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Spring 2020 fashion trends

We’re always eager to see what a new season brings for style, and spring 2020 fashion trends do not disappoint. You might be thinking of traditional spring trends such as dainty florals and pastels, but you’re wrong! Read on for some not-so-predictable spring 2020 fashion trends that you easily can find at Goodwill. Polka dots… [Read More]

5 tips on how to transition to a spring wardrobe

Who wants to just dive right into summer tanks and breezy dresses now that spring seems to be here? We’re totally there with you, but it’s just not realistic quite yet. Spring in Wisconsin means fluctuating temps and chilly breezes, not to mention piles of dirty snow, leftover traces of salt and muddy grass. These… [Read More]

Fashionista: Transitioning to spring wardrobe with green peacoat

I know we are still officially in winter, but I am so ready to embrace my spring wardrobe. Springtime is a fresh start. Why not shop Goodwill for some fresh looks in your closet? I confess I have a personal love affair with coats. When I saw this beautiful emerald green peacoat I didn’t give… [Read More]

Bring Good Home with thrifted clothing finds

As a professional photographer from Green Bay, Kim Martin on occasion will match the dress code of the event she is shooting. That was the case in September 2019 when she was photographing a fundraiser at Lambeau Field. Kim, who wanted a navy thrifted gown that was low cut and offered an “Angelina Jolie slit”… [Read More]

Thrifters Bring Good Home and bring on childhood with used toys

Erica Linzmeier and her daughter, Morgan, of Nekoosa are hooked on collectible dolls, specifically used American Girl dolls. As a child, Erica wanted an American Girl doll, but her parents refused to spend about $90 at the time on a new one. Instead, they loaded her up on Barbies and less expensive toys. Her wish… [Read More]

Crafter Brings Good Home with DIY supplies

Debra Werch and her DIY creations have a reputation. Not only does the Wautoma artist create DIY projects for herself, for gifts and to sell, but she also has led classes for such groups as 4-H and in people’s home. She is always on the hunt for craft supplies for less and finds many of… [Read More]

DIY tiered jewelry stand

  We all can use some organization when it comes to our jewelry. Rather than having necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings spread across your dresser, put your do-it-yourself skills to work with this DIY tiered jewelry stand featuring thrifted items from Goodwill. Materials: Metal/glass glue or E6000 glue Spray paint (optional) Candlesticks (optional use of… [Read More]

Spring dress trends for 2020: Goodbye pastels, florals

Spring is, perhaps, the most anticipated season. Sunshine, warm breezes and budding trees just make our hearts feel a little lighter after a long winter. We also can finally say goodbye to our trusty sweaters and boots and hello to spring dresses. We’ve rounded up some of the top spring 2020 trends (so long florals)… [Read More]

Thrifted golf equipment for beginners

By Joshua Crowe Playing golf is an enjoyable, relaxing leisure activity for many people, a competitive sport or a work hobby for others. However, the cost of getting started can be excessively high for a new player. There is no need to spend hundreds of dollars when you’re just getting started. Instead, swing in to… [Read More]

Do spring break the thrift store way

It’s around this time of year that Midwesterners start leaving the gray and cold for a week someplace sunnier and warmer. It’s time for spring break! Prepping for a spring break trip can be not only stressful, but it can add some serious cost to your vacation budget. Think about it: Your kids’ shorts haven’t… [Read More]

Tees showcase thrifting sisters’ passion for Goodwill

Two sisters’ outward love of Goodwill made for an extra fun day of thrifting this week. Bonnie Brewer of Arkansas has been spending the winter with her sister, Judy Hasbrouck of Tomah. They spend much of their time thrifting at Goodwill. Their theory? New items are arriving daily, and they don’t want to miss out… [Read More]

3 unique thrift store fashion layering techniques

Layering is a fun way to mix different textures, patterns and styles for an outfit with a punch of visual interest. It is also a practical way to stay warm when the weather is cold. If you’re in a layering rut, look no further than these fresh ideas on how to layer your favorite Goodwill… [Read More]

Fashionista: Brand-name shift dress all-time best Goodwill find

I think I scored the best deal of my thrifting adventures ever! I found a shift dress at Goodwill, which is by far my favorite type of dress hands down. If I see a shift dress I automatically put it in my cart. A shift dress is a simple, short, above-the-knee dress. The bust line… [Read More]

Fashionista: Shop Goodwill for Valentine’s Day dresses

Oh, this red dress! Is it the color? Is it the classic timepiece that will be in your closet forever? Is it the touch of vintage with the added broch and pearls? I say yes, yes and more yes! Let’s begin with the red dress with a simple look and a draped collar. It is… [Read More]

Trendy shoes to put pizzazz in your winter

Looking for that little something to put some pizzazz in these last few weeks of winter? Everyone can get excited about a new-to-you pair of shoes! By shopping secondhand, you don’t have to spend a ton on a pair of shoes, and you might even find a pair that barely has been worn. Check out… [Read More]