Stay fashion forward by looking in the back of your closet
by Karen Macklin - March 6, 2009
Suzanne Agasi, a pioneer of the Bay Area swap movement, has been holding swaps for more than 10 years and notes the special need for them now, in the heat of the melting economy. "Women always want something new," she says. "If you are a starving student or off-the-charts wealthy, clothing swaps give you the opportunity to get a shopping high without spending a lot of money."
Agasi's swaps which often happen at bars, sometimes incorporate manicures and massages and double as networking events. You can shop while getting pampered- and connect with others who might have leads on jobs (a plus, if you've just lost yours). "When the going gets tough," she says, "the tough go SWAPPING."