The Swap Sheet: May 2010

We weren’t kidding about word getting out and spreading like wildfire about our addiction to clothing swaps: since last month, The Swapaholics have been featured in US News & World Report, USA Today, and The Boston Globe. (Can you say surreal?)

The exposure for the joy of swapping before shopping makes us giggle with glee, and has resulted in the biggest Swap Sheet yet: over 30 swaps this month!

Let’s make June even bigger. If you are hosting, going to, or know about a swap, give us the deets by emailing us, posting a comment below, or giving us a shout @theSwapaholics on Twitter.

Here’s what’s on deck for May:

SATURDAY MAY 1ST

GLENDORA, CA
Swap-O-Rama-Rama
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

First Christian Church Basement
300 N. Glendora Ave (North of the 210 Freeway)
Glendora, California
$5 and a bag of clothes

ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Naked Lady Clothing Swap
1 to 5 p.m.

Community Room
University of New Mexico Family Housing
929 Buena Vista Drive SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico
FREE

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Spring Clothing Swap
1 to 3 p.m.

Cecelia’s
475 K Street NW #519
Washington, D.C.
FREE

SUNDAY MAY 2ND

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Swappo de Mayo
Hosted by ClothingSwap.com
2 to 5 p.m.
Portrero Hill Neighborhood House
953 De Haro Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
$25 + 10 new or gently worn items of clothing
Benefits La Casa de Las Madres

MONDAY MAY 3RD

EL SOBRANTE, CA
Swappo de Mayo
Hosted by ClothingSwap.com
6 to 9 p.m.
Cafe Soleil
Plaza Sobrante Shopping Center
3550 San Pablo Dam Rd
El Sobrante, CA
$25 in advance, $35 at the door + 10 new or gently worn items of clothing
Benefits La Casa de Las Madres

TUESDAY MAY 4TH

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Swappo de Mayo
Hosted by ClothingSwap.com
6 to 9 p.m.
Club Cocomo
650 Indiana at Mariposa
San Francisco, CA 94107
$25 + 10 new or gently worn items of clothing
Benefits La Casa de Las Madres

FRIDAY MAY 7TH

DURHAM, NC
We Win, They Win Clothing Swap
7 to 11 p.m.

4522 Reigal Wood Road
Durham, NC
FREE
Benefits the Durham Rescue Mission

SATURDAY MAY 8TH

WORCESTER, MA
Swapaholics Canal District Swap

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Canal District
138 Green Street / Crompton Place
Worcester, Massachusetts
$3 with clothing donation, $5 without
Benefits Goodwill Industries of Northern New England

PORTSMOUTH, NH
Sustainability Fair Swap
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Portsmouth Public Library
175 Parrott Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801
FREE
Benefits Goodwill Industries of Northern New England

SUNDAY MAY 9TH

OAKLAND, CA
Bay Area Girls Rock Camp Swap
2 to 4 p.m.

2289 International Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94606
FREE

MONTGOMERY, AL
Swap for Good
Clothing & Book Swap Fundraiser

632 Clayton Street
Montgomery, Alabama

WEDNESDAY MAY 12TH

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Men’s Jeans for Justice

8 to 10 p.m.
Shotwell and Mission Street
San Francisco, CA

NASHVILLE, TN
Swap for Good Clothing Swap

7 to 10 p.m.
3800 Murphy Road
Nashville, TN

SACRAMENTO, CA
Peace, Love, Swap Kid’s Clothing & Gear Swap
Drop-off between 7 and 8 a.m.
Swap from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Funderland Amusement Park
1350 7th Avenue (Corner of Sutterville Road & South Land Park Drive)
Sacramento, CA 95822
$5 and a bag of stuff to swap

SATURDAY MAY 15TH

CALGARY
Soul Reflection Clothing Swap
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Fashion Central
Corner of 8th Ave and 1st Street SW
Calgary, Alberta
Canada
$30 + 2 or more items of clothing purchased within the last 2 years

EVANSTON, IL
The Parent Circle Swap & Sale
1 to 4 p.m.

Roycemore School
640 Lincoln Street
Evanston, Illinois

CALGARY
Take Off Your Clothes Swap
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Belgo
501 8th Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta
Canada
$5 and a bag of clothes

GLENDALE, CA
Swap for Good Books & Media Swap

12 to 3 p.m.
Dave’s On Broadway
708 E. Broadway
Glendale, CA 91205
FREE, 21+

SAN DIEGO, CA
Swap for Good Clothing Swap

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Allied Gardens Park
5155 Greenbriar Road
San Diego, CA

ROCKLIN, CA
Peace, Love, Swap Kid’s Clothing & Gear Swap
Drop-off between 10 and 11 a.m.
Swap from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

American Powerhouse Gymnastics
1091 Tinker Road, Suite 300
Rocklin, CA 95765
$5 and a bag of stuff to swap

SUNDAY MAY 16TH

MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Sojourner Project Clothing Swap

7 to 10 p.m.
4536 Bryant Ave
Apt #1
Minneapolis, MN

SATURDAY MAY 22ND

SAN MATEO, CA
Swap-O-Rama-Rama @ Maker Faire
11 am to 5pm

(Fashion show at 5pm)
San Mateo, CA
San Mateo Fairgrounds
Tickets at Maker Faire

HUNTSVILLE, AL
Swap-O-Rama-Rama
at Lowe Mill
12 to 4 p.m.
Flying Monkey Arts Center / Lowe Mill
2211 Seminole Drive Southwest
Huntsville, Alabama
$5 and a bag of clothes

VACAVILLE, CA
Peace, Love, Swap Kid’s Clothing & Gear Swap
Drop-off between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Swap from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Aerial Gymnastics
3777-A Vaca Valley Parkway
Vacaville, CA 95688
$5 and a bag of stuff to swap

SATURDAY MAY 29TH

BROOKLYN, NY
SCORE! Swap

BKLYN Yard
400 Carroll Street between Bond & Nevins
Brooklyn, NY
$3 with RSVP, stuff or no stuff

CHILLICOTHE, IL
Sustainable Style Symposium & Swap
at Summer Camp Music Festival 2010
12 to 1 p.m.

Chillicothe, Illinois

EDMONTON
Over the Top Swap

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Winspear Centre
Edmonton, Alberta (Canada)
$15 early bird tickets

CAMERON PARK, CA
Peace, Love, Swap Kid’s Clothing & Gear Swap
Drop-off between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Swap from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Tumble Time Gymnastics
2568 Meadow Lane
Cameron Park, CA 95682
$5 and a bag of stuff to swap

MONTREAL
Take Off Your Clothes Swap
2 p.m. to 3 a.m.

211 Boulevard St. Laurent
Montreal, QC H2X 2T5
Canada
$10-$30 (Canadian)

  • http://www.peaceloveswap.com Meg Franz

    This is SO wonderful… swapping truly is the new shopping!!

  • http://www.theswapteam.org/boston Sarah

    A little advance notice: The S.W.A.P. Team presents “Take Off Your Clothes Boston,” a 2-day swap on June 5th (5pm to 10pm)and June 6th (11am to 4pm) @ 500 Harrison Ave, Boston (next door to Rocca). This swap benefits The AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. Come on down and swap till you drop! We’ll have DJs to rock the house – and there’s FREE parking on both days.

  • lizzz

    swapping is a way for the average budget conscious girl to update her wardrobe and try new things! new clothes keep a gal happy and excited, BUT money to buy those new things is not always there…swapping is the perfect answer to that. someone else’s trash…yadda yadda yadda, but so true!!! i love swaps! and the people are always so so nice!

  • http://www.relaxshacks.com Deek

    Cooler than cool. Just blogged on this/linked it.

    Best of luck Melissa n’ Crew!

    -Derek “Deek” Diedricksen
    Host of “Tiny Yellow House” TV
    Author of “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks…”
    http://www.relaxshacks.com

  • Ronnie Behnke

    Are you planning on having any swaps in the Seattle area any time soon?

  • http://www.frugalfashionistaclothingswap.org Kim

    August 8th, 2010 -Frugal Fashionista Summer In The City Clothing Swap! Largest clothing swap in the metro d.c area with 360 swappers! Don’t miss it! Go to the site and sign up!