WASHINGTON -- Edited for Goodwill, a temporary shop hawking vintage wares and other goods opened Wednesday for a three-day run in the Pepco Edison Place Gallery downtown.
Is it any good? Kind of.
The quality of items is slightly higher than what you'd find at Goodwill's only D.C. brick-and-mortar location near Langdon Park. The temporary space near Chinatown is well organized, something Goodwill does better than the Salvation Army and most thrift stores, but not well stocked. Within the first hour of business some of the finer pieces had already been snatched up.
The pop-up store is great in idea and only so-so in execution. A much better example of Goodwill taking advantage of their inventory is the Richmond-based Second Debut by Goodwill. This curated brick-and-mortar store is what this temporary stop is trying to be. It has nicer clothes in better conditions -- a thrift store with bargain prices and a boutique feel.
The experiment is worthwhile. Too many interested parties showed up. This means that either Goodwill has an excellent track record or there's a shortage of good thrifting options.
Click below to see some of our favorite finds at Edited For Goodwill.
Soup Tureen $3.98 Need a place to put your soup? Didn't realize you need a place to put your soup? Find another one. Soon after taking this photo the tureen was snatched up by a happy customer.
Records $1.49 There's no way the sounds on this LP can be as good as the cover.
David's Bridal Wedding Dress $15.98 Why spend more than $20 on the dress you'll remember for the rest of your life?
Ralph Lauren Suit Coat $19.98 Not bad. Not amazing, but not awful. You could probably get married in it. There's a wedding dress around the corner.
Men's Polo Shirt
Fishy Shirt $4.98 Jealous? Yes. I am jealous. I want to be able to wear this shirt with confidence.
LP And Coasters
Glass Coasters $3.00 If you put on this sweet Falco record you're going to have, like, a billion friends come over and they'll all be having fun and spilling drinks so protect that table! Use some coasters!
Yellow Rocking Horse $15 The tail makes it worth the low, low price tag.
Deee-Lite Inspired Stretch Pants $5.98 Because "Groove Is In The Heart."
David's Bridal Bridesmaids Dress $15.98 This pop-up is a few tablecloths away from providing all the necessary items for a wedding. Or comedy sketch. Don't be surprised to see some wedding themed sketches in the near future.
Green Juice Glasses $.49 each Not a bad set.
The Faces Of Goodwill
Portraits by artist David Amoroso