Time to Get Famous!: The Boutique Banner Contest

We’re looking to replace the header image here at A Good Look by GoodwillNyNj with a shiny new pic from the Goodwill Boutique – a great way for us to show off our store, and a great way for your to show off your fashion photography skills! You’ll get a photo credit on our blog and an interview post with links to your site.

Guest star as Goodwill's banner photographer & help us make A Good Look look even better!

While we’ve gotten a few submissions via goodwillnynj@gmail.com so far, we all know that, as far as goodwill goes: the more, the merrier. Therefore, we’re extending the contest through June 1st, so come over to our Facebook Page and post your pic or tweet a @GoodwillNyNj a link to enter. Good luck, Goodwill fans!

Goodwill Greenwich Village Boutique

44 West 8th Street (b/t 6th Ave. & MacDougal)

A Good Look by GoodwillNyNj’s Boutique Banner Contest

Time flies when you’re thrifting! It’s been a full week since we opened our newest shop, the Goodwill Greenwich Village Boutique. Have you been? If so, send us your photos for A Good Look by GoodwillNyNj’s Boutique Banner Contest!

Will this be our new blog banner photo? Probably not... But it might be your perfect spring wardrobe!

We’re looking to replace the header image here at A Good Look by GoodwillNyNj with a shiny new pic from the Goodwill Boutique – a great way for us to show off our store, and a great way for your to show off your fashion photography skills! You’ll get a photo credit on our blog, an interview post with links to your site, and our undying love and affection. Who could ask for more?

To start the Boutique Banner ball rolling, here are a few Boutique photos that our Goodwill team snapped at last Wednesday’s event… Enjoy!:

Bags galore - all in great condition and all at a fantastically affordable price!
Speaking of handbags, how about this baby? Does that look like Spring, or what?
Shoes of all shapes, kinds, and straps. Who doesn't need some strappy sandals for the summer flings to come?
We swooned at these man's legit leather shoes - shoe-shaper included! - for just $29.999
But what about the kiddies? We've got them covered, too - and then some... What a spread!
Finally, for us, this photo says it all - $69.99 for a Vera Wang gown? Only at Goodwill.

We’ll be posting these and other Boutique shots on our Facebook Fan Page this week, but please chime in and enter your own in our Boutique Banner Contest. We’d love to have one of our thrift fans take the spotlight space on our blog. Please, throw your awesome secondhand hat in the ring and post or tweet us your Goodwill Greenwich Village Boutique pic before May 15th! Thanks, Goodwill fans – and happy thrifting!

Goodwill Greenwich Village Boutique

44 West 8th Street (b/t 6th Ave. & MacDougal)

Fashion Photographers – It’s Your Time to Shine!

Holy moly – the Goodwill Greenwich Village Boutique is open and it is fantastic! Were you able to make it to yesterday’s debut? If so, comment & tell us your finds! We took so many photos of Goodwill gems that we’ll need at least another day before we can post them (our style minds are still too hyper from yesterday’s bounty) – in the meantime, though, we have a GOODWILL CHALLENGE for you…

The original Chelsea Goodwill photo our banner was pulled from - can you top it? We bet you can!

We need to replace the banner image on this blog with one from the Goodwill Greenwich Village Boutique – and we want YOU to show us what the new one should be. Share your photo entries taken from the Boutique with us over on Facebook and Twitter by May 15, 2011. The winner will to have their photo (along with a superimposed photo credit and a blog post all about your crazy impressive fashion photography skills) up on our blog for through the end of summer.

You have the power to change the face of A Good Look by GoodwillNyNj. Submit your photos by May 15th by posting them on A Good Look by GoodwillNyNj’s Facebook Fan Page or tweeting them to @GoodwillNyNj. Good luck, dear thrifters! We hope to see your entries soon!

Clean Out Your Drawers This Week!

It’s the LAST WEEK to enter the Hanes & Goodwill Clean Out Your Drawers national photo contest! Come build good karma, promote reuse, tackle that Spring Cleaning and… who knows?… perhaps win a nice little bundle of money or other fabulous prizes. You’ve got until this Thursday, March 31st, so now would be a great time to tackle those dressers, closets and drawers. Let’s make the big winner a NY/NJ local – and let’s get that donation photography going!

To take part, bring your unwanted clothing to the East 23rd, East Harlem, Upper East Side or Brooklyn Livingston Goodwills (contact info below). Take your picture donating your items to Goodwill and upload it to the Hanes Gallery here. The Grand Prize winner will get $2,500 and Hanes products. Four weekly winners will receive $50 Visa gift cards.

Manhattan – East 23rd Street
220 East 23rd Street 10010; (212) 447-7270

Manhattan – East Harlem
2231 Third Avenue 10035; (212) 410-0973

Manhattan – Upper East Side
Stuyvesant Store, 1704 Second Avenue 10128; (212) 831-1830

Brooklyn – Livingston Street
258 Livingston Street 11201; (718) 923-9037

Start Spring with First Prize!: The Goodwill & Hanes Photo Contest

Welcome to the first day of Spring! You know what would make Spring even more exciting – if you started it off with a $2,500 prize. Agree? Then finish sorting through those no-longer-needed clothes of yours and head over to the four fantastic NYC Goodwills listed below to enter the Hanes & Goodwill Clean Out Your Drawers national photo contest running now through March 31st:

To take part, bring your unwanted clothing to the East 23rd, East Harlem, Upper East Side or Brooklyn Livingston Goodwills (contact info below). Take your picture donating your items to Goodwill and upload it to the Hanes Gallery here. The Grand Prize winner will get $2,500 and Hanes products. Four weekly winners will receive $50 Visa gift cards.

Who knows – your March might march you right into a big money prize.

Manhattan – East 23rd Street
220 East 23rd Street 10010; (212) 447-7270

Manhattan – East Harlem
2231 Third Avenue 10035; (212) 410-0973

Manhattan – Upper East Side
Stuyvesant Store, 1704 Second Avenue 10128; (212) 831-1830

Brooklyn – Livingston Street
258 Livingston Street 11201; (718) 923-9037

Two Brooklyn Window Sales This Weekend!

Goodwill’s two Brooklyn stores will hold window sales two days in a row this weekend! The Livingston Street store will hold its next window sale this Friday, March 11 at 10 a.m., following a 9:30 a.m. viewing period. The Fulton Street store’s window sale will also start at 10 a.m. (no viewing period), but on Saturday, March 12.

Remember, the whole Window Sale affair is first come, first serve, so be sure to get there early. If you’re the double-tasking type, you can also bring your donations to the Livingston Street store and enter the “Clean Out Your Drawers” photo contest. With prizes of up to $2500, the contest is certainly worth an early morning wake-up call.

Also: don’t forget you can add to your savings with a Goodwill Rewards Card, offering a $10 discount after every $100 spent. Fill out a form at the store or online here. See you soon, Goodwill fans!

For more info on the Brooklyn Livingston Street store, the Brooklyn Fulton Street store or to find your local Goodwill, visit our neighborhood-by-neighborhood Guide to GoodwillNyNj or use the zip code locator on the “Find Goodwill” page.

 

Goodwill Livingston Store Window Sale

Friday, March 11th

Viewing at 9:30am; Purchasing at 10am

258 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 923-9037

 

Goodwill Fulton Store Window Sale

Saturday, March 12th

Purchasing at 10am

1100-1104 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238

(718) 789-0856

It’s “Clean Out Your Drawers Month” at Goodwill!

Goodwill has teamed nationally with Hanes to encourage Americans to donate what they don’t wear. The partners have declared March to be “Clean Out Your Drawers Month,” and Hanes is running a national photo contest from March 1st through the 31st to encourage participation.

To take part, bring your unwanted clothing to selected Goodwill stores with special Hanes bins and posters (see the full list below). Take your picture donating to Goodwill and upload it to the Hanes Gallery here. The Grand Prize winner will get $2,500 and Hanes products. Four weekly winners will receive $50 Visa gift cards.

A recent Hanes survey found that most persons wear only 70% of the clothing in their drawers. Goodwill and Hanes are asking people to make a commitment to the environment and their community by cleaning out their drawers and giving the unwanted items to Goodwill. As you know, income from our stores goes to support Goodwill programs.

We are proud to present our four participating Greater New York and Northern New Jersey Goodwill stores:

Manhattan – East 23rd Street
220 East 23rd Street 10010; (212) 447-7270

Manhattan – East Harlem
2231 Third Avenue 10035; (212) 410-0973

Manhattan – Upper East Side
Stuyvesant Store, 1704 Second Avenue 10128; (212) 831-1830

Brooklyn – Livingston Street
258 Livingston Street 11201; (718) 923-9037