Thursday, July 14, 2011
The Swapaholics, Amy Chase & Melissa Massello, are nationally recognized experts in secondhand style and host large-scale clothing swap events across the country, spreading the cost-savvy and eco-friendly mantra of swapping before shopping. They have been featured in USA Today, the LA Times, and on ABC Nightline News for their trendsetting take on secondhand fashion.
They are headed to DC tonight to host their first event in the city at the Clarendon Ballroom in Arlington, sponsored by Swap.com. Participants bring a bag of gently loved fashions, which Amy & Melissa curate into a “swap boutique” - then at 8pm sharp, the swapping begins and is typically a mad dash to bag the best finds. And it’s not just bargain finds from Forever 21 and H&M – designer brands often found at their swaps include Marc by Marc Jacobs, BCBG, Nanette Lepore, and designer denim from Seven for All Mankind, Joe’s Jeans, and Citizen Everything leftover from the night will be donated to Goodwill of Greater Washington to be sold in their shops to raise money for their job training and empowerment programs.
Readers of The Capitol Fashionista can use the code CAPITOLFASHIONISTA for 25% off tickets at SWAP DC. Get to swapping!!!