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Turn Your Closet Inside Out


After Ms. Day put away her cashmere sweaters and wooly scarves, she looked around her closet and wondered where everything went — and what in the world she wore last spring. Did she really don that dreadful jacket? How did she ever resign herself to step into those pants? And those sandals? Seriously? It happens every year about this time: Day is faced with not only spring fever but also a serious case of closet envy. To reconcile these troubles, Day will give Swap-O-Rama-Rama a try. This closet switcheroo happens at the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue; 314-746-4599 or from noon to 4 p.m., and here's how it works: You bring along a bag of clean, unwanted clothing to add to the treasure trove, and then you check out what others have brought and pick out some things for yourself. It's like a used clothing store — but everything is free! And if you need alterations or embellishments to the articles you've chosen, the volunteers at the "Creation Station" will be happy to help, plus Yudu will have a silk-screening machine onsite. The clothes that are left after the event will still have a chance at a second life — the museum will be donating them to Remains Clothing Recycling. Spring never looked so fashionable.
Sat., April 10, 2010