Afterglow Market: Now Open!
September 5, 2023
Afterglow Market, Carmel’s first eco-friendly shopping destination, is now open at 846 S. Rangeline Road at Carmel City Center.
At Afterglow Market (AGM), customers can shop women and men’s fashion brands that are committed to ecological sustainability along with pre-loved quality clothes that deserve a second chance. Located in the former Endeavor Boutique space, AGM acquired the space and business to be able to reuse the existing fixtures and clothes all while limiting the amount of waste to the environment.
Owner and operator, Rachel Mirabella, is passionate about promoting eco-friendly and sustainable fashion. She spent her career in the fashion industry and witnessed first-hand how small changes can make a big impact. At Afterglow Market, they have not only committed to selling clothing that’s been manufactured with minimal strain on Mother Earth, but also implemented a unique buyback program, encouraging customers to return gently used clothing from a list of approved brands for generous store credit. “It’s all about embracing the circular economy, reducing clothing waste, and showing that every small choice we make can lead to positive change,” says Mirabella.
Brands currently available at Afterglow Market are Toad&Co, Bloi of Barcelona, LA Relaxed, Mate the Label and Pact. Each is environmentally responsible, and most are fair trade certified (if not certified, transparently adherent to ethical employment and manufacturing practices). AGM continues to research additional brands to offer to the Carmel community.
“I am a Carmel resident and am so excited to be able to provide more sustainable clothing choices for the community,” says Mirabella. “I love the walkable nature of Carmel City Center and look forward to organizing events that will also benefit our beautiful City and build connection with our neighbors.”
Afterglow Market is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.