You can find Goodwill treasures everywhere, but sometimes, there’s no place like home. Learn the ropes of your local store – when new arrivals hit the racks, when window items go on sale, which cashier most gets your style – and, most importantly, check back often. If you do, you’ll be evergreen in Goodwill success all year long.
Happy Thanksgiving! There are so many things we’re thankful for this season -affordable fashion, eco-aware shopping, creative crafting, community support – but the absolute #1 spot on our gratitude list goes to you, the customer. This weekend, we’d like to say a big massive THANK YOU, and we’d like to say it the way we know best – with incredible shopping deals. Take a look!:
To break it down, we have 3 layers of thanks for you:
Ever notice how a single accessory can make a look? Last week, A Good Look columnist Lauren warmed up at the Steinway Goodwill in Astoria, Queens with lush faux fur finds. This week, Lauren decides to beat the chill without breaking the bank. Her battle-plan at the 23rd Street Goodwill? Find style in the winter season with cute, comfortable, flexible pieces. Check it out:
Practical, thrifty finds can quickly become wardrobe staples. These knee-high black boots are the perfect touch to finish off any city girl’s outfit. If there is one item that becomes a necessity as soon as you move to the big city, it is a pair of black, flat, weather-proof boots, and this pair will take care of you by keeping the winter cold and slush out while still taking your cold-weather style to the next level.
Last week, Robin wowed us with her description of NYNJ style. In this second half of our interview with the fearless Miss Wallace, she reminds us that style is more than just an outfit – it’s a way of life. Enjoy!
Calling all art lovers! You are invited to join Goodwill on Thursday, December 2, for our first Northern New Jersey art auction. The auction at will be held at the Springfield Goodwill from 6-10 p.m. following a 5-6 p.m. preview.
Up to 500 works of art
Bidding starts at $10
Conducted by well-known local auctioneer Rosemarie Sweeney
Includes paintings, lithographs, prints, and some sketches and maps
About 50% of the artwork is signed or contains the artist’s name
Mostly 20th and 21st century American art
Some works reflect American-Indian, African-American, European and Asian culture
Includes originals by Kenneth and Jewett, limited edition lithographs by Robert Tinney, a German journal page dated November 24, 1817, a newspaper page announcing Babe Ruth’s death in 1943 and prints from the former Soviet Union
Great chance for holiday shopping or to treat yourself to a special present
Fit to be tied?GoodwillNyNj Style Icon David Morgan shows you how to throw stuffy old style out the corner office window and embrace a whole new wardrobe of snazzy secondhand ties. Take a look:
I don’t wear ties as often as I use to, but I still really love them. I have a pretty big collection of ties, almost all purchased from various thrift stores. I generally prefer those made out of a cotton or polyester blend, as they are much stiffer, and I absolutely love diagonal striped ones, or ones with a floral 70s print.
Outside of a formal suit, ties can be a bit tricky to wear, but with a few guidelines to keep in mind, ties can be a great accessory to a fun and casual outfit. Here are the guidelines that I like to follow: