Skint? No room in the cupboard for your new sales buys? Take a lesson in making money and space with our guide to swapping, selling and exchanging your fashion faux pas.
The swap party
Swapping clothes at a dedicated party (aka swishing) is the quickest method of refreshing your wardrobe and taking an ethical approach to filling it with new ones. There are usually some basic rules in place: everything must be washed and in nearly-new condition, no T-shirts, vests or underwear, and think quality, not quantity.
Joanne Walters, founder of Mrs Bear’s Swap Shop, suggests good swapping practices.
1. ‘If you bring good quality, you’ll take home good quality. You’ll also receive more stamps for swapping.’
2. ‘Don’t be afraid to try a new look or experiment with your style – you can always re-swap items next time!’
3. ‘If you’re coming with a friend, get them to look out for pieces that will suit you too while they rummage the rails.’