A Local Perspective on Life in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

Clothing Swap in Tokyo

Women usually love what they buy, yet hate two-thirds of what is in their closets.

It’s time for a change! Clean out your closets, under your bed, in the spare room, dump out the handbags and start spring afresh with a new look.

Who: You, your friends, and a gaggle of fun girls whom you haven’t met yet

What: A swap! Bring your clothes (maternity wear, handbags, ballgowns, fur coats – it’s all welcome) You can gently place it on the piles and then tear into the fashion, taking as much as you like.

When: Sunday, April 27th from 2-5 PM

Where: Pink Cow, Shibuya (it’s in the basement)

How much: 2500 yen, including one drink ticket

Why: The surplus money raised from the event goes to Habitat for Humanity. The remaining clothing is donated to the Salvation Army. To date, the swaps have generated over 400 bags of clothing in the 4 years that they have been running. You get to meet fun women, new clothes, cocktails, gossip and more!

A few points to remember: Please, no footwear – it has proved to be too difficult to swap. However, if you have a magazine addiction like myself, I am welcoming all magazines for swapping! No books, thank you, but any glossy mag is bound to find a new home.

Above all, remember: Never wear anything that panics the cat.

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