Quality Matching

To make Swapping accessible to all, we accept all clothing from all brands. We aim to match the quality of the clothes you've sent us with the clothes we'll send you.

We do this by marking each item you send us using the criteria bands shown below. We then take an average of these items and mark your bundle with one letter grade overall. We will then select items that also average out to be the same grade. 

Each band marking is ultimately a judgement-call by our team, and we reserve the right to make the final say on this.

Our Quality Bands 

  •  Items may be moved up a band if they are 100% natural materials. Items may be moved down a band if they are pilling or thinning materials. Items that were already band F that are pilling or thinning will be made Void and will pull down your average quality band. 
  • Items will be moved up a band if they are BNWT. We do not move up ultra fast fashion Band F items, even if they are BNWT as this is very common for fast fashion brands. In order for an item to be considered BNWT, it must have tags still attached. 

Void (Will pull down average of your Swap) 

- Underwear, swimwear without hygiene labels,

- Damaged items (ie: items with stains, pilling, pulled threads, broken zips) 

Band F (Average RRP Per Item £10 - £22.99) 

Shein/ Boohoo/ Zaful/ Missguided/ Qed London / Pretty Little Thing / Romwe/ In The Style/ Select/ Matalan / Target 

(and other brands in the same price bracket) 


Band E (Average RRP Per Item £23 - £30) 

H&M/ Primark / Cotton On/ George/ TU/ New Look/ Cameo Rose/ Miss Selfridge / Cider/ AX Paris/ I Saw It First/ Dorothy Perkins / Peacocks / Simply Be/ Papaya/ Very/ Noisy May/ AsYou/ Vero Moda/ Daisy Street/ Forever 21/ Glamorous/ Firetrap/ Fashion Killa/ Bon Marché / Villa/ Reserved/ Quiz 

(and other brands in the same price bracket) 


Band D (Average RRP £30 - £45) 

Pull & Bear / Zara/ Topshop/ Asos/ Pimkie/ Monki/ Puma/ Slazenger/ Mango / Hollister/ Warehouse/ White Stuff/ Stradivarius/ Minga London / Bershka/ Brandy Melville / Weekday/ Joanie/ River Island / Nobody's Child/ Oh Polly/ Oasis/ Apricot/ Gymshark / Lindy Bop / Nasty Gal/ New Girl Order / Brave Soul/ Evans/ Misspap/ Burton/ Principles/ Joe Browns/ NaaNaa / Springfield/ Jack Wills/ Gap/ Lipsy/ Cotton Traders/ Accessorize/ Regatta/ M&Co/ Animal / Hissy Fit 

+ lower quality true vintage

(and other brands in the same price bracket) 

Band C (Average RRP £45 - £65) 

Uniqlo / Lucy & Yak / Urban Outfitters/ M&S/ Tala/ Next / French Connection / Monsoon/ Champion/ Boden/ Seasalt/ Cath Kidston/ Oliver Bonas/ Cos/ Abercrombie & Fitch/ & Other Stories/ Fat Face/ Adidas/ Nike/ Motel Rocks/ Fila/ NA-KD / Joules/ The Ragged Priest/ Koi/ Kaleidoscope / Mountain Warehouse/ Superdry/ Jessica Simpson/ Jaded London/ Mexx/ Clarks/ Forever New/ Fabletics/ Mint Velvet/ Coast (casualwear) 

+ true vintage in lower quality materials or slightly damaged true vintage 

(and other brands in the same price bracket) 

Band B (Average RRP £65 - £100) 

Lazy Oaf/ The North Face/ DKNY / Calvin Klein/ AllSaints / Levi's / Phase Eight/ Tommy Hilfiger/ Guess/ Free People/ Jigsaw/ Whistles/ Hobbs/ Dolls Kill/ Club L/ Timberland/ Ted Baker/ Wrangler/ Vans/ Fred Perry/ Juicy Couture 

+ true vintage in lower quality materials 

(and other brands in the same price bracket) 

Band A (Average RRP £100+) 

DR Martens/ Paper London/ Diesel/ Ralph Lauren/ Reiss/ Arket/ L.K. Bennett/ Paul Costelloe/ Coast (occasion dresses) 

+ true vintage in higher quality materials 

(and other brands in the same price bracket) 


We are more than happy to answer any specific queries on this if you drop us an email!