Monday, July 19, 2010

Goodwill Hunting

My Rhode Island buddy, Alice, recently came to town so I decided to take her out for a day of thrifting. When we walked up the stoop of my favorite vintage warehouse, Udelco, we noticed a sign that read 'Closed Till August 14th'. Of course Alice and I were thoroughly bummed but my fellow New Jersey Tomato, Sammy, instantly thought of a Plan B. Goodwill! Now, before this trip, I had never been to a Goodwill before and was expecting it to be full of chewed up and tossed around dingy underwear and old Mickey Mouse Overalls. Although I did spot a few pairs of undies and mickey ears, the store was top notch! The orderly aisles were filled with new Abercrombie Jeans (with tags!), Ann Taylor dresses, and even an Anna Sui top! I was completely astounded when I entered the dressing room with two armfuls of clothes! Here is what I bought:


To quench my purse craving!


Besso Jelly Bag, $7, originally $200


BCBG bag, $14, originally about $300


Dolce Vita heels, $12, originally about $160


American Eagle Crop Top and Shorts, both $6
You will surely see these in outfit posts to come!




Although I spent my day getting two cavities filled (blergg), I wanted to look nice! Wearing: Skirt from Loehmann's and top from Old Navy (I've had this top since elementary school!)

Not only are there clothes at Goodwill, but also knick knacks, toys, and household supplies. I found a Zebra bead spread for my sister's dorm room (silly girl wants to make her dorm an african safari. she already has the monkey garbage can) but sadly it was a king size :( C'est la vie, I guess she will have to settle for giraffe!

What have you guys gotten from Goodwill? Any good finds?

37 comments:

the Citizen Rosebud said...

I love the Goodwill. For me there are the pricier of thrift stores in my neck of the woods. But still great finds. My favorite so far are these rare limited edition Etnies Plus wedges, brand spanking new, so cute and comfy, fits me like a glove. Research showed that they are a skater brand and make mostly dude's skate shoes, but one year, back in 2007 they created a line of ultra cute girl wedges. My pair is the ultimate thrift store score.

minnja said...

Wow, great post!!! I LOVE the pictures:))

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Panda said...

I wish i was america, to go to shops like Goodwill....
Lovely bags + sorry for the very long wait :-( Thanks for your lovely comment!
panda xx

Becca said...

Those bags are both great! I think goodwill can be very hit or miss depending on where the store is located! I have a very good one by my parents house and a not so good one by mine!

Diana said...

i love a great deal :} you got some good stuff! the most exciting thing i got from the goodwill stores around me was a record player for my brother haha so exciting! can't wait to see how you style these :}

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Christie said...

Love the heels you scored!

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7Teen Twenty2 said...

awesome posts and awesome finds!

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Phoebe Rose said...

I adore these pictures! Such a great idea!

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Closet Fashionista said...

Wow such great stuff!! No one I know ever wants to go to Goodwill but maybe I will make them soon :D
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Cindy, fashionsbeauty said...

Lovely pics, very creative!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! xoxo

rebecca said...

What bargains! I love the shoes especially (:

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marie said...

thank you for your sweet comment. great finds! love those Dolce Vitas <3

jemina said...

FABULOUS finds, I love them all :)) xoxo

Porcelain complexion said...

Looks like you found some amazing goodies!!
I adore secondhand shopping, it's like a treasure hunt...far more fun than picking one out of ten the same!
Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Clare said...

I wish we had a Goodwill in the UK, it sounds awesome!

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Ashley said...

Awesome finds you've got!

Sjaar said...

Funny how you presented the items! I love goodwill.

KcomeKarolina said...

thank you for your sweet comment...hope you will come back soon :) remember you can follow me on bloglovin' :)
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Sandra said...

That jelly bag is so cool! And the pics are so funny it's like u can pick them up from the tree! Great blog!
Sandra

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Panda said...

Hey again sweetie,
Just saying Thanks for the ultra sweet comment :)
Panda xx

Phuong said...

lovely pics and bags

Aimee said...

Awesome finds, wish we had a Goodwill in London :(

fashionstoned said...

Love these!!! Im already jealouse!

Tali. said...

lol this is such a good idea!!! thanks, i found my belt from a charity shop, a moschino belt for £4.50 can you believe!! x

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Great idea to put those purses in the tree!! Love them!! xxoxoxo

hélène said...

Amazing finds! And cute display :) xx

MarchMusings said...

You are so lucky. Those Goodwill finds are perfect

iamabimarvel said...

I love how you put them all in/on a tree!
:)

abi.x


I am Abimarvel.

The GUILTY HYENA said...

Who needs hangers when you can put them up with the nature and the trees hahah Love it!

Sasha B. said...

haha i love how you did that! such a fab idea. and i LOVE the goodwill.. dont know what id do without it!

Emily said...

You look much too lovely to be going to the dentist, but I have to admit I always dress up to go to the drugstore!

projectvee said...

wow, those are great thrifted finds! i never have that luck :P

Big Daddy said...

Oh you lucky girl, thrifting was good to you!

Adele said...

the blue baggg <3 :)




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☁ christine ☂ said...

wow, lucky you! you scored some great bags. i like you photographed them on the tree like that :)

SIMONE AND SJANNA said...

Hey, thanks for you sweet comment.
I like the jelly bag :D

xx
Sjanna from wehavebeenexpectingyou

johanna said...

Lovely pics