Everyone wants a new wardrobe without having to pay for it, right? SharingCairo is making it happen with a clothing swap on April 22nd, which is basically what good friends (and siblings) do on a regular basis anyway, except it's also for a good cause!
Some people were made for the fancy malls and scouring the aisles in search of certain somethings that'll flatter their bodies, accent their assets, or make their personality pop. We know people like that, and we salute them. Shopping can be tough, especially when what you find in one store is almost identical to everything else in all the other stores - where's the originality? Maybe we're going to all the wrong places, or maybe our taste in clothes is something of a different era altogether. It seems like we need something other than a mall - a thrift shop, perhaps? A secondhand clothing store? Our best friends' closets? We seem to have found something that's a curious combination of all the above: a clothing swap.
Whoever came up with the idea of clothing swaps is rather brilliant - everyone brings all the clothes they don't want, we all dump them in piles – err, hang them nicely for others to see – and we get to shop other people's closets for free. Sure, it can become a vicious competition much like when Monica Geller went wedding dress shopping, but that's part of the (friendly) fun. At the end of the day, you don't have to pay for clothes, you get to clean out your closet without throwing everything in the trash, you get to benefit other people (we'll tell you how in a second), and you come home with a whole new wardrobe without the giant bill. Brilliant. We're so glad SharingCairo is making this happen for the second time on April 22nd.
After an exciting first event in February, the peeps at SharingCairo are coming back with a second clothes swap; they are inviting attendees to simply bring any/all of those clothes that've been sitting at home unused for who knows how long. Anyone wishing to 'adopt' an item - you know, call it their Squishy - can do so, and all items remaining at the end of the event will be donated to charities, such as StARS (Saint Andrew’s Refugee Services), which will receive two bags of clothing. Items can also be dropped off at La Boutique Secondhand Shop at Community Services Association (CSA) in Maadi for resale, with revenue being directed to StARS Psychosocial Group Activities.
The event will take place at 12 PM at the Swiss Club, and the only entrance fee you have to pay is the 10 LE to get into the Swiss Club itself - that's a small price to pay for a new wardrobe, don't you think?
For more information, visit the event page.