I should tell you that I am kind of prejudiced towards Goodwill – I think that they have the overall best thrift store shopping experience in town (prices, quality, cleanliness of stores, friendly employees). And, I’ve been privileged to take a behind-the-scenes tour of their facilities here in the Springs, and believe me: they do a whole lot more than just operate thrift stores! They’re making an impact in a lot of people’s lives: people who often don’t have other people that care much about them.
Anyway. So, the Goodwill in Old Colorado City is just like the other Goodwill stores in the Springs: fabulous. Great prices, good stuff, well-organized. The one thing that is a drawback at this store is that it’s small. They cram a lot of stuff into this small-ish location, and it can kind of feel crowded. It didn’t bother me, but, probably not the place to bring in your huge double stroller.
This location also doesn’t have a ton of spaces in its parking lot, but there is street parking on 23rd Street.
On the day I was there, I snagged a $3 pair of little girls’ shoes in great condition – something I have a hard time finding at any thrift store. I also snatched up two of these mirrors for around $12 each:
I bought them because I knew that if I didn’t, I would come home and kick myself for not buying them. However, they are still leaning against my wall because I haven’t decided what to do with them, so maybe they weren’t such a wise choice.
I would say this Goodwill is a “destination” for clothing and housewares. They don’t have much of a selection of books, shoes, or outdoor goods, but they did have a great amount of clothing and housewares. And, they follow the same color tag schedule as the other stores in the Springs, with certain tags 30% off and 50% off every day!
A complete stranger was holding up a super-cute black-and-white checked jacket and waffling about whether or not to buy it. I walked up and told her she should, and I think she thought I was a little weird. She put it back on the rack and I wish I had bought it instead of the mirrors.
Check out Carrie’s review of the Goodwill store on South Circle – she thinks it’s pretty close to shopping at JCPenney!
Hours: Monday through Saturday 9 AM to 7 PM
Sunday 9 AM to 6 PM
Location: 2304 W. Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs
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