Name-brand labels and Goodwill locations can make all the difference

Welcome to week 10 0f my blog post. According to the class that I am doing this blog for, this will be my last assigned blog post. (Insert sad face). But who knows, I might show up every now and then for a little fashion blogging!!

This blog post is going to cover the best way to stretch that college budget: Goodwill thrifting!


This past weekend my roommate and I went on a little road trip (about 20 miles down the road from my school) to the Franklin, Tenn., Goodwill. There are several Goodwill locations that are closer, but we chose this one because of its location. Franklin is a wealthier city, so naturally, I assumed that the store was going to have some good name-brand items. And I was correct! This is one of my tips when it comes to thrifting. Choosing a Goodwill that might be a little farther away could be worth it in the end.

Another tip I have can be tedious but can definitely pay off. When I go to Goodwill, I like to carve out a quite large portion of time for my trip. This is because I literally look through most every item. Well, I don’t actually look at the item. I look at its label! While this might sound materialistic, it does produce results. Let’s be honest, Goodwills can contain some pretty nasty items. Looking for name-brand items can eliminate some of the uncertainly of where the item came from. Plus, name-brand items tend to be in better condition than other items.

Need a few more tips about thrifting? Here are some great links to another blog post about Goodwill and a Huffington Post article!

Here are a few of my most recent finds.

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I found a Gap floral button up, an a.n.a cream sweater dress, and a mustard colored trench/synched jacket from Old Navy!

Want to save even more? Check out this Goodwill page that list all of the discounts that are available. Besides the Tuesday student discount it offers, students can get 10% off every other day of the week too if there isn’t already another sale going on.

Now it is time for you guys to tell me about your Goodwill tips! What are your tricks to thrifting? Also, what has been your best Goodwill/thrift store find? Comment below!

Thanks for reading you guys! Until next time…

XOXO, Alex