Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
list an event      1 million Australian readers every month      facebook

The Clothing Exchange National Swap Day 2012

Home > Melbourne > Vintage and Retro | Shopping | Fun Things To Do | Fashion | Community Events
by Gen Wilson (subscribe)
A love of the weird and wonderful keeps me writing!
Get a new wardrobe without buying a thing
Clothes Swap
Celebrate BUY NOTHING NEW MONTH by heading to National Swap Day @ BMW Edge. Image :

"Buy Nothing New Month", otherwise known as October, is nearly here. To celebrate The Clothing Exchange is holding a massive clothes swapping event at the BMW Edge, Federation Square. The swap will occur on Monday October the 8th.

The Clothing Exchange
Raid your wardrobe and find 6 garments to swap.

To participate all you need to do is buy a ticket for $25 and bring along 6 quality clothing items, that you no longer wish to wear, to swap. If this is your first time attending a clothes swapping event and you would like more information you can check out The Clothing Exchange's Guide to Swapping.

Check in will occur between 6-7pm and swapping will begin at 7pm on the dot. All garments will be looked at by volunteers during check in to make sure they're up to swapping standard. For every garment checked in you'll receive a button. When the swap starts at 7pm, have a look at the clothing racks and pick out 6 of the items which tickle your fancy. There is a changing area to try clothing on.

Once you've found your stash, head over to the desk where a volunteer will ask for a button for each item. You can then refill your wardrobe with your funky finds.

If you would like to volunteer at any of The Clothing Exchange's clothes swap events you can find out more information by emailing The Clothing Exchange's contacts.
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  47
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? To celebrate Buy Nothing New Month
When: 6pm. Monday the 8th of October.
Where: BMW Edge, Federation Square
Cost: $25 and 6 items of clothing you would like to swap.
Your Comment
We do a similar thing in our office, but for free. We just book out a room, and email everyone with the date and time. The people turn up with their clothes that they no longer want, go home with treasures that others don't want. As long as you contribute anything you can take as much as you want.
Then any left overs go to the op shop.
Its fun and free.
by Joanne Tarasuik (score: 1|51) 2395 days ago
Paying $25 is hardly not buying anything... and is hardly a swap...
by rrros (score: 0|2) 2396 days ago
The local council organises a evening, bring 6 items of clothing recieve 6
6 buttons trade for 6 articles, wonderful night with nibbles etc all free.
Left overs go to local charities.
what does the $25 go towards?
by hitom (score: 0|4) 2392 days ago
More Melbourne articles
Articles from other cities
Foodi Photoh Classie
Top Events
Popular Articles