Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Stay Warm in Style with Winter Coats and Accessories from Goodwill

Winter weather has set in, leaving many of us wondering to stay warm and stylish at the same time. The key is to find a quality winter coat “” or two “” that will keep you toasty and comfortable in rainy, icy, and snowy conditions.

If you’re on the hunt for a fashionable, affordable winter coat, look no further than your local Ohio Valley Goodwill store! Follow these tips and tricks for thrifting your next winter coat at Goodwill:

Check the tags and labels

It’s not uncommon to find clothing at Goodwill in ” new-with-tags” condition, including our great selection of outerwear! People sometimes donate clothing they’ve never worn before, and that’s a win for thrift shoppers like you! As you browse the racks at your local Goodwill store, be sure to check the labels for brand-name and vintage items. You never know what you might find!

Purple fleece from Goodwill

Purple fleece from Goodwill

Step outside your comfort zone

Winter coats have to be practical, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring! Instead of another plain black coat, make a statement with your next coat by embracing bold colors or patterns. After all, since your coat will likely cover most of your outfit, there’s no need to worry about matching. Faux fur, animal print, and bright colors like blue or green are a guaranteed way to brighten up any gray winter day!




Blue Trenchcoat

black and white plaid coat

Consider alterations

What’s the ” secret weapon” for a better-fitting coat? Alternations! If you’ve fallen in love with a winter coat, but it doesn’t fit perfectly, you may be able to have it tailored to your size and shape. Best of all, with the money you save by buying a winter coat at a thrift store, you might have a little extra to pay for those alterations! Another way to transform a thrift store winter coat is by replacing the buttons. New buttons will give your gently-loved jacket a fresh new look and improve the way it fits.




Don’t forget the accessories

Along with winter coats, Ohio Valley Goodwill also has a huge selection of winter accessories to keep you cozy and fashionable in the cold weather. Make Goodwill your first stop for great deals on scarves, gloves, hats, and boots for all ages. Here’s a bonus tip: check your local Goodwill store or shopgoodwill.com for winter sports gear like snowboards, skis, ski poles, and more. That’s shopping smart!

Mannequin dressed in pink vest with pink striped scarf

Mannequin dressed in pink vest with pink striped scarf

Warm up this winter with thrifted finds from Goodwill

This winter, skip the department stores and head to Goodwill to save money on everything you need to stay warm and cozy. With an ever-changing inventory of gently-used (and sometimes new) clothing, shoes, and accessories, Ohio Valley Goodwill is your destination for hot deals on cold winter gear!

Remember, when you shop at Goodwill, you support life-changing job training and employment services for individuals with disabilities with every purchase. Shopping at Goodwill is retail therapy you can feel great about!

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Donate to Goodwill and change a life!

Find your nearest Ohio Valley Goodwill store and check out our store promotions page for special discounts and offers. And be sure to show off your Goodwill finds by tagging us @CinciGoodwill and using the hashtag #IGotItAtGoodwill on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!