The women's section comprises about three quarters of the store and is separated by type of clothing: suit jackets, dresses, tee shirts, jeans, dress pants, sweaters, etc. Each subdivision is organized by color, thereby facilitating the process of finding a particular article.
With most other thrift stores, it's generally hit or miss as you never know what will be hanging on the racks. With the Goodwill, conversely, you can go there expressly looking for a certain item. Case in point, when I was a banquet server in college I used to go there to get cheap black pants. Again when I went camping last weekend, I visited the store for tank tops and cargo pants. In this way, the Goodwill is the mall of thrift stores of sorts.
The prices at Goodwill are comparable to those of other thrift stores, save for the fact that they don't price items on a case by case basis. If it's a pair of pants, the price will be $5.95, no matter the brand or the condition. The best part about their prices is their weekly 50% off sales which occur on Sundays and Mondays. Every piece of clothing in the store has a different colored tag on it and each week the store rotates which color will be 50% off. They also run occasional sales on Saturdays such as 'every item in the store is $3.' Another bonus: in addition to cash, you can use your debit or credit card at the Goodwill.
I have bought many things here over the years and I have tried to include a few of them below.
Camping Outfit: Cargo Capris (Banana Republic, $5) and Plum Tee (Old Navy, $2)
Work Outfit: Blazer (J Crew, $2.50), pink
tank top (Talbots, $2) and black pencil skirt(Fishermen's House Thrift, $4)