Since July 2007, Jess James and her partner Shannon Dunne of James + Dunne Styling hosted the first bi-monthly “Style Swap” where women arrived with a few clothing items and accessories and left with items from other fashionistas’ closets. Each guest is given personalized tags to mark the items of their choice, but who gets what is determined by drawings. For the most coveted items of the night, everyone plays a round of musical chairs!
The swaps are economical and eco-chic: Any items left at the end of the night are donated to Vintage Values, Bargain Box or Dress for Success. The point is, you can score some sweet deals and clear out your closet. Seems like a win-win situation to us.
These ladies swap in Wilmington, Raleigh, and Charleston. And if you're not in the area, have no fear! Their site offers some tips for hosting your own Style Swap: