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Moms shop and swap for like-new clothes


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Kids all over the Cape Fear now have some new clothes after the first ever Wilmington ‘peace. love. swap.’ event this weekend.

‘Peace. love. swap.’ was born in California. It’s an organization all about swapping children's clothes, toys and other necessities as well as maternity clothes. Wilmington mom of one Samantha DeFere decided to bring the idea to the Port City.

To participate, you bring a bag of items you no longer use or need and five bucks; then you get to shop and swap for like-new things.

"The importance of doing it is that it keeps clothes out of landfills,” DeFere said. “It's really important to be able to come, bring your clothes, swap them out instead of throwing them away; swap them out for things that are new to you."

DeFere plans to host another swap soon. For more information, visit

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What a great idea!

What a great idea! Unfortunately there are no clothes swaps where I live. However I've registered at this online trading site and you can swap clothes for clothes or other things such as services etc (for example if you need a babysitter).