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swapping and shopping with chic mamas

Chic Mamas is a charity fashion exchange based in Bergvliet (just off Children’s Way). I have been shopping there for ages and have got some real treasures for ridiculously good prices, but last weekend was the first time I’ve attended one of their Swap and Shop events.

It’s a morning where you can take good quality clothes that you no longer wear and get coupons to spend in the store.

Last weekend I finally decided that I have too much nice stuff is never going to fit me again. This mummy bod ain’t going away. Sigh. Anyway, I took about seven items and handed them over where they were assessed and I got an offer on them, which I accepted. I then got a bunch of coupons to spend in the store. My kind of morning.

I bought a pair of amazing black cropped vintage trousers, a thick knit and a clutch of Country Road tops. Basically I scored. I always score when I visit Chic Mamas, but this time it felt particularly satisfying.

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Next time you look through your closet and feel like it could do with a change up, then check out Chic Mamas’ Facebook Page for their next swap or half price sale. Always worth a visit.

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— Emily

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