Cost-effective way to reinvent your style in a social setting – Swap Parties! Recessionistas have fun, sip champagne and shop for free; while recycling/reusing at the same time. Not only are you helping your pocket books, you’re also saving the environment :)
According to People Magazine’s Fashion Contributor Bobbie Thomas, the rules are easy: For every item you brought, you were handed a colored ticket which corresponded to three sections – low (Wet Seal, GAP, etc.), middle (Bebe, J. Crew), high (Michael Kors, DVF) and “deal or no deal” (items you’re willing to exchange/barter). You wrote your name on the tickets, which were then thrown in a bowl. The host picked out three at a time for the lucky ladies to “shop” the collection.
Applies for men too...think tools.