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30 Swappable Innovations

From Designer Clothing Exchanges to Swanky Swappable Stays

— October 25, 2011 — Pop Culture
What's the best solution when something you have owned or looked at for too long becomes boring -- well, it's time to switch it up and these swappable innovations seem to be what the world is looking to for credit crunch crutches and to bring comedic relief.

On the money saving side of things, business is booming for those setting up sites or solutions using the concept of trading what you have for something you need without spending a dime. Houses are being switched for vacations, unused gift cards are being redeemed for cash and clothing is being recycled for designer goods. Now what's better than trading in your basic belongings for benefits?

Swapping also seems to be catching on in the world of viral videos and pictorials where regular pictures get revamped by trading features or genders.

So start trading your trinkets and check out these swappable innovations because one person's old abode or family photo may be another's hot hotel or bookmarked blog.
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Tech-Swapping Store Promos
Tech-Swapping Store Promos
Gamestop Begins an iPhone Trade-In Program for Store Credit
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Luxury Car Swap Services
Luxury Car Swap Services
Drivenow Lets You Own a BMW for a Few Hours a Day
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Swapping Sluggers for Swords
Swapping Sluggers for Swords
Talented Swordsman Splits Baseball In Half
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Battery Swapping Sedans
Battery Swapping Sedans
The Renault Fluence Z.E. Keeps Going and Going
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Chef-Swapping Restaurants
Chef-Swapping Restaurants
The Loft Project Provides a Kitchen for Up-and-Coming Chefs
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Swappable Walkman Faceplates
Swappable Walkman Faceplates
Sony E020
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Shoe-Swapping Websites
Shoe-Swapping Websites
Uneven Feet Helps Customers With Unbalanced Soles
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Cashing in On Gift Cards
Cashing in On Gift Cards
CardSwap Lets You Dump Promotional Gift Cards for Cash
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Forget Hotels, Swap Lofts
Forget Hotels, Swap Lofts
LoftSwaps.com
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Website for CD Swappers
Website for CD Swappers
Lala.com
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Online Swapping
Online Swapping
MumSwap.com Lets Mothers Exchange Goods and Services
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Credit Crunch Art Swapping
Credit Crunch Art Swapping
Designer Peter Viksten's Gives Away Free Art in Sweden
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Creative House Swaps
Creative House Swaps
Caravan Offers Unique Home Rentals for People in the Arts
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Designer Clothing Exchanges
Designer Clothing Exchanges
Lindsay Lohan for Visa Swap
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Credit Crunch Home Exchanges
Credit Crunch Home Exchanges
The Property Swap Shop
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Identity Swapping
Identity Swapping
Latest Las Vegas Tourism Ads
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Trading Clothes with Strangers
Trading Clothes with Strangers
SwapStyle.com
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First Lady-Swapping Editorials
First Lady-Swapping Editorials
Barbie Joins Obama & Bruni for 'First Lady Chic' in Harper's Bazaar
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Complimentary Clothing Swaps
Complimentary Clothing Swaps
The ‘Give + Take Swap Boutique' Lets You Shop for Free
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Virtual Closet Swaps
Virtual Closet Swaps
ThredUP Uses Netflix Model to Help People Exchange Clothes
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Lipstick-Swapping Shoots
Lipstick-Swapping Shoots
Mateusz Stankiewicz Shoots Maryna Linchuk For 25 Mag
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Sofa Swap
Sofa Swap
The Couch Surfing Project
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Swapping Shirts With Strangers
Swapping Shirts With Strangers
Adidas: Ajax Shirt Viral
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Second Hand Sexy
Second Hand Sexy
Lindsay Lohan's Sizzling 2nd Hand Clothes Ads
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Husband Swapping Editorials
Husband Swapping Editorials
The Scarlett Johansson Glamour Editorial Trades In Ryan Reynolds
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Swanky Swappable Stays
Swanky Swappable Stays
HomeChicHome Allows You to Trade Your Deluxe Digs While Traveling
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Color Swapping Lamps
Color Swapping Lamps
Ross Lovegrove Makes Shape-Shifting Metallic Designs
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2
Viral Photo-Swapping
Viral Photo-Swapping
ManBabies Exchanges the Heads of Father & Son for Fun
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Gender Swap Suits
Gender Swap Suits
The Virtual Transgender Suit Provides Instant Change
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