Guest Blogger and Style Maven Anchyi Wei talks 'designer goods swapping' with SNOBSWAP
photos provided by Emily Dang
Every fashionista has items in her closet that was a past love, that doesn't fit the same anymore, or just plain buyer's remorse. Local swap parties are great, but it's often difficult to find those with similar style and eye for quality as the tasteful you.
Recently, I had the pleasure of working with the founders of Snobswap.com, a locally-based start-up to list previously-loved items from my closet. Like other busy fashionistas, I never wanted to bother with taking photos, listing and maintaining my items online. However, their Closet Concierge service, currently a pilot program, handled everything - Photos, price recommendations, product descriptions, listing, you name it. All I did was pull items from my closet, handed over to Snobswap and the job was done.
I have now sold over 20 pieces on this website, and purchased a pair of Christian Louboutin pumps and an Anna Sui top at fraction of the retail price (hint: you can offer a price to your liking, if the asking price is too high in your opinion). What's even better than designer pieces at a much lower price? Getting them for FREE! I swapped an old Salvatore Ferragamo bag with this Marc Jacobs one from another user, which I've been using everyday since.
|Anchyi modeling her Marc Jacobs bag that she got for FREE (via swapping) |
No wonder she's smiling!!!
|Anchyi's Christian Louboutin pumps|
|Anchyi's newly 'swapped' find -Adorable top by Anna Sui|
You can shop items from my closet here.
A note from The Thrifty Fashionista:
Thank you Anchyi! I have been curious about Snobswap ever since I read about it in The Express paper. Sounds absolutely fabulous and EASY! I love that part of Anchyi's proceeds from SNOBSWAP will go toward Becky's fund.
I hope our readers out there will give SNOBSWAP a try. I know I will. Especially with Spring coming. Out with the Old and in with the newly swapped is definitely in order !
Named 2012 Style Setter by Washingtonian Magazine, Anchyi Wei’s career spans from Web Interface Design to photograpy, graphics design, styling, art, and now jewelry design. Her work has been featured on the pages of Washington Life Magazine, The Washington Post, Washingtonian, The Georgetowner, and numerous local charity events. Renowned for her “exaggerated and unafraid” look, Anchyi Wei inspires others to take their personal style up to the next level.
SNOBSWAP is an online community where fashion lovers get together to swap, sell, and buy pre-loved high end fashion goods. SNOBSWAP's mission is to bring the fun spirit of consignment and swapping to the internet and to help closets everywhere stay up to date for virtually free, while being earth and budget friendly.
SNOBSWAP is an easy solution for any who has looked at their closet full of clothes and feel like they have nothing to wear. Here is a quick step by step guide:
- Clean out your closet and find items you want to sell or swap.
- Listing your item is easy and free! Take a picture, pop in descriptions, choose what type of offers you would consider (I.e., cash or swap offers)
- Choose the types of offers you are willing to consider (I.e., cash offers, swap offers, or sale for a fixed price.
- Post it for sale or swap