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8 Awesome Goodwill Finds that Will Have You Going Thrifty

1. L.L. Bean Slippers

Retail: $69.00

Goodwill: $6.99

These brand new L.L. Bean slippers were a great steal. They make a great addition to any chilly day, and, with the hard sole bottoms, I can even wear them around campus if I want to stay extra toasty.

2. L.L. Bean Men’s Sweater

Retail: $64.95

Goodwill: $7.99

 

Sometimes the best buys happen to be in the men’s department. This sweater is about a 2x and can work as a sweater dress. It looks great over a pair of skinny jeans or black leggings, with some combat boots.

3. Dream Out Loud Flats

Retail: $14.99

Goodwill: $5.00, on sale for: $2.50

These flats showed a bit of wear, but they were too cute to pass up. Never be afraid to buy used shoes. One run through the wash will make them feel like they’ve been yours all along. These are the perfect casual, dress-down shoe. They can match almost any outfit.

4. Unknown Brand Floral Dress

Retail (closest style found): $18.99

Goodwill: $4.99

Sometimes sales don’t come with the original tags, but that’s okay! Because, in the end, I got my senior prom dress for $5, and who can beat that? Strapless, flower design with a partial peplum in the front that I matched it with a pair of 4 inch black heels.

5. Bonjour Floral Shirt

Retail: $28.00

Goodwill: $4.99

I spend a lot of time digging through women’s tops looking for nice Hawaiian styled flower shirts, and I found this instead. It’s more of a belly shirt once I put it on, so it looks nice with some high-waisted shorts or jeans.

6. Alfred Dunner Flower Button-Up

Retail: $72.00

Goodwill: $4.99, on sale for: $2.50

Alfred Dunner is commonly a brand associated with older generations, but if you like stretchy waist bands and shoulder pads, they’re the brand for you. This button up comes with the shoulder pads, a front pocket, and the Hawaiian style that I mentioned I like to look for. It looks nice tucked into jeans over a plain tuck top. Add a beanie and a flower crown, and the look is ready.

7. Phase 3 Genuine Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Retail: $90.00

Goodwill: $20.00

This jacket has been my number one favorite find at Goodwill. From the 1990’s, it’s genuine leather and comes with inside pockets. Remember the men’s department being the best to shop in sometimes? That’s where this bad boy came from. Men’s outwear, size medium. This jacket will look good over just about anything you can put together. 

8. Maine Half-Sized Coffee Mug

Retail: $8.99

Goodwill: $0.99

Goodwill sells an assortment of coffee mugs for 99 cents; out of all of them, I prefer the one that reminds me of home. Kitchenware is a perfect Goodwill buy because all it needs is a quick wash, and then you can think of the pine trees and the ocean while drinking from a piece of Maine.

Amber Lauzé is a senior Entrepreneurial Studies and Management double major from Auburn, Maine. When not writing for HCXU, she can found at one of her many jobs, or hunting for her cat that likes to hide in blankets.
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