Two New Swapping Sites, 99dresses and Swapdom

Clothes!

I heard about 99dresses on the podcast, Download This Show. 99 dresses is a mobile app that enables users to swap clothes. You can list the clothes you want to swap and browse the app to swap with others.  It is only available on iOS now.  Hopefully 99dresses will be on Android soon.

Swapdom is another new swapping website. I heard about this site via a blog post by Kellie. You can list items, search for items you want, offer your stuff in exchange. Swapdom helps to arrange the swap.

November 23: Sammy Davis Vintage + NYC Thrifting Collective Event

Sammy Davis Vintage, along with Enovia of Mixie Management and Yoli Ouiya are  co-hosting the NYC THRIFTING COLLECTIVE, the first and only organization bringing you chartered THRIFT TRIPS to explore the world of secondhand fashion beyond the limits of New York City. Order tickets now.

On Saturday, November 23rd will engage attendees with THREE under-the-radar thrift stores in a top secret city of northern New Jersey. Thrifters will have approximately one hour at each store to shop, style and score thrifty deals that can’t be found in NYC. EACH STORE offers discounts ONLY available to Thrifting Collective attendees. There will be chartered transportation to 3 thrift stores in Northern New Jersey. No lugging shopping bags from train to bus, no worry about “making” public transportation on time!

Why Shopping The Closet Is The New Black

via Gigaom

TechCrunch reported Wednesday that closet-swap platform Bib + Tuck, which launched in November 2012, officially netted $600,000 via billionaire fashion magnate J. Christopher Burch and a group of other angel investors in a seed round.

The premise of the so-called “recommerce” outlet is fairly simple: Users turn in their gently worn (perhaps even designer) duds for virtual currency, which then can be spent on anything in the store. If a coveted piece is just out of reach, the store also allows users to buy those in-store “bucks” to close the gap and make the purchase. The company relies heavily on the participation of those with high-end closets to maintain a steady flow of barter-worthy items, but it’s not the first to make a go of the strategy (and turn a profit).

December 15: Secret Santa/Wear an Ugly Christmas Sweater Swap

Yay! There’s an upcoming clothing swap in New York City. Tracy who writes the blog,  Everything She Wants is hosting a swap on Saturday, December 15th at Closet Dash Shop from 1-3PM.

Bring in a wrapped present (value between $5-$10) to swap with other presents! RSVP HERE
Dress up in your ugliest Holiday Sweater
and get a goodie bag with products from SheaMoisture and mark cosmetics!

Tradesy Brings New Life To Your Closet By Helping You Sell It To Others | Fast Company

Tradesy, an e-commerce mobile app and website that launches today, is attempting to take the hassle out of selling online by making it easy for you to cash in on all those unwanted clothes in your closet.CEO Tracy Dinunzio says she founded Tradesy to make the online selling experience as easy for the average woman as walking into her own closet and uploading photos of her unworn clothing to the site to start selling immediately, without having to worry about logistics, or what the site refers to as “the messy bits.”

via Tradesy Brings New Life To Your Closet By Helping You Sell It To Others | Fast Company.

 

Jezebel’s Third Annual Fashion Swap Meet is Thursday

via Reminder: Jezebel’s Third Annual Fashion Swap Meet is Thursday.

Jezebel’s Third Annual Fashion Swap Meet

When: Thursday, September 13, 6-8pm. The drinks are FREE from 6-7pm.
Where: Randolph Beer, 343 Broome Street (between Bowery and Elizabeth)

How it works: Open your closet. Look in your closet. Reach into your closet and remove the crap that’s been gathering dust, and bring it to the bar on Thursday. Swap it for something new-to-you. Boom.

Just trade in one wearable item — clothes, shoes, accessories — and you’ve gained entry, free to rummage with reckless abandon and take whatever you can carry. The more stuff you bring, the more rummaging for everyone (and we mean everyone: all shapes and sizes, and you too, guys — all it takes is for two for a gentlemen’s trade).

September 29-30: Swap-O-Rama-Rama

ChicPolitik and Swap-O-Rama Rama invite you to join in the social experience of clothing swapping and design and celebrate our collective creativity! You are invited to Swap-O-Rama-Rama, a giant clothing swap and series of DIY workshops in which a community explores reuse and creativity through the trading and recycling of fashion.
DIY Workshops: If you have a unique skill that transforms old clothing or other items into fashionable, wearable items (clothing/jewelry/handbag etc.) please consider bringing this to Swap-O-Rama-Rama in the form of a DIY workshop.
Sewing Station:  If you’re a whiz behind a sewing machine and work with reuse, consider being a Swap-O-Rama-Rama designer helping people learn how to mod the used clothing they find at the swap.
Fashion Show: There will be  Swap-O-Rama-Rama fashion show and show off your creations and collections.
Silk Screen Crew: If you’re a silk screener and would like to join the silk screening crew, offering your fresh designs to bring used clothes back to life, please get in touch!
when: September 29-30 9/29 10am-5pm  +  9/30 10am-4pm
where: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368
email:  contact@chicpolitik.com