While working as a designer in the fashion industry, I noticed a constantly changing wardrobe is what women crave; but along with that I noticed a lot of waste. One night while hosting a clothing swap I conceived the idea of a swapping system that would cater to fulfilling a woman’s ideal wardrobe while cutting down on the waste. All the garments and accessories find a new home and each swapper walks away with new duds. Upshift Swap Shop opened its doors on October 17, 2013 in Madison, Wisconsin. Women bring in a bag of gently used items from their own closet, we empty the bag, and the customer refills their bag with items from the boutique. The customer pays a swap fee at the end of their visit. Although we’ll always call Madison home, we knew we needed to offer this to all women throughout the United States. We now offer it online with the added perk of the customer having stylist-picked items that are sent right at their door, without paying shipping! Enjoy our swap and know that the clothes you send will go to a good home.
As always, go forth and be fabulous!