I’ve been reading some great blogs from the UK and the US and realise that many of you are well into the “Slow Fashion” concept. You are shopping green by going to vintage and thrift shops and many of you are attending Clothing Swaps.
I don’t know if I am slow and they are happening in Australia but I hadn’t heard of any happening in my area so I thought I would invite some of my more stylish friends around to have a Mid-Winter Clothing Swap at my home.
Sarah – centre – from the great Wardrobe Remodeling, Shelly and Kate, enjoying a chat and bubbles before checking out the clothes on offer.
Sarah has found the vest I ordered from BooHoo.com when it was on sale and then decided was just too short for me but thought she might like…I was right, once she found it she wasn’t letting anyone else near it!
What I learned from the clothing swap:
- I have friends that have great clothes, much of which I have never seen!
- Give the girls a mid-week chance to have some bubbles and shop without spending a cent and much fun will be had by all!
- Try on things even if the size label isn’t right. There was a cute little silk top that I liked but the size was an 8 so I passed on it. Then the Fashion Sister From Another Mother (who is the same size as me) tried it on and it was a perfect fit! Guess that was her payback for the LV wallet last week!
- Everyone was happy for me to take the items that weren’t chosen for a new home to our favourite op-shop (where I found the LV wallet).
There were 10 of us and we have all decided it would be great fun to do again. We also talked about doing a group trip around the area one Saturday to visit some of the op-shop/thrift stores and vintage shops. There will probably be a small bus, a few bottles of bubbles and maybe lunch in there as well. I mentioned I would love for us to do a trip down to Melbourne for the day to do the same thing.
Now I just need to find a few other great op/thrift/vintage shops in Melbourne so we can organise the day trip.
If any of you have suggestions, please share!
The Mid-Winter clothing swap went well. Everyone went home with something new and a smile on their face. Tomorrow I’ll share a couple of picks of the clothes with a focus on the items I selected.
- 10 Ways to Get Rid of Old Clothes (Swap Parties & Other Simple, Easy Ways to Clean Out Your Closet!) (styleblazer.com)
- Swishing Online (englandonashoestring.com)
- Swishing: The eco-fashion phenomena taking over the world (rtcc.org)
- Clothes Swap (magnoliagracestyle.com)