Our Great Quality Buys at Goodwill of Westport Today

Don’t knock it till you try it.  Head down to Goodwill of Westport.  You never know what you will find. 

With growing children, I only buy brand new if I absolutely have to.  I am lucky in that my children are the youngest on my husband’s side, and I have no shame in accepting hand-me downs.  Now you may think that once your kids become fashion-conscious, things may change.  But maybe not.

Enter, Goodwill of Westport, where at any given visit, you will be parked between a Mercedes SUV and a fill-in-the-blank luxury convertible.  The point is, here’s a place where you can find good quality, fashionable clothing and more for a whole lot less.  In this economy, how can we afford not to teach our children about how to budget?  If you follow our blog, you know that Marilyn and I strive to show that being frugal doesn’t have to mean buying cheap quality stuff.

Here’s what our family got today:

Practically brand new Adidas Classic Sambas for our daughter, US size 4.5/UK size 4 – $25.00.  Brand new, they are $45.00 – $60.00.

No tread-wear whatsoever. Score!
Classic Adidas Sambas. Can’t use your coupons at Bob’s toward this “Premier” product.

Two items were on the weekly half-off special:

Army issue shorts (in army green, what a surprise) for my husband – $2.00

Independent Designer boatneck sweater for me – $4.99

Four items that had an additional birthday month discount, with my “club card”:

Banana Republic long sleeve top for my husband – $7.49

Gap shorts for my son – $2.99

Nike moisture wicking shirt for my daughter – $2.99

Tank top for my daughter – $2.99 (now I can return the one I paid $7.50 for at Old Navy.  Silly me for thinking the special sale was 2 for that price, rather than buy two and you get each one for $7.50 price)

Today’s great buy for quality clothing we need, not just want.

When I have more time, in between gardening, swim lessons and grilling, I will post about the Frugal Foodie Kitchen buys I’ve gotten at Goodwill of Westport since its Grand Re-opening.

Hope you are having a great start to your summer!

~Aimee, TFF