And Brian and I participated in another little niceness switch-a-roo today at the Score! Pop-Up-Swap! in Williamsburg. We RSVPed ahead of time on their website (which I don't think mattered much) and showed up with a $3 donation each for City Harvest and a few items of clothing to contribute to the swap. Then, we were let loose into a swarming crowd of people hovering over tables of things that other people donated. There were areas for clothing, shoes, accessories, music, books, and homegoods. It was out of control! Once you're in you can take whatever you want for free! (So make sure you bring a bag large enough to stuff all your finds into!) I got 7 items of clothing--including 2 J.Crew sweaters, 2 American Apparel shirts and a Ninja Turtles hoodie. Brian got 2 shirts, a Chinese childrens book (which I translated for him on the train ride back into Manhattan), Crime and Punishment and a glasses case. It was also fun to see other people pick up the things we donated and stick them in their bag :) So yeah, not bad, eh? And all of the leftover goodies are given to charity! We are definitely going to keep our eyes out for more of these kinds of things. Fun!
We even got our hands stamped!