- You get together with a few girlfriends at someone's house
- Bring clothes that are in good shape but that don't work for you for whatever reason
- Spread the clothes out around the hostesses place
- And grab!
Everyone gets rid of clothes that were just taking up space, and everyone (hopefully) leaves with new-to-them duds. It doesn't have to be just clothes, you can swap jewelry, make-up, everything. It's first grab first get, so people may end up fighting over your clothes! How's that for creating a feeling of specialness!?!? The only downside to this, that I've found, is that no one has my same size clown feet, so I always strike out in the awesome free shoes department. Even if you don't nab any awesome free clothes, the conversation and girl time (usually with wine and snacks) is pretty awesome all on its own.
Fellow frugalista Annabelle recently nabbed some swell stuff at a bitch 'n' swap, if you need further convincing.