Optimal Play: Fit to Be Flared

Flower children unite! In this week's Optimal Play, A Good Look's Emme Bonilla calls all free spirits to make the most of a standard wardrobe standby: flared jeans. Take a look at three completely different ways to groove this look - and get ready to get the most Optimum Play out of your next Goodwill … Continue reading Optimal Play: Fit to Be Flared

Happy Anniversary to the Donate Movement!

Did you read Where the Goodwill Goes yesterday? If so, you'd know that June 28th marked the 1 year anniversary of Goodwill's Donate Movement! Come read all about it, the impact it's had and the fantastic activities those donations have supported this year over at our programs and services blog: nynjgoodwill.wordpress.com Here at A Good … Continue reading Happy Anniversary to the Donate Movement!

Goodwill Gems: Easy, Breezy, Summertime Bling

Simple and sizzling - that's our fav summer style. You won't see A Good Look's Lauren Haslett wearing feather boas on 90 degree days. Still, a little flair is too fun to give up entirely, even if it's fiery out. What's a fashion fan to do? Make like Lauren, head to Goodwill and take advantage … Continue reading Goodwill Gems: Easy, Breezy, Summertime Bling

Help on Yelp: Please Speak Up for Thrift!

Have you had a good experience at your Goodwill lately? Please let Yelp know! So many people carry outdated, ill-fitting stereotypes about thrift stores. You and GoodwillNyNj, well, of course we know better. Let's spread the word! Come speak up and share your good Goodwill experiences on Yelp's store pages. We would really appreciate it, … Continue reading Help on Yelp: Please Speak Up for Thrift!

Trend Watch Thrifting: Those Summer Whites

Trend or just a human truth?: When temperatures rise, we shed our heavy, dark, cover-upping wardrobe and yearn for the exact opposite. In this week's Trend Watch Thrifting, GoodwillNyNj’s resident thrift expert Emme Bonilla takes a look at all the light, white, feel-the-breeze fashion finds that mark this summer's stunning and steamy arrival: It seems … Continue reading Trend Watch Thrifting: Those Summer Whites

Goodwill Gems: The Skinny on Summer

Hope you enjoyed your Summer Solstice last night! With all these late summer nights, it's key to have a fail-proof, add-to-anything piece that keeps you looking pulled together. With that goal in mind, our fearless columnist Lauren Haslett roamed her NY & NJ Goodwills until she found the perfect gem: a waist-nipping belt that'd take … Continue reading Goodwill Gems: The Skinny on Summer

Living the Goodwill Life: An Interview with Beautiful Existence

Beautiful Existence has quite a name, and she's managed to more than live up to it. For a full year, Beautiful is buying everything (except food & medicine) at Goodwill - and, not only that, she's documenting her journey (along with Total Savings tallies) all along the way. We first covered Beautiful Existence's incredible, inspirational … Continue reading Living the Goodwill Life: An Interview with Beautiful Existence

Goodwill Gems: Totally Totes for Summer

Did someone say picnic? Whether your fav lunch spot is Central Park or a meadow upstate, summer calls for a carry-all that'll let you whisk from granite to greenery whenever the whim strikes and the weather agrees. A Good Look’s Lauren Haslett headed to her local Goodwill to find the best bags to come with … Continue reading Goodwill Gems: Totally Totes for Summer

Optimal Play: Cropped & Colorful Trousers

Summer's here! But along with rising temperatures come rising temptations - how can you keep your closet fresh but your bank account solid? With Optimal Play, of course, a new Goodwill feature joining the ranks of Goodwill Gems, Trend Watch Thrifting and Goodwill Essentials. This week's pick - how to get "optimal play" out of … Continue reading Optimal Play: Cropped & Colorful Trousers

Goodwill, Good Wishes & Graduation!

Congratulations to all the graduates out there! From Wednesday through Friday, June 15-17, take 25% off electronics and media ranging from books to DVDs. Goodwill joins your families and friends in recognizing your accomplishments with a special electronics & media sale. After all, now that the reading lists and term papers are done for the year, … Continue reading Goodwill, Good Wishes & Graduation!