A virtual clothing library
Zeynep C., Izalina S., Jasmin M., Elizabeth K.
The Traveling closet is a clothes sharing website -- a virtual clothing library. Users can sign up and lend out clothes on the site in exchange for ClosetCoins, our form of currency. With these coins, users can get other clothing items that others have put up for free. The user can borrow a wide range of things such as wedding dresses, suits, children's clothing, or anything else that the community has put up.
Buying clothes can easily put a dent in someone’s wallet, especially if the clothing is for special events. It can be hard for people to keep buying new clothes for their constantly growing children; it can be hard for a person to buy a wedding dress that can cost up to thousands or a suit that can be just as expensive. At the same time, there are other people who have these clothes that are for special events that just remain sitting in the closet collecting dust.
Zejaizel created The Traveling Closet, a website that makes it possible for people to share their clothes with others for free. The user can not only share their clothes, but donate to others by taking a look at different organizations that are dedicated to giving clothes to those in need. With this virtual clothing library, people can create bonds with others in their community while looking stylish and saving money.
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