Tired Of Your Wardrobe? Swap It
Getting rid of old clothes can suck. Donating stuff is always nice, but everyone's got those pieces they just can't bear to toss into a...
Getting rid of old clothes can suck. Donating stuff is always nice, but everyone’s got those pieces they just can’t bear to toss into a Goodwill dumpster. Enter: swapping.
Welcome to 2007’s hottest fashion trend: swapping instead of shopping. Clothes swapping parties, which have been bubbling under for several years, are set to leap on to the radar with next month’s launch of the first large-scale, user-friendly swapshop, Visa Swap. The credit card company Visa and TRAID (Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development) have honed the woolly notion of swapping clothes with friends into a high-fashion swapping event. The idea works like this: from May 31, swappers will be able to drop off clothes at a central-London location, where they will be assessed for value and the swapper given points on a "credit card" in return. Two weeks later, the doors to the swapshop will open, and swappers can return to spend their points on each other’s clothes.