When it comes to acquiring new pieces for my wardrobe there’s nothing I love more than a good old fashioned clothing swap! If you feel the same and are near Portland, Maine this Saturday, October 12, you are in for a treat!
SWAPMaine, the city’s resident organization of fashionable philanthropists, has organized a clothing swap that’s taking place at Space Gallery tomorrow and if you’re in the market to swap some gently used clothing for some new items to add to your closet this event is perfect for you (and I’m not just saying that because I’m volunteering there and think the SWAPMaine folks are delightful).
Here’s what you need to do to take full advantage of this swaptastic event:
1) Gather some clothing and accessories (seasonally appropriate if possible) that have been gently used. A good rule to go by in terms of their condition is that if it’s in good enough shape for you to give it to your best friend then it’s in good enough condition to bring to the swap.
2) Bring your bag of things you’d like to swap to Space Gallery at 538 Congress Street in Portland, Maine between 8am and 10am to drop your items off and receive a ticket to get into the swap at 10am for free! If you come between 10am and 1pm with your items the admission is $5. And don’t worry– if you don’t have anything to add to the swap you can still participate in the fun for a $10 admission.
3) Choose your new clothing and accessories from the selection at the swap! The rule I tend to go by when I’m swapping is that I take as many items as I brought in. This is the most fun part of the swap, in my opinion– there’s a feeling of community and your fellow swappers are usually ready to provide a helpful opinion on something you’re considering or offer another piece of clothing instead. If you don’t have a swap buddy when you arrive at the event, there’s a good chance you’ll find one there!
4) Enjoy your new pieces and, if you’re so inclined, upload photos of them to Instagram and tag SWAPMaine.
I can’t wait to see you all at the swap tomorrow!