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- The swap was busy even before opening at 4pm.
- In order to gain access and swap, visitors were asked to bring one gently-worn article of clothing that was instantly sent to the market's pool of pre-loved items up for grabs.
- Once closet castoffs are weighed and accepted, staffers handed up shopping bags and—a bonus!—H&M discount cards.
- Empty racks and tables ready to be filled with secondhand goodness.
- These limited-edition Vena Cava x TenOverSix shoes were in mint condition.
- Yes, those are perfect-condition A.P.C. belts.
- How Ford stays green.
- The rundown.
It happened. Despite yesterday being one of LA's busiest nights ever, stylish social butterflies like Cameron Silver still made time to squeeze in some at LA's first Global Fashion Exchange (GFX) swap market. Located in the courtyard at Hollywood & Highland, the free event sponsored by H&M and Ford offered Angelenos to trade in their pre-loved goods in the name of recycling and sustainable consumption.
While the good karma of helping the environment is rewarding enough, renewing your wardrobe with secondhand high-fashion treasures is pretty sweet, too. We took a peek at GFX's VIP section and found Vena Cava x TenOverSix footwear, Maison Martin Margiela wallets, Rachel Comey dresses, and even A.P.C. belts. One woman's trash is another woman's treasure, indeed. Explore the swap below and tell your East Coast homies to hit up the New York market next Spring.
· Global Fashion Exchange [Official Site]
· The World's Coolest Fashion Swap Heads to LA Next Thursday [Racked]