It had been awhile since we attended the Fashion Week 2011 Sip & Swap event at the Microsoft NERD Center, so Lyn and I were psyched to head out to Worcester for a clothing swap at Crompton Collective. This super-cute antique and artisan mall just happens to be owned by Amy Lynn Chase, a Swapholic who partnered with us on our very first cookie swap in 2011! Lyn had already visited Crompton, but it was my first trip, and I was completely enchanted by the rows of handmade baby bibs, antique typewriters, and vintage Coke bottles.
The clothing swap itself didn't disappoint either. Amy and her crew had it well-organized with sections for jeans, shoes, dresses, and so on. I spotted a pair of brand-new leather boots in the original box, but alas, they were a half-size too big so I left them for someone else to enjoy. I also tried on a pair of white Lily Pulitzer Bermuda shorts, but they were just teensy bit too small. (I know, I sound like Goldilocks here.) I did go home with a like-new embroidered tunic from the LOFT and a pair of perfectly distressed jeans. We got one ticket for reach item we brought, plus extra tickets for visiting a few local stores, so I wound up giving Lyn one of my extra tickets. Then, on the drive home, we stopped at NU Cafe for a late lunch.
Tell us! Have you ever attended a clothing swap? What was your favorite find?