So I know I am totally behind, like a couple months but things have been hectic and better late then never right?
The DewDropDC Clothing Swap was back in November and it was my first swap, so I wasn’t totally sure what to expect. My friend and I arrived early with our stuff all ready to go. A line formed about 30 minutes before the doors opened and their first mistake was not using this time to collect the items from the people in line. As we filled in, they collected and sorted our items and let us in. However there wasn’t much to see because we were close to the front and so all the merchandise had not come in yet. So basically we had to wait around for the rest of the people to bottleneck in. Since there were so many people, they eventually stopped having the time to really inspect the clothing and pretty much just started dumping stuff on tables which created a bit of free for all. I was able to find a few good items but also had a few snatched out my hands which was frustrating.
The space was nice but I felt back for the Hillyer because quite a few of the fingers that were on display were knocked off the wall in the shuffle. Once we finally got some stuff we wanted, we gave up on the scramble and went to get our swag bag. Now you cannot call a bag with a few flyers, a hair pin and a lollipop swag!!! You are just gonna disappoint people. Call it a goodie bag, cause that’s what it was. When we got home and went through our goodies and were trying on stuff, we discovered that 3 of our items had holes in them. This is why inspection is so important as well as good planning. Overall, it was a great idea and I will swap again but this one left much to be desired and could have been so much greater, especially for $10 a pop.