268149161_b370a426ed_oIt’s time to ‘fess up, guys. No one actually checks their Facebook invites anymore, do they? We see the notification, get a little bit giddy, and then frown just a little bit when we realize it’s not a “like” on that latest photo we posted of our breakfast cereal a la almond milk and banana slices.

However, sometimes it could just do some good to check the event invites more closely, even if we have to wade through the multiple club meetings and sponsorship spams. In fact, there may be hidden gems such as the Willard Park Clothing Swap buried deep beneath all those frat parties and grilled cheese sales.

Hosted by Ruby Lee and friends TODAY from 5 p.m. to 8p.m. at Willard Park (snuggled in between Regent Avenue, Hillegass Avenue, and Dana Street), the clothing swap is meant to channel the free piles at the co-ops.

Essentially, you just bring a bunch of clothes that you don’t want, have been trying to donate, planned on burning anyway, etc. and let people take what they feel like. The trade-off is that you get to browse other people’s free piles and grab what you want, too! For goods that are more expensive, one-on-one trades are allowed and even encouraged. read more »


In observance of improving sustainable business, the state of the humpback whale and recycling all those uranium isotopes you have stuffed in your apartment’s washer/dryer unit, your friendly neighborhood Buffalo Exchange is having a dollar sale.

It’s going down tomorrow, April 24 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. All proceeds from dollar items will go directly to the Human Society’s “Don’t Trash Wildlife” campaign. Neat. And trust us, behind the pleather and the ragged loin cloths abandoned after last year’s Burning Man, there are treasures to be found at Berkeley Buffalo Exchange. Especially if you’re in the market for off-season clothing items. Boots and half trenches anyone?

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Save Wildlife From Trash! Dollar Day Sale for Earth Day [Buffalo Exchange]