Join us at the Park Slope Library for the
PSP Working Moms Clothing Swap
Bring what you can share.
Take what you can use.
We’ll donate the rest!
Come meet other Working Moms, bond, and get some "New to You" Clothes!
- Please bring your most swappable work items. (If you wouldn’t give it to your finicky in-law, don’t bring it to the swap.)
- Bring work-friendly maternity clothes as we have a number of folks who are pregnant or between sizes.
- We do not have a private changing area, so dress appropriately. Thin leggings and a tank top make it easy to try stuff on. Loose skirts make it easy to try on slacks.
- This is an adult-only event. It makes for a much nicer experience and you deserve some "me" time.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does it work?
-Bring items that you'd like to swap.
-Put out your clothes and accessories and introduce yourself to someone while we wait for people to come.
-We start with a meet-and-greet and then get to swapping! We find that introducing ourselves, our jobs, and our fashion needs, helps folks pick out appropriate styles for each other!
-Once intros are done you can find other people's treasures and try them on. We ask that people try things on to make sure they fit so you take what really works for you. It's a bummer if people take great things that other people miss out on just to find it doesn't work for them later.
-Try to take no more than what you brought, take what you need, and share the wealth.
-It’s always fun for everyone to find a “diamond in the rough” so if you find more than one of something great, leave it for the next person.
Reminder: Please wash all clothing and heat dry before wearing if you can. Also PRESORT clothes by size to make it easy for us to put things out. Double-check for stains, rips and holes.
What is being swapped? Business or Business Casual work-appropriate clothes (loosely defined) INCLUDING Maternity work clothes and gender non-binary clothes.
- Stretchy pants
- Crop Pants
Remember to bring these as well:
- Business-appropriate diaper bags
- Brief cases
- Nursing Tops
NOTE: We ask for a $5.00 contribution to hold your spot; that money is donated to the library.
Who is invited?
This event is open to anyone who identifies as a mom, moms looking for jobs, or moms who have jobs.
Can we bring kids?
Please no. Having a clothing swap with kids just hasn’t worked in the past. It's hard to try on clothes if you're chasing toddlers or experiencing letdown with your baby hungry and crying. We also feel that there needs to be time away from our kids in order to recharge. If you have a friend or partner who can take charge of your child(ren), put yourself first for this short time.
What happens to the leftovers? Anything left will be donated to a women’s career not-for-profit or Housing Works.