With school out, temperatures rising, and the summer months finally here, it’s easy to spend, spend, spend buying new summer threads and treats. It all certainly can get quite expensive. And while there is nothing wrong with treating yourself, there’s no reason why we can’t amp up and refresh our wardrobe with new clothes without feeling stressed about the next credit card bill.
And that’s what the 2nd DCGF Swap & Shop was all about! From 11 AM-2 PM on May 21st at the Goodwill of Greater Washington HQ in Washington D.C., I held my second ever clothing swap as the DCGF. This event aimed to provide members of the community a venue to swap clothing and other goods to build a new wardrobe without spending a lot of money.
If attendees wanted to build a new collection of clothes and accessories even further, all were encouraged to shop at the Goodwill retail store downstairs with a 25% off coupon (exclusive only to swap attendees).
It was truly a full afternoon of indulging in clothing while being economically smart and fashionably savvy.
Not only did friends and familiar faces come to the swap, but new swappers came out as well. For many, this was their first clothing swap, so it was especially exciting to see them having fun and digging into the clothing trenches.
As you can see, the swap was hustling and bustling!
I spotted a Kate Spade wallet…
…along with some brand new purses, classic headpieces, and vintage tops!
The collection of shoes was unbeatable. It felt like I was at DSW shopping for shoes! There must have been at least 50 pairs.
It was especially fun catching up with friends and meeting new ones as well! I just had to snap a few pics with some of my girls.
One new friend and Meetup attendee stopped at the store downstairs and found this silver Marc Jacobs purse! This name brand designer find topped off her Swap & Shop experience.
While I didn’t pick up too many items because I’m really trying to downsize my closet, I did happen to snag a pair of really cute brown heels (I forgot to take a pic!). I couldn’t believe it! I scored a pair of almost $500 Camilla Skovgaard modern heels in like new condition FOR FREE! Weeks later, I’m still speechless.
I can confidently say this second swap was a BLAST! I had such a wonderful time meeting all my local fashionistas and bonding over a shared passion and lifestyle: shopping smart. The afternoon was filled with mountains of clothes, yummy snacks, and smiling faces. All leftover clothing (there was a lot!) was donated to Goodwill. I couldn’t have asked for a better popping’ event.
Thank you everyone for coming out! Your clothing contributions made the event a smashing success. Big shout out to Marikia, Nicole, and Kendra for volunteering to help organize and sort all items throughout the duration of the event!
See you all at the next swap! It will be even BETTER than this one.
P.S. Take pictures of your swap finds and I’ll share them on the page!