At left: Gold/cream tweed jacket, $4.99, Dana Buchman; floral camisole, $1.99, jeans, model's own. All from Goodwill. | At right: Khaki blazer, $4.99, Appleseed; floral tank, $2.99; black lace camisole, $2.99, Cabernet; gold raffia belt, $1.99; black clutch, $1.99; jeans, model's own. All from Goodwill.
Goodwill Industries of Dallas, Inc. provides job training and employment to nearly 700 people in the Metroplex each year, with 11 area stores and 23 donation centers helping the disabled and disadvantaged gain wages and support. And to think - those staggering statistics don't even include the dozens of fashion-challenged individuals who have achieved great style they otherwise couldn't afford thanks to the Goodwill stop nearest them.
There's so much to covet on their racks right now. An over-sized, cashmere sweater in camel for $4.99 -- originally retailing for a stunning $210 -- is beyond necessary for this season. Other finds not-to-be-missed include a men's wear-inspired blazer with brass trim and slouchy sleeves for $4.99; a plum, strapless cocktail dress that is fitted perfection for $7.99; and a short, tightly tailored, plaid jacket for $7.99 that has prep-school polish with a twist.
Don't miss the floral camis for under $2 that will pair well with your blazers and cardis, the want-them-all belt selection for $1.99 each, and the off-season items that are largely ignored now that Fall is here. Maybe that's why a navy, Herve Leger swimsuit for $3.99 is still looking for a good home despite being the best bargain in the store?
Seriously - forgo your morning coffee tomorrow and buy one of these sweet deals instead. See the gallery for our picks; all merchandise was found at the Greenville Avenue shop. Check out Goodwill's website for the locale closest to you or hit Shopgoodwill.com.