When you shop at Goodwill®, you are supporting job training and placement programs for people with disabilities and other disadvantages.
Goodwill stores feature gently used and new items that are bargains for smart shoppers.
The more than 2,700 Goodwill stores in the United States and Canada are independently owned and operated. They offer the basics — jeans, business attire, infant and children’s clothing, housewares and appliances, furniture and more — at a great value.
Most Goodwill stores introduce more than 2,000 new items every day into their inventory mix on the sales floor. So if you don’t find what you’re looking for today, your best bet is to check back the next day.
Some Goodwill stores also operate upscale boutiques and specialty stores that feature name-brand designer fashions, jewelry, wedding gowns, antiques and other amazing finds.
You can also shop from the comfort of your own home on Goodwill’s online auction site, shopgoodwill.com. On any given day, shopgoodwill.com features an average of 11,000 items listed. Shopping categories include antiques, art, books, records, cameras, electronic equipment, clothing, collectibles, home decor, jewelry and gemstones, musical instruments, pottery, seasonal and holiday items, sports, toys and dolls.
Get the most value for your dollar by checking out our bargain-hunting tips.
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By Shelly Leer
Finding skirts and jackets made out of spectacular wool plaid at local thrift stores has become a hunt that I relish. Checking out women’s skirts and men’s sport coats for bright or unusual eye catching plaids is standard procedure. When something stands out, I hold it up and try to imagine it as a pillow, or even as ottoman fabric. Here’s a little secret I discovered a few years ago: pleated skirts have lots of fabric once you remove the waistband. When I came across this very short skirt, with the plaid on the diagonal, I knew it would be the perfect color and pattern for pillows.