Fashion Finds – Goodwill Industries – Pacific Beach

Are you wondering what to wear to that 80’s theme party you just heard about? Need a dress for the office? Or maybe just shopping for some gently used kitchen wares? Have I got the place for you– the Goodwill store in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego was stocked with lots of amazing choices for all of the above. I even found some decent golf clubs. And some pretty wine glasses. And a new popcorn popper. The jeans selection was quite good too. There was a rack of jeans 75% off in front of the store and of course like anything else it’s the thrill of the hunt. There’s everything from the possibility of Paige jeans $7.99 to jeans from Old Navy for $2.50– best to be alert and be ready to search!

Goodwill Industries

1430 Garnet Avenue

San Diego, CA 92109

Phone: (858)274-4960

Even more awesome, military, students and senior citizens get a 10% discount (with ID). The staff was friendly and helpful and the store was basically well-laid out and organized. It was an easy place to shop. Whether you’re looking for a wacky puffy vest or some “Hollywood hip” wear for a theme party– the Goodwill is a wonderful place to shop. Check out some of the items I found….




20120221-204516.jpg where YOU pick the prices!

Tonite I’m home doing some window shopping while I sit on the couch. How cool is that? I found this amazing site called  I can go thrift shopping from the comfort of my own home. is an internet auction site created, owned and operated by Goodwill of Orange County (Santa Ana, CA).   Participating Goodwill stores from all over the country offer items for auction- everything from antiques, art and clothing items.  Revenue from the auction sales help fund Goodwill’s training and job placement programs.

Here’s how to get started:

  • If you are already a registered user of, you can
    go straight to the auction listings.
  • If you are new to, use the buyer
    sign up to register and receive your personalized Buyer I.D. and Password.

Below is a vintage sheared mink stole priced at $16 (current bid)

Basically, it’s like any other shopping website, you choose the type of items you’re looking for and browse thru the photos.  The difference here is that you get to decide on the price!  Personally, I’ve bid for items on several occasions, it seems like I always get out-bid though. I’ve been told it’s good to wait until towards the end of the auction to place a bid though I’ve never tried this tactic.

Below are a few random items I found on the site tonite– Michael Kors handbag, ladies roller skates in size 7, pinball machine and a desk.  There are literally thousands of items.  I found a clarinet for $22, golf clubs for $5 and the 1991 Buick Century pictured below for $399 (current auction price).