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Thursday night, emerging fashion platform SNOBSWAP.com, founded by sisters Elise Whang and Emily Dang, made its stylish debut with its “Swap & Sip” launch party at designer consignment boutique TARI in Georgetown. With a poised and polished crowd, the event catered to many of the city’s biggest luxury lovers and the who’s who of the DC fashion scene.
SNOBSWAP’s style-savvy soiree was an exquisite evening of social shopping and complimentary lychee cocktails, tasty hors d'oeuvres, elegant exchanges, and glamorous gifting. Setting the city abuzz, attendees donned their favorite designer, consignment, and vintages pieces to schmooze the night away with like-minded fashion lovers. Delighted guests enjoyed a series of giveaways during the night that included tickets to the Wine Riot and Food & Wine festival as well as a sea foam Marc Jacobs bag.
True to its name, Swap & Sip also featured a high-end handbag and accessories swap, which granted excited event-goers a guilt-free opportunity to update their wardrobes with pieces by Gucci, Rebecca Minkoff and Tiffany’s. Unswapped items were donated to be sold on SNOBSWAP.com. Proceeds from the sales of the items will benefit Mary Amons’ non-profit, Labels for Love.
Guests included: Mary Amons of Bravo’s Real Housewives of DC, Miranda Smyre of NBC Washington, Keri Henderson of A Diva State of Mind, Yodit Gebreyes of Talk of DC, CapFabb founders and fashion bloggers Elizabeth Fassbender and Lacey Maffettone, Natalie Barnes, Justine Dang, Jessica Dembeck, Angenella Fleming, Carolyn Hann, Teresa Kim, Sara Mokhtari, Christine Morris, Elizabeth Nach, Katherine Ntiamoah, Alida Sanchez, Amanda Spann, Sheena Tahilramani, Angelica Talan, Anchyi Wei, and Nicole Zhang.
“With the consignment market growing strong and Washingtonians’ love for fashion and luxury, SNOBSWAP is perfectly centered here in the city,” said founder Elise Whang.
Co-founder Emily Dang added, “We are thrilled to offer a new shopping experience across the nation and to contribute to such a noteworthy cause along the way!”
SNOBSWAP was created by Dang and Whang as the culmination of the pair’s passion for priceless pieces and deals to die for. Offering a number of unique user-friendly features, SNOBSWAP is the premier online marketplace for luxury lovers across the country to swap, sell, and, shop for designer goods with a simple click of the mouse. The platform assists the financially savvy and fashion-focused with refreshing their wardrobes and finding their pre-loved purchases new homes. SNOBSWAP’s premiere partnership with exclusive retailer TARI now propels it to provide the most coveted items available, including Alice & Olivia, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel.
With its DC launch, SNOBSWAP is giving swapanistas and stylistas a place to call their own. Revolutionizing the traditional shopping experience, SNOBSWAP is well on its way to changing the face of fashion.
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