Why pay full price for a costume you’ll wear once?

From unique to spooky, you can be anything you want for Halloween this year with the help of Goodwill. Find your inspiration below for piecing together that perfect costume. 

Choose between dressing up as a scarecrow, lumberjack or farmer with this costume.
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Turn into a mime and leave the crowd speechless with this easy DIY costume! Top it off with a cap and pair of white gloves to complete the look.
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Dress up as a tennis player this year with a pair of tennis shoes, collared shirt, skirt and tennis racket all from your local Goodwill!
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Bring back the 1920s and celebrate Halloween with class and style in this flapper girl costume.
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Turn your children’s dreams of being a fireman into a reality with this costume spotted at the Northside Drive store!
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Are you a fan of mysteries? Become a detective or Al Capone with this easy DIY costume.

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Whatever you choose to dress up as this year, don’t spend a fortune and make Goodwill your Halloween resource.

Three Thrifty Tips for Spring Fashion

The change in seasons can often leave us wondering what to wear. Luckily, if there’s a Goodwill – there’s a way.

  1. Layer up. Many spring mornings are chilly, but the afternoons can really heat up. Adding layers to your outfit not only adds a great accessory, but also functionality in this season of inconsistent temperatures. See what variety of cardigans, vests and jackets are waiting for you at your local Goodwill.
  2. Bright colors and prints. Feeling like you don’t have enough spring colors or prints in your closet? No worries. Goodwill has ample colors and a variety of prints to choose from. Mix and match some of your favorite colors with some of your favorite prints for multiple spring looks.Spring-17_Social_SHOP
  3. Statement pieces. A pair of flower patterned heels or bold colored jewelry can add the perfect pop to your outfit. Statement pieces are meant to add a little fun to your outfit, so why not have fun thrifting for them at your local Goodwill?

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5 Tips for Winter Thrifting

Wintry weather is a great excuse to catch up on some shopping! To stay up on the latest trends and brace for cooler climates while going easy on your wallet, consider visiting a Goodwill near you for some second-hand treasures. Here are a few tips to make your winter thrifting a breeze:

  1. Layer up and accessorize. Winter is the perfect season to bundle up in layers and accessories. Scarves, hats and cardigans all add to your winter look while keeping you warm. For extra chilly days you may even want to throw in mittens and earmuffs. Look for colors and patterns you love to find the right balance of comfort and style. hat
  2. Be on the lookout for daily deals and specials. Of course this tip doesn’t strictly apply to winter. As a thrifter, being aware of daily deals is important because it’s a smart way to save even more while thrifting. Stay up to date with the Color of the Week deals (the color changes every Sunday), senior discount day on Tuesdays and Thank You Thursdays for veterans, firefighters, police and EMS workers.
  3. Find your winter coat, without spending a fortune. With a wide variety of fabrics to choose from, search for coats that will keep you warmest this winter! Our stores are regularly stocked with a variety of winter coats. Whether you prefer wool, fleece, down, leather or cotton, there’s a good chance your local Goodwill has exactly what you’re looking for. Winter coats don’t have to cost a fortune, especially if you know you’ll only wear it four months out of the year. clothesrack
  4. Don’t limit your search to sizing! Winter is a season where oversized sweaters can be fashionable, and of course, cozy. Check out sections with the colors you’re looking for and remember to not be scared to buy a size or two bigger!
  5. Jeans. Jeans. Jeans. Can one ever have too many pairs of jeans? Dark colored jeans, light colored jeans, skinny jeans, flare jeans, jeans with holes or even high waist jeans. Shopping for jeans can be overwhelming and exhausting, but save the stress and your money because there’s a pair for everyone at Goodwill. jeans

For more thrifting tips and inspiration visit our Pinterest page at https://www.pinterest.com/goodwillng/. Find a Goodwill store near you at www.goodwillng.org/locations.

Gear Up for National Tacky Sweater Day

National Tacky Sweater Day is this Friday, December 16th and there’s a good chance we have what you need to pull off your tackiest look yet without having to spend a fortune. Whether you’re a tacky sweater connoisseur or embarking on your first tacky sweater search, these eye catching, elaborate, or even subtle sweaters, should not take a hefty toll on your wallet. The tacky sweater craze has become a new popular holiday festivity. Some retailers have even sold these tacky commodities for more than $60. Not so at your local Goodwill! Find sweaters of all fits, styles, and tackiness for less than $10 in our stores.

Fuzzy patterned sweaters, sparkles, or even ruffles make for great starting points in creating your own custom, tacky outfit. To start your tacky sweater hunt, find a location near you at www.goodwillng.org/locations.

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Stay warm and festive with this patterned zip-up sweater.
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Not looking to go all-out for Tacky Sweater Day? This sparkly sweater could add the perfect touch to any holiday outfit and could even double as a New Year’s Eve accessory.
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Ruffles add the perfect flare to your tacky outfit.

Back-to-School Style

Get your school gear with us - from lunchbox to file organizer.
Shoes in many sizes, colors and styles.
Shoes in many sizes, colors and styles.
Get your school gear with us - from lunchbox to file organizer.
Get your school gear with us – from lunchbox to file organizer.
If preppy is more your style, we've got you!
If preppy is more your style, we’ve got you!
Find statement pieces and classic staples for your back-to-school look.
Find statement pieces and classic staples for your back-to-school look.
Let it go... into the backpack :)
Let it go… into the backpack :)
No matter your team of choice, get the look for less at your local Goodwill.
No matter your team of choice, get the look for less at your local Goodwill.
Gear up for the school year for less.
Gear up for the school year for less.
Cover your bases for back-to-school season and football season at one place... your local Goodwill.
Cover your bases for back-to-school season and football season at one place… your local Goodwill.