History has come full circle in the circa 1909 Pan Coast Building at 119 N. 21st St. in Purcellville.

Tree of Life Ministries has opened “The Clothing Closet” in the building that was once a men's clothing store in the 1940s.

Most recently, the building was home to Lucky China Restaurant. After months of renovations, the shop opened June 23, selling new and gently used clothing, accessories and footwear for all genders, ages and sizes. In addition to the donations received, Loulou Boutiques has partnered with the shop to sell some of its clothing and accessories.

The store is managed by Diane McDuffie, who has been a regular volunteer for Tree of Life's annual clothing sale.

“It's nice to have a place where people can come in and find good-quality items at great prices and support Tree of Life,” she said.

Susannah Lee, a regional director for TOL ministries, said the shop will offer a voucher program for anyone in need. The services are discreet, and people should contact Tree of Life directly for support, she said.

Now light and airy and freshly painted, the store is organized with racks by gender and size.

“We are getting a lot of great feedback already. There are great donations. So far, so good,” Lee said.

The Clothing Closet accepts donations Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The items are sorted and either used in the store or donated and repurposed through Tree of Life's other programs.

A grand opening celebration will be held July 11. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information can be found at The Clothing Closet's Facebook page.

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Sunday Sinner

I love Jesus and I love wearing clothes.


Just what Purcellville needs, another thrift shop. It'll go great with the dollar store, the tattoo parlor, and the vape shop. Stay Classy Western Loudoun.

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