‘The Exchange Project’: high-end fashion exchange in Margate, New Jersey


MARGATE, NJ (WPVI) — It is often said that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. To prove it, this weekend a major high-end recycling event is coming to the Jersey Shore.

“The Exchange Project” is a chance to walk in with a bag of things you don’t wear and walk away with a whole new wardrobe.

Let’s face it, we’ve all loved it gently, even unseen items taking up space in our closets.

This weekend you can bring it all to Margate for a morning of mimosas, shopping and swapping and come away with all the new fashionable things to love.

“The Exchange Project is what I like to call a high-end clothing exchange,” says founder Carly Ridloff. “Really, it feels like shopping in your best friend’s closet. You add new things to your wardrobe. Everything is pre-loved, but I do a very strict editing process.”

Ridloff started The “Exchange Project” a year ago after watching a documentary about fast fashion piling up in our landfills.

Her event gives women a chance to declutter and restock their closets in a way that is both sustainable and social.

“We accept shoes. We make accessories. We make bags. Whatever you want to do, we’ll accept,” says Ridloff. “If it doesn’t meet our criteria, we’ll be happy to put it in good hands for you.”

In this case, these remaining items will go to the Street Love Foundationwhich helps the homeless.

The event is this Saturday in Margate from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

You get the exact details once you sign up.

The entry fee is $65 and every item is checked and styled. You leave with as many objects as you bring.

Click here for more details.

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