Friday, November 14, 2008

Swop Shop Envy

Once again I'm jealous of all you lucky people living in Dublin. There are many ways in which Cork is the real capital but come Thursday next I won't care about any of them, I'll be wishing I was back in the more conventional capital swopping my clothes with the rest of the cool people.

The image says it all...Rough Gem presents the first Swop Shop on Thursday November 20th in The Loft (Powerscourt Townhouse Shopping Centre) from 5pm -8pm. Basically you bring up to 5 pieces of clean wearable clothing with you to swop and in exchange you receive tokens with which you can buy everyone else's more covetable things. In addition there will be a pop-up vintage shop where nothing will cost more than €10, handmade clothing and accessories, a photobooth, a DJ, dancing and cake. Its going to be great! I saw one episode of Twiggy's Frock Exchange last month and its convinced me that swopshops are the best things ever. And of course the people in The Loft Thursday night will be way cooler than Twiggy or what are you waiting for?

Tickets are only €5 and not surprisingly they are in short supply at this stage, so e-mail to reserve yours as quickly as possible. Have fun... and send me a postcard. (If you need any more info or extra details on the rules check the Rough Gem website)

UPDATE: All tickets are now sold out! but there are plans for another one some time in the future and I'll try post about it a little earlier in advance next time!

1 comment:

Emily said...

I've been green with envy ever since I first read about this. If I was in the country, I'd be on a train to Dublin in a second!