Window Sales This Week! 3/30/16-4/6/16

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Special Offers in April!

GOODWILL SAYS THANKS ON TUESDAY WITH 25% OFF STOREWIDE

Stop by our stores for Customer Appreciation Day!

Feel the love as Goodwill offers 25% off on all merchandise on April 5 at our New York City & Long Island locations!

 

Don’t Miss Out on This Week’s Fabulous Window Sales!

Please stop by one of our participating locations below to take part in our window sales this week! This listing includes information for Goodwill NYNJ store window sales for the week of Wednesday, 3/30-Wednesday 4/6.

Window Sale General Rules:

o    Tickets are distributed to customers in line, first come-first serve

o    Customers may enter the store in numerical order once the doors open to the public

o    Customers may purchase a limited number of window items, check each store for specific details

o    After selecting their window items, customers may shop for other items in the store, go back in line to purchase other window items or exit the store until it opens to the public

o    Check for specific store rules

SALE HOURS AND DATES

New York City
Chelsea, 25th Street Boutique: Friday 4/1 tickets 7:45 am; sale 8 am
West 79th Street Store:
 Friday 4/1 tickets 8 am; sale 9 am
Greenwich Village, 8th Street Boutique: Saturday 4/2 tickets 8:15 am; sale 8:30 am
Stuyvesant, 2nd Ave. Store: Saturday 4/2 tickets 8:30 am; sale 9 am

Long Island
Lake Ronkonkoma: 
 Saturday 4/2 tickets 8:15 am; sale 8:30 am

Northern New Jersey
Jersey City Store: Saturday 4/2 tickets 7:45 am; sale 8 am

Westchester
Binghamton Store: Saturday 4/2 tickets 8:30 am; sale 9 am

To find a Goodwill Store near you, click here.

Goodwill Gems: The Beyond-Basic Belt

Hello, friends and faithful fashionistas!

Today, I’m super psyched because I spotted a real Goodwill gem this week and now I get to share it with YOU!

And today, I have some serious truth telling to do, so I’m just going to come right out with it, straightaway: You’re not wearing enough belts.

What?! That might not be what you were expecting to hear, but trust me — however often you remember to throw one on before you race out the door, it’s probably not often enough. Belts can really be a girl’s best friend, and as basic as belts might seem, they’re an incredibly fast way to add instant shape and a dose of style to pretty much any look.

My latest gem of a find is a fantastic brown leather belt with a truly unique gold buckle detail that will really make it (and you!) stand out. The texture of the leather on this piece is almost like snakeskin, while the buckle is a double-sided piece that juts out from the middle at an angle, making its two sides look something like the two wings of a butterfly. It’s an awesome find that will add an intriguing bit of style to even the blandest of pieces in your wardrobe.

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It looks kinda cool … but how do I wear this? Easily, is my response. Though you could definitely pop this fun accessory on with pretty much anything — jeans, boots, and a favorite tee, for example — it’s easy to take this too-cute belt to the next level and really show it off by using it to cinch the waist of a loose, flowing dress. As much as I’m all for comfy shapes that slide over the body in a flattering fashion (rather than tightly hugging your every curve), every stylish lady needs an ensemble that shows off her shape, and a fab belt like this one is an easy way to a slightly-too-big or just shapeless shift dress and give it an instantly polished and put together feel.

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This simple, slouchy gray knit dress is ideal weekend wear, with it’s soft color and fabric, convenient pockets, and easy fit. But it becomes totally appropriate weekday attire when you pop on this pretty leather belt, along with a great pair of shoes like some knee-high leather boots!

When you #shopgoodwill , not only will you look good, you’ll feel good, too! Your purchases support Goodwill’s programs and services. Head here to find GoodwillNYNJ store locations near you!

 

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Lauren (aka Lo) has been a devoted thrifter and deal-finder since moving to NYC in 2009, and loves to write about all things fashion and food. Follow Lauren’s stylish and delicious adventures on Twitter @lauren_haslett and on Instagram @lodybode.

 

Mystic March with Your Friday Fave @PlanetBrandee – PT. 4

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@PlanetBrandee Part 4: Your Guide to Mystic March

(or how I school you in the ways of building your own wanderlust gypsy witch wardrobe!)

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Welcome to the FINAL FRIDAY, my faithful readers! The past few weeks we’ve burnt some sage, danced to witchy women tunes, winked at some fabulous Morticia GIF-filled inspiration, leapt on our brooms into Parts 2 and 3 of the series talking about RINGS and VELVET inspiration, and now we bring it all together 90’s redux style with Part 4: Craftiness!

 

Part 4: Get your CRAFT on!

Seriously – we’ve gone on quite a magical journey the past 30 days, with tons of outfits worthy of any sorceress, but Part 4 is when we bring it ALL together! Grab the velvet, grab the rings and the perfectly curated craft outfits, cause we’re going full Morgana here!

But first why are we so obsessed with this ultra grunge-meets-Hot Topic flick? A lil’ bit of history: “The Craft was actually a 1996 American supernatural horror film directed by Andrew Fleming and starring Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True. The film’s plot centers on a group of four teenage girls who pursue witchcraft and use sorcery for their own gain. The film was released on May 3, 1996, by Columbia Pictures and it was a box office success at the time with earnings of $55 million against a budget of $15 million.”

In short, it brought a whole generation girls out of Lisa Frank town and into the world of black fishnets and dark leggings, plus mini skirts (pre-Britney!) and eyeliner to die for. So, let’s look at some ladies who have gone above and beyond in nailing the look. Grab your gal and guy pals, head to your local Goodwill thrift to find fantastic pieces to pull this look together for next to nothing, and get your grunge on! Here we have a group kicking the plaid with a tasty Nine Inch Nails groove! Leather skirts? White as white shirts? Layering like a flannel Nirvana champ? YES!

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If you’ve got the pale skin thing nailed down, go full Fairuza Balk, layer some deep reds, a strong brow game and a nose ring — you can even repurpose and older earring into one!

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More Cali than Cult? Go gold skin and Neve it up! Keep it simple with a cap sleeve white tank and simple silver chain! We found one ultra 90s, post-Madonna style at Goodwill for only $7.99! SCORE!

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So the spell has been cast! Blessed be the fashion! Did you love like Morticia? Dig the amulet zen? Snap a pic and share it with me for a chance to be featured! And stay tuned for my next #travel #adventure in April which has me going to a new destination, but shhhh…that’s STILL secret for now!

Till then, follow my #food, fun and travel treks on Twitter and Instagram @PlanetBrandee and see you on the streets!

 

When you #shopgoodwill , not only will you look good, you’ll feel good, too! Because your purchases support Goodwill’s programs and services, and 92 cents of every dollar earned supports our mission. Head here to find GoodwillNYNJ store locations near you!

Sales This Week! 3/23/16-3/30/16

Specials and Limited-Time Sales Events!

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EASTER BASKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!

Now through Easter (3/27), stop by your local GoodwillNYNJ location to pick up an Easter basket! Available at all stores except our Van Dam outlet in Queens. The baskets contain toys, clothes and candy and range in price from $12.99-$19.99.

And Don’t Miss Out on This Week’s Fabulous Window Sales!

Please stop by one of our participating locations below to take part in our window sales this week! This listing includes information for Goodwill NYNJ store window sales for the week of Wednesday, 3/23-Wednesday 3/30.

 

Window Sale General Rules:

o    Tickets are distributed to customers in line, first come-first serve

o    Customers may enter the store in numerical order once the doors open to the public

o    Customers may purchase a limited number of window items, check each store for specific details

o    After selecting their window items, customers may shop for other items in the store, go back in line to purchase other window items or exit the store until it opens to the public

o    Check for specific store rules

SALE HOURS AND DATES

New York City
Bronx, 149th St Store: Friday 3/25 tickets 7:45 am; sale 8 am
East 23rd Street Store: Friday 3/25 tickets 8:15 am; sale 8:30 am
Central Harlem, 5th Ave. Store: Saturday 3/26 tickets 8:15 am; sale 8:30 am
East Harlem, 3rd Ave. Store: Saturday 3/26 tickets 8:15 am; sale 8:30 am
Washington Heights, 181st Street Store: Saturday 3/26; sale 8 am
West 14th Street Store: Saturday 3/26 tickets 7:45 am; sale 8 am
Livingston, Brooklyn Store: Sunday 3/27 tickets 8:45 am; sale 9 am
Chelsea, 25th Street Boutique: Tuesday 3/29 tickets 7:45 am; sale 8 am

Long Island
East Northport Store: 
 Saturday 3/26 tickets 8 am; sale 8:15 am
Massapequa Store:  Saturday 3/26 tickets 7:45 am; sale 8 am
New Rochelle Store:  Saturday 3/26 tickets 8 am; sale 8:30 am

Northern New Jersey
Elmwood Park Store: Friday 3/25 tickets 8 am; sale 8:30 am
Elmsford Store: Saturday 3/26 tickets 8:30 am; sale 9 am
Jersey City Store: Saturday 3/26 tickets 7:45 am; sale 8 am
Paramus Store: Saturday 3/26 tickets 8 am; sale 8:30 am
Rockaway, NJ Store: Saturday 3/26 tickets 8:30 am; sale 9 am
Springfield Store: Saturday 3/26 tickets 8 am; sale 8:30 am
Harrison, NJ Store: Wednesday 3/30 tickets 5:30 pm; sale 6 pm

Westchester
Vails Gate, New Windsor Store: Saturday 3/26; sale 8 am
Vestal Store: Saturday 3/26 tickets 8:30 am; sale 9 am

 

To find a Goodwill Store near you, click here.

Mondays with Mrs. T

Inspired to Inspired Others

I’ve seen many amazing DIY projects and realize how wonderful and important it is to bring life to your creativity to inspire others. I’m fortunate to have my son David and other family members who have helped spark that imagination in me and encouraged me to start my own DIY projects.

I’m still sometimes hesitant, but the more I’m around the creativity of others, the more I am moved and motivated by it. Another family member who has greatly inspired me is my wonderful niece, Nikko. Even when we’re out thrifting together, she’s always looking for that perfect item that she can add to one of her ongoing projects. I’m so impressed and inspired with her projects and her ability to create and re-create that I’m ready to take on a new endeavor of my own. She has several wonderful ideas for DIY projects and here is one she has just completed.

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Nikko got the shadow box frame and spoons from the thrift. She spray painted the spoons in a shimmering gold color and added scrapbooking paper and chipboard letters as a background, creating a cute and punny final product.

If you are among those of us who are still hesitate to begin that special DIY project, don’t give up. Like David and Nikko, there are many who do what they do to inspire others. I encourage you to do what is helping me. Continue to be inspired by others: Choose a simple project at first, visit your nearest Goodwill for your materials, and watch your creativity begin to flow and grow!

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Tina Morgan, “Mrs. T.”, an avid thrifter for over thirty years, shares her shopping experiences to create the best looks for less. She is a wife, mother of three amazing sons, grandmother, and caregiver who is retired but not tired!”

Mystic March with Your Friday Fave @PlanetBrandee – Pt. 3

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@PlanetBrandee Part 3: Your Guide to Mystic March

(or how I school you in the ways of building your own wanderlust gypsy witch wardrobe!)

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Welcome to FRIDAY my faithful readers! The past few weeks we’ve danced to fabulous Morticia GIF-filled inspiration, leapt into Part 2 of the series talking about RINGS and now are ready for Part 3 of VELVET inspiration!

 

Part 3: Velvet for your LIFE!

Let’s bring it forward: VELVET is KING!

But first, before we go all underground on this post, let’s glance back at where this imperial fabric came from. Wiki shares this tibit on the sumptuous textile: “Because of its unusual softness and appearance as well as its high cost of production, velvet has often been associated with nobility. Velvet was introduced to Baghdad during the rule of Harun al-Rashid by Kashmiri merchants and to Al-Andalus by Ziryab. In the Mamluk era, Cairo was the worlds largest producer of velvet.

Hold on! Nobility? ROYALTY? YES! We always knew we were Queens. So let’s find a way to burn this hot trendy fabric into thrifted awesomeness.

Want to be modern and magical? Add a velvet throw into your closet! Source yourself some sweet blue velvet shoes and other plush pieces at a local GoodwillNYNJ store! Think of new and innovative ways to work this fab material into your wardrobe! Check out these dames for inspo!

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SO: Do you love like Morticia? Walk four abreast like the Craft? Dig the amulet zen? Snap a pic and share it with me for a chance to be featured! And stay tuned for the final PART 4, as well as my next #travel #adventure in April which has me going to a new destination, but shhhh, that’s STILL secret for now!

Till then, follow my #food, fun and travel treks on Twitter and Instagram @PlanetBrandee and see you on the streets!

Sales This Week! 3/16/16-3/23/16

Specials and Limited-Time Sales Events!

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EASTER BASKETS NOW AVAILABLE

Now through Easter (3/27), stop by your local GoodwillNYNJ location to pick up an Easter basket! Available at all stores except our Van Dam outlet in Queens. The baskets contain toys, clothes and candy and range in price from $12.99-$19.99.

 

CELEBRATE ST. PATRICKS’S DAY WITH SPECIAL DEALS

Save on the green at Goodwill on St. Patrick’s Day! Shop on 3/17 and take 25% off green items and tags. Available at all Goodwill stores except the Van Dam outlet in Queens. Window sale merchandise is not included.

 

And Don’t Miss Out on This Weekend’s Fabulous Window Sales!

Please stop by one of our participating locations below to take part in our window sales this week! This listing includes information for Goodwill NYNJ store window sales for Friday, 3/18-Saturday 3/19.

 

Window Sale General Rules:

o    Tickets are distributed to customers in line, first come-first serve

o    Customers may enter the store in numerical order once the doors open to the public

o    Customers may purchase a limited number of window items, check each store for specific details

o    After selecting their window items, customers may shop for other items in the store, go back in line to purchase other window items or exit the store until it opens to the public

o    Check for specific store rules

SALE HOURS AND DATES

New York City
Chelsea, 25th Street Boutique: Friday 3/18 tickets 7:45 am; sale 8 am
West 79th Street Store: Friday 3/18 tickets 8 am; sale 9 am
Greenwich Village, 8th Street Boutique: Saturday 3/19 tickets 8:15 am; sale 8:30 am
Stuyvesant, 2nd Ave. Store: Saturday 3/19 tickets 8:30 am; sale 9 am
West 72nd Street Store: Saturday 3/19 tickets 8:30 am; sale 9 am

Long Island
Lake Ronkonkoma Store: 
 Saturday 3/19 tickets 8:15 am; sale 8:30 am

 

Northern New Jersey
Harrison, NJ Store: Friday 3/18 tickets 7:30 am; sale 8 am
Elmsford Store: Saturday 3/19 tickets 8:30 am; sale 9 am
Fairfield Store: Saturday 3/19 tickets 8 am; sale 8:30 am
Rockaway, NJ Store: Saturday 3/12 tickets 7:45 am; sale 8 am

Westchester
Wappingers Falls Store: Saturday 3/19; sale 8 am

 

To find a Goodwill Store near you, click here.