Where: Downtown Seattle Goodwill
What: All year, Goodwill saves the best designer and vintage pieces for men and women—Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Dolce and Gabbana, Michael Kors—and saves them for their annual glam-a-thon fundraiser. Every single penny of the sale goes towards Goodwill’s free job training for Seattleites who need a helping hand. Last year, the sale raised $158,000.
Insider tip: We’ve been told the jewelry selection is impressive this year, so consider heading for the accessories straight away.
When: The sale runs Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13, from 9 to 6. If you’d like to preview some of the pieces before hand, there’s the Goodwill Glitter Gala on Wednesday, November 9; the dinner, a silent auction, and fashion show are aimed at spotlighting the most impressive donations.
Another insider tip: Don’t expect to waltz in at 9:05. Folks in this town are serious about this sale. The early birds line up early, and the crowd is healthy all day long. Do we need to say it? The best designer pieces usually don’t last long.