Thrifty Thinking: Clothing Swaps!

Looking for a fun way to clean out your closet and update your wardrobe? Try a clothing swap!

The Wardrobe Boutique, located at 1822 Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia, hosts monthly clothing swaps for women of all sizes. The first Saturday of the month is for sizes 0-10 and the third Saturday of the month is for sizes twelve and up, both sessions are from 12-2pm. I am attending my first swap on March 5 with some of my girlfriends and we can’t wait to see what we find!

The swaps are held in the Community Room at The Wardrobe Boutique. At the swaps, attendees trade items with one another and items that are left over can be donated to The Career Wardrobe. The Career Wardrobe is the nation’s largest independent, community-based non-profit organization serving women transitioning into the workforce by providing professional attire. There is no admission fee for the monthly swaps, but reservations are required. After you RSVP simply show up on the day with a minimum of five items of clothing and get to swapping!

Planning a Girl’s Night Out? A swap party is a creative, fun, and inexpensive way to catch up with your girlfriends. If you are interested in hosting your own party just pick a date, contact The Wardrobe Boutique to schedule, and then invite your friends! It is that simple! Just make a $5 donation fee to The Career Wardrobe upon arrival.

The Wardrobe Boutique is also an upscale resale store. They offer quality new and gently used women’s apparel and accessories for all occasions. You’ll find formal, career and casual wear from popular department store brands and high-end designers at unbelievable discounts.  Their Vintage Corner and Bridal Boutique offer specialty items, too!

The Wardrobe Boutique’s Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6pm
Wednesday 11am-7:30pm
Closed Sunday & Monday

Next time you want to shake up your shopping, sign up for a clothing swap at The Wardrobe Boutique! Not only will you snag some stylish items, but you’ll also be helping women in our community succeed! And who doesn’t love shopping for a cause? All proceeds from the store benefit The Career Wardrobe.

Check out their site for upcoming events and new fabulous inventory!

Photos courtesy of The Wardrobe Boutique.
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One response to “Thrifty Thinking: Clothing Swaps!

  1. I love to shop at thrift stores – I don’t think many people understand the kind of deals you can find, but it’s incredible! You would be amazed at the articles of clothing I have found over the years at thrift stores. I enjoy your blog because it gives me some great insight and ideas on where to go whenever I feel like shopping. You provide a lot of useful information and leave nothing else – I’ve heard some much about Plato’s Closet over the past two years but your description was helpful.

    Have you ever thought to maybe interview a long time thrift store shopper or an owner of a shop? I would love to get some background information, just some extra little facts on different consignment boutiques.

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