Switch Up Your Style @ The Clothing Swap

Published On November 12, 2015 | By Mackenzie Sugrue | Community

12108136_10153607928350396_6537384682102094286_nWe all love new threads, but hate the clutter that is destined to happen within our closets. This weekend, locals can trade in their old styles and amp up their wardrobes at the annual Clothing Swap – a day full of fun, food and fashion.

Here’s how it works: Grab some gently worn clothes, shoes and accessories from your wardrobe that you’ve been hanging onto, and bring them to Spirit in Lawrenceville. There will be a drop-off section by Spirit’s entrance, and then you’ll receive further directions. Specifically, the swap is looking for men’s, women’s and children’s clothing; as well as shoes, scarves, gloves, outerwear, etc. Clothes should also be clean and prepped to put on display.

The swap party will be complimented by music from DJ Depth One on the upstairs level of Spirit, where drinks will also be served. Between noon-4PM, take a break from browsing, or get your pre-shop-buzz on beforehand at their tasty brunch spread downstairs.

As always, you’ll be permitted to take home as many items as you bring. If you happen to find more items you’re into, but didn’t bring enough to swap, cash donations are also accepted.
How-to-Organize-a-Clothing-Swap--600x398All remaining clothing items will be donated to The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh (GLCC) and the Blankets Over Pittsburgh foundation.

The GLCC is an organization completely composed of  volunteers and donations. They are dedicated in their mission to give members of the LGBT community, their family, and local supporters with resources and opportunities for a more accepting, understanding and equal future. Through education, networking, advocacy and social support, GLCC continuously promotes visibility within LGBT communities and others among Western PA.

Blankets over Pittsburgh strives to provide resources and outreach for the homeless community, which has increased 9.5% between 2011-2014.

Be sure to clear your schedules this Sunday, November 15, and get prepared for the cold season affordably. All are welcome, and all event proceeds will be donated to charity.

(Individuals under 21 must be accompanied by a chaperon.)

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