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OC Goodwill Boutique
31892 Plaza Drive, Suite A-1
www.ocgoodwill.org

South Orange County’s first Goodwill boutique celebrated its grand opening in San Juan Capistrano on Oct. 20.

The new shop marks Goodwill’s 25th store in Orange County, and its southernmost shop in the county. The closest Goodwill until now was in Lake Forest.

The 7,000-square-foot OC Goodwill Boutique offers men’s and women’s clothing, kids’ clothing and a small furniture section. Eric Smissen, senior manager of branding and media for Goodwill, said the company’s boutique stores offer more curated merchandise compared to the classic Goodwill shop.

“We’ve been really trying to get down into the southern part of the county,” Smissen said. “It’s just tough because people have preconceived notions about Goodwill’s and what they can be. When we originally started opening our boutiques, a big part of that was that we wanted to show that we can do all kinds of stores.”

San Juan’s store is the fifth Goodwill boutique in Orange County, following Huntington Beach, Anaheim, Tustin and Lake Forest.

Hours are Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Donations for Goodwill will also be accepted at this location.

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