Fashionista: Tie-dye dress reminiscent of childhood

Remember the Girl Scout camp days when you would take a white T-shirt and create the coolest tie-dye shirt with the help of oodles of colors and rubber bands? This beautiful dress is a twist on that and will command attention for any dressy occasion. The turquoise and sand colors play perfectly with this dress. […]

Thrifter profile: Q&A with Megan Kox

Who: Megan Kox of Appleton How long have you been a thrifter and how did you get into thrifting? I have been thrifting for as long as I can remember. My aunt, who is like a second mother to me, used to take me rummage saling every Saturday we could go out. We would have […]

Shelley the Goodwill thrifter’s dresses for summer, family photos

Break out those summer dresses and skirts and revel in the hot temps! We’re showcasing dress and skirt finds that offer a casual look for a summer day and that can work for family photos. This patterned strapless dress with silky material coordinates with a sleeveless, long green vest and was a steal of a […]

Thrift Fix Picks for the places you’re going this summer

It’s summertime and the living is easy. You’ve got places to go — fireworks, picnics, road trips — and people to see. Shop secondhand and take your thrifty finds along for the ride. Check out our Thrift Fix Picks for those fun outings that are sure to be on your calendar and save on your […]

Fashionista: Casual lace top creates summer boho look

When I saw this elegant lace top, I immediately thought how great it would look with denim shorts as an easy, breezy summer boho look. I paired it with a pair of distressed jean shorts. The top does need a cami underneath. Opt for a cotton cami as it will keep you cool and comfortable. […]

Thrifter profile: Q&A with Kim Hageman

      Who: Kim Hageman of Oshkosh How long have you been a thrifter? 1982 was the year I learned the “ropes.” I’ve been in a thrift store about once a week ever since. I was hooked! How did you get into thrifting? I grew up in Baltimore, Md., moving here in 2000. In […]

Carly the Goodwill thrifter’s guide to summer concert style

Summer is outdoor concert season time, and we’ve got ideas on what to wear. Graphic tees are always a popular option for summer concerts. To stay cool in the summer heat, pair with white shorts. They also dress up the casual look of the T-shirt. To give the outfit an added indie look, top the […]

Thrift Fix Picks: Shop secondhand with these 5 looks for summer

Summer and its welcome sunshine bring fashion fun — shorts, sundresses, skirts and sandals — and lightweight fabrics we crave all year. If you’re keeping up with all the summer 2018 fashion trends, you’ll know that pastels, sheer, ruffles, fringe, denim and floral are all the rage. If you haven’t incorporated the hottest looks into […]

Shelley the Goodwill thrifter’s two upcycling projects

I love to repurpose and upcycle things to make them more useful and beautiful. Part of that passion for me comes from an eco-conscious mindset. If I can reuse something, it’s one less item that goes to the landfill, making the future brighter for our children. When I shop at Goodwill, I save money and […]

Fashionista: Dark denim, gingham — all the fashion trends at GW

Dark denim is one of my favorite hues. We all love our faded light-washed jeans, but if you want a denim that takes you from casual to dressy, dark denim would be the one to look for. According to the Who What Wear blog, dark denim is one of the hottest trends for 2018. This […]

Going beyond the tee with 5 ways to wear white

White T-shirts are like a child’s favorite stuffed animal — comfy and well-loved. While we rely on our white tees as the building block of many outfits, it’s time to think beyond that. Not only do we need to make hay while the sun shines and wear white while it’s in season as much as […]

Boutique opens in Darboy Retail Store and Training Center

            Goodwill NCW opened a boutique at the Darboy Retail Store and Training Center, N189 Stoney Brook Road, Appleton, this week. It is the second boutique in Goodwill NCW’s 27 retail stores and training centers. The first boutique opened in January at the Rib Mountain Retail Store and Training Center. […]

How to wear Americana fashion without looking like Old Glory

Red, white and blue is a classic color combination that never goes out of style. While we love showing off our patriotism and pride with festive Americana-style clothing, you have to know how to wear it without looking cheesy. We can help with that! Here’s how to get into the spirit while saving money and […]

Fashionista: Go bold with colors

When I spotted this dark orange denim jacket, I knew I had to get it. I love bright colors and how could I resist this one? This jacket is very versatile. I paired it with a light floral blouse and dark denim jeans. Add a pair of cute sandals and you have a great look. […]

Fashionista: Fabrics to keep you cool this summer

Stay cool this summer by shopping your local GW for cottons and linens — two fabrics that are made to stand up to the heat. One of my favorite linen finds is this button-up tunic with lace underlay, pearlized buttons and pleated back. It was a great find that still had its original boutique tags […]

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