Attention chic and fashion-savvy Edmontonians: Spring-clean your closet and refresh your wardrobe without breaking the bank by attending the second annual city-wide Over the Top Swap! Give your slightly-worn clothing and accessories that have been sitting in your closet collecting dust a second chance by swapping them for items you'd actually wear. I've already gone through my two closets (I know, I have way too many clothes) and have pulled some great pieces I'll be bringing to the swap! The event will take place Saturday April 30th from 10 a.m. - 6p.m. and Sunday May 1st from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Telus Field. More than a swap, the event also features a marketplace of local vendors and businesses and on-site health, wellness and beauty service providers. Plus you can get your makeup and hair done for free by M.C. College! (Woot, woot!)
Here's how the swap works:
Attendees can swipe 6-12 of their best men's and women's clothing and accessories, receiving gold, silver or bronze swap tokens for each qualifying item brought in. Last year they received all kinds of great pieces from labels like Kate Spade, Rock and Republic, BCBG, Diesel, DKNY, Betsey Johnson and even a Coach bag! These are the types of items that would qualify as "gold." Once your items are checked in you'll receive swap tokens right away. You can then use these tokens to "buy" any items you like from the swap. All remaining clothing will be donated to the Canadian Diabetes Association and the Bissell Centre. I suggest you register to drop your clothes off early, before the event, at these drop-off locations to avoid long line ups (and sore feet!) on the actual day.
$15.00 (two day pass) Early Bird Promotion (limited quantity of 100 available)
$20.00 (two day pass) - available only at the early drop-off events
Men - get in for just $10.00 all weekend
$25.00 (two day pass) at the door
"No swap" admission: $5.00 daily - access to event minus swap and complimentary spa treatments
For more info about Over the Top Swap click here. You can also follow OTTS on Twitter. If you have any questions please leave them in the comment section below and I will do my best to answer them. I hope to see you there and I hope you walk out with a fabulous new wardrobe!
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