Thrifty Thursday 50 % Off at DFW Goodwill Stores

I love the art of the hunt and finding excellent deals at thrift stores. A few weeks ago I found these fabulous  shoes on sale at Goodwill.. Now I have never bought shoes from Goodwill before, but amazingly if you know what quality looks like you can really find some good deals. When I shop at Goodwill for shoes I splurge on styles   I would normally buy. For example I found gorgeous red, patent leather, peep-toes  bow shoes at the Goodwill. This is an item I would have bought this spring because I love the bows and peep-toes. The Franco Sarto shoes I scored are made from a well-known Italian designer. The shoes run between $60 and $200

Here are my tips:

1. Check the soles, stitching and the sides of shoes –  Soles can be replaced that’s normally where you find the most quality in the shoes. Check the inside and outside of the shoes for rips.

Inside Stitching of a well made shoe from Franco Sarto
Inside Stitching of a well made shoe from Franco Sarto

2. Check the labels- Knowing your brands are very important and if you are not sure of the brand, use your cell phone’s search engine. Most shoes at the store are priced between $7.99 and $15.99, but I spotted several labels from Target, Walmart, and Ross. These labels were not worth the $12.99 price for a used shoe.  I did also spot Coach, Landsend, Gucci and other well made brands.

Always Clean Shoes- Spray Lysol on shoes to kill any bacteria!!

Here are some of my shoe scores – Franco Sarto , Steve Madden & Keds

Shoes for Brandy Voirin recycled at the Goodwill Photo Credit Brandy Voirin
Shoes for Brandy Voirin recycled at the Goodwill Photo Credit Brandy Voirin
  • A  unique pair new Steve Madden for $8.99 – which retailed for at lest $50 or more.
  • A pair of  barely used Franco  Shoes for $12.99
  • A pair of new  gold Keds shoes for $7.99 which retailed for at least $30 or more

Today the Goodwill is having a 50% off sale on everything in the store. Check your local Goodwill stores to see if they are having a 50 % off day as well.

You might say why not wait till the 50% off day? Because items go really fast at the Goodwill especially if the quality is good. I spotted a BCBG winter coat for $15.99. At prices like these you should buy these items even if it’s not the half off day.

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