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Laura Serino

After visiting Maine only a handful of times, Laura Serino packed up her studio apartment in New York City and headed north for "the way life should be." After a summer on North Haven island, she and her boyfriend, a Maine native, settled in Portland, Maine. Serino is a former magazine editor who has been published in national and regional publications. When she isn't blogging, she spends her time antiquing, scouring thrift shops, exploring new places in Maine and cozying up to her cat Jasper. She recently completed her first book, "Twentysomething Girl, 1001 Quick Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier." Reach her at Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Fore Front Fashion with Laura Serino
Posted: June 10, 2013

Have you gone to a clothing swap before? Now's your chance!

What’s better than free clothes? Ice cream and pizza are arguably better, but not much else. Here’s how a clothing swap at SWAP MAINE works!

Step one:
Clean out your closet. You know you’ve got items that you haven’t worn in years or have been holding onto with the hope that it will “fit again” or “be in style again”. Nows your chance to clean it out and make room for some new items.

Step two:

Drop off your clothes to the swap the night before or the morning of the event. We’ll take the bag off your hands and add it into the swap.

Step three:
Enter the swap. Expect to see racks and racks of dresses, skirts, jackets and pants. Bins of tshirts and tanks. Tons of shoes and accessories neatly lined up (for the first few minutes at least) for your perusing pleasure.  Pick up items you love, stuff them in a bag. Or try them on. It’s all up to you!

Step four:
Leave without any buyers remorse. You didn’t spend any money and you have a new bag of clothes. Pat yourself on the back!

I’ll be posting all about the swap over the next few weeks. If you have any questions you want answered here, email them to me at You can get all the details by following SwapMaine on Facebook!

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