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  • Julie Holiday

Successful free shopping event in Akron this past weekend

Awesome event at Gerri's Closet in Green this past weekend. Dozens gathered for a 'Clothing Swap' event where everyone shopped for free fashion.



The week before, attendees dropped off gently used #clothes, #shoes, accessories to Gerri's Closet then at the event #swapped them for new-to-them items.


Free Fashion Event Clothing Swap at Gerri's Closet. Following Saturday's clothing swap, attendees enjoyed 20% off of any optional purchase within the store.

I was asked to host this #fashion event along with Taylor Jones aka blogger, Modest Blondie.


Complete with refreshments, attendees enjoyed clearing their own #clutter, #shopping for free clothes and updating their wardrobes without spending a dime.

Heard from several ladies at the #swap Saturday, "Thank you for putting on such a fun event! #Free clothes in exchange for stuff I no longer want? Yes!"

Rack of dresses at the swap. Clothing brands included LulaRoe, Nike, Michael Kors, and many more! Several new with tags items in the selection

Despite attendees walking away with the same amount of items they brought in (5-20 pieces), there were still 6+ large bags of clothes leftover from the event. According to Gerri Talevich, owner of Gerri's Closet, the extra items were to be #donated to the charity Dress for Success.


Popular on the West Coast, Clothing Swaps are growing popularity in the area as other swaps are happening in Northeast #Ohio.

Before you donate, find a swap!

For a more detailed description of what a #clothing swap is, visit:

http://www.oprah.com/style/clothing-swap-how-to-host-a-clothing-swap/all


To be notified of upcoming swaps like the page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/clothingswapscleakron/