Monday, October 22, 2012

November Swap - Don't Shop party!

An excellent opportunity to get some new winter clothes, and unload some out-of-season stuff - the next Swap - Don't Shop event is happening next month. Details are below:

Clothing Swap Party
Saturday, November 17
Beaver Hall Gallery
29 McCaul St. 

In addition the usual on-site alterations (by donation), delicious snacks and - of course - scads of great clothes, we have a fun new addition to the November swap. Professional image consultant Danielle D'Amato of Danielle D'Amato Image Consulting will be on-hand to provide advice on how to style your new swap finds, and incorporate them into your existing wardrobe. 

As always, all clothing, shoes, and other accessories (with the exception of socks & undies) that are clean and in good condition are welcome.

Admission (with at least 5 swap items): $8

If you have nothing to swap but still want to upgrade your wardrobe, just show up with an extra $5, and we'll give you a bag to fill.

At the end of the day, all of the clothing that is left will be donated to local charities.

Check out the Facebook event page for updates.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Swap til you drop this weekend

The next Swap Don't Shop event will be coming up next month (yay!), but if you're looking to warm up for the main event, below are a few upcoming swaps to get you started. If you've ever wanted to pack as much clothing swapping as possible into a short period, this would be the weekend to do it!

Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts' clothing swap, which should be a good bet for those looking for halloween costumes. Clothing is $2 a piece if you have nothing to swap.
Sistering - 962 Bloor St. West

A UofT student organized swap is happening at Beit Zatoun, a cultural centre in the Annex. Swap-ables other than clothing are welcome at this swap, including books, music and art.
1pm - 3pm (doors open at noon)
Beit Zatoun - 612 Markham St.
$7 +5 swap items

Evergreen Brickworks is hosting a Community Clothing and Costume Swap. In addition to swapping, there will be live music and a halloween costume auction. Check out their website for drop-off dates and times.
BMO Atrium
1pm - 4pm

If you have kids, they can get in on the action too, with the Walnut Studios Kids Clothing Swap. Money raised will go to their after school art program.
83 Walnut Ave.
1pm - 4pm