I first wrote about GW Boutique in Keller, TX on March 24, 2010, and since then that post has been one of my most heavily visited. At a year later, I thought it was high time I revisit what makes GW Boutique so fantastic, and give you an update on its newest additions.
Philanthropy (The Cake):
While I often write about fabulous items you can acquire, please remember it’s just as fabulous to give to others. Goodwill Industries International, Inc. is an institution of giving that funds community programs, including job placement and job training, by selling donated clothing. Donations do more than supplement a fellow fashionista’s wardrobe:
“Every 45 seconds of every business day, a person served by Goodwill earns a good job.”
And you thought you were just buying a blouse…
Recycling (The Icing):
Besides helping folks find jobs, donating or buying at GW Boutique means you’re practicing green living. Yes, fashion and recycling go hand in hand- and it’s a beautiful collaboration. Ever heard of vintage?
New Arrivals (The Cherry on Top):
I spoke with Kristen in Goodwill’s PR department, and she had some wonderful things to share.
You’ll remember from my original post there was only one dressing room, making for one long waiting line. Thankfully, GW Boutique has added another dressing room. I visited a couple of months ago and there was no line and thus, no waiting.
Interestingly, GW Boutique has diversified its offerings and works with buyers to bring in brand new items in addition to donated ones. On my visit I found an entire wall covered with new fashion-forward accessories.
Occasionally, the store plans to have sales on certain merchandise, such as items from White House Black Market and Banana Republic.
You’re invited to sign up for email updates here or while shopping in the store and you can find GW Boutique coupons on its Facebook and Twitter pages. Also feel free to share with the store any feedback you have.
Exclusive to Keller residents: Look for the occasional 25%-30% Off Coupon in the Keller Citizen Newspaper. (Lucky you!)
Please excuse the cake references…I gave up desserts for Lent and I’m going through withdrawals.