How to shop thrift for gifts

If you are like many and 2020 has been difficult on your wallet, why not save money this holiday season by shopping thrift for gifts. Here are inside thrift tips on how to take advantage of thrift-store treasures this holiday season. Shop new secondhand items One of the most exciting parts about thrift shopping for… [Read More]

DIY fall décor

Now is the time to decorate your home for fall with new-to-you thrift finds. When shopping for decorations, don’t limit yourself to just traditional items. Grab some unique pieces — think vases, plaid scarves, candles, greenery — from your local Goodwill thrift store and let the decorating begin! Step 1: Gather supplies Vases and pitchers… [Read More]

Fashionista: A Halloween costume made for a princess

Halloween is upon us, and if you need a costume head on over to Goodwill! Being that I am a GW fashionista, it’s a no-brainer that I chose to be a princess. I love my beautiful gown with its yards and yards of tulle and sparkly beading. All I needed was my crown and a… [Read More]

Halloween costumes inspired by pop culture

By Sophie Leppanen It’s 2020. While we can’t control time or predict the future, let’s take solace this year in celebrating some iconic characters whose beloved stories and valuable lessons transcend time itself. Hua Mulan This year, Walt Disney Pictures brought to the world a live-action adaptation of its 1998 animated film, “Mulan.” Disguised as… [Read More]

Halloween costumes for your pets

When it comes to getting dressed up, our beloved pets are in for a real treat this Halloween. Dogs, cats and other pets are getting in on the Halloween fun by being dressed up for this sweet holiday as pet costumes continue to gain popularity. Nearly 18% of celebrants — or 29 million people —… [Read More]

Fashionista: Favorite fall look

Summer is gone, and my favorite season — fall — is now here. It’s time for layered looks, chunky sweaters and a cup of cinnamon tea. I was on a hunt for something warm and comfy for my annual trip to the apple orchard. And like I always say, GW has it all! I’m never… [Read More]

How to host a virtual Halloween party

If loads of sugar from the Skittles, Starbursts and Snickers you’ve been attacking since they hit the store shelves aren’t giving you the mood boost you are desperately seeking, why not host a virtual Halloween costume party for family and friends. Just because Halloween might look a little different this year because of the coronavirus… [Read More]

Cute and cozy crewneck thrift upcycling project

By Megan Roshak Whenever I thrift, I like to purchase basic pieces that I can style in a variety of ways. I purchased this black crewneck a while back from Goodwill NCW and have enjoyed the piece for layering, but I recently got inspired to change it up with a simple and cute DIY. To… [Read More]

From basic to super extra: best thrifted DIY costumes of 2020

By Sophie Leppanen We love Halloween because there is no limit to how creative you can get with your costume. For the creative type, Goodwill is THE place that inspires and pulls together Halloween costumes that regularly win best-in-class. Sometimes building your costume idea around a beloved find from Goodwill is your best place to… [Read More]

Halloween costume ideas that incorporate face masks

Face paint, masks and makeup traditionally are key accessories to putting together a Halloween costume that’s a howling success. This year is no exception. While Halloween is a little different this season, we can play up the role of the face mask by incorporating them into our winning look. Stop by your local Goodwill for… [Read More]

Fashionista: Clearance, color tag of week come through for wedding

I have two upcoming weddings, and even though I have a few choices in my closet, I thought for fun I’d see what Goodwill had. Well, as usual GW came through again! In the boutique section, I found a beautiful maxi dress from White House Black Market that featured the color tag of the week,… [Read More]

Last-minute Halloween costume ideas from your closet

By Josh Crowe For many, Halloween is the best holiday of the year. What other time of year can you dress up as something other than yourself and express your obsession (baby Yoda) with the latest pop-culture character (ahem, Tiger King) and creativity. It’s normal to spend the weeks leading up to Halloween focused on… [Read More]

Halloween costumes for men

Classics like vampires, zombies, pirates and superheroes traditionally are popular Halloween costumes for men, according to the National Retail Federation. But every year those classics are joined by creative DIY men’s Halloween costumes that are a bit more out of the box. When looking for inspiration for the perfect costume, 29% percent of consumers will… [Read More]

Best Halloween costumes for women

Whether inspiration comes from the movies, books, pop culture or history, the best Halloween costumes for women are creative, imaginative and have a sense of personality. According to the National Retail Federation, Halloween continues to be a hugely popular holiday with adults, too. Kids don’t get to have all the fun, after all. Here are… [Read More]

Teen Halloween costume ideas

When it comes to Halloween costumes for teens, they’ve got to be Snapchat-worthy. And there’s no better way to make a do-it-yourself Halloween costume for teens that is unique and individual than by shopping thrift. Here are some fun options to get you started and inspired. Surfer dude: Graphic tee, shorts, button-up shirt, flip-flops, sunglasses,… [Read More]