AN INFLUENCER expert and goodwill shopper has revealed the secret place where she finds great deals hidden by other customers.
Goodwill thrift stores can be a treasure trove of quality retail goods at heavily discounted prices – for the discerning shopper.
Searching through dozens of shelves and bins can make a Goodwill store feel like a maze, and the best deals can be the hardest to find.
A Goodwill pro and used clothing reseller recently shared her hot tip for finding hidden gems at your local thrift store.
“Believe it or not, people try to hide things,” GorJesBoutique (@gorjesboutique) said in a TikTok video.
“I was just looking through this children’s section and what did I find? An old-fashioned Tory,” she showed viewers the chic shirt on the stand amidst the children’s clothing.
“I love selling Tory Burch, new or old,” she added.
“They are awesome and cost $4! Yes, I’ll take you with me for sure,” she said, pointing to the incredible price tag on the shirt.
“Has this ever happened to you?” She asked her more than 100,000 followers.
GorJesBoutique has shared dozens of videos about thrift shopping and hacking a trip to Goodwill with their TikTok fans.
Over 13,000 people liked her video and several responded to her question in comments.
“I ALWAYS find the good stuff hiding in the kids section and it’s usually the color labels that are 50% off. Definitely the staff,” one person replied.
“I found a skirt and blazer in the linens department yesterday,” wrote another.
“Most of the time it’s the employees who hide things they want, but they don’t realize we’re going through every garment in the store,” added a third.
“My mum works out of good will and yes they hide things because they can’t really buy anything in the store so they wait for a family member to come over [can come]” someone confirmed.
“Things from adults accidentally end up in children. People often hide things by stuffing shirts in sofas or in ugly coats,” suggested a fifth user.