Swap Sheet: April 2011


OK, seriously, how is it April Fool’s Day already?! It sure feels like a joke around here with this wintry mix of snow and rain (blargh) and I’m sure you also noticed we forgot to post the March Swap Sheet this year (oops).

It’s really no excuse, but it’s been tough to keep up this beloved blog as Amy and I have made the rounds by plane, train, and automobile, and all that swapping and traveling hasn’t left much time for scouring the interwebs to see what’s up with our favorite swap hosts. We missed you guys!

We’re SUPER psyched for the rest of our US swap tour heading into summer and fall (get ready Boston, New Orleans, Atlanta, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, San Diego, NYC, Philly & DC!), but we’re also super psyched to help promote YOUR cool swap events going on wherever you may be. Because, if you’re truly addicted to swapping like we are, then you know that the first thing we all ask at the end of every swap is: “When’s the next one?!”

Every single day, we get dozens of emails, Facebook comments, and Tweets from swap organizers around the world looking for help reaching swappers in their area, and from swappers chomping at the bit to find a swap near them, and we launched this blog just over a year ago as a way to share all of our swap knowledge and expertise. These monthly Swap Sheets are our attempt at providing a home for information about all the best and most promising swaps we know about going on in the US, Ireland & the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand (see this month’s Swap Sheet for April below) and to help connect swappers with experienced swap organizers like us, in all the places we can’t (even though we’d love to!) be. Swapping is all about community, and socializing, even more so than the loot, and we’ve grown quite attached to the community of super awesome swappers we’ve built here.

But, we know we can do better, and we’re SUPER psyched to announce that — coming soon! — we’ll be launching a swap events directory at Swap.com, where you’ll be able to list or find your next fabulous swap, among other cool things! Sign up for our mailing list at Events.Swap.com to be the first to know about this exciting debut.

Until then, keep us posted on your swap events by sending us an email at swapaholics {at} swap {dot} com, including a detailed listing of ALL of the following info:

  • Swap event name
  • Swap organizers/hosts/group name
  • Date
  • Time
  • Venue
  • Location (with street address, link and/or directions)
  • Cost of Admission
  • What to Bring
  • How it Works
  • LINK to your Facebook, Eventbrite, Meetup, or Yelp events page

If you sent us a swap or swish or clothing exchange listing for a March event, please accept our *sincere* apologies — we still love you and want to promote you!

With #swaplove,

Melissa

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FRIDAY APRIL 1ST

Hastings Old Town Fan Club Swishing
7:30 pm
Jenny Lind on High Street
Hastings Old Town
West Sussex, UK
Admission: £3

Peace Love Swap Kid’s Clothing & Gear Swap
JAM’IN Gymnastics & Fitness Center
2:30 to 5 pm
444 Santa Rita Ave
Los Banos, CA
Admission: $5 + stuff to swap

Peace Love Swap Kid’s Clothing & Gear Swap
Bounce-n-Play
3:30 to 6:30 pm
Charlottesville, VA
Admission: $5 + stuff to swap

SATURDAY APRIL 2ND

Running with Scissors Swap-O-Rama-Rama
at the Natural Living Expo
10 am to 6 pm
Polk County Convention Complex
501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
Admission: $10 + a bag of clothes

Tea, Cake & Shwopping
2:30 to 4:30 pm
St. Mary’s Church Community Centre
Defoe Road
Stoke Newington
London N16
Admission: FREE

Winchester Swishing
Clothing drop-off: 11 am to 3 pm
Swap: 4 pm!
Mercure Hotel (formerly Wessex Hotel)
Paternoster Row S023 9LQ
Admission: £10

ReMade in Leeds Clothes Swap
12 to 5 pm
25 Back Kensington Terrace
Hyde Park, Leeds
UK
Admission: £2 (includes tea)

Pmlico Beer Garden Swish
1 pm
Vauxhall Bridge Road
London, UK

Clothes Swap at The EpiCentre
to celebrate Mother’s Day
Meanwood Valley Urban Farm
Sugar Well Road
Meanwood, Leeds LS7 2QG
UK
Admission: £5

Peace Love Swap Kid’s Clothing & Gear Swap
Gold Country Gymnastics
110 Spring Hill Drive #14
Grass Valley, CA 95945
8:30 to 11:30 am
Admission: $5 + stuff to swap

Peace Love Swap Kid’s Clothing & Gear Swap
Adventureplex
1701 Marine Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Admission: $5 + stuff to swap

SUNDAY APRIL 3RD

Running with Scissors Swap-O-Rama-Rama
at the Natural Living Expo
11 am to 4 pm
Polk County Convention Complex
501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
Admission: $10 + a bag of clothes

Frugal Fashionista Clothing Swap + Potluck
1 to 4 pm
Franconia Governmental Center
6121 Franconia Ave
Alexandria, VA
Admission: FREE

Mother’s Day Swishing
11 am to 4 pm
Learning Room
National Trust Lanhydrock
Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 5AD
UK
Admission: £6.75 for Garden & Grounds admission (includes swish)

Greenpeace Swish
Clothing drop-off: 4:30 to 6 pm
Swish: 6:30 pm
Ms Wanda’s Wardrobe
3-5 Whitechapel Road
London E1 1DU
UK
Admission: £5 (includes tea, cake + films)

TUESDAY APRIL 5TH

Frock Swap
6 to 9 pm
Unthank Arms
149 Newmarket Street
Norwich NR2 2DR
UK
Admission: £5

SATURDAY APRIL 9TH

Swap-O-Rama-Rama Earth Action Day
12 to 5 pm
Southern Community Park
Chapel Hill, NC

Madame Swish SocialSwap
4:30 pm
Starbucks
46 Stratford Centre Broadway
Stratford E15 1XE
London, UK
Admission: £1.50

SUNDAY APRIL 10TH

Swap in the City
4 to 9 pm (16:00 to 21:00)
Huhnerposten
Hamburg, Germany
Admission: Early Bird, 10 euro (sold out); General, 15 euro

MONDAY APRIL 11TH

Peace Love Swap Kid’s Clothing & Gear Swap
10 am to 1 pm
BounceU
7073 Commerce Circle
Pleasanton, CA

THURSDAY APRIL 14TH

Swish Bootique
7:30 pm
Movers & Shapers
10 Union Street
Stratford on Avon
Warwickshire, UK
Admission: £10 (includes bubbly + nibbles)

The Closet Swap Ladies Night
6 pm
De’France Flea Market, Antiques & Collectibles
Fort Walton Beach, Florida

SATURDAY APRIL 16TH

The Clothing Exchange Australia
12:30 pm check-in for 1:30 pm START
The Hotel Clarendon
156 Devonshire Street
Surry Hills
Admission: $25

Swish & Pouts South London Swish
1 pm
Arch 468 / The Red Gate Gallery Bar
209a Coldharbour Lane
London, UK
Admission: £5

MONDAY APRIL 18TH

The Clothing Exchange Australia
6:30 pm for a 7 pm START
BMW Edge
Federation Square
Melbourne, Australia
Admission: $25

THURSDAY APRIL 21ST

Spring Fashion Sip + Swap
with The Swapaholics

to celebrate Sustainable Style for Earth Day
Woodward at the Ames Hotel
Boston, MA
Admission: $25

FRIDAY APRIL 22ND

Swap-a-Palooza! with Peace Love Swap
9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Denio’s Farmers Market
1551 Vineyard Road
Roseville, CA 956778

SATURDAY APRIL 23RD

Austin Women’s Clothing Swap
12 to 6 pm
The DAC
1401 Bouldin Ave
Austin, TX

Girl Scouts Troop Swap
for Girl Scout Leaders of Minnesota & Wisconsin River Valleys

10 am to 2 pm
Dunn Bros Coffee Shop
Eden Prairie Road
Admission: Girl Scout Leaders ONLY

THURSDAY APRIL 28TH

Jazz Fest Sip + Swap
with The Swapaholics & Ruffian Swap

The Occasional Wife
Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA
Admission: $15 in advance, $20 (cash only) at the door

FRIDAY APRIL 29TH

Peace Love Swap Kid’s Clothing & Gear Swap
The Jumpin’ Monkey
829 Lynnhaven Parkway #116
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Admission: $5 + stuff to swap

SATURDAY APRIL 30TH

Over the Top Swap
10 am
Telus Field in the Concourse
Club House & 24 Executive Box
10233-95 NW
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada
Admission: Early Bird, $15; Regular, $25

Stop in Swap Clothing & Accessory Exchange
Drop off: 9 to 9:45 am
Swap: 10 am to 2 pm
VFW Post 6763
155 Front Street
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Admission: $20 with 10 items to swap (5 must be clothing)