The Month When Goodwill Becomes GhoulWill

The Month When Goodwill Becomes GhoulWill

Calling all zombies and witches! America’s 2,450 Goodwill stores have shifted into overdrive for Halloween 2019, expanding its offerings of costumes, makeup and party props. Some stores are even adding personal costume helpers this month to help you create that clever but low-cost Halloween look. In the last decade, our nation’s largest purveyor of resale [...]

Halloween is Christmas for Thrift Stores!

Halloween is Christmas for Thrift Stores!

We’ve said it before, and it gets truer every year. Halloween is the major holiday for thrift stores. In October, they see new customers and customers who might shop there only that month. More and more thrift stores are stocking new costume accessories – witches’ hats, play swords, masks, fake beards, costume makeup, plastic vampire [...]

Renowned Resale, in Denver

Renowned Resale, in Denver

The Denver neighborhood south of downtown known as “LoBo” (short for “Lower Broadway”) features a six-block mini neighborhood called Antique Row. The area’s 100-year-old buildings, once home to factories and boarding houses, now are filled with shops offering vintage clothing, rare books, rugs, handmade musical instruments, florists, art galleries, gift shops, a custom metal plating [...]

A Shoutout to Goodies Found in Goodwill Bins in the L.A. Times

A Shoutout to Goodies Found in Goodwill Bins in the L.A. Times

A look at vintage streetwear sold at the Rose Bowl Flea Market reveals that the best place to find in-demand sports and rock concert T-shirts is the bins at Goodwill outlet stores. The article also notes that fashion designers are "borrowing" the look of secondhand wear, and observes that buyers are looking to reduce textile [...]