If you’re going to be tightening your belt in these uncertain economic times, why does it have to be an old one?
While shopping sprees are now out of the question for many consumers, shopaholics around the world are getting their retail therapy by attending clothing swaps. These gatherings recycle wardrobes among friends, with guests bringing items they no longer want or fit into and leaving with “new” clothes. No money exchanges hands, and at the end of the evening, all clothes left go to a charity. It’s an economically, socially and environmentally beneficial way to achieve the post-shopping glow.