SWAPmaine Clothing Swap on June 15 Will Benefit Goodwill of Northern New England
SWAPmaine is back with a new clothing swap on Wednesday, June 15! The swap will take place at the Goodwill of Northern New England office at 75 Washington Ave (3rd floor) in Portland. All proceeds and leftover clothing and accessories will be donated to Goodwill Industries of Northern New England. The swap begins at 6:00pm and ends at 8:00pm.
The concept is simple. Swap attendees bring a bag of clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories, etc. Once everything is laid out, attendees shop the floor to pick up goodies. If you'd like to drop off your bag beforehand, pre-swap drop offs will be on Tuesday, June 14 from 10:00am-5:00pm at the Goodwill office, or on Wednesday starting at 4:00pm. Unlike at past swaps, there will be no SWAPmaine tote bags, so attendees should bring their own tote bag. Since there are no free bags, there is no entry fee (unless you bring nothing to swap, then it is $10).
A great incentive to drop off early on Wednesday is to check out the SWAPmaine drink special at Roustabout, located just next door! Have a drink and wait for the swapping to begin!
Since it is a smaller space than other swaps, attendees should try to bring the selective with what they bring. Organizers suggest going through your closet and finding some great pieces that no longer fit, you aren’t wearing as much as you should, or aren’t your style but would look great on someone else.
This is the eighth installment of SWAPmaine, which happens twice a year. The swap was started in 2011 by a group of Portland bloggers looking to give area fans of fashion a way to recycle their clothing. As a bonus, all proceeds and leftover clothing and accessories are donated to Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, the swap's sponsor and partner.
For more information about the swap, click here.