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  • Let’s Swap

    11.26.2013 / Miscellaneous

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    Thanks to Swapdom for helping me clean out my closet this weekend!

    The first freelance article I ever published at the ripe age of 20-something was a piece on the rise of bartering. It was such a great assignment, uncovering stories like this one artist in Portland who bartered large-scale murals in exchange for dental work. Since then, I’ve been mildly obsessed with the concept, swapping everything from branding work for lighting, bio pages for reclaimed wood. I’m a bartering fool. Naturally, I’m thrilled about this new site…

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    Swapdom is like one massive virtual clothing swap. When I lived in Los Angeles, my girlfriends and I would host annual clothing swap parties, and I have fond memories of the day I took home the most glorious swan-printed skirt in exchange for a pair of vintage, too-big penny loafers. The skirt is still one of my favorite possessions, if for no other reason than the sun-kissed memories that hang on its hanger.

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    This past weekend, I cleaned out my closet and collected a slew of items to drop off at Goodwill. But there were certain pieces I held back, knowing I could swap them for other essentials that are now missing in my very bare closet. (Bare is so good, btw. So, so good.) If you’d like any of these goodies, head over here to swap with me (it’s so easy!).

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    And in the spirit of bartering, what’s the strangest thing you’ve ever swapped? I’m ever-so-curious!

    Image Credits: My dear husband

    p.s. Swapdom is a sponsor of Design for Mankind. All opinions are my own, for real and for true.

    • the pom pom sweater is too cute!

      http://www.myclayexperience.com/

    • Hannah

      Oh I love this! I used to trade clothes with my foreign exchange student friends in high school so now I have pieces from all over the world in my wardrobe! Thanks for the fun post!

    • Loved your post, ponpon sweater and wall hangers! <3

    • I went to a clothing swap that benefited Planned Parenthood this year, paying just $8 and in the process donating a couple bags’ worth of clothes. I scored some amazing items, but the two that stand out are:
      1. a vintage cognac colored, belted leather jacket that I thought was faux until I properly read the labels a month later, and
      2. a full on, black 80s pantsuit with a gloriously sparkly top portion that fit like a glove.

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