Pittsburgh, October 4, 2022 – With higher prices being on the minds of consumers, Goodwill is the perfect destination for thrifty Halloween shoppers who want to create DIY costumes or buy gently used packaged costumes. Goodwill’s “Halloween Boo-tiques” offer unique, fun, and affordable options for people of any age.

“Because of the current trends with inflation, more people are shopping in our stores than ever before. They are finding out what thrift shop treasure hunters have known for years -- that Goodwill is the place to find great deals.  And this Halloween, shoppers can find great inexpensive costumes too,” said Andrew Marano, Goodwill’s Vice President for Donated Goods Retail. “Our area Goodwill stores have so many wonderful options for Halloween shopping that everyone is looking for.”

There are many great examples of the value for Halloween that can be found at Goodwill. In a Goodwill thrift store, a men’s lumberjack costume including a flannel shirt, pants, and work boots can be created for as little as $19.77 versus $130 at another retailer. A women’s witch costume can be put together with a dress, hat, boots, and vintage gothic purse for as little as $26.96 compared to $91 for the same items at another retailer.  

For shoppers looking for inspiration this Halloween season, follow Goodwill on Instagram at @goodwillswpa. Goodwill has partnered with eight Instagram influencers to learn what each can find at Goodwill stores, from Halloween costumes to decorations. The Instagram influencers include:  @lulathrift; @thriftyyinzer; @stylingbychi; @thriftstoresandscores; @brookiembryant; @blkgirlthrift; @thepastelpessimist; and @theheftyhideaway.

For more information about Halloween shopping at Goodwill, visit: https://www.goodwillswpa.org/halloween.

With more people shopping at Goodwill than ever before, the organization is also making an appeal for donations during this time. At a time when so many people in the area are seeking opportunities to stretch their dollars, shopping at and donating to your local Goodwill is more important than ever.

Donating to Goodwill is also good for the environment. Last year, Goodwill kept nearly 16 million pounds of material out of local landfills. Donating to Goodwill combats climate change by giving items a second life and encouraging secondhand shopping.

Goodwill stores are open from 10am until 7pm on Monday through Thursday and 10am until 8pm on Friday through Sunday. For an entire listing of all 34 Goodwill SWPA stores and donation sites, visit https://www.goodwillswpa.org/goodwill-stores.

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