In the last week of this month's experiment, I received a gift from the shopping gods in the form of a Clothes Swap. The idea is simple: bring a bag of stuff you no longer wear and swap it for "new" stuff. It works best when participants are around the same size. Any clothes that no one wants get donated to a local charity. It's fun, green and socially responsible!
Fury in Madison Valley, Crossroads on Broadway and Buffalo Exchange in the U District. But in order to find well-made, high quality clothes, you have to be ready to sift. Bring your patience and perseverance. Sifting through many styles, fits and textures is required in order to find the one gem that was made just for you....well, you and the person that owned it before you. At these stores, you don't get the polished perfection of Nordstrom with drifting piano music, meticulously organized colors and styles and that special feeling...the feeling that you are now part of the exclusive, expensive, awesome shoppers club. You know what I'm talking about. If you don't, read or watch Confessions of a Shopoholic. That movie cracked me up, and every woman can relate to some degree.