If you’ve never been to a Fashion Swap, you are missing the boat. Get rid of clothes you don’t love, get new clothes for free – what’s not to like?
I’ve attended several of these over the last several years, and I’ve even hosted a few myself. You just get a dozen or so women together to bring their fashion cast-offs – clothes, shoes, jewelry, purses, accessories. And don’t think you all have to be the same size – I got several items from a girl who is 6 inches shorter than me. You never know how things might fit you until you try them on!
We never set a minimum or maximum limit on what you have to bring. Believe me, there is always enough to go around!
The host of this Fashion Swap is a client and a friend, and she was kind enough to provide delicious goodies for us to snack on throughout the afternoon as we “shopped.”
This is how it works: divide things into different rooms. One room for tops/coats, one for dresses/pants/skirts, and one for shoes/ purses/jewelry/scarves.
Divide participants up into 3 groups and allow them to shop in one room for 20 minutes. We were allowed 3 things from each room on the first go around.
After everyone has shopped each room once, they can choose 5 things in next go around. Then it’s just a free-for-all. So here was my haul:
Some of my fave finds included a black leather coat, ankle boots, a bohemian skirt, and a couple of funky dinner rings. When it’s over, there are always lots of clothes left. No worries – we always donate these to a worthy cause or a non-profit. It’s a win-win! Now if I can only come up with a way to do one of these swaps with decor items . . .