Good(will) Sense: Your All-Weather Wardrobe

Do you know what your clothing’s really worth? We’re not talking about the price – we’re talking about the “cost per wear.” A Good Look’s Emme Bonilla explains how a new calculation can really clear up your wardrobe:

Think you can only wear a dress like this (Diane von Furstenburg for $, mind you) in the summertime? Think again.

In our last installment of Good(will) Sense, we discussed “cost-per-wear” and how getting your threads at your local Goodwill is a great way to stretch your dollar. Today, I want to mention another way to get the most out of your money by using your clothes throughout the varied seasons. Storage space is not exactly bountiful in New York real estate, so you have to get creative in how to wear that summery top in the mid-winter temps.

Take a look above –  that printed silk DVF dress was a TOTAL STEAL at $24.99 (it usually retails for $345). For the summertime, it’s perfect on its own, a cinched belt and sandals, but just because it’s getting colder doesn’t mean I’ll need to store it away. Here’s where the Good(will) Sense comes in…

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GoodwillNyNj Customer Rewards Card

Do you thrift in Greater New York and Northern New Jersey*? If so, you might well want to know about this little piece of magic:

Our Emme models the Customer Rewards Card - a must for Greater NY & Northern NJ thrift shoppers!

Confused what exactly “Greater New York and Northern New Jersey” means? Check out The Guide to GoodwillNyNj to see the neighborhoods and cities we cover. If one of them is your hometown and thrifting base, then we’re your local Goodwill. (Hello! It’s a pleasure to meet you!)

To get your GoodwillNyNj rewards card (and a $10 discount for every $100 spent), fill out a form at any GoodwillNyNj store or go online to http://www.goodwillny.org/downloads/Goodwill_Rewards_Fillable_Form.pdf

Now, if you’re not a Greater New York and Northern New Jersey shopper but love thrifting in your own hometown, we still think you’re awesome. Our rewards card won’t cover you (unless you want a Big Apple / Garden State vacation, of course), but you can find your local Goodwill by clicking here.

Of course, even if you’re not geographically near us, please keep reading and keep commenting on A Good Look by GoodwillNyNj! Our posts are full of fun info and ideas on thrift fashion and we love to hear from thrift fans, no matter where you call home.

Good(will) Sense: “Cost Per Wear” & Your Closet

Do you know what your clothing’s really worth? We’re not talking about the price – we’re talking about the “cost per wear.” A Good Look’s Emme Bonilla explains how a new calculation can really clear up your wardrobe:

Getting my money's worth at Goodwill!

Maybe some of you have heard about the cost per wear formula. If you haven’t, it goes a little like this:

Cost of item / number of times worn = cost per wear

What it boils down to is the more often you wear a shirt the more you are getting out of its value. And when you buy your clothes at Goodwill, you definitely optimize your style. Curious why? Keep reading…

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