Initially, I thought it would be a great way to refresh my wardrobe on the cheap but I roped Lyn into coming by suggesting that it might be good to research best practices from other swaps. Success on both fronts!
Apparently vitaminwater rented out this gallery space near Fenway Park for the month of July and turned into a colorful lounge complete with couches, throw pillows, and a fun art installation featuring multi-colored bottles of (you guessed it) vitaminwater. Jessica Quirk signed copies of her new book, What I Wore, and Pinkberry gave out fro yo samples while we waited for the swap to begin.
Here are some shots of the soldout crowd waiting to dig through the selection of clothes, bags, shoes, and jewelry (notice the ribbons of vitaminwater on the wall and the intense look in these ladies' eyes - they meant business!):
At 2pm sharp, the swap officially began and swappers ravaged the tables and racks, filling their bags with designer shoes, throwing back items that didn't quite fit, eying the table of sweaters across the room.
I scored a couple of dresses and a pair of DKNY jeans, Lyn brought home a purse covered in mother of pearl tiles, and Lena found a skirt and a few sweaters she loved.
We also chatted with Melissa, one of Swapaholic's cofounders, so we may be partnering with other swap organizations in the future. In any case, I think I found the perfect outfit to wear to our next food swap!