It’s amazing to see what can happen within a few months of planning, strategizing and organizing! From a small idea of wanting to host a swap for our closest friends, it quickly grew into a much bigger event with over 6 local vendors, 3 closets to shop and a swapping area with more clothes, shoes and accessories we could’ve ever imagined. Sponsored by LOFT, popchips, and vitaminwater, swappers were able to walk away with some deelish treats and drinks to keep them snacking and hydrated through our shopping event hosted at the Manifesto on Sunday, April 21st. With sweet beats by DJ Shanak, it was such a fun way to get our friends, old and new, to come together to swap their pre-loved threads with brand names like Steve Madden, BCBG, Wilfred, TNA, TOPSHOP and so much more. At the end of the day, we also donated over 12 bags of clothes to local charities!
We’re still reliving every moment through photos, with special thanks to Teddy Chau Photography (www.teddychau.com)!
SWAP IT LIKE IT’S HOT
DJ Shanak spinning some sweet beats!
SHOP TILL YOU DROP
We were thrilled to feature 6 local retailers based out of Toronto selling tasty treats, funky jewellery, handmade apparel and totes and much more!
Our friendly vendors Martha and Chu enjoying a laugh
Macarons as far as the eye can see by Charming desserts
Edgy, raw pieces by RUNE, local Toronto design collective
Handmade graphic tees by 1%talent
Dominique & Martha Chan, talented illustrators selling prints, totebags, and handmade jewellery
Knits, dolls, cards and more jewellery by Hello Morico
SHOP OUR CLOSETS
Take a peek inside Gloria’s closet for some high-low finds
Shop colours, prints and flirty dresses from Madhu’s closet
Find vintage and new treasures curated from all around the world in my closet
We couldn’t have done this all without the support from our vendors, sponsors and last but not least, our AH-MAH-ZING volunteers. So much love for you guys! Big thanks to Crystal, Hong, Georgina, Tiffany and Amanda for all of their help!
Also, big shout out to the organizing team including Gloria and Madhu (pictured below with yours truly)! It was pretty awesome to see what we were able to achieve in such a short time frame and how it all came together so quickly, especially with the mesh of our crazy schedules. #DreamTeam right here!
For more photos, check out our Facebook album here. Got feedback, questions, or want to see this happen again? Send us a note at info[at]urbanebloc.com; we’d love to hear from you!
Until next time, thanks again for swapping and shopping with us!