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 return of football and craft fairs in being one of the simple pleasures of a simply stunning season. That’s a lot to live up to!

That might have you feeling like you need new fall outerwear this season. Our 6 fall coats will have you wanting to try out all the styles. You can do that without the guilt and without committing your savings because they are thrift jackets at thrift prices. In addition, you’ll support a great mission that provides skills and training to people with barriers to employment and help keep clothing out of the landfill.


Cargo jackets are must-have fall coats with their versatility, durability and casualness that take you just about everywhere you need to go in style. This new-with-tags one from Yoki is part cargo jacket part sweatshirt, and that’s only the beginning of our love story. The drawstring waist, overstated pockets with big buttons, useful hood, stitching details and color combination of military green with gray have us swooning!


It doesn’t get much classier than Michael Kors so why not incorporate a designer label into your fall outerwear for the office? You’ll be sophisticated and professional with this sapphire blue one from Michael Kors that pairs well with skirts, dresses and pants and stands out from the normal go-to black option. The gold zippers and pocket trim are the icing on the cake. You’ll be top of your game with this one!


Extend your summer wardrobe by layering a jean jacket over a dress, sleeveless top or short-sleeve shirt you aren’t ready to pack away quite yet. Just make sure those pieces aren’t too light in terms of color or fabric and you’ll be fine. This Old Navy jean jacket with slight distressing would work perfectly over an olive-colored T-shirt dress, for example. Grab a pair of leggings and some open-toe booties, and you’re set!


Keep color and comfort part of your weekend errands. This North Face zip-up in a bright azure color will add some ease to your running around, whether you are at the grocery store, the sidelines of a soccer game or a hike to see fall colors. With zippered pockets, you have a built-in home for your keys, phone or small essentials. Plus, we love our name brands, and thrift jackets like these make it easy to!

Night out

Rare nights out call for looking your absolute best, and you’ll feel like a million bucks in a moto jacket that refreshes your hipster tendencies. We love this rich burgundy moto jacket from Xhilaration for its fitted style, worn look, pockets, metal flair and detailing with the stitching and snaps. It’s one of those fall coats designed for the natural shades of autumn.

Every day

This new-with-tags black and white houndstooth toggle jacket from Rampage is a no-brainer, given how popular the classic design is.

Not only is the jacket the perfect length, but it would pair well with just about anything, especially pops of color like with red ankle pants or a plum scarf, for example. They are the best fall has to offer!

About Goodwill: Goodwill NCW is a not-for-profit human services organization that in 2017 helped improve the lives of more than 70,000 people across 35 counties in north central Wisconsin. Goodwill NCW is one of four companies in the nation to be honored with a Platinum Well Workplace Award from the Wellness Council of America, which recognizes our commitment to wellness in the workplace. The organization includes 27 retail stores and training centers in communities from Manitowoc to La Crosse, 24 human services programs, a unique shopping experience at its Appleton outlet store, plus online shopping at, a women’s apparel website, and It offers four Donation Express sites and 10 convenient donation bins throughout the Fox Cities. Goodwill NCW is a Platinum Level member of, the world’s largest source of nonprofit organization information. Visit


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