What kind of thrifter are you? Wardrobe basics

There is something to be said about a closet filled with wardrobe basics. Having simple and classic pieces to pair together makes dressing for the day easy and efficient, not to mention it’s a huge time-saver. Having a love for basics doesn’t have to mean you’re boring though. It means that you are comfortable with […]

Thrifter profile: Q&A with Christa Vogt

        Who: Christa Vogt of Neenah How long have you been a thrifter and how did you get into thrifting? My mother used to stop at rummage sales when I was a kid and I would hide in the backseat mortified! It wasn’t until high school that I discovered the joys of […]

What kind of thrifter are you? Take the quiz

Just like fashion, thrift shopping has a certain style and pattern to it. Some thrifters are diggers, sifting through each item, being sure not to pass up a hidden find. Others take a cursory look at what’s in their line of sight and move on to the next thing. You have your stay-a-while thrifters vs. […]

Carly the Goodwill thrifter’s favorite summer sundresses

Shop sundresses when putting together your summer wardrobe. Carly is showing two of her favorite styles of sundresses and different ways to wear them. Strapless floral sundress: Wear as is for a cool way to beat the heat. If you don’t like showing off your shoulders, add a jacket. The extra layer adds some modesty […]

Fashionista: Red, white and blue for an all-American look

It’s hard to believe, but the Fourth of July is right around the corner. Visit any store — from grocery to department store — and you will be seeing the colors of the flag everywhere. I think I saw red, white and blue Oreos. Well, you need not worry about spending extra money on your […]

Thrifter profile: Q&A with Leah Hribal Van Horn

Who: Leah Hribal Van Horn of Appleton How long have you been a thrifter and how did you get into thrifting? I’ve been thrifting since I was a young girl as my dad loved to check out all the local thrift stores for deals. It gave us an opportunity to shop as a family and […]

Family photos by Goodwill

Family photos are the ultimate keepsake of memories that reflect stages in life, phases and generations of loved ones. They tell stories, make your house a home and become family heirlooms and their value cannot be taken for granted. You’ll never regret making the effort to have them done and done frequently. Goodwill can help […]

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 […]