Tomorrow, I will be going to the Over The Top Fashion Swap, a city-wide clothes swap. I’ve been involved in clothes swaps before, and in fact have organized 3 of them in as many years. I highly recommend them as an easy way to spring clean one’s closet (and maybe pick up a nice freebie or two at the same time) and have a fun girls’ night to boot. For one thing, the thought that my clothes are going to people I know and like makes it easier to let go of things I love (or to which I am sentimentally attached) but don’t (or can’t) wear anymore. My swaps have been small-scale, fairly unstructured events consisting of a half-dozen or so girlfriends getting together over a few bottles of wine at my house. I’m curious to see how a formal swap works in practice, and what fellow Edmontonians’ closets will disgorge. I’m going in with a little bit of trepidation for the things I’m about to relinquish – what if I find nothing I like? – but I will let you know how it goes.

For anyone interested, the swap is happening tomorrow, May 29 at the Winspear, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Maybe I’ll see you there!

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