Shopping at Goodwill pays

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  1. Annie Jones says:

    Good post!

    I think that once you become a seasoned thrift store shopper, you can look through the racks fairly quickly. I’ve learned to visually skip over the colors and textures that I know I just won’t wear and then my eyes land only on the “good” stuff. I give it a quick size check and if it is the right size (or nearly so), only then do I pull the hanger off the rack and give it a good looking over. It really doesn’t take that much time and it saves a bundle.

  2. Kelsie says:

    After hearing you talk about going to Goodwill and then reading your post I decided to go yesterday because I need a new pair of khakis and I haven’t been able to find any that I like in stores. But I found a nice Gap pair there.

  3. Kelly says:

    There’s a certain thrill to thrift shopping, too. I don’t get much of a rush from paying full-price, but everytime I wear my $8 Banana Republic suit, I smile at the awesome deal I got on it!

  4. Sherree says:

    I love shopping at Goodwill. I live in a rural area and there is not much in the way of good retail. I like the quality of Banana Republic, Gap and Ann Taylor but with a large family could never pay full price. I love getting good clothes for a small price. I’ve heard people say they don’t have time to sort through the racks but it takes much more time going from store to store or walking the mall. Goodwill is one stop shopping!

  5. Silver says:

    On Christmas Day I wore to church fully-lined Harve Bernard linen pants and a brand-new white Talbots sculptured linen jacket. Total cost: $12 (I got the pants at the hospice shop and they were more expensive there–$8). At the same hospice shop I splurged $12 for two $6 hand-knit 100% wool sweaters. I find the best deals are from stores in towns that are basically at least middle-class in income and that the way to get them is to visit the stores frequently. New stuff comes in all the time. Also, my Goodwill stamps a card for every $5 you spend, and when it’s full you get $5 off your next purchase, plus they have regular savings days.

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