CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- I went shopping at a Goodwill in the South End and got some cute clothes... stay with me here.
On Friday, Goodwill will open their second GW chic boutique store and trust me when I say they have some really cute high-end clothing and accessories.
*Editor's note: Meilin Tompkins is a digital reporter for NBC Charlotte. The items featured in this article were put back on the rack after filming.
This chic boutique is "curated for fashion-focused shoppers and styled to look more like a trendy boutique, making thrifting easier with color-blocked racks filled with well-known brands and style stories incorporating chic home décor and accessories."
Goodwill's initial boutique was so popular, they have to add a second location in the South End to handle the demand.
“We’re excited to bring the GW brand to South End. With the popularity of the GW store at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus, we’ve been searching for the right location to introduce a second boutique store with convenient access for Charlotte shoppers,” said Barbara Maida-Stolle, chief business officer. “This space on South Boulevard is ideal, bringing a bigger GW to fun-loving, trend-embracing South End shoppers who appreciate a good deal.”
You can also feel good as you're shopping because every item sold in Goodwill stores supports job training and employment services to help people in our region find and secure family-sustaining employment.
I took a tour around the store with Samantha, the PR manager for Goodwill, and here's what we picked up:
We chose a Vince Camuto blouse
Retail value: around $60
Our price: $8.99
Citizens of Humanity jeans
Retail value: Around $200
Our price: $14. 99
Steve Madden loafers
Retail value: Around $100
Our price: $14. 99
Kate Spade necklace
Retail value: Around $55
Our price: $ 14.99
RETAIL TOTAL: Around $400
OUR TOTAL: $53.96
Here are some brands you can find at the store:
- Micheal Kors
CoachKate Spade Lucky Jeans Nike Argento VivoAnne Klein Cole Haan J. Crew Dior Dolce Gabbana
"The new store also marks Goodwill’s first introduction of food and drink into a retail space with offerings from Community Table Bistro, the organization’s chef-driven restaurant offering affordable, locally-sourced cuisine."
Located at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus, Community Table Bistro was named one of Charlotte Magazine’s “Best New Restaurants” in 2017
Store location: 3609 South Boulevard
Hours: Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Prices range from around $4.99 to $24.99
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