Goodwill’s Wedding Showcase: East Harlem, East Northport, Elmsford, Kingston & Fairfield

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.

 

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Getting married? No need to sacrifice the honeymoon fund to ensure a gorgeous big day! Next Sunday, May 6, will feature a bridal and formal wear sale at five Goodwill stores*, one in each region we serve.

New and gently used gowns and other wedding clothes will be available while supplies last at discounted prices. The stores open at 10 a.m.; get there early for the best selection.

After all, love might not care about the economy, but your bank account does. If you or your family have been hit by the wedding budget blues; if you’re a thrift fashionista; if you’re committed to helping the environment – Goodwill has the sale for you. Eco-aware, budget-savvy, uniquely-yours, a Goodwill gown is the way to go!

*Please join us for the Goodwill Wedding Showcase at the following stores on Sunday, May 6th starting at 10 a.m.:

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Style Icon Interview: Exquisitus’ Natalie Rebuck

Ready, set, style, Goodwill fans: it’s time for Part 2 of our interview with GoodwillNyNj Style Icon Natalie Rebuck!

Natalie's favorite Goodwill find: a vintage sequined purse - just $10!

Last week, the fashionable femme behind Exquisitus Fashion gave us the skinny on classic film inspiration, how wallet shapes wardrobe and what defines our unique New York style. This week she’s breaking down big thrift mistakes, Zooey Deschanel admiration, and her joyful obsession with  Goodwill hunting.

What are the biggest mistakes people make when heading to their local Goodwill?

They feel overwhelmed and just walk away.  I think people feel intimidated with the racks and racks of clothes. I have tried in some of my posts explain to people how to dive in and come out with some great finds especially in my post a Guide to Patterns and Guide to Vintage Stores.  It’s on my to do list to do a post about Goodwill that will help with that overwhelming feeling!

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Happy Anniversaries: Our Celebration Sales for You!

Time flies when you’re Goodwill hunting – it’s been four years since the Goodwill-HARC Herkimer store opened its doors & one year since the Goodwill Greenwich Village Boutique popped up on W 8th Street!

We’re celebrating the communities that’s kept us strong (so we can return the favor through our programs and services) with a big ol’ 30%-Off Everything Sale at the Goodwill Herkimer Store this Thursday-Sunday, April 26-29 & the Goodwill’s Greenwich Village Boutique Party this Saturday, April 28 with 10% off storewide all day and an hourly raffle starting at noon of a $15 Goodwill gift card.

Come stop by the Herkimer Store and the Village Boutique this week/weekend - we'd love to see you!

You’ll find the Herkimer Goodwill-HARC Store at 131 East Albany Street, Herkimer, NY 13350 (phone 315-866-1212). You’ll find the Goodwill Greenwich Village Store and Donation Center at 44 West 8th Street (between 6th Avenue and MacDougal Street), New York, NY 10011 (phone 212-477-7024).

To keep a good thing going, we’re holding a ton of window sales later this week and this coming weekend too!

Click the link below to keep reading and take a look at these great upcoming sales in East Harlem, Washington Heights and the Bronx:

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Goodwill Gems: That Golden Glow

Here comes the sun – if not in the sky, at least in your smile. This week we’re focused on finds that’ll make up for any last-minute April showers, and Lauren‘s latest Goodwill discovery would bring warmth to any wardrobe. Introducing this week’s Goodwill Gem: That Golden Glow.

Warmth is on its way – and so the is dewy skin, bright eyes, shiny hair from healthy outdoor fun. But why should summer have all the fun? Bring a little glimmer in, no matter what the forecast is, with warm-toned metallic finds. It’s is a simple, classic way to brighten your look and feel that golden glow all over all year round!

Unadorned & unfussy, yet still so beautiful, this gold pendant necklace is charming because of its quirky design & metallic sheen.

This week’s gem is a brilliant metallic gold pendant that’s perfect in its sophisticated simplicity. There are no rhinestones on this necklace, no cutesy charms, jewels or sequins, and yet it immediately attracts the eye. But if you look closely, you’ll see that the piece has a design reminiscent of a big, retro Christmas light separated from its strand and surrounded instead by a pretty gold circle.

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Green Up For Earth Day at These Goodwill Window Sales

Earth Day is coming up, and you can do your bit for the environment by shopping and donating at Goodwill. Your support, donations and purchases has enabled us to keep more than 60 million pounds of usable clothing and household goods out of landfills in 2011.

Keep up the good green work and shop Goodwill in honor of our planet. There’s a ton of window sales this Friday to help you fill your weekend with give-back goodness… and of course, donations are welcome at all of our stores and donation centers during open hours:

FRIDAY, APRIL 20:

NYC

  • The Goodwill Bronx 149th Street Store Window Sale: Tickets are distributed to customers on line by 7:45 a.m., and the doors open at 8. The store admits two customers at a time. Purchases are limited to two window items per person. At 9, the store opens to everyone unless there are still ticket-holders on line. Once they’ve made their purchases, any remaining window merchandise is up for grabs. You’ll find the Bronx Goodwill Store at 361 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455 (phone 718-292-1083).
  • The Goodwill Greenwich Village Store Window Sale: The sale begins at 9 a.m. and is first come, first serve. Each customer is given a ticket in the order they arrive starting at 8:50. Two customers come in at a time, and may choose two items each to purchase. If they want more, they must go to the back of the line and get another ticket. The doors open for everyone after all of the window sale customers are done, usually 10-10:15. You’ll find the Greenwich Village Goodwill Store at 44 West 8th Street, New York, NY 10011 (phone 212-477-7024).
  • The Goodwill 79th Street Goodwill Store Window Sale: The window sales take place every Friday beginning at 10 a.m. and are first come, first serve. Each customer is given a ticket in the order they arrived. They may pick two or three window items to buy (depending on the size of the crowd). When the purchase is made, customers may rejoin the line to make another selection. You’ll find the 79th Street Goodwill Store at 217 West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024 (phone 212-874-5050).

HUDSON AREA

  • The Goodwill Wappingers Falls Store Window Sale: The sale begins at 9 a.m. and is first come, first serve. Each customer is given a ticket in the order they arrive. They may select as many window items as they want. When all the ticketed customers are done, any remaining window items are sold in the regular way. You’ll find the Wappingers Falls Goodwill Store at 1488 Route 9, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 (phone 845-298-0311).

Just in case you’re not in the know yet, a Goodwill Window Sale is when the best items in the store (which have been displayed in the window for days if not weeks) go on sale. There are often designer items and high-priced toys in the mix. We’ve seen everything from red lacquered Chinese lions to a Ferragamo heels to pristine electric guitars. Crowds form early, so try to get to the store well before doors open.

To find your nearest Goodwill, visit http://www.goodwillnynj.org/findgoodwill.aspx. And if you haven’t donated to Goodwill recently, now would be a great time. The more donations we get, the more for everyone to buy, and the more funding for our programs and services to keep changing lives. Happy Weekend Window Sales!

Without Human Services: Virtual Rally Today 12-2pm

Fashion is smashin’, but where would this city be without human services? We’re talking child care, job services, rehabilitation programs, support networks for people with disabilities, after-school options for inner-city kids, domestic violence programs… The list goes on and on.

Today, April 18th, from 12pm to 2pm, we’re joining the Who Cares? I Do campaign at  the #WithoutHS Virtual Rally held on Facebook and Twitter to tell Mayor Bloomberg to protect human services funding in his executive budget.

Join us, @WhoCares_IDo and other NY-area human service organizations to protect programs that keep this city strong, offering hope and support to millions who might otherwise have nowhere to turn.

Show up and tell your story. When this time comes, tweet or Facebook post about where you would be without human services – videos, photos, words, whatever you have, please share. Make sure you use the hashtag #WithoutHS and tag your posts @Who Cares? I Do. on Facebook and @WhoCares_IDo on Twitter. For more information, check out https://www.facebook.com/events/186100074841621/

If you don’t have a story to share, share ours. Retweet or repost anything you like from our Facebook or Twitter pages. We’d be grateful for the added exposure. Please help us spread the word that New York needs its human services.

Thank you for helping us save human services and help countless New Yorkers and Northern New Jersey residents rebuild their lives – and thank you for shopping.

Style Icon Interview: Exquisitus’ Natalie Rebuck

Natalie Rebuck is the style siren behind the exquisite style site Exquisitus Fashion. An architect in Manhattan, Natalie came to NYC from Indiana and was floored by this city’s fashion. Natalie set out to develop her own signature style, saving her dollars while splurging on creativity. Of course, it wasn’t long before she became one of Goodwill’s biggest fans. We’re delighted to return the favor, honor fab fashion and name Natalie as our newest GoodwillNyNj Style Icon!

Introducing our newest GoodwillNyNj Style Icon, Natalie Rebuck!

We hope you enjoy reading Natalie’s musings on the NYNJ thrift scene, fashion blogging and style sighting as much as we had hearing them. Enjoy!

How did you first get interested in thrifting? Were you raised to reimagine fashion as a youngin’ or did this passion come later in life?

I moved from Indiana to New York City after architecture school. I went to parties, bars, dinner, etc. Practically everywhere I found New Yorkers with amazing clothing. As a sweet Midwestern girl their clothes seemed so far out of my reach for various reasons. Also one of my biggest pet peeves is seeing someone wearing the same thing as me while walking down the street…

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It’s the GoodwillNyNj Outdoor Furniture & Cushion Sale!

Get out to Goodwill this weekend, and enjoy bargain prices on outdoor furniture and cushions!

The special is set for Friday-Sunday, April 13-15… the perfect pairing for our five Saturday window sales! Take a look:

SATURDAY, APRIL 14:

  • The Goodwill Fulton Street Window Sale begins at 9 a.m. and is first come, first serve. Each customer is given a ticket in the order they enter the store. They may pick two window items to buy. When the purchase is made, they may rejoin the line to make another selection.  You’ll find the Goodwill Fulton Street Store at 1100-1104 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238 (phone 718-789-0856).
  • The Washington Heights Goodwill Window Sale begins at 9 a.m. and is first come, first serve. Three customers come in at a time, and may choose three items each to purchase. If they want more, they must go to the back of the line. The doors open for everyone at 10 a.m. You’ll find the Washington Heights Goodwill Store at 512 West 181st Street, New York, NY 10033 (phone 212-923-7910).
  • The Elmsford Goodwill Window Sale take place every Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. and are first come, first serve. Each customer is given a ticket in the order they arrived. They may select as many window items as they want. When all the ticketed customers are done, usually around 10 a.m., any remaining window items are sold in the regular way. You’ll find the Elmsford Goodwill Store at 380 North Sawmill River Road, Elmsford, NY 10523 (phone 914-347-4376).
  • The East Harlem Goodwill Window Sale: Tickets are distributed to customers on line at 8:15 a.m., and the doors open at 8:30 for window items only. The store admits three customers at a time. Purchases are limited to one item per person. At 9:30, the store opens to everyone and any remaining window merchandise is up for grabs. You’ll find the East Harlem Goodwill Store at 2231 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10035 (phone 212-410-0973).
  • The Stuyvesant Goodwill Window Sale: Purchases are first come, first serve. Tickets are given out just before the doors open at 9:30 a.m. Two people are allowed in at a time to purchase two items each. When their transactions are complete, they may go to the back of the line if they want more. The store opens for everyone at 10 a.m., but the window sale line continues inside until the sale is over. You’ll find the Stuyvesant Goodwill Store at 1704 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10128 (phone 212-831-1830).

Just in case you’re not in the know yet, a Goodwill Window Sale is when the best items in the store (which have been displayed in the window for days if not weeks) go on sale. There are often designer items and high-priced toys in the mix. We’ve seen everything from red lacquered Chinese lions to a Ferragamo heels to pristine electric guitars. Crowds form early, so try to get to the store well before doors open.

To find your nearest Goodwill, visit http://www.goodwillnynj.org/findgoodwill.aspx. And if you haven’t donated to Goodwill recently, now would be a great time. The more donations we get, the more for everyone to buy, and the more funding for our programs and services to keep changing lives. Happy Weekend Window Sales!

Meet Clutter Diet’s Lorie Marrero at NYC’s Goodwill Boutique Today!

Today’s the day! Join us at the Goodwill Boutique (44 West 8th Street, NYC) at 3pm to meet Lorie Marrero, Goodwill Industries International spokesperson and founder of The Clutter Diet, dedicated to helping you streamline and declutter your closet/office/life.

From tax drawer clutter to bursting wardrobes, Lorie's an expert on what to keep and what to let go - and she's ready to share her best secrets with you today, Thursday, April 11th at NYC's Goodwill Boutique!

We’ll have books to sign and give away and an opportunity for you to ask Lorie any Spring Cleaning questions you might have. Expect great tips and a revived spirit ready to tackle the overflowing dressers and drawers back home. This is an event you won’t want to miss!

Meet and Greet with Lorie Marrero, The Clutter Diet

Spring Cleaning & Organization Expert

Thursday, April 12th at 3pm at the Goodwill Village Boutique

44 West 8th Street (between 6th Avenue and MacDougal Street)
New York, NY 10011
(212) 477-7024

Hope to see you there! And don’t forget our big Outdoor Furniture and Cushion Sale this weekend – plus EIGHT window sales (!)  – all listed after the break. Just click more to read ’em….:

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Goodwill Gems: Tuxedo Heels

Boys may be boys, but girls can always steal their fashion. This week Lauren headed to Goodwill on the look-out for menswear-inspired pieces fit for a lady. Of course, this gal found her thriftastic, budget-loving Goodwill Gem: a pair of gorgeous black-and-white Tuxedo Heels.

Pretty yet polished, these shiny patent leather heels are the perfect addition to your spring wardrobe, whether you’re headed to the boardroom, the brunch table, the bar, or anywhere in between.

Girls can get fashion inspiration from all sorts of places – even from men. Though spring is usually a time for flirty frocks in technicolor brights and pretty pastels, adding a piece or two with a masculine edge can really bring a bit of proper style to a city girl’s warm weather wardrobe.

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