With the trend of second hand clothing going strong and the recession hitting our pockets deeper every day, it's no surprise that clothing swaps have become all the rage for fashionistas.
According to Wikipedia, clothing swaps began in the late nineties. In the last few years, New York, Toronto and L.A. have hosted some of the largest, most successful clothing swaps around. Now the trend is spreading to suburban communities across the continent.
Yesterday I enjoyed a swap just outside Niagara Falls in the city of St.Catharines. It's about a one hour trek south of Toronto. Women and men came out to join this event. DJ Marinko played groovy tunes while incense was burned and people arrived With bags of clothes ready to trade off for something 'new'. Or at least new to you today.
All the clothes that were left behind were donated to a local charity called Community Care. Everyone there was having a great time even if they left empty-handed. But that was hard to do with so many fabulous finds from shoes to jeans and accessories, this 'swap-meet' was a success.