By Zahni Jackson-Garrett
The Goodwill of Greater Washington continued to celebrate its eightieth anniversary with a series of edited trunk shows, featuring Goodwill’s finest selection of clothing and accessories.
The Edison Pepco Gallery was transformed into any fashion lover’s dream: a place for food, drink, conversation, and shopping!
By the selection, we were, unsurprisingly, very impressed. There were full racks of dresses, both short and long, skirts, tops, work-wear, and shoes. There was even one rack dedicated to menswear. Among the colorfully curated racks of clothing were some truly great brands: Loft, Banana Republic, and Lilly Pulitzer, to name a few. The items were priced in the same way they are in Goodwill stores, much to our advantage. I myself found a light overcoat from Banana Republic for $5!
Adjacent to the sales room, was perhaps the highlight of the event (after the fashion, of course): very fresh, very tasty, and very free food! To cater the event, Goodwill hand selected two DC food trucks that take their ingredients very seriously. Rito Loco offered the freshest veggie burrito I have had in years. And Linda’s Luncheonette created slow-roasted sloppy Joes and five-cheese macaroni and cheese. Needless to say, the shoppers were very happy.
In addition to the Pepco Gallery’s already charming aesthetic, vintage photos celebrating Goodwill’s eightieth anniversary were featured throughout.
Goodwill retail stores make accessible and affordable to all people, a quality selection of clothes for all occasions, and especially for work; making job interviews and finding work-wear just a little less stressful. In helping to make people Look Good and Feel Good, Goodwill makes a difference that we remain in awe of.
Goodwill’s mission is “to transform lives and communities through the power of education and employment.” All proceeds of the summer trunk shows will go to fund this mission.
Photo Credit: www.fashionofgoodwill.org/blog/sipping-and-shoppin-at-the-summer-trunk-show/