Good(will) Glitter Sale
Note: The following blog is re-posted from a blog by Darnell Sue with her permission.
The Goodwill Glitter Sale was everything I thought it would be, and then some.
By “everything I thought it would be” I mean lots of great stuff and long lines. The “then some” includes much longer lines than last year and my inabilities to plan accordingly.
Sure, I knew shoppers would be arriving at 7am and/or earlier, but there was no way I was going to make it any earlier than 8:30am.
The sale opened at 9am.
I was up late the night before DJ’ing at Fall Forward at the Kingcat Theatre. (Great place for a party. Not such great planning on my part)….Thankfully my curls and glitter-clad makeup from said late night held up quite well and even received a compliment or two.
I was equally lucky to have my trusty GPH partner Samantha Lawton waiting in line while equally trusty camera man, Cedric Ross, and I canvassed the scene and talked to willing and excited would-be Glitter Sale goers.
I wore heels that I picked up at the sale last year and even double fisted lattes at one point during the morning, although I probably didn’t need to do so (ok, maybe that isn’t entirely true), as the energy from the enormous crowd was enough to get the most tired of gals into a competitive “Ready. Set. Go!” state of mind.
The line moved surprisingly quickly, but once I entered I failed to follow the “pink line” to the special Glitter and Vintage Areas where only a certain number of shoppers were allowed. No, instead, like a fish drawn to a shiny lure, I got sidetracked by long gowns and random items. Oddly enough I found 9 garments and 9 pairs of earrings that suited me just fine. Everyone else stood in line to get into the Glitter Section for up to an hour.
I settled my score at the register for a mere $112 and moved on….although I did have a thought today….”I wonder if there’s any Glitter left this week after the sale?”
Might not be a bad time to check out the Goodwill on Dearborn just in case.
Don’t forget to check out the official Goodwill Glitter Blog for shopping tips, tricks and Goodwill insight.