Finding the right outfit to wear on the first day at work can be a daunting task for anyone! If you’ve never had a job before, or have a disability, it can be even harder. Goodwill Industries and the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities are teaming up to help. This Tuesday, October 1 we will stage a fashion show and seminar at Goodwill’s East Harlem store, using merchandise selected from local Goodwill stores by 6 well-known fashion bloggers on how to dress for success for people with disabilities. The models styled by the bloggers will “walk the runway” and will give us all a lesson on how to be fashionable and fierce!
Fall calls for dressing down. I don’t mean all the time, by any means, but it’s a great time of year to start thinking about comfort, as well as style, and to really value simplicity. As much fun as it can be to play with fancy heels and decked out dresses, the return of cooler weather is exactly the right time to bring out those soft, cozy, much-loved sweaters, jeans, corduroys, and classic colors and shapes.
This week, I got lucky as can be at my local Goodwill shop, when I came across these adorably soft, furry, and totally on-trend booties! The velvety tan suede is just right for the season, and the go-with-everything color means this is the kind of bootie that can really become a go-to in your fall and winter wardrobes. The furry lining inside looks super cute but is also super functional, and will keep any stylish lady’s feet toasty and warm, even on the most blustery of autumn days.
Nail autumn ensembles by sticking to the classics. With a pair of statement booties like these, there’s no reason to go crazy with the rest of your look – these gorgeous pieces of fall footwear will easily stand out, no matter what you choose to wear them with. Here, I’ve chosen a simple autumn outfit that’s about as classic and clean as it gets, which is just the right way to show off this fabulously furry pair. On the bottom, I’ve got a go-to pair of skinny jeans in black, and on top, a long sweater in a lovely emerald green, to give this otherwise neutral look a subtle pump of rich color that’s still totally appropriate for colder weather.
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Just in time for the crisp, cool weather of autumn, all of our Goodwill stores in New York and New Jersey will be celebrating fall with a huge 25% off sale on all outerwear. The sale will be held this Sunday, September 22nd in New York, and Tuesday, September 24th, in New Jersey.
Head on over to your local Goodwill store and enjoy our storewide Get Ready For Fall sale and take 25% off sweaters, blazers, jackets, coats and other outerwear . Available while supplies last.
Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey operates 39 stores that feature new and gently-used clothing and household goods. We can be found in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and the Capital District of New York as well as in Northern New Jersey. Find store locations near you here.
Shopping at Goodwill supports our mission to offer employment and training to persons with disabilities and other barriers to work and provide after-school and summer programs for children and youth. Your purchases and donations also help build a healthier planet, promoting the re-use and re-purposing of resources and keeping usable items out of landfills.
The end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of summer clothes. As we head into fall, days are getting shorter, cooler, and crisper. But with some expert layering tips and the perfect accessories to round out your autumn looks, you can easily take your favorite pieces from your warm-weather wardrobe well into the fall season.
This week’s gem – a totally on-trend pair of studded beige booties – is one of those ideal accessories that will help you get the most out of your whole wardrobe during this awkward between-seasons time, and even on into the heart of fall and winter. The soft suede fabric screams fall, but the light beige hue and cowgirl-like detailing in the stitching and metallic studs give these booties a laid-back, summery feel, too. And the ankle height – this year’s hottest boot style – and low heel make them incredibly comfortable and practical.
(Almost) all-season footwear. Though these booties clearly look like they’re made to be worn during fall’s chilly days and will look divine with some of your most beloved cold-weather pieces, they’re actually just right for pairing with a few of those go-to summer items that you’re not quite ready to say goodbye to just yet. Here, I’ve chosen a crisp white tank and flowing, silky, wide-leg coral trousers. These pants were a staple during the hot, humid summer months – they’re loose and airy, but still polished enough to wear to the office or an evening out. And finishing off this ensemble with a tailored denim jacket and my fabulous new booties makes this outfit far more suitable for fall, and just as stylish, relaxed, and effortlessly cool as it appears in the summer with a cute pair of sandals. And if you’re not into the wide-leg pants (though I couldn’t guess why), you’d do just as well to create a similar look with your most fantastic, floor-skimming maxi skirt.
We’ve got a very exciting sale coming up! Watch here for news on our huge Get ready For Fall Sale. Gear up your wardrobe for fall with 25% off sweaters, blazers, coats, jackets and other outerwear. New York stores hold the sale on Sunday, September 22; New Jersey on Tuesday, September 24.
And did you know that seniors 55 and over get 10% off every Monday-Friday. Just show ID with your age at the register. Or add your birth information to your rewards card enrollment to get both the discount and your points.
Students ,too, are entitled to a 10% discount. Just show your ID and ask for the discount when checking out. Or if you have a Goodwill rewards card, request that you be designated as a student in your enrollment information. That way, you’ll get both your discount and your points.
Thank God it’s Friday! And as Saturday approaches, that means more Window Sales. You know the drill; everything in the windows is on sale, with items ranging from vintage clothes and accessories to brand new pants and blouses, to furniture and kitchenware. So here’s where to go:
Come to the window sale at Goodwill’s East Harlem store on Saturday, September 14.
Tickets are distributed at 8:15 a.m. to customers in line, first come-first serve. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The store admits three customers at a time, who may purchase two window items. At 9:30, the store opens to everyone and any remaining window merchandise is available to all.
Goodwill East Harlem Store & Donation Center
2231 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10035 | 212.410.0973
DROP BY GOODWILL’S STUYVESANT STORE FOR WINDOW SALE SATURDAY
Come to the window sale at Goodwill’s Upper East Side Stuyvesant store on Saturday, September 14.
Tickets are distributed at 9:30 a.m., just before the doors open. The store admits two customers at a time, who may purchase two window items. They may rejoin the line when they’re done if they want to buy more window merchandise. The store opens to everyone at 10, but the window line continues inside until the sale is over.
Goodwill Stuyvesant Store & Donation Center
1704 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10128 | 212.831.1830
DROP BY GOODWILL’S 23RD STREET & GREENWICH VILLAGE STORES FOR WINDOW SALES THIS WEEKEND
Come to the window sales at two of Goodwill’s downtown stores this weekend..
Goodwill 23rd Street Store Window Sales – Friday, September 13
220 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010 | 212.447.7270
The 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.
Goodwill Greenwich Village Store Window Sale – Saturday, September 14
44 West 8th Street, New York, NY 10011 | 212.477.7024
The classic color of royalty is the ideal autumn hue. Many of us traditionally choose reds, oranges, and golds during the fall months – and those are always a beautifully bright and stylish alternative to the chilly season’s otherwise pretty bland palette of grays, browns, creams and blacks. But this week’s utterly fabulous find – a lovely and feminine hat in deep purple velvet – comes in a wonderfully rich eggplant color that will flatter just about any skin tone or coloring.
It’s a perfect pick during the cold months if the thought of those tried-and-true selections bores you a bit (or just doesn’t suit you). The subtly ruched fabric on the top portion of this hat, along with the darling flower detail off to one side, is decidedly feminine, and the luxurious velvet fabric is soft and oh-so-sophisticated.
Go old-school this autumn. This haute hat might seem a little too refined – or even too costumey – for the average young lady-about-town to pull off with ease. But really, it’s all in the attitude, and if it makes you feel like a retro beauty (as this piece does for me), then it’ll never do you wrong. Use it to add a fancy flourish to a demure or otherwise classic look that is just crying out for a little extra something.
Here, I’ve decided to pair it with some skinny pants in a very girly lavender hue – I just can’t get enough of the fantastically flattering purple! On top, I’ve chosen a cozy cardigan in a floral black-and-white print. This outfit has a modern-day touch, but the cuts are classic , so they do a great job of complementing this elegant accessory. If you’re not into slim-cut pants, go for another equally timeless piece on the bottom, like a figure-hugging pencil skirt.
With an outfit this simple and classy, and such a fabulously ostentatious hat to top it all off, keep your jewelry basic. Choose classic, delicate pieces to create a look that’s altogether chic and sophisticated, without having too many statement pieces on at once all fighting for attention. For a final (and modern) flourish, choose flat, streamlined ankle booties in a soft, subtle gray or taupe – they’ll anchor this classy look (and keep your precious toes nice and toasty) while still adding a more current edge to your timeless ensemble.
Here at the blog, we like to write about the wonderful clothes and accessories you can find at your local Goodwill store. We hear over and over again from our customers that they love shopping and thrifting at our stores. Whether it’s looking for a new back-to-school outfit for the kids, or a sharp new Fall ensemble for that new job, you can always find something of value at a Goodwill store.
So, instead of us telling you how fabulous our selection is and what great values you can find, we figured it would be fun to ask our customers to send us their stories about finds, and their pictures of outfits and accessories. We’ll publish the photos and stories here, and on our Facebook page too.
So send us a short paragraph or two about your shopping experience, and if you have a picture, send that along too, to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
Goodwill stores all over New York City are happening this Saturday — Washington Heights, Harlem, Brooklyn, The Bronx, as well as upstate in Wappinger’s Falls.
Our window sales are very popular, and customers usually line up before the store opens, so be sure to get there early. We’ve seen everything from antique dressers to vintage vases, dresses, suits, and luggage. These sales are not to be missed!
Here’s the list:
DROP BY GOODWILL’S 181ST STREET STORE WINDOW SALE SATURDAY
Come to the window sale at Goodwill’s Washington Heights store on Saturday, September 7. The sale begins at 9 a.m., and is first-come, first-served. 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 after the transaction. The doors open for everyone at 10 a.m.
Goodwill Washington Heights Store & Donation Center
512 West 181st Street, New York, NY 10033 | 212.923.7910
DROP BY GOODWILL’S 135TH STREET STORE WINDOW SALE SATURDAY
Come to the weekly window sale at Goodwill’s Harlem store on Saturdays, September 7 and 14. The weekly sale starts at 9 a.m., and is first-come, first-served. Each customer is given a number in the order they arrive. They may pick two window items to buy. When the purchases are made, they may rejoin the line to make additional selections.
Goodwill Harlem Store & Donation Center
2196 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10037 | 212.862.0020
DROP BY GOODWILL’S LIVINGSTON & FULTON STORES WINDOW SALES THIS WEEKEND
Come to the window sales at Goodwill’s two Brooklyn stores this weekend and every week. Goodwill Livingston Store Weekly Window Sales – Fridays, September 6 & 13
258 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 | 718.923.9037
Goodwill Fulton Store Weekly Window Sales – Saturdays, September 7 & 14. Tickets are distributed at 8:30 a.m., first come-first served. Doors open at 9 a.m. Two items per customer; rejoin line for another chance.
DROP BY GOODWILL’S 72nd STREET STORE WINDOW SALE THIS WEEKEND
Come to Goodwill 72nd Street Store Window Sale – Saturday, September 7. Tickets are distributed at 9 a.m. to customers in line, first come-first serve. Following distribution, the store admits two customers at a time, who may purchase two window items. At 10, the store opens to everyone.
157 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023 | 212.799.2723
DROP BY GOODWILL’S WAPPINGERS FALLS STORE WINDOW SALE SATURDAY
Come to the window sale at Goodwill’s Wappingers Falls store on Saturday, September 7.
The sale begins at 8 a.m., and is first come-first served. Each customer is given a ticket in the order they arrive. The store admits two customers at a time, who may purchase three window items. When all the ticketed purchasers are done, the merchandise is available to other customers after the store opens at 9.
Goodwill Wappingers Falls Store & Donation Center
1488 Route 9, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 | 845.298.0311