A few months ago, I had what I can only describe as a brilliant idea.
I thought: Why don't I organize a clothing swap with all of my lady friends? We could clean out our closets, hang out, drink some wine, get some "new" stuff for spring on the cheap ...
And then I thought: Why limit it to just my friends?
With a little help from my pals at the Flyer, as well as Berryman Cleaners, the Peddler, and the Inn at Hunt Phelan, we're putting together what I can only say is going to be a fabulous time.
The Flyer's first Swap & Shop will be Thursday, April 22nd, at the Hunt Phelan from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. We're doing it on Earth Day because it's not only economically friendly to trade clothes, it's environmentally friendly. We'll also be giving away a ladies' bike from The Peddler — speaking of environmentally friendly — and a gift certificate to Tsunami.
Here are the basics: Bring up to *five* gently used ladies clothing items (please, no shoes) to the event. For each of those items, you will receive a voucher. With that voucher, you can "buy" something from the Shop & Swap inventory.
If you want to get a jump on the competition, you can bring your items to the Flyer's offices (460 Tennessee St. #200, downtown) or to Berryman Cleaners (4430 Summer Ave.) to get your vouchers early.
Now, let's say you don't want to get rid of any of your stuff, but your friends are coming to the event and want you to tag along. And when you do, you find something you love. You can pay $5 (CASH only, please) to buy a voucher.
If we had lawyers, we think they'd make us point out that the the vouchers don't offer any guarantees that you'll find something you like or have any cash value.
On the other hand, the event benefits a good cause: Dress for Success Memphis. All proceeds from voucher sales and unswapped clothing will be donated to them.
Want to see what people are trading? Click HERE to see a slideshow!
Save your wardrobe. Save the world.