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My $25 Goodwill Haul

I swung into the Waldorf Goodwill on my way home from work this week and did a little shopping. As you are most likely aware, Tuesdays are our Customer Appreciation Day so all donated clothing is 25%. I try and do most of my shopping on Tuesday evenings so I can get the most for […]

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Suited for the Sixties

Hey there, Jackie O! If you’re walking around with your hair bobbed, your hat pillboxed, and your sunglasses large, this look is for you. It’s time to complete your Kennedy-era transformation. This two-piece (place a bid here!) good buy includes a sleeveless shift dress and a long jacket to match. Dating from the 1960s, this […]

1960s dress suit

Fashion Forward: Secondhand and vintage wedding gowns—a shopping guide

Earlier this month, I asked you dear readers what you thought about vintage and secondhand wedding gowns. The overwhelming response here on the blog and on Twitter is that a used wedding dress is as good—if not better than— a new one! Along the way, I received several requests for a DC-area guide to shopping […]

Gowns galore

Fashion Forward: No lace, please

After a fruitless day of shopping at the Columbia Pike Goodwill store (okay, I got plenty of stuff, but not what I set out to find!), I struck out on my own to peruse the Rockville location. I had to find something to wear to the Fashion Fights Poverty gala! I did find something: a […]

Rockville suit

Fashion Forward: Framed!

Watch out, Real Girl Runway…there might be some competition for the Queen of Spray Paint title. Guest blogger Michelle recently appeared on the Goodwill Industries of Northern New England blog to offer a great frame DIY tutorial. You can always find plenty of interesting frames at Goodwill—in just about every size—but I hadn’t considered customizing […]


Fashion Forward: Fabric adornments

Ever gotten a great bargain at Goodwill, then wondered if you would ever wear the garment in question? It happens to even the savviest of shoppers, but there’s no shame involved. All those “mistakes” can be turned into great DIY projects!* Kendra of The Good Life recently offered a tutorial to refashion a piece of […]

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Fashion Forward: A double-dose of Coach

Reader Melissa posted a photo on our Facebook wall a few days ago that made us double-take: She found two Coach bags in amazing condition while shopping at our Arlington location. Her bill? Just under $30—for both bags! The sporty style on the right is a more modern Coach bag, ready for errands, adventures, or […]

Melissa's purse finds

Fashion Forward: A very savvy TV stand

When Sarah of Savvy Young Something sent us an email to highlight a few of her Goodwill DIY projects, it was a match made in heaven. Here you have a smart Goodwill shopper with a ton of patience for a big project that was a smashing success. Can she make one for me?! Sarah found […]

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Fashion Forward: Goodwill’s new shoes

I don’t know how she does it, but the Goodwill Gal out in Arizona has a knack for finding new and nearly new items at her local Goodwill. Her latest score? This pair of brand new suede Franco Sarto Mary Janes. Not a single nick on them! Look at that perfect suede. What would you […]

Goodwill Gal

Fashion Forward: The Goodwill 10-piece wardrobe

Our friends at Goodwill of the Valleys blog just like I do, and I love their recent post so much I have to share it! Working with a local stylist, our intrepid Goodwill blogger combed the racks to find 10 pieces to set up a basic wardrobe. The idea is that with four bottoms, five […]

Goodwill of the Valleys
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