Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Clothes Swapping Sites
If you want to update your wardrobe (and you know you do) but don't want to spend tons of money then you should check into clothes swapping.
Clothes swapping is something you've probably been doing with your best friend for years, but now there are tons of clothes swapping sites on the internet which means you can trade awesome clothes with anyone, no matter where they are.
Clothes swapping sites have become more popular throughout the last few years, due to the sinking economy, but that is great news for you because there are even more people using them, which means more clothing options for you!
Swapstyle.com is probably the best known swapping site. It's free to sign up and they have not just clothes but purses, hats, sunglasses, belts, cosmetics, electronics, books, dvds and basically anything else you could possibly want. You can search for what you need and filter your results by size, color, and material. With some items you have the option of buying them, rather than swapping...but if you're trying to save money you might as well swap something of yours. You know you have perfectly good clothing that you don't want anymore, so why should it go to waste? I guarantee that someone out there wants it.
Swapstyle also has a style diary section where you can keep track of your favorite looks, a forum, and a wishlist.
Rehashclothes.com is another swapping site. From looking around it doesn't seem like they have a whole lot to choose from, but I did see some really nice shirts. You can use their "category tag cloud" to find particular items, but it doesn't look like they have a very good way to search for anything. But they do have a forum so you can talk to other members.
Three more great places to swap clothes are bigwardrobe, posh-swaps, and zwaggle.
Tracy's Closet is a site that lets you upload items you don't want anymore and you get points that you can use to get other items. If you join through my referral link here and upload at least one item you'll get 500 points to use on the site. :)
Another site worth mentioning is listia. It isn't exactly a swapping site. Basically you get credits for certain actions (like signing up, listing an item, promoting the site, etc.). You use these credits to bid for items and if you win you only have to pay shipping (but in some cases, the seller will ship it to you for free).
Many of these sites also let you list other items as well such as dvds, books, electronics, etc. They're fun to use, budget friendly and environmentally friendly as well.