.C. store in the US. The recycling program does not include bags, leather goods, swimsuits, underwear, small accessories or jewelry. Eligible items must have a label or composition tag intact. Customers are limited to $1000 worth of recycling credits per calendar year. A.P.C. reserves the right to refuse any item(s).

Outerwear, Jackets $40
T-Shirts $7
Sweatshirts & Knitwear $15
Everything else (Blouses, Pants, Shirts, Skirts, Jumpsuits, Shoes) $25

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the program please call us at +1 (888) 803-3437, or email us anytime.

Pile of clothes to recycle