Inexpensive fashion helps out college students struggling financially.
Students at the university are showing their swag while keeping extra money in their pockets.
The Goodwill located at 574 S. Highland St. is not just any Goodwill. It’s a half-priced Goodwill, which means every priced item in the store is marked half priced.
This Goodwill could not have picked a better location just a few seconds down the street from the University of Memphis campus.
Obviously tuition has gotten extremely expensive so it’s become a struggle for some college students to buy extra things. However, this Goodwill offers the students valuable vintage clothes, books and accessories all for affordable prices.
Many would assume that the clothes in the Goodwill are old and worn out but some happen to be brand new and up-to-date. The question is, do students actually purchase items in this Goodwill?
“This is my first time in this Goodwill store. I just came to purchase some high waist shorts,” said Lauren Rutherford, a junior at University of Memphis.
Paula Parnell, a Goodwill employee, said “about 30 students visit this Goodwill a week. Many students also donate to us.”
Believe it or not, there are more males shopping at the Goodwill more than women.
“I see more males that purchase items from us than females,” Parnell said.