I hosted my first clothing swap last week and it went great! All but two of the girls who came were swap newbies so it was fun to introduce a swap to them. I think they all enjoyed it and left with some "new" finds. Nothing better than getting new clothes for free!
Here's my tips for hosting a swap:
Invite a variety of girls - all shapes and sizes - and give them some advance notice so they can gather up items
Encourage them to bring more than clothes; jewelry and purses are a huge hit. Shoes aren't usually as popular due to size differences
Have lots of space for people to sprawl out and try on clothes
Encourage each other to try new things! (One reason I love swaps is because I always leave with something I would have never tried on at a store! Or learn that a color I never thought would look good on me does!)
Choose a nonprofit (or two) to donate leftover clothes to and have fun sorting through the items with your guests! (That's what I love even more about swaps - you get to donate to worthy causes!)
And lastly... just have fun and get ready for some cute clothes! :)
And for kicks: found these cute socks at Target, which I gave out as party favors during my clothing swap!