Goodwill Gems: Summer Style To Go

Wherever you plan to go this summer, chances are, you’re going somewhere (local shore or local store, every summer trip counts!). Leave an impression with a signature style item – a Goodwill Gem, perhaps! A Good Look’s Lauren Haslett found just the thing at one of her fav Goodwills throughout the NY/NJ area. In fact, she’s such a fan, she thinks you should get one too… Check it out:

A lightweight scarf like this one is a wardrobe must-have & a smart accessory for inside A/C & breezy summer nights.

You may think, “Really? A scarf for summer?” But I promise you, you can use a little piece like this far more than you think, even in the hot, humid summer weather. Whether your plans are last-minute or planned down to the minute, whether they include spontaneous road trips, lying on the beach with a good book or picnicking in the park, you will need a pretty, all-purpose scarf to get you through. Here’s why and, even more importantly, how…:

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Celebrate Memorial Day with Sales!

This holiday weekend, Goodwill salutes our New York customers with 25% off on Sunday, May 29, and Monday, May 30, and our Northern New Jersey customers with 50% off on Sunday, May 29, and Monday, May 30. Join us for storewide savings – either at your local Goodwill or on a Goodwill tour! To find Goodwills in your area and beyond, click here.

New Yorkers, take 25% off on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30!
New Jersey shoppers, take 50% off on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30!

Happy Holidays! And remember: your purchases support our programs for a wide array of NY and NJ residents, including veterans. For more information, peruse our new blog all about the service/program side of Goodwill, and come find out Where the Goodwill Goes.

GoodwillNyNj’s Guide to Thrifting, Part 4: Tackling the Thrift Marathon

Think you know the ins and outs of thrifting? Our How to Thrift thrift expert Emme Bonilla has covered the 20-Minute Thrift Run and the 60-minute Tour du Thrift, but how about the full-day event? Are you prepped for the possibilities of a wide open schedule + a tour of Goodwills? If that sounds more overwhelming than exciting, here’s what you need to know before jumping in…

Take the Thrift Marathon Challenge: One day, all thrift. Thrift expert Emme shows how.

Don’t be nervous, thrifting newbies; having the luxury of time means you can have some real fun! More time also means more opportunities to comb through the racks. Going over every item guarantees that no treasure will go unearthed. This also means that you can try things that you wouldn’t normally consider, either because of time concerns or silly style prejudice.

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Goodwill Gems: High-Volume Florals to Call Out the Sun

April showers bring May flowers – so what do all these May showers bring? Serious longing for fun summer shoes! Our Goodwill Gem columnist Lauren Haslett sought shelter from the downpour at Goodwills throughout the NY/NJ area and discovered a fair-weather trend she just couldn’t resist: flower-filled fashion. Read on to find out what she found… and, just as important, how she plans to wear it:

Comfort + color make these carefree kicks the perfect addition to any spring wardrobe!

We may be stuck in a weather rut that feels more like monsoon season than soft spring rains, with plenty of showers, drizzle, chill and dreary gray skies to cover a whole year of Aprils. But that doesn’t mean you have to forget about all those beautiful flowers you were promised. If the sun won’t bring the petals out for you by shining this May, bring them out yourself, by picking new-to-you accessories in a bouquet of floral prints.

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Time to Get Famous!: The Boutique Banner Contest

We’re looking to replace the header image here at A Good Look by GoodwillNyNj with a shiny new pic from the Goodwill Boutique – a great way for us to show off our store, and a great way for your to show off your fashion photography skills! You’ll get a photo credit on our blog and an interview post with links to your site.

Guest star as Goodwill's banner photographer & help us make A Good Look look even better!

While we’ve gotten a few submissions via goodwillnynj@gmail.com so far, we all know that, as far as goodwill goes: the more, the merrier. Therefore, we’re extending the contest through June 1st, so come over to our Facebook Page and post your pic or tweet a @GoodwillNyNj a link to enter. Good luck, Goodwill fans!

Goodwill Greenwich Village Boutique

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

Starting Tomorrow: GoodwillNyNj’s Bridal Extravaganza!

Round up your girlfriends, brides-to-be: it’s time to find the dress of your dreams! The Goodwill Wappingers Falls is hosting the incredible GoodwillNyNj Bridal Extravaganza

Friday, May 20, through Sunday, May 22 from open til close, we’ll be offering our 150 bridal gowns for $99.99 and 300 bridesmaid dresses for $19.99. First come, first served. These gowns are amazing!

Wappingers Falls Goodwill Store

1488 Route 9, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

(845) 298-0311

Open Monday through Saturday from 9:30am – 8:30pm and Sunday from 10am – 8pm

Let It Go: Gap + Goodwill

It’s closet round-up time! Goodwill’s making donating easier than ever. We’re at NYU, Columbia and four NY/NJ malls – and now, we’re coming to a Gap near you!

Bring your Goodwill clothing donation to any Gap, GapKids, BabyGap, or GapBody store from Thursday, May 19 – 29 and you’ll get 30%-off your entire Gap purchase including regularly priced and sale items! For more information, check out http://donate.goodwill.org/gap

This deal won’t last forever, so make sure to take advantage of it while you can. And don’t forget, your donations support our programs and services. By donating your clothes to Goodwill, you make a positive impact on your community and the planet by keeping items out of landfills. Better start sorting through your no-longer-neededs now, Goodwill fans!

Goodwill Gems: Little Wonder

Beautiful things come in small packages. Our Goodwill Gem columnist Lauren Haslett headed off to her local Goodwill on a hunt for looks for the little items that make a big impression. Read on to find out what she found… and, just as important, how she plans to wear it:

A classic color combination, this simple gold ring with a big turquoise “gem” will add a little warmth to any summertime ensemble.

Shoes and bags are key to setting your style, but these big, basic accessories aren’t the only ones out there. Look closer. Smaller details have a massive impact on an overall look – if you know just what to add to make your outfit pop, that is.

This week’s Goodwill gem is actually that – a gem! This gold and turquoise cocktail ring is a sweet little piece that no one will ever guess came from my favorite local thrift – my neighborhood Goodwill store! The oversized turquoise “stone” is a bright and eye-catching focal point – and an easy color to pair with many others – while the delicate gold border and band give the ring a very feminine feel, as well as a kind of old-world allure. This fab jewelry find is large enough to get noticed, but still subtle enough to add class and sophistication to an ensemble without taking attention away from whatever chic ensemble I’ve put together to pair with it.

My new ring captures the light fun of this maxi's bold pattern, adding hippie glam to the look.

So how should you wear this pretty piece of old-fashioned charm (or one just like it)?

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Our Boutique’s in DailyCandy & on NY1!

The Goodwill Greenwich Village Boutique is getting a lot of attention – and for good reason! DailyCandy listed the Goodwill Boutique alongside dazzling downtown & Brooklyn boutiques Misha Nicole, Tess Giberson, Overbey & Dunn, and Dara Ettinger, naming us one of the debut boutiques “where we’ll be shopping this spring.” Take a look:

Goodwill Greenwich Village Boutique
The space: Pack it up; pack it in. When it comes to charity resell, quantity and overflowing racks trump trendy minimalism.
The goods: We’ve long understood the correlation between an area’s uppity reputation and the selection at the local Goodwill. Following that logic, expect to find some treasures.
Go if: You’ve got shallow pockets and deep compassion.
See at: 44 W. 8th St., b/t Sixth Ave. & MacDougal St. (212-477-7024).

We even got a mention in NY1’s Weekend Feature!: “Who doesn’t love a Goodwill?” Daily Candy Editor Lauren Lumsden asked before mentionning her own recent finds in the shop. You can watch the video this week (though not after, so act fast!) at www.ny1.com/content/features/weekend_features/

Ready to play fashion journalist yourself? Come by and show us your own finds – we can’t wait to see the treasures you stylish thrifters spot!

Goodwill Greenwich Village Boutique

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

Save the Date: GoodwillNyNj’s Bridal Extravaganza!

Are you planning a wedding? Then better plan a trip to the gorgeous Dutchess County town of Wappingers Falls where the Goodwill Wappingers Falls is hosting the incredible GoodwillNyNj Bridal Extravaganza! Friday, May 20, through Sunday, May 22 from open til close, we’ll be offering our 150 bridal gowns for $99.99 and 300 bridesmaid dresses for $19.99. First come, first served. This is even better than catching the bouquet. Good luck, ladies!


Finding the dress of your dreams for under $100? Sounds like a plan to us! Here’s a guide to our other Goodwills in the Hudson Valley just in case you and the wedding party wants to take a road trip: http://bit.ly/hvgoodwill

Wappingers Falls Goodwill Store

1488 Route 9, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

(845) 298-0311

Open Monday through Saturday from 9:30am – 8:30pm and Sunday from 10am – 8pm