Eat, Shop and Swap


As the season shifts from fall to winter, even our most adaptable summer pieces must hibernate through the cold weather. Although we can look forward to digging up some of our cozy knits, sometimes last year’s favourites are hardly enticing. These kinds of pieces are a perfect contribution to bring to a clothing swap.

Get some of your girlfriends together for hot cocoa, gingerbread cookies, and wardrobe recycling. Maybe your friend isn’t feeling her chunky cable sweater (You know… the one you eyed all winter) and she’ll trade you for something you’ve brought to the swap. No elbows or line-ups or mislabelled price tags? Boxing Day definitely has some competition.

Everyone is busy during the holidays and it’s difficult to reconnect with friends, have time to bake shortbread cookies and get the shopping done.  A great way to combine these is have a potluck clothing swap. Have everyone contribute some finger food and a few items of clothing they’d like to exchange. If your friend really likes one of your neglected scarves, but you don’t really like anything she wants to trade, embrace the holidays and make it a gift. Anything that doesn’t get traded can be donated to the local clothing drive to help keep everyone warmer this season.

What are some great organizations to donate too?

The Covenant House  
24-hour donation box at Front Reception
Call 604-968-4679 for more details.

  • Any “Teen style” clothing for men and women
  • Black dress pants
  • Black jeans
  • Construction boots (steel toe size 10 and up)
  • Hooded sweatshirts
  • Jeans (Levi##Q##s and other popular brands size 30+)
  • Rain jackets/ponchos/rain pants
  • Umbrellas
  • Women##Q##s dresses, dress shirts, blouses, suits

Thrift Store: 4399 Main Street Vancouver, BC
Call 604 675 9996 for more details.

  • Children’s wear
  • Rain boots and rain jackets
  • T-shirts
  • Umbrellas
  • Hats: sun hats and baseball caps

The Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver
For Free Pick up call 604.526.2447 or email
Or Click here to book your Pick up Online!

  • Any clothing for Men, Women and Children

Happy Swapping!

Posted by Noel Bentley

Creator of Assignment Fashion.

2 thoughts on “Eat, Shop and Swap

  1. Hi Sasha!
    Glad to see you’re posting again! This sounds like a great idea! I was wondering if anyone here would be interested in starting a swap?

  2. hi ashley! i’m interested!

    ps: sasha this is so cute… my sister and i swap clothes all the time… very economical

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