Thursday, April 11, 2013

Daily Look: Goodwill Hunting

Sweater, Skirt: Banana Republic (via Goodwill) // Shoes, Earrings: Banana Republic // Bracelet: Gift

Last week, my husband and I spent a few days in Chicago. He surprised me by planning everything, including mapping out the best-rated consignment shops in the city. Much to my shock, one of them wasn't really a consignment shop at all--it was a Goodwill near Oprah's Harpo Studios. Well, I admit I was a tad skeptical. I'm no stranger to Goodwill--I spent a good deal of my time and money there during college--but I  can't say I remember finding a ton of quality clothes there. Well, folks, this one was different. I ended up finding more good stuff there than at any of the consignment shops I visited. I came away with this sweater and skirt, plus two more tops and a coat, all for $30 and for a good cause. It was pretty magical.

Do you like secondhand stores? Have you ever found anything good at Goodwill?


Kiley Kate said...

If you didn't this time, you should check out Crossroads Trading Co. next time you're in Chicago. It's more like an upscale Plato's Closet and last time I shopped I got a Lacoste dress for $18.

Roxanne Barnett said...

I have that skirt too!!

Lauren said...

Kiley Kate--Thanks for the intel. If I get a chance, I will definitely check it out.

Mom--I actually had it already, just in a different color. Too bad my gray version wasn't $7!