Thrifted, vintage & affordable outfit inspiration
What Happened When I Shopped at Goodwill Stoughton

What Happened When I Shopped at Goodwill Stoughton

This post is in partnership with Goodwill of SCWI.

Ain’t no party like a Goodwill party because a Goodwill party don’t stop!

My Stoughton Goodwill Shopping Experience

Earlier this week, I was invited to Goodwill of Stoughton, Wisconsin to help them celebrate their one anniversary. In addition to my takeover on their Instagram account, I also wanted to share a few more shopping stories with you in this post!

My last visit to this location was actually on opening day so it was a stark contrast to walk into a nearly empty store. Apparently I arrived before the crowd which was definitely to my advantage. As it turned out, this was one of my favorite thrift store experiences because I could really shop at my leisure without anyone getting in my way.

(For the curious: It was a Monday morning!)

Once I got over the shock of how quiet it was, I got right to shopping.

Like the other Madison-area Goodwills, this location was spacious, organized, and well kept. While there were whispers of the new Middleton store having too much Target merch, I can conclude that this store was primarily donations from the public.

I also appreciate the fact that this, and all 11 other Madison-area locations, have a half-off colored tag special every Sunday and Monday. I’m all about saving money!

Excited by the thrill of the hunt, I made it my mission to find as many things as I could from my thrifting wishlist. Unfortunately I failed but I did manage to find a bunch of other neat things that I couldn’t live without. I’ll be sharing all of them in my March thrift haul video at the end of the month!

Lastly, we have to talk about what I wore! I sported a pair of my favorite thrifted denim overalls in an attempt to manifest more overalls into my life, per my thrifting wishlist.

I did not end up getting any similar pieces but I did manage to draw the attention of an older gentlemen who saw my vintage smiley faced button and assumed I worked there. After hearing his plea for a price check on a pack of lightbulbs, I gently directed him toward a real employee. This was definitely not my first time getting mistaken as a thrift store employee. ?

Speaking of employees.. it was such a delight to meet with a few of the team members at Goodwill Stoughton!

The supervisor, Carolyn, was excited to share with me that Madison’s new professional soccer team Forward Madison FC would be doing a meet & greet at the store on Saturday, March 16th. If you’re out and about, it would be a great time to support the team and the store!

I will definitely be back again in the future. Stoughton is a thriving city and this Goodwill location is a big part of that. Thank you so much for having me, Goodwill Stoughton, and I’ll see ya later!




Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

This will close in 20 seconds

What do you think of this? Let me know!x