Dressed up Ducks takes Goodwill

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Many of the students we interview on campus find their clothes at secondhand stores and vintage shops. The staff of Dressed up Ducks decided to take a trip to Goodwill to see what we could dig up.

The Goodwill Superstore on Green Acres Road is the largest in Eugene and a favorite for some of the Dressed up Ducks staff. Clothes are divided by type, size and then color.

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As with most thrift stores, you can find some pretty unique things here.

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Sometimes a little too unique.

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The huge variety of clothes can make looking for your next great outfit at Goodwill a little overwhelming. The Dressed up Ducks staff has a few tips for you when you go thrifting:

  1. Look in all sizes and categories. Clothes are often put back in wrong places, and there DSC_0388editare often awesome pieces in unexpected sections. (Tip from @HSteinkopfFrank)
  2. Try on everything! Thrift stores can be a great place to try out new trends or pieces that you would never expect to wear. You never know what colors or silhouettes might speak to you until you’re staring at yourself under bad lighting in a grey DSC_0440editchanging room. But seriously – if it looks good in those conditions, it will look great everywhere! (Tip from @ElinormODell)
  3.  Pick a bin or rack and look through it all before moving on. The best pieces are often towards the bottom! (Tip from @katherinicole2 )
  4. Look in the men’s section too. There are some pretty classy-chic sweaters and cardigans you can throw over a cute dress or romper! (Tip from @lindseyepifano)
  5. Patience! Patience is so important when going into a thrift store because you never know what you might find. Also, go into it with an open mind because the fun of it is finding a conventional or often unconventional piece to make your own! (Tip from @mirandwa)

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Thrifting is about having fun and spending some quality time with yourself or a group of friends finding treasures.

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Here are a few things we found:

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Hannah’s shirt is from Ann Taylor Loft, and her pants are from Daughters of the Liberation.

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She scored this pair of Supergas that go for a retail price of $80. She go them for only $8!

Words by Elinor Manoogian-O’Dell, @ElinormODell

Photos by Elinor Manoogian-O’Dell, Taylor Griggs,@taylorjgriggs and Kendra Siebert, @kendraesiebert

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