Good Look Guy Finds: Nifty, Thrifty, and Always Under $50

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Good Look Guy Finds: Nifty, Thrifty, and Always Under $50

Old school was never so cool

After the long and relaxing Labor Day weekend, we are ready to get back to work while others are ready for school! Today, we go back to our Upper West Side boutique to meet Charles, assistant manager of our 72nd Street boutique.

This month, our Good Look Guy exemplifies the very best our Goodwill stores and boutiques offer in fashion sense while still saving your hard-earned cents.

From the pool to school, the care free days segue seamlessly into more serious fall fashion under the tutelage of debonair, Assistant Manager Charles. Here he’s the epitome of head to toe professionalism with duds that do double duty from desk to dusk.

Metro males will want to emulate Charles’ standout, easy elegance, which was evident as soon as he joined the Goodwill NYNJ team two summers ago. Who could resist his passion for fashion? Or his great eye and innate color sense, so apparent when he enters any place, even a dimly lit room?

Now we turn the focus on this gifted shutterbug who can transform even the most style-averse man. With the simple pairing of exquisite Burberry and Brooks Brothers pieces, any masculine chassis is reborn as classy. Investment dressing is at your frugal fingertips. Just follow his lead and appropriate his impeccable taste for dapper additions that are well within your wallet and wardrobe space.

With Charles as your mentor, have a September to remember and one that makes every guy look that much smarter.

“I enjoy photographing people wearing formal attire. I’m keenly aware of what colors pop on camera, “says Charles. “For family portraits, I make sure there is cohesiveness in the color of the clothes they wear.”

Charles is the Assistant Manager of Goodwill’s 72nd Street boutique. He joined Goodwill NYNJ in August 2013. Charles loves fashion and is passionate about photography. He hopes to open his own photography studio some day.

Charles outfit:

  • Burberry men’s suit jacket and pants: $34.99 
  • Brooks Brothers shirt: $9.99   
  • Brooks Brothers Tie: $3.99

Goodwill 72nd Street boutique:

157 West 72nd Street

Manhattan, NY 10023

P: (212) 799-2723

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Everyday Pieces w/ @StylingStingy

By Al Green,

For my online brand Styling Stingy, I decided to go on a mini shopping spree for my spring inventory, just to see what I could find. The Goodwill within the city of Lumberton was a major hit. I found everything from straw hats, to silk robes, denim shorts, denim vests, and even body suits.

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Silk Transition w/@StylingStingy

By Al Green,

In my last post, I presented you guys with a lovely satin piece that I found at my local Goodwill. This go around, I found a silk two piece that I’m completely in love with! I feel as though two pieces are my go-to look, mainly because you have a complete outfit in a matter of seconds! You have a top and you also have a bottom, so there’s no need to look for anything else.

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Prom w/ @StylingStingy

By Al,

With prom season arising, students attending high school are beginning to spend every day & night searching for that standout look. They want something that will make a lasting impression, mainly because they don’t want their outfit to be easily forgotten. Kind of like my personal style.

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5 Essential Accessories Every Gentleman Needs!

Accessorizing is no longer a gender-specific concept, every gentleman needs to know how to accessorize his outfits to turn heads and get the attention he deserves.

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Discovering Day & Dusk: This Week on Inside the Prop Closet

A few days ago, I started experimenting with painting rocks that I found outside. It’s just a little color blocking with acrylic paint and painter’s tape, but I love the results. Though an incredibly simple concept, there’s a poem in the process somewhere – in Mother Nature being dipped in black. I don’t have the words just yet. Maybe they’ll come later. Or maybe they’ll be given to someone else. Maybe to you?

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Guest Blogger Nicole: Menswear – Create the Perfect Holiday Outfit for Less!

Mens Fashion CollageThe holiday season is in full swing and you may already be spending a ton of money on gifts and now you need something nice to wear for holiday get together’s and parties. Luckily, Goodwill is chock full of awesome finds that won’t cause you to break the bank!

A great sweater is the quintessential holiday must have. A cardigan sweater allows you to layer, which is perfect during the winter. Goodwill has sweaters for a steal at $9.99!

When you need a new pair of dress pants Goodwill should be your first stop. Many of their stores have a very large selection of designer bottoms starting for as low as $7.99!

Collared Shirts
The collared shirt is a wardrobe staple and if you shop around you can score amazing designer tops at a fraction of the cost. I’ve stumbled upon Burberry, Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole and Brooks Brothers tops while shopping at Goodwill!

Shopping for shoes at Goodwill can be hit or miss due to size availability, but you never know what you may find. On my most recent visit I saw a pair of Italian made genuine leather dress shoes for $19.99!

So before you reach into the back of your closet for that same old red sweater you have been wearing for the past 3 Christmas holidays head on over to your local Goodwill to see what you find!

Happy Holidays!


Nicole Colon is a lifestyle blogger and designer from Long Island, NY, who is reinventing what it means to be “bad” by empowering women to discover their inner B.A.D. Girl and be Beautiful, Authentic and Determined. She provides her readers with tips, advice and fashion that aim to inspire them to get what they want out of life. Check out Nicole’s blog at

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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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Goodwill Gems: The Sweet-as-Candy Kitten Heels

A Giants win, a (so-far) super-mild winter – what sweeter way to celebrate the Empire and Garden States this season than with a new-to-you-pair-of-shoes that give back to your community? Our correspondent Lauren leaves the galoshes in the closet and heads out to her local Goodwill to scout this week’s Goodwill Gem: the Sweet-as-Candy Kitten Heels.

Simply pretty, and in a scintillating red hue, these darling kitten heels will become a go-to choice whenever you need to add some feminine charm and spark to your wardrobe’s tried-and-true pieces.

Little girls and grown-up gals alike need a few nice, feminine things that just make us feel like…well, girls. And for those days, you’re bound to need a sweet pair of shoes like this week’s ruby-red gem, which will instantly give you poise and give your look that little extra dose of sweetness.

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One Fan’s Fantastic Goodwill Finds in 2010: Goodwill Huntingg with Stacey Kay Thomas

2011’s a lucky year already! We asked you to send us your picks for top Goodwill find in 2010, and we were floored by the finds. However, one fan’s email stood out as especially eye-catching. Why? Because FIVE great finds are better than one! We hope you enjoy this post by Goodwill Huntingg author & Goodwill Style Icon Stacey Kay Thomas about her year of sweet secondhand success:

The fantastic Stacey Kay Thomas takes a look at last year's great Goodwill finds...

As the new year transitions into full swing, many of us begin to look back on the past year and reminisce about fond memories. As fashionistas, many of us are taking this opportunity to reflect on past fashion successes as well as failures. In the spirit of the new year, I would like to share my favorite Goodwill clothing finds, in hopes to encourage you all to thrift your local Goodwill store for those countless pieces that will undoubtedly create fantastic outfits. Enjoy!

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