Hats Off to the Royal Wedding

Save the Date for Goodwill’s One of a Kind Bride sale. Wedding gowns starting at $69.99. Bridesmaids, Mother of the Bride gowns also available. Join us: Saturday June 3rd, doors open at 9am and close at 9pm. RSVP: here *While supplies last. 

 

 

Did you set your alarm for ridiculous hours just to see what Kate wore down the aisle? Don’t worry – we won’t judge; in fact, we applaud you! We had mixed thoughts on the gown, but the one detail we absolutely adored were all the hats. Having just been to the incredible Goodwill Greenwich Village Boutique, we just had to share a few hats we’ve got ready to crown you this gorgeous Friday afternoon:

Show your respect – and your style – in a beautifully enormous Royal-Wedding-perfect hat!

Now, we don’t want to be presumptuous, but if you’re planning on celebrating the Royal Wedding this morning, afternoon and eve, we think you should swing by our Boutique for a proper hair topper, then head to the nearby “Little Britain” of Manhattan, just a few blocks away. Our Boutique is located at 44 W. 8th Street between Sixth Avenue and MacDougal Street, and the regalia-clad, wedding-happy Little Britain is on Greenwich Avenue between West 12th & 13th Streets. If you follow our plan, be sure to tweet and share your photos of hat-clad revelry – we’d love to see how you bring your Goodwill to the Royal Wedding!

Hope you enjoy – and cheers!

Goodwill Greenwich Village Boutique

44 West 8th Street (b/t 6th Ave. & MacDougal)


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Fashion Photographers – It’s Your Time to Shine!

Holy moly – the Goodwill Greenwich Village Boutique is open and it is fantastic! Were you able to make it to yesterday’s debut? If so, comment & tell us your finds! We took so many photos of Goodwill gems that we’ll need at least another day before we can post them (our style minds are still too hyper from yesterday’s bounty) – in the meantime, though, we have a GOODWILL CHALLENGE for you…

The original Chelsea Goodwill photo our banner was pulled from - can you top it? We bet you can!

We need to replace the banner image on this blog with one from the Goodwill Greenwich Village Boutique – and we want YOU to show us what the new one should be. Share your photo entries taken from the Boutique with us over on Facebook and Twitter by May 15, 2011. The winner will to have their photo (along with a superimposed photo credit and a blog post all about your crazy impressive fashion photography skills) up on our blog for through the end of summer.

You have the power to change the face of A Good Look by GoodwillNyNj. Submit your photos by May 15th by posting them on A Good Look by GoodwillNyNj’s Facebook Fan Page or tweeting them to @GoodwillNyNj. Good luck, dear thrifters! We hope to see your entries soon!

Goodwill Gems: The Chic Lady Handbag

As the weather gets hotter, the clothing gets riskier. How can a girl keep it elegence in a Spring & Summer full of flirty, feisty fashion? Easy. With a Chic Lady Handbag! No matter what you pair it with (hotpants? miniskirts?) this little staple gives you a touch of throwback femininity. Need proof? Our Goodwill Gem columnist Lauren Haslett packs a whole lot of refinement into her latest local Goodwill find – take a look:

Basic black is jazzed up here with a funky-feeling exterior and a bit of shine.

Warm weather is finally, finally here! And with higher temps and spring rains (we’ve obviously had plenty of those already, too) come parties, free concerts, barbecues, picnics, lunches, and brunches (whew!). So what to stash all your goodies, hostess gifts, tickets and other treats in? Why, this week’s accessory find, of course!

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You’re Invited! :: Goodwill’s Greenwich Village Boutique

It’s nearly time! This Wednesday, join us at 10am to see the incredible curated secondhand finds we’ve been saving for GoodwillNyNj’s very first Boutique Store! This is the stuff fashion dreams are made of.

Boutique Store Opening

The Greenwich Village Goodwill

Wednesday, April 27th at 10 a.m.

44 West 8th Street (b/t 6th Ave. & MacDougal)

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day from all at A Good Look by GoodwillNyNj!

As you know, with the help of your donations, Goodwill Industries International diverts more than 2.3 billion pounds of clothing and household goods from landfills every year and more than 170 million pounds of electronic equipment across the nation & the world. But the impact of your donations doesn’t stop there – revenues from the sale of your donated items also help people in your own community earn a living, improve their lives, and strengthen their families and communities. Want to keep that great green ball rolling? Great! GoodwillNyNj has a slew of events coming up just for you…:

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It’s Our Easter Week Sale at GoodwillNyNj!

Who needs eggs? Hop on over to Goodwill & hunt for real holiday deals at our all-store Easter Week Sale!

 APRIL 22-23 – 50% off all Easter items 

APRIL 24-25 – 75% off all Easter items 

 APRIL 24, Easter Sunday – 25% off storewide

Store hours are 10-6 on Easter Sunday – for other days of the week, many of our stores are open later. You can find each store’s hours by zip-code search on the “Find Goodwill” page. To find contact information for your local Goodwill by neighborhood, visit Guide to GoodwillNyNj.

Also, 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. Happy Holidays!


GoodwillNyNj’s Guide to Thrifting, Part I: What to Wear to Goodwill

Thrift stores can be overwhelming. There, we said it. As fun as it is to ooh and aah over SammyDavisVintage‘s latest great find, ThriftyVintageChic‘s new-old ensemble, or Fly on a Dime‘s incredible steals, it can also be intimidating. There’s got to be a way to go from info overload to Goodwill Style Icon, right? Right!

Thrift fashion expert Emme breaks down the basics to make Goodwill work wonders for you.

Our new 4-part series by the fantastic thrift expert Emme Bonilla will show you how, whether you have 20-minutes, 60 minutes, or all the time in the world to find your absolute perfect secondhand style. But before we even tackle the game plans, Emme’s tackling the most basic of basics: what to wear when you head out to thrift. Check it out:

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Goodwill Gems: Go Green for Earth Day!

Could it be… is Spring finally here? Welcome those tree buds with some green of your own & bring your wardrobe into the Earth Day celebration! Our GoodwillNyNj columnist Lauren Haslett is all about green this week – saving green (affordability!), being green (reuse!), and wearing green (vibrant lime-hued pocketbooks!) – all thanks to her local Goodwill. Check it out:

Practical as well as pretty, this leafy green clutch is the perfect new bag to hold all of your cards, cash and other essentials until fall rolls around again.

Now that semi-decent weather has finally arrived, it might be safe to go ahead and switch out all those winter clothes for your warm-weather set – or better yet, if you can swing it, donate them! Regardless of how you made the wardrobe shift, a new season’s hunt for vibrant spring accessories is in order! After all, you’ll need a few fabulous final touches to go with those colorful warm-weather clothes. Ready to take a peek at how best to bring the spring into your closet? Follow me!

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Act Local, Think Global: Your Neighborhood Goodwill & the Big Mama Earth

With Earth Day right around the corner, you’re already thinking about what you can do to live more sustainably. But did you know that by shopping and donating at Goodwill, you’re making an impact on the planet and its people?

Thanks to your donations, our parent Goodwill Industries International diverts more than 2.3 billion pounds of clothing and household goods from landfills every year and more than 170 million pounds of electronic equipment across the nation & the world. But the impact of your donations doesn’t stop there – revenues from the sale of your donated items also help people earn a living, improve their lives, and strengthen their families and communities.

This Earth Day,  join the millions of people who are using Goodwill’s online donation calculator to see how your gently used clothing and household goods help protect the planet while funding job-training programs, employment placement services and other vital programs in communities nationwide. Calculate the change you’ve made, then come see how your local Goodwill is using your support to make a difference in the ecosphere –  follow @NyNjGoodwill on Twitter & like Goodwill Industries of New York and New Jersey, Inc.’s Fan Page over on Facebook. And have a Happy Earth Week!

Celebrate April with a Goodwill Window Sale in Astoria!

Astoria, Queens, it’s your day in the sun! We’re bringing GoodwillNyNj’s famed Widow Sale to the Steinway Street Goodwill this Saturday! The sale will begin at 10 a.m. on April 16. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. This one is going to be fantastic!

Remember, the whole Window Sale affair is first come, first serve, so be sure to get to the Steinway Street Goodwill early this Saturday morning. At Goodwill’s window sales, merchandise that has been displayed in the stores’ windows is released for purchase, first come, first served.

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!

For more info on the Steinway Street Goodwill or to find your local Goodwill, visit our neighborhood-by-neighborhood Guide to GoodwillNyNj or use the zip code locator on the “Find Goodwill” page.

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