I have searched for years to find a hairdressers that can actually style hair as well as cut it, someone who actually listens to what I want instead of practising on my head and creating Frankenstein’s monster and charging me for the privilege!
I’ve had years of walking out of ‘hairdressers’ with a bag on my head with the single purpose of getting home to wash my hair of ‘product’ and bizarre ‘styling’ and then reaching for a hair band to tie it all back in the hope that no one will notice what has been done to me! Eventually I found a wonderful lady, Vicky, from the Hair Barn in Glapthorn, but then we moved!
We have now been in Stratford Upon Avon for just over a year and the search continues. I have been known to stop ladies in Waitrose and ask them “who cuts your hair…”., so is the need to find someone who gets my hair like lovely Vicky!
It was whilst I was at a ‘trial’ hairdressers and chatting to my stylist that she told me about clothes swapping. Apparently she and her friends regularly get together each bringing a box of their unwanted clothes and over a bottle of wine set about trying on each other’s unwanted clothes and by the end of the evening each walk away with an entirely new wardrobe - fantastic!
I have since done some research on this subject, and apparently it’s a growing phenomenon which started in the States - even Lindsay Lohan is into clothes swapping - who knew!
It is a wonderful way to recycle clothes, it’s a lot of fun, it’s environmentally friendly because you will be helping to reduce the amount of old clothes going onto landfill sites. Also, the actual manufacturing process of making the fabric for the clothing market also pollutes the environment - so it is fun, free and eco-friendly. With fashion changing constantly and our challenging financial times, perhaps one solution to staying current and in pocket is to clothes swap with your friends.
I have also found several clothes swapping website, Swishing swap most things related to female fashion, they also advertise clothes swap dates all over the country and even tell you how to set up your own clothes swapping party.
Then there is Buy My Wardrobe, who focus more on designer fashion; you need to be a member and then you can buy or swap your clothing on-line.
How about Back of the Wardrobe they have Bow Parties - an up-styling party with a difference, helping you to dig through clothes your already own and find a new outfit in your own wardrobe.
There is also Swapaholics who hold monthly clothes swapping events in London and can be approached to come to your area, just email them and ask!
Also try Vinted you need to be a member and then you are free to advertise you clothes, shoes bags and much more.
Whichever way you choose, whether with friends or at a formal organised event hosted by a clothes swapping company - you are guaranteed to have a wonderful time.
Happy clothes swapping…