Fashion + Shopping, City Picks

Re-Trend Clothing & Accessories Swap

When: Sun., March 30, 5-8 p.m. 2014

If your closets are anything like ours, they have some clothes that you haven’t worn since Jimmy Fallon was still on SNL. There’s nothing wrong with them, but your style has evolved — so swap them out for something you’ll actually wear. The gist of Re-Trend is simple: bring up to eight items that you want to trade and start shopping. You pay a $1 entry fee and then browse the goods that the other swappers brought in. Accessories, clothes, shoes, and jewelry will all be laid out — or hung up — around Mellow Mushroom Avondale, which is a new location for the swap. “We’re placing the check-in station downstairs, which I hope will give us more room for shopping and a little better flow,” says Lindsey Chambers, Re-Trend founder. And because shopping can work up an appetite, Mellow has created some exclusive specials, including a special cocktail and happy hour prices on craft beer, wine, and well liquor drinks, as well as $2 cheese slices (Cheesy Couture) and $3 specialty slices (Retro Chorizo, Vintage Veggie, and Haute Hawaiian).

Melissa Tunstall

Price: $1

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