Did you come across lots of "When was the last time I wore this?" clothing and accessories while digging out your spring duds? Get ready to trade them at Fresh Collective's (692 Queen West, 416-594-1313, freshcollective.com) Clothing Swap & Shop hosted by Paper People Clothing's Jennifer Fukushima on Monday (April 22) between 6 and 8 pm. A style coach will be on hand to help you pair your new/old wears with the store's local buys. RSVP at Meetup.com/Freshfunfabulous.
Also making news in the unwanted clothing world is new website Fashion Forward. The free listings service lets the owners of last season's sweaters, too small denim and other forgotten-but-still-fine pieces connect with second-hand wardrobe hunters looking for an alternative to riffling through thrift store racks. Get shopping at fashion-forward.ca.
Clothing drive with discount
And if you need a third opportunity to dispose of your old wearables, Jonathan + Olivia (49 Ossington, 416-849-5956, jonathanandolivia.com) is hosting a clothing drive from Monday (April 22) to April 28. Benefiting CAMH's Suits Me Fine Boutique, the This Is West Queen West - S.O.S. event is asking for donations of gently worn men's and womenswear. To thank customers, J+O is offering 10 per cent discounts to those who donate to the cause.
In non-second-hand clothing news, Sheridan College (sheridaninstitute.ca) launches its year-end craft and design grads exhibit, This Could Work, tonight (Thursday, April 18) from 7 to 10 pm at the Ontario Crafts Council Gallery (990 Queen West, 416-925-4222). Check out the work of the next wave of local glass, textile, ceramic and furniture makers. The glass and textiles are on view April 18 to 23, the ceramics and furniture April 26 to May 4.