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Sneak Peek: Vintage Jewelry in the Holiday Boutique

As part of this year’s Holiday Swap Soiree, we will be featuring a curated holiday boutique so you can pick up some jewelry, pashminas, purses and other accessories for holiday gifts (or perhaps to ahem, complement the perfect swap outfit you just scored?)

Goodwill has been gathering dozens of vintage pieces the last few months and we think you will be pretty excited by the selection. Below are just a few of the gems (get it?) that you can check out at the swap on December 5 – by the way, be sure to get your tickets today!

Holiday Swap Soiree – Boutique Preview

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Announcing Our First Ever SwapMaine Holiday Soiree!

We decided to mix things up a bit for our fourth SwapMaine event with a HOLIDAY SWAP SOIREE. Grab your best girlfriends and join us for a night of hors d’oeuvres, drinks and one giant well-curated closet.

Rather than clean out your closet and fill a bag, we’re asking you to bring FIVE PIECES of items that deserve a loving home. The wool peacoat you outgrew, that leather hobo bag you’ve been hanging onto for too long. We’re not looking for piles of t-shirts this time around, but really wonderful pieces you yourself would be happy to receive. In return, all swappers will only leave with five items.

WHEN? December 5th

Doors open at 6 p.m. for clothes to be dropped off and swapping begins promptly at 7p.m. Come early and peruse our curated holiday boutique that will feature vintage jewelry and accessories (great chance to pick up gifts for friends and family) and have a cocktail at our cash bar while enjoying free hors d’oeuvres.

WHERE? Mariner’s Church Banquet Hall in Portland (368 Fore Street, third floor)

WHY? All proceeds will go to benefit Goodwill Industries of New England.

Tickets are $20 each. Though we aren’t ever going to stop offering free clothing swaps in town, we wanted to do something special for everyone during the holiday season.

So in case you need more convincing, here’s what you’ll get with your $20 ticket:

– Five new items for your closet
-The opportunity to shop exclusive items donated from local boutiques
– Snacks!
– Photos of you and your friends by the talented Corey Templeton
– A less chaotic swap – feel free to take your time shopping and trying items on!
– A donation to a wonderful local cause

If you’re convinced, buy your tickets here. Hurry, space is limited!


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Thank You to our Food & Drink Sponsors!

The team at SWAPmaine is very grateful for the support we have received from local businesses and organizations. Without their help, we could not put on these swaps.  Thank you to the following sponsors who are providing food and beverages for our pre-swap event.  While our volunteers are sorting your clothes for swapping, you can enjoy the following from:

13th Cookie

13th Cookie probably makes the best cookies in town. They are “committed to making the most delicious, delectable, palatable, ambrosial sweet joyness imaginable and making it available to everyone, despite desired or necessary dietary alterations.” And they do just that! 13th Cookie is providing us samples of their many delicious offerings for the  pre-swap event.

You can find 13th Cookie at a number of locations in Maine, including Mornings in Paris, Home Grown Tea and Lois’ Natural Market.13th COOKIE kitchen.

Coffee By Design (CBD)

Coffee By Design has been kind enough to provide coffee for our pre-swap event. Their mission is to ” educate you about specialty coffee; to provide you with superior quality coffee beans, beverages, and food products; and to fulfill our commitment to environmental and economic sustainability.” On top of that, CBD is a frequent contributor and sponsor of many local events and organizations. They are a terrific community partner – and roast outstanding coffee, to boot!

Katie Made Bakery

Get ready! Katie Made has generously donated muffins for our pre-swap event. Tucked away on Cumberland Avenue, Katie’s bakery is gem. They make desserts for special events and area restaurants and now offer lunch Tuesday-Saturday. We encourage you to stop by and try one of their delicious “Jenny Made” sandwiches!

Local Sprouts Cooperative

Local Sprouts provides people in Maine with creative, local and organic food and holistic learning through cooking food for our comunnity. Their cafe on Congress Street offers an amazing selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner options. They also offer catering services and learning opportunities.

Local Sprouts has donated delicious coffee cakes for our pre-swap event!

Poland Spring

Poland Spring had generously donated cases of water to keep our swappers well hydrated in the intense workout that is clothes swapping. Poland Spring offers natural spring water and Perrier Sparkling Natural Mineral Water.

Stonyfield Cafe

Located in Falmouth, Stonyfield Cafe offers organics sandwiches and soups for lunch and dinner. I also hear their brunch on Sunday mornings is quite amazing! Stonyfield is an “environmentally committed organic and natural quick serve restaurant created by two pioneering companies in the world of healthy food for a healthy planet: Stonyfield Farm and O’Naturals. Gary Hirshberg, Stonyfield’s CE-Yo is the founder of O’Naturals.

Stonyfield will be providing a spread of food for the pre-swap event!

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