… Yes, two somewhat surprising phrases my lips have recently uttered. But both are apparently true … the mega-thrift store Goodwill is all over social media, like bargain hunters on Black Friday, and I am a thrifting style icon.
Both these realizations occurred when “A Good Look by GoodwillNyNj” — the blogging entity of the Goodwill stores located in Greater New York and Northern New Jersey — decided I was the obvious choice for their next profiled “Style Icon.” Talk about being completely flattered and humbled by those words: style icon.
But that is what the site does — it highlights people who are putting together amazing looks that most would never think come from “second-hand, thrift shops” and in the process, it helps redefine what is possible to find at thrift stores, breaking the stereotype of merchandise quality and shopping demographics.
In addition to style icons — like myself and Sammy D, another amazing thrifting native Pennsylvanian-turned-Gotham Citizen — the blog is updated daily with all sorts of intriguing shopping tips and style how-to’s. I have been so impressed by their social media savvyness, the journalist in me simply couldn’t resist asking a few questions about how on Earth the incredibly cool, Web 2.0 Goodwill came to be.
Enjoy … and be sure to check out their feature on me, AND, all the other amazing posts!
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