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Meetup Recap: The Crew Goes to Bowie, MD!

After a week of packed plans, I was relieved as soon as I walked into the Bowie, MD store during the morning of our monthly Meetup on 8/18. Whenever I walk into a Goodwill, I always feel a sense of relaxation, knowing that I’m in my sanctuary of good deals and great style.  I think […]

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March Meetup Recap: South Dakota Ave, DC!

Last month’s March Meetup felt like a reunion – all of my Meetup friends came out! That’s one thing that I love about the South Dakota store. It is the only Goodwill in Washington, DC. The location brings out folks from DC, MD, and Virginia.   Believe it or not, we had over 50 people attend the event, making […]

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Fashionista Friday: Caren’s Kate Spade LBB (Little Black Bag)

Fashionistas, there’s nothing like finding a fabulous handbag at a Goodwill store. But when it’s designer, you’ve really found something special. The feeling you get inside is extraordinary! It’s almost indescribable. I bet that very incredible emotion is how today’s Fashionista Friday felt when she found this little black Kate Spade bag at her local […]

Caren's Kate Spade LBB (Little Black Bag)

Fashionista Friday: Abby’s Marc Jacobs Italian Handbag

Today’s Fashionista Friday’s find is something I’ve literally had dreams about: finding an authentic made in Italy designer bag at Goodwill. Granted, I have found some designer bags at our DC Goodwills before, but none like this one! Abby, our fashionista today, is a Mama and an Oklahoma Goodwill fashionista lover who enjoys scouring the […]

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Give old leather a new look

Dyeing clothing is old news, but you might not know that you can dye leather goods, too. I’m finally catching on to this DIY thanks to a how-to from Goodwill of Central Indiana’s Good Stuff blog. You can give your leather a whole new look for just about $10! Goodwill tested the technique on an […]

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A comfortable clutch—why didn’t I think of that?

Ever see something on the rack at your favorite store and think, “I wish I had designed that. Why didn’t I think of that?” One of those moments hit me like a very fashionable brick. My main squeeze The Cut slipped this little gem into the end of yesterday’s schedule: a designer clutch like I […]

Narciso Rodriguez boomerang clutch

Playing bag bingo

Bag Bingo by dcgf featuring a patent leather tote I’ve turned into my mother.For as long as I can remember, she’s been persnickity about handbags. Whenever her trusty blue or black cross-body bag would get worn at the strap or the clasp, my sister or I would attempt to buy her a suitable replacement at […]


Goodness gracious, it’s Gucci!

Mark this as one of my favorite finds of the year—a vintage Gucci chain-strap purse. Label lovers and vintage fans alike will be drooling over this bag, just like me! This beautiful navy convertible clutch is likely from the late 1960s or early 1970s. During that time, there were no tags inside Gucci bags, but […]

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My favorite things (from Goodwill): Vintage Coach bag

  Today’s favorite thing came from the pop-up shop at our 2012 gala. As you may know, bags are one of my favorite things to buy secondhand because they always fit and rarely have to be a part of my laundry routine. I was drawn to this navy shoulder bag first for its slim, classic […]

Vintage Coach bag from Goodwill

Fashionista Friday: Andrea

The time has come for me to admit that I love cute dogs just about as much as I love fashion. It was easy to fall in love with this candidate for Fashionista Friday! Andrea from Adventures of a Frugalista tweeted a photo of this purse she found at our Manassas store last month. It’s […]

Isaac Mizrahi bag