A new thrift shop opened its doors in Greenwich Village in April offering designer items at discount prices. Eventually, the store will also provide jobs for unemployed and disabled community members. The Goodwill Greenwich Village Store and Donation Center, at 44 W. Eighth St., is the eighth Manhattan shop of Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, a nonprofit organization that also offers vocational programs.
“While it’s a boutique store, we want to market the goods that are along the lines of vintage clothing and higher-end merchandise,” said Mauricio Hernandez, Goodwill’s executive vice president of business operations. The shop has seen strong sales of its new and used clothes and accessories, according to store manager Coco Ogilvie, who holds two fashion degrees from Fashion Institute of Technology. Having shopped in thrift stores since age 6, Ogilvie lives by the shops’ all-too-well-known adage, “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” The manger said locals are excited that Goodwill has opened in the neighborhood.