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Fashion Forward: A double-dose of Coach

Melissa's Coach bags from GoodwillReader 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 casual gatherings. The bag on the left caught my eye for its classic style. Coach recently re-released its classic bags from previous generations; the bag Melissa snapped up looks a lot like the 1974 classic leather shoulder purse that’s available in re-created form for $198. Classic black is always practical, and I bet Melissa will really take advantage of this timeless look.

Big-label bags aren’t uncommon at our local Goodwill locations—you just have to shop early and often to get them! Our team is always on the lookout for counterfeit pieces, but it’s also a good idea to do a little reading about authentic purses before hitting the racks at consignment or secondhand shops. Local store Chic to Chic has a great video guide that provides some helpful hints for happy shopping.

Thanks, Melissa, for posting this photo on our Facebook wall. If you, dear reader, have found something great at Goodwill, send me an email: fashion at dc goodwill . org!

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