Tag: bargain summer gear

Goodness Gracious, It’s Goodwill Gifting

My preamble is brief, and you’ll probably hear it elsewhere from all sorts of voices this holiday season: shop local, and shop secondhand. It’s easy enough to say that, but in practice? If you just took mental stock of the folks on your list and gulped, wondering how in the world to shop for Jordan and Stephanie (and don’t we all have a Jordan and Stephanie in our lives) then you might need the boost that only Goodwill aisles can bring. Here are some themed groups of preloved holiday gifts — I prefer the nondenominational term Annual Prize Packs — that I’ll use to guide my giving this year.

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The Stories Our Secondhand Clothing Tells

If you want to get a sense of how I dressed prior to thrifting, just Google “stock photo Millennial guy cardigan.” (I just did, and oof, that was me.) Clearly my closet needed an overhaul. But intense wardrobe surgery didn’t happen in one day. When I look at my closet now, I still think it needs an overhaul. In the meantime, getting dressed for work every day has to go on.

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Finding Your Good Podcast: Getting to Know Chelsey Carter – Thrifting, Competing on Project Runway, and Sustainability in Fashion School

Do they teach you the importance of secondhand and upcycling in fashion school? What’s it like to thrift and use DIY skills while competing on Bravo’s, Project Runway? Chelsey Carter, Founder/CEO at Alex Carter, is the go-to expert to answer these unique questions.
On this episode of Finding Your Good, Chelsey shares her thrift story, explores what it’s like to upcycle a two-piece look for Karlie Kloss using Goodwill denim, and provides insight into fashion school’s emphasis on sustainability.

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Behind the Curve: Why Men Need to Start Thrifting

If you want to get a sense of how I dressed prior to thrifting, just Google “stock photo Millennial guy cardigan.” (I just did, and oof, that was me.) Clearly my closet needed an overhaul. But intense wardrobe surgery didn’t happen in one day. When I look at my closet now, I still think it needs an overhaul. In the meantime, getting dressed for work every day has to go on.

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How To Teach Your Friends The Importance Of Thrifting

Thrifting for years has been something I do on my own. It is my way to think, decompress, and be one with my thoughts. Often when I shop with others, I don’t feel at peace or feel rushed. However, as of late when I go thrifting with friends, I enjoy it much more. What has changed you ask? Well, I have begun educating my friends on why thrifting is important and a valuable art to me. I have done this by extending three things to my friends.

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