Why Everybody is Loving Clothing Swaps Lately

Clothing swaps
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With the huge surge in interest in sustainability, secondhand shopping has become massive, with thrift stores and marketplace apps like Poshmark and Depop becoming a standard part of the way we look for new clothes. But the clothing swap has also swooped in to take secondhand shopping to an entirely new level, and there are a few reasons why everybody is doing them right now—and you should, too.

It’s Eco-Friendly

Most importantly, clothing swaps are a way to refresh your wardrobe and enjoy the feeling of “shopping” without having to actually buy new consumer goods or participate in the fast fashion industry.

It’s Free

Perhaps the biggest draw to going to clothing swaps is that you can get new clothes (and accessories and shoes) for zero dollars and zero cents. Is there a better price than that?

It Feels Good

Clothing swaps also offer a great opportunity to clean out your clutter and clear out your closet, which can feel like a huge weight off your shoulders if you’re the type who finds themselves accidentally hoarding clothes.

It’s Fun

Best of all, clothing swaps are a great opportunity to get together with your friends, have drinks and snacks, and catch up, all while doing something that you can all feel good about.