New Jersey Weekend Bargains!

In Jersey this weekend? Count your blessings – you’re in prime Goodwill sale territory! Take 25% off storewide Friday & Saturday and 50% off clothing Sunday. Look good and feel good this weekend, thanks to savings offered by Goodwill’s New Jersey stores:

Enjoy a 25% storewide discount Friday-Saturday, January 28-29, and a 50% discount on clothing Sunday, January 30.  Participating stores include:

  • Bergenfield – 507 South Washington Avenue 07621; (201) 385-5154
  • East Brunswick – 415 Highway 18 08816; (732) 651-1091
  • Fairfield – 423 Route 46 West 07004; (973) 227-1842
  • Harrison – 400 Supor Boulevard 07029; (973) 481-4355
  • Jersey City – 2815 John F. Kennedy Boulevard 07306; (201) 946-6735
  • Paramus – 809 North State Route 17 07652; (201) 444-0596
  • Rockaway – 226 Highway 46 07866; (973) 983-5693
  • Springfield – 126 Route 22 West 07081; (973) 912-0156

To find your local Goodwill, visit our neighborhood-by-neighborhood Guide to GoodwillNyNj or use the zip code locator on the “Find Goodwill” page. As usual, in all the sales above discounts cannot be combined. If an item falls into two discount categories, Goodwill will apply the higher one.

And don’t forget you can add to your savings with a Goodwill Rewards Card, offering a $10 discount after every $100 spent. Fill out a form at the store or online here. See you soon, Goodwill fans!

Window Sale Friday & a Stellar Sale Too!

Brooklyn’s pulling out all the stops this Friday! Not only is Brooklyn’s Livingston Street Goodwill (located at 258 Livingston Street, Brooklyn) holding its 2nd Window Sale of 2011 Friday morning, it’s also offering 25% off apparel. Get out your metrocard, your mini scooter or your sled, this is one day where you’d best leave the warm apartment and score some major Goodwill Gems!

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Snow Day Project!: Pretty Handy Girl

Let it snow! We’ve found a cozy craft project to keep you cuddled ’round the fire, courtesy of our latest discovery & DIY muse Pretty Handy Girl. In her recent post, Brittany shows how to turn any Goodwill sweater into one very chic wardrobe topper:

A close-up of the final product - a pretty snazzy finish for a $3 thrift find, don't you think?

We’re impressed – and all for a couple bucks and some cozy craftin’ time! Visit her fantastic how-to post for the step-by-step instructions & stay warm, dear Goodwill fans!

Goodwill Gems: Our Fierce Thrifting Challenge

It may be cold out, but it is hot in our columnist Lauren’s closet. Her latest Goodwill Gem is an all-weather find, found at the 23rd Street Goodwill. Looking for a challenge this week? We dare you to match the fierceness of Lauren’s Gem at your local Goodwill. Take a closer look at these boots & how Lauren wears them to see just what you’re up against:

These boots were made for walking - no matter what the weather brings!

While I’d like to think that spring isn’t so far off, in reality, there is still plenty of winter weather to make it through before Empire and Garden State-ers can get past the snow, slush and freezing temperatures. Fun fashion can’t banish all that icky ice and snow (unfortunately), but it can make these next two months of gray days just a little more bearable. Case in point: these hot-as-the-sun high-heeled biker boots.

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The Nate Berkus Show!

Three more days until SammyDVintage‘s Sammy Davis and Thrifty.Vintage.Chic‘s Robin Wallace get their 15 minutes of fame on The Nate Berkus Show! We can’t wait to see these GoodwillNyNj fans in action – and even Nate is getting psyched. Take a look at his website’s promo page for the upcoming Bargain Buy Challenge episode, and be sure to tune in on January 27th!

"Nate introduces two self-proclaimed bargain queens, who share their shopping secrets and face-off in a design battle to see who can furnish and decorate a room for less."

Click here to find out when the episode is playing in your area.

Cashmere Cozy: Cuddle Up in Goodwill

Snow Day! But if you’re among the many that still have to work today, bring your comfort to the office with an oversize cashmere cardigan. GoodwillNyNj Style Icon David Morgan, author of Colors, etc., was blue last week, but this week, he’s found something huge to smile about: his favorite feel-good crazy-soft secondhand sweater. Here is one piece you’re sure to find at your local Goodwill – and sure to cuddle up with all winter long:

Ah cashmere!

I found this old and tattered cashmere sweater a long time ago at a thrift store. I’m sure my first inclination was to throw it away, but for some reason I kept onto it. I suppose I saw the charm in it, and I’m certainly glad that I did. This is really one of my absolute favorite items that I own. It’s very soft and comfortable, but it’s adorned with a myriad of holes all throughout. I’ve been meaning to do something with the holes, like embroider around them or something, but I’m afraid that I’ll mess something up. Sometimes the best part of a secondhand find is celebrating how well-loved and lived-in it’s been. Continue reading “Cashmere Cozy: Cuddle Up in Goodwill”

The Hipsters Take Goodwill: Sammy Davis’ Thrift Wars

Sammy Davis does it again! In this fantastic new episode of Thrift Wars, the experts behind the blog & new book Stuff Hispters Hate face off to recreate the quintessential hipster style. Take a look – & be amazed at what you can find at your local Goodwill:

Be sure to vote on SammyDVintage, too, and let her know who you think is the hippest hipster of them all.