Who Wants to Score a Free Outfit This Weekend?

 Photo by  Kim Lucian

Photo by Kim Lucian

Local writer and shopkeeper Eve Batey has a plan to hook you up with a fresh look for $0. Batey, who owns Avenues Dry Goods in the Outer Sunset, is taking a day away from hawking her "useful, practical, and delightful goods" to host a style swap on Sunday, January 29, from 11am–6pm. "I think a lot of us clean our closets out at the beginning of the year," Batey explains. "While donating your cast-offs is terrific, there's something really neat about sending an outfit off to make new stories." 

To participate, bring your gently-used clothing, shoes, bags, and accessories to the shop (4120 Irving Street) any time during the swap on Sunday. There's a changing room where you can actually try things before you take them back home, and the store will provide coffee, snacks, and booze. The swap is free and open to the public.

If you've got more stuff than you can carry the day of the swap, email Batey at hello@avenuesdrygoods.com and she'll try to arrange a pickup solution for you. If you can't make it—but want your clothes and such to find a new life in a good home—drop your contributions by the store on Thursday, January 26 or Friday, January 27 from 2–7pm, or on Saturday January 28 from 11am–6pm. Any clothing that isn't claimed will be donated to the Outer Sunset location of Goodwill of San Francisco.

Trading clothes with strangers—or shall we call them newly-acquired friends?—may not be a Marie Kondo-approved approach to parting with pieces you don't wear, but you'll be hard-pressed to find a better deal on a new outfit.