Swap til you drop at the Frugal Fe$tival Summer Swap

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Start cleaning out your closets and the corners of your home. What is old to you could make someone else very happy — and vice versa — for very little money. Here’s the deal: Pick some choice (gently worn/used) items and swap them out at The Frugal Fe$tival Summer Swap on June 19 from 1 to 3 pm at the Noho Performing Arts Center.

It’s L.A.’s biggest one day event for trading clothing (for men, women and children), accessories, home decor, books, CDs, music and movies – all curated by national sustainable style and bargain shopping experts Julia Scott of BargainBabe.com, and Amy Chase and Melissa Massello of TheSwapaholics.com (who are coming from New York for this auspicious occasion).

Swap til you drop — fill your reusable bag (supplied with admission with as much as can fit). Photo: theswapaholics.com

And how does one swap, you ask?  Just stuff everything you can into the reusable swap bag included with admission!  That being said, the powers-that-be request swapping items to be kept on the smaller side.  And remember, don’t bring anything to swap that you would be embarrassed to give a friend.

Tickets are $5 if you bring a bag of clothing/media/housewares to swap  or $10 if you come empty handed (tickets available through Goldstar.com) .

Arrive between 10 and noon to drop off your goods. Since the swapping doesn’t start until 1 pm,  it’s a good opportunity to check out the sights of Noho — grab some coffee or get a bite at nearby My Daily Find faves,  like EAT or Vicious Dogs. And just for Frugal Fe$tival ticket holders,  Someone Else’s Eclectic Vintage Clothing & Costumes is offering 10% off for one day only.

Admission includes: Reusable swap bags stuffed with free beauty samples; one $25 Restaurant.com gift certificate and a raffle ticket (prizes include 8GB iPod and 2-night hotel stay). $1 from each ticket and all leftover items donated to local charities.  And while you’re doing the swap, a deejay will be spinning some rockin’ tunes.

Julia Scott aka Bargain Babe

The Swapaholics —Melissa and Amy – direct from NYC.

There are 25 VIP swag bags for an additional $15 which include a front-of-the-line pass; samples of Starbucks VIA coffee;a free movie ticket to AMC, Loews, or Cineplex Odeon theaters; the Free Fun LA guide book;  a WalletPop.com baseball cap; two Restaurant.com gift certificates; exclusive coupons from Ulta, Shoebuy and the Entertainment Book; plus beauty samples.

Can you say SWAP-TASTIC?!

Frugal Fe$tival at the Noho Performing Arts Center 11020 Magnolia Blvd North Hollywood CA 91601  Tickets sold exclusively through Goldstar.com for $5-$15, www.goldstar.com/events/north-hollywood-ca/frugal-festival-summer-swap.html?ref=bargainbabe

Karen Young is the Editor/Publisher of My Daily Find.  Got questions? Suggestions? Just want to say ‘hey’? Email: Karen@mydailyfind.com

About Karen Young

Karen Young is the founder of My Daily Find.