Lately I’ve noticed clothing swaps have become all the rage. A whole bunch of women get together, bring the clothes, shoes and accessories that no longer fit their bodies or their style and swap them with other women who think those discards are actually gold. It brings whole new meaning to the phrase “one (wo)man’s trash is another (wo)man’s treasure.”
With that trend in mind, MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art) is holding their second clothing swap. Not only is this a great way to pick up some new duds for a rock bottom price, it’s a great way to support a fantastic cause.
MAWA is currently accepting donations of women’s clothing, purses, shoes and accessories for the swap until Friday, October 15 at 4pm. They are located at 611 Main Street.
The event itself happens, Friday, October 15 from 7pm-9pm when $10 gets you in the door. You are then free to walk away with anything you can carry. It’s such a great way to recycle (or to use the much more of-the-moment phrase, upcycle) and replenish your wardrobe for practically nothing.
All the proceeds will go to MAWA’s Legacy Fund to benefit women in the arts. I went to the first event in April and, let me tell you, it was insane. There were so many people there that MAWA has actually doubled the space this time to hold the masses. It was also just a ton of fun–like being a kid in a vintage candy store.
At the end of the night, what ever is left gets donated to the North End Women’s Centre, so that’s pretty cool too.
MAWA Clothing Swap
611 Main Street, October 15, 7pm-9pm, 949.9490