Here at DormDelicious, we try to stay tapped into the latest and greatest websites and mobile apps that help college students lead a more delicious dorm life. That's why we were super excited when we came across HipSwap, which lets you shop the most fabulous closets, homes, and shops in your neighborhood.
Whether you're a freshman ready to start replacing your uber-generic Bed, Bath and Beyond decor with something that's a bit more you, or a senior looking to decorate an off-campus house, HipSwap can help you find the most unique stuff in your area. We took the HipSwap iPhone app for a spin and found some great items at reasonable prices -- clothes, art, shoes, and more. We love that it's all local so you're supporting your community and beautifying your dorm!
The website features the collections of a few local designers and merchants, along with some hand-picked items curated by the HipSwap staff. You can browse through items, see high-resolution photos, and follow the sellers you love. When you want to buy something, you just add it to your cart and pay with a credit card or PayPal. Easy!
Of course it's great to buy stuff, but we think the best part about HipSwap is that anyone can set up their own shop in minutes. So you cash-strapped college students can make some extra moolah and clean out your closet at the same time. If you live in Los Angeles, HipSwap will even deliver the items you buy and sell with their delivery van, which is great if you're lacking transportation.
If you're looking to outfit your dorm with unique items from your neighborhood, give HipSwap a try. Let us know what you think in the comments!