In Boston's tiny metro apartments, space is at a premium. This often forces us to carefully curate our closets.
Keeping up with the latest fashion looks is also important, but designer prices can create conflict when monthly rent is due.
Consignment, second hand shops and swapping clothes are alternatives to buying brand new styles at full price that may go out out fashion as quickly as they came in.
Consignment & Second Hand: Second Time Around and Rescue are popular stores offering gently used, formerly-loved clothes from well-known and designer brands, right on Newbury Street. In addition to shopping at these stores to save money on clothes, these shops offer an alternative to donating clothes or selling them on eBay.
Swapping Clothes: The Swapaholics meet once per month in Boston, holding organized events for attendees to trade gently worn clothes. A theme is selected to aid attendees in their selection. Swappers bring 3-5 items on average and hang them on garment racks when they arrive. They then shop the garment racks for garments to add to their on closets. Items that are not selected are donated.
How do you keep your closet full of fashion without emptying your wallet?