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Host a Clothing Swap Party

Host a Clothing Swap Party - Get some friends together and arrange a swap of clothes and accessories you're sure you'll never wear again. That pashmina that reminds you of your cheating ex-boyfriend could be exactly what someone else is looking for to top off her new duds, sans emotional baggage. Eat, drink, and trade merrily with these tips from Real Simple:

1. Make it a true party: Send invitations, and serve food and drinks.

2: Make it seasonal: Hold your swap party at the start of a new season, when you switch your closets around.

Host a Clothing Swap Party

3. Create a virtual-store atmosphere: Set up full-length mirrors and changing areas. When Heidi Hoelzer, 27, hosted a swap party for friends in New York City, she purchased a rolling rack from the Container Store to make it easy to browse clothes.4. Place items in categories: Shoes in one area, accessories in another.

5. Make sure attendees bring only items that they're ready to part with: Nothing is worse than falling in love with another woman's shirt, only to be told she's having second thoughts about giving it up.


Host a Clothing Swap Party


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