Some students in CHS might be upset at the fact that other students wear the same clothes they do, but have no fear, The District Exchange is here. The District Exchange, just a block from CHS on Main Street, is a second-hand clothing store for teenagers. All of the clothes are trendy, unique and priced nicely. Another nifty aspect about this store is that if someone has to wait while their friend shops, he or she can wait in the back room and have a drink or eat some candy.
“I really like it that there are a lot of clothes there that a lot of people don’t have,” said junior Emma LaPlante. “If you go to most stores, you’ll see things that everyone in the school is wearing. But it is more unique when you go to a secondhand store, and also it is a lot cheaper. You can get good deals, better than you would at regular store.”
Also, according to manager Sara Baldwin, the store hosts shows in the summer.
“We had people from the high school who were in different kinds of bands come and play in our front yard,” she said. “And we set up ladder golf and corn hole in the parking lot so people can hang out, watch the bands, play games and shop all at the same time.”
Ultimately, according to LaPlante, The District Exchange is a place for everyone, “I think everyone should go there because it is really close to the school,” she said, “so it’s really accessible. Since teenagers don’t often have a lot of money, like when you become more independent and you start buying things for yourself, it’s a good option and it is really fun to shop there with friends.”