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New, budget-friendly holiday toys at Goodwill

While Goodwill has aisles of donated toys and stuffed animals, we also have new holiday toys, games and puzzles. As a bonus, we’ve done some of the homework for you with our ours vs. theirs pricing guide. Here’s a look at just a few of the holiday toys we have in store for the littlest… [Read More]

Easy outfit ideas for those days you need them

By Carly Fuller You are in a rush and open your closet, trying to quickly dress and get out the door. You “have nothing to wear” and throw on whatever is clean. The problem is you spend the rest of your day thinking about your less-than-inspired outfit and wondering why you thought it was a… [Read More]

Load up on ugly Christmas sweaters at Goodwill

There’s nothing like an ugly Christmas sweater to show off your flair for fun and make you forgo your fashion sense. Adorned with lavish landscapes, rosy-cheeked Santas and reindeer, glistening snowmen, decorated Christmas trees, smiling gingerbread, poinsettias and presents and topped with tinsel, bows, jingle bells and pom-poms, these tacky ugly Christmas sweaters are garish,… [Read More]

How to wear a vest the best

By Carly Fuller Vests are this season’s it piece, and we think every closet should have multiple options. With so many styles, colors and fabrics out there, why just stop at one? They are versatile, trendy, and some even act like an accessory, adding just the right touch to complete an outfit. We urge you… [Read More]

6 stocking stuffers under $6

Don’t stress over the little things. If stocking stuffers stump you every season, we’ve got solutions that keep the costs down and the excitement up. Here are six of our favorite stocking stuffers for under $6 at Goodwill. With St. Nick’s coming up Dec. 6, it’s another good reason to stop by your favorite thrift… [Read More]

5 chic Thanksgiving outfits

By Carly Fuller What’s not to love about Thanksgiving? A whole day dedicated to grateful hearts and happy bellies. The beginning of the holiday season. Family and friends, football, a day off work and shoving your face with deliciousness in the form of Thanksgiving dinner. Count us in! About that happy belly, though. Let’s be… [Read More]

Carly the Goodwill thrifter’s layered dresses for fall

If you’re not wanting to give up your summer dresses come fall and winter, here’s a way Carly the Goodwill thrifter extends their life — she adds layers. These are three dresses that feature three-quarter-length sleeves worn in several ways. This maroon plaid dress ($8.99) offers a vintage feel with its knit fabric and style…. [Read More]

Find used artificial Christmas trees for sale at Goodwill

This time of year, it’s like our very own festival of trees celebration right in our stores. Come check out our indoor tree farm and find the perfect used artificial Christmas tree for your home. Goodwill offers a variety of artificial Christmas trees for sale in an assortment of styles and sizes, beginning with table-top… [Read More]

Think thrift for Thanksgiving table settings

Combine Grandma’s vintage turkey platter with secondhand finds to create a thrifty Thanksgiving table that is holiday and crowd worthy! Secondhand shops are the go-to place for Thanksgiving table settings that create a mix-and-match look that blends traditional with modern. Repurposing and buying used shows an appreciation for the environment, and there couldn’t be a… [Read More]

Shop second hand for America Recycles Day

Have you hugged a tree lately? While we don’t literally mean that, a Keep America Beautiful initiative is hoping you figuratively will by doing what you can to pledge your commitment to recycling. We can think of one fun way to support America Recycles Day on Nov. 15. Buy second hand clothes! Thrift shopping is… [Read More]

Cute outfits to wear with ankle boots

As we load up on all our fall fashion favorites — plaid, anyone? — before the snow flies and winter becomes a reality, be sure to get enough time with trendy ankle boots. “If there’s one piece you need, it’s the versatile ankle boot,” according to Bazaar. “Whether worn with a dress, skirt or jeans,… [Read More]

6 stylish thrift coats for fall

Fall coats play an important role in transitioning us to a new season. They ease us out of our relaxed and playful summer and take us where we want to go come autumn, like the apple orchard, on a hayride and to a Friday night game under the lights. They join pumpkin muffins, cider, the… [Read More]

Last-minute Halloween costume ideas from your closet

Despite the best of intentions, you might find yourself scrambling to dream up impressive last-minute Halloween costume ideas for a dress-up party or office celebration. No worries! Open your closet and get creative. Think black or white dress, jeans, flannel shirt. Easy! If you’re not loving what you have on hand, turn to thrift store… [Read More]

Explore plaid options that go beyond flannel

By Carly Fuller When you think of how to wear plaid clothing, you probably think of a comfy flannel, but plaid is so much more than your trusty fall go-to. Think outside your comfort zone a little and mix it up. Read on for more ways to wear plaid clothing this fall. Outfit one: top… [Read More]

5 last-minute Halloween costume ideas

The scramble has begun! If you put off getting a Halloween costume until now or you suddenly find yourself with a party invitation you weren’t expecting, don’t lower your expectations on what you can put together in a jiffy. Instead, look at our Halloween and fall board on Pinterest at pinterest.com/goodwillncw/Halloween-fall. Here are 5 creative… [Read More]