WHERE: Seattle Goodwill
WHAT: If you spend your weekends trailing through thrift stores searching for that one-of-a-kind vintage find (or if you want to score some $99 Louboutins), this is the sale for you. Now in its 32nd year, the Goodwill Glitter Sale returns with racks upon racks of gently used designer and vintage pieces. All year Goodwill holds the best donated items for this special event so you are guaranteed to find a bargain or two. Proceeds from the two day sale go directly to Goodwill’s free job training and education programs for people facing barriers to employment.
Just a note: Mark your calendars. This is one of those extremely popular, big-deal events (we've been developing a shopping strategy since we cashed out last year). So get there early—like 5am early—bring water, and wear light layers for changing in the aisles. Racks are restocked throughout the weekend, but trust us that much of the good stuff will get scooped up in round one.
WHEN: The sale runs Saturday and Sunday, November 14 and 15 from 9 to 6 each day. You can preview the sale during the Glitter Gala on Friday November 6 at Bell Harbor International Conference Center. That evening kicks off with a cocktail hour followed by a silent auction and a fashion show. Individual tickets for the gala are $175 and on sale now. Entrance to the Glitter Sale itself is free.