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Diary of a Frugalista: Stamped Denim

Diary of a Frugalista: Stamped Denim

When it is gloomy and rainy outside, it is the perfect time to stay at home and start some DIY projects! Today I will show a sequel of my  Bleached Denim post. Let’s stamp! My inspiration was these bleached-n-painted jeans shorts. I loved the idea of combining a bold black and white design with the(…)

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I'm going to the swap, now what?

I'm going to the swap, now what?

I’ve taken part in three clothes swaps. I’m no swap veteran by any means but having organized two of the three, I’d like to think I can offer a piece or two of advice. If you’re like me, you’re super psyched for this Sunday’s swap. Honestly, I’ve been creating a mental list of items I(…)

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Diary of a Frugalista:Volunteering at a Mega Clothing Swap, July 2011

Diary of a Frugalista:Volunteering at a Mega Clothing Swap, July 2011

by Nadya Ershova The S.W.A.P. Team organized a mega clothing swap on July 9-10 in the Grand Foyer Culturel (indoors) of the Place des Arts in partnership with Zoofest and Renaissance. I was a volunteer for both days. The First Day On Saturday my shift started at 7 AM, and that wasn’t an easy thing to(…)

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Snapshot: Secondhand Clothing Market in Amsterdam

Snapshot: Secondhand Clothing Market in Amsterdam

by Allison Gryski On Monday mornings in Amsterdam, the Noordermarkt has numerous stalls of secondhand clothing.  The popular display method seems to be heaps of clothing (or shoes) laid out on tarps or tables.  It’s bustling with people digging through these piles of clothes, looking for a stylish bargain. The Dutch people are said to(…)

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Second-Hand Shopping:Eco-Friendly and Chic

Second-Hand Shopping:Eco-Friendly and Chic

By Nicole Longstreath I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “one man’s trash is another’s treasure.” I would like to revise this to “one person’s hand-me-down clothing is another’s latest wardrobe.” For over 15 years, I’ve been in love with shopping and swapping second-hand clothing. In my teens, it was all about vintage, and in my(…)

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How to find “The Good Stuff”: A guide to second-hand clothes shopping

by Allison Gryski Do you have one of those friends whose cute outfits always turn out to be some crazy bargain from a clothing swap, a Salvation Army, or Goodwill? Do you wish you were that girl (or guy)? For me, it’s my older sister: from gorgeous vintage items to Italian leather shoes, I can(…)

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