Goodwill has more than 40 stores in the greater New York area with more than 10 of those in Manhattan. My two stores are at 157 West 72nd, between Broadway and Columbus and at 217 West 79th between Amsterdam and Broadway.
I know them well. The men’s section often has desirable used clothes — suits, dress shirts and shoes with brands like Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, Hugo Boss, Armani, even Prada — at affordable, low prices.
Goodwill has frequent sales and every day one of the color-coded price tags is on sale, usually at 50% off.
Both are close to the 72nd or 79th Street subway station on the 1 Train (red line).
Goodwill recently turned its store on 79th Street into a boutique named Curated. Prices will be somewhat higher than in the average Goodwill store. An item might cost more than $10, rather than less than $5.
While walking along Broadway from one store to the other, realize that both stores are near four famous New York grocery stores: Trader Joe’s, Fairway, Citarella, and Zabars each one of which is a scene of intense Manhattan commerce and people worth checking out.
And while doing that walking, notice the Banksy (2013) graffito on the north side of 79th Street, just east of Broadway.