We hear from a reliable source (thanks, Ian) that there are already over 1,500 hundred items priced and ready-to-go for Saturday’s massive Give Two, Take One swap event taking place at the Academy of Art University’s 79 Gallery (79 New Montgomery St., SF). A benefit for the St. Vincent de Paul Society and its programs, the daytime style diversion allows you to unload the clothes you’re so over and exchange them for duds you can adore while consuming in an eco-friendly manner to boot.
But unlike most swaps (which, in our experience, easily devolve into mayhem and disorder), this one is taking an orderly approach: Academy students have been collecting and pricing donations for over a week (drop-off donations are being accepted until 3 p.m.on Friday at the gallery and on the day of the event). If you donate, admission is free. Otherwise, it’s a cool $2.
Also part of the event: a beauty bar and style team offering tips and advice, a raffle for Discarded to Divine tickets and live jazz tunes.
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