Shopping for vintage and retro clothes can be fun and rewarding, but it can also be frustrating. Like when you find something you absolutely love and purchase it on a whim only to discover that it doesnt actually fit. Well, Cynthia Joye has a solution to that problem: a Vintage/Retro Clothing Swap.
I did something similar when I lived in Pittsburgh, she says. Some girlfriends and I would get together twice, sometimes three times a year, and we were all kind of the same size, and wed bring our clothes, and when we were done, wed have a new wardrobe.
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Sound good? E-mail Joye at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your name on the list and directions to her place in Capitol Hill. Some people really have a lot of stuff, Joye notes, so Im limiting it to a garbage bag full of stuff. Make sure your items are cleaned and priced, in case someone wants to buy something instead of swap; the suggested price range is between $5 and $20. Theres a $5 fee to participate in the swap, and Joye will provide a changing area so you can try on your new finds. Space is limited, so sign up now.
Wed., July 30, 7-10 p.m., 2008