Uptown Fashion Swap

Almost every woman’s closet has a handful of pieces that are either too tight, too bright or not quite right. Clothing swaps are an excellent means of unloading what your closet doesn’t want while finding a hidden gem or two to bring home. As the saying should go: “one woman’s stash could be another woman’s treasure.

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The Uptown shopping district in Victoria is holding its first-ever Fashion Swap event and, while a shopping centre may not be the first place you’d think of finding gently used clothing, Uptown saw the Fashion Swap as a great opportunity. Not only does the swap support sustainable consumerism, Uptown is raising funds for breast health by donating funds to The BC Cancer Foundation.

    When: Tuesday, May 22nd, 6 – 9 p.m.

    Where: Uptown shopping centre (at the corner of Douglas Street, Saanich Road and Blanshard Street)

    How Much: Tickets are being sold at Uptown’s guest services for $20 each and include a $10 donation to The BC Cancer Foundation, a $10 Uptown gift card and free on-the-spot makeovers including hair, nail and face treatments!

    What: Before May 19th, participants are required to bring ten lightly-worn or even brand new brand name items. Once the clothing is sorted, this will equate to over 3,500 items to hunt through for the perfect piece!

The evening also includes music, tapas and and outdoor party to celebrate the clothing swap. Click here for tips on what – and how – to swap clothes and maximize your finds! For more information on Uptown, visit them online, become a fan on Facebook or follow them on Twitter!

From now until September, make a donation to my BC SPCA Paws For A Cause campaign and you could walk away with a fantastic prize! Click here to find out more!

One Comment on “Uptown Fashion Swap

  1. Thanks for posting this. I didn’t know about it and I am definitely going to grab some tickets!

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