February 22, 2009
The typical woman uses 20 percent of her clothes 80 percent of the time, according to Suzanne Agasi, a clothing swapper who advocates giving up some of the stuff we rarely, if ever, wear at public and private meet-ups. Agasi lives in San Francisco and is such a seasoned swapper that she has an entire website devoted to the idea. She's even trademarked the term "clothing swap" which seems appropriate since Agasi has run about 170 swaps in the last 14 years. The first 12 of those years "everyone thought I was nuts," she said. But with the economy disintegrating and "green" becoming the new black, swaps have gone mainstream.