12/04/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

How To Swap Instead Of Shop

You hate everything in your closet, but you don't want to buy anything. Easy to fix. Hold a clothing-swap meet or, as my friend Jane calls them, "friendly sartorial bartering sessions." Here's how: Invite ten friends over. A big apartment isn't as necessary as good lighting and multiple mirrors. Each woman must bring at least one shopping bag full of clean, lightly worn clothes in excellent condition.

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