The Dearborn Goodwill store is the biggest in Seattle, so try not to get overwhelmed when you walk into this roughly Costco-sized warehouse. Everything from men's and women's clothing and shoes, housewares, furniture, toys and games, and oddball art and knick-knacks is on display, at some of the best prices in the city — and every day there's a 50% discount on tags of a certain color.
However, Seattle Goodwill's biggest annual event is the Glitter Sale, usually held in early November. Shoppers line up outside around the block to be first inside the special sale area, packed full of formal gowns, sequined attire, and sparkling costume jewelry. If you go, wear a tanktop and leggings, because there are no dressing rooms — you'll have to try everything on right there. But even if you don't make it here for the Glitter Sale, this Goodwill has shelves full of great bargains year-round for the thrifty shopper.