Bargain Fashionista Tips: How to Throw a Clothing Swap

Do you love to shop for bargains? The bargain fashionista loves to shop and buy new things, but she also doesn't like to spend a lot of money on new clothes. After all, they will be out of style in a few months, anyway, right?

If you like to be fashionable without spending all your cash, try throwing a clothing swap. The idea is to bring all the clothing items you no longer use to an awesome party and return home with all new things. Sound like fun?

Here's how all you bargain fashionistas out there can throw your own clothing swap.

Bargain Tip #1 for Hosting a Clothing Swap: Invite all your fashionista friends

Make a guest list of all your friends with a fashionable wardrobe. Buy or make invitations to send to all these friends. To save money on paper and postage, send an e-card to all your fashionista friends inviting them to your awesome clothing swap.

Bargain Tip #2 for Hosting a Clothing Swap: Plan the menu

This is a clothing swap, not a dinner party. Plan to snack on appetizers throughout the evening, like little smokies or fondue, in order to save money. To save even more, tell your friends it's also a potluck and to bring their favorite snacks or beverages.

Bargain Tip #3 for Hosting a Clothing Swap: Come up with party activities

Other than swapping clothes and eating, what are your plans for the evening? Perhaps you could plan some games for the party. Why not play a game to determine who gets what at the swap?

Bargain Tip #4 for Hosting a Clothing Swap: Clean out your closet

Don't forget, you have to bring something to the swap, too! Dig through your closet and decide what you don't need – or want – anymore. If you haven't worn it in the last year, you probably won't ever wear it again. And just for courtesy's sake, make sure it's clean!

Bargain Tip #5 for Hosting a Clothing Swap: Shop till you drop!

Not only do you get to have a good time at a clothing swap, but you'll get a ton of new clothes without spending any money. It's great to have sisters or friends to swap clothes with. It's like having a whole new wardrobe at times – without dropping any serious cash. Could you get a better bargain?

Now get out and show off your new stuff!