One thing you learn living in the Arctic is how to be resourceful. Not only with your things, but also with your entertainment options.
I was excited to learn that a group of girls get together twice a year (spring and fall) to do a "clothing swap". The participants go through their closets, bring all the items of clothing that they don't want any more and the clothes are sorted into piles. Then each item is held up for a few seconds and whoever thinks they may be interested in trying it on will claim it.
Sounds chaotic? It is! Sounds fun? It is! Sounds like something every guy wishes he were invited to? Dream on!
I went to the fall swap a few weeks ago and came away with some really great finds. It's a great way to get your "shopping fix" with girlfriends in a place where there aren't a lot of shopping opportunities. Online shopping just isn't the same! It was like going on a shopping spree with a dozen friends.
Whatever is not claimed by the end of the night is donated to the second-hand store at Ingamo Hall called "Next to New".