How to Host a Clothing Swap (Video) Email What if you could get a wardrobe refresh without ever hitting the mall or shopping online? It turns out you can. Clothing swaps are a fun way to trade clothes with friends and family. You can declutter while hanging out with people you care about, and breathe some new life into your closet without spending any money. Check out this video from New Dream to find out how clothing swaps work and get some tips for hosting your own.