Clothing swaps. There is no better way to go shopping without spending a dime, I promise you. I’ll be real, when I first heard of these so-called clothing swaps, I was a bit weirded out. It sounded like a lot of work for potentially very little payoff. And then I saw the light.
When I was getting ready to make my move back to San Diego, I purged my closet; I gathered all the clothes that I no longer wanted or needed or fit and put them in a pile to go off to the Salvation Army. Between the clothes my mom gave me from before I left for college, some worn winter pieces, and my initial purge pile, I had quite the donation. My best friend had mentioned to me earlier that week that she needed a new shirt for work, and my other friend was in the middle of looking for a good winter coat, both of which I had. I called the ladies up, and told them I was coming over pronto with quite the delivery, and before I knew it the 3 of us were in the kitchen surrounded by and floating in all the clothes we’ve been meaning to get rid of. I landed a couple key pieces I had been looking for, my bff got her uniform shirt, and my other bff landed a warm dress coat. Their mom even got in on the party and tried on a couple winter sweaters.
I’m pretty sure I will never again partake in that successful of an impromptu clothing swap, but it was so successful that I would now go out of my way to organize one because let me tell you these events are well worth your time, ladies. Having one with friends is great because you may even already know what a couple of your friends need or have been looking for. You know their established style, and it makes it that much more rewarding. Accessories, shoes, clothes, bags these items are all quite swapable.
If you’re nearing a transition period where you are going to need some fresh clothes, such as graduating college or starting a new job, I highly suggest rounding up your best lady friends and having the swap of your lives!