Get Your Thrift On!

12 October 2016

4 Goodwill Hacks You Need to Know

Ever since ‘Popping Tags’ became a thing, Goodwill became a household name among trendsetters. But, if you think about it, it makes totals sense. Where else can you find one-of-a kind vintage treasures, DIY furniture and unbelievable designer labels all in one place?!

That being said, there is definitely a method to the madness when shopping at Goodwill – especially if the art of thrifting is new to you. Racks and racks of clothing and piles of furniture can be down-right intimidating if you don’t know where to start!

 

To help you get your own thrift on, we are sharing 5 of our favorite hacks to help you navigate the scene:

 

1. Know your Trends! When shopping thrift – you can’t really shop the mannequin so, you definitely need to do some homework. Are you lusting after chambray this season? Perhaps a touch of flannel? Having a loose game plan of the types of clothing you are looking for will help you thumb through the threads with ease.

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2. Shop the Housewares! A great place to dip your toes into the thrifting scene is the housewares section. With vintage being all the rage, stores like Anthropologie sell items that look weathered – but if you train your eye, you can easily find the read deal at Goodwill! Make sure to take your time when walking these aisles – cool finds can easily get lost on the shelves.

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3. Can You Hear Me Now? Vinyl is an often overlook section at Goodwill – yet there is TONS of it! AC/DC, Frank Sinatra, Jay-Z…the gangs all here! Make sure to check the condition of records before you take them home, but more often than not, records come to us in great condition!

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4. Vintage Vibes- Sequins, leather, 501’s, you name it – we have it! One of the cool things about Goodwill is rather than buying pieces that are made to look like they came from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s – they actually do! From sequin 2-piece sets to perfectly distressed denim, we have the real deal!

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Looking for the Goodwill nearest you?! Make sure to check out our store locater (https://sdgoodwill.org/shop/retail-stores/) for the closest retail store in your neighborhood! Don’t forget, your donations may be someone else’s next treasure. So, donate and score a sweet tax write-off while you are at it! Happy Hunting!