Trend-Style-Manufacturers and trendsetters, even Hollywood celebrities, have long known the benefits of combing Goodwill stores for hidden gems, but one interesting thing happened in the course of our recession.Goodwill stores across North America note an increase in sales-the opposite of most retailers.According to senior management at Maryland headquarters, now is the time to improve the brand-"promote goodwill as a cool shopping place."While this may surprise some readers, I know the way down the aisle at a local thrift store called Double take, which offers good, clean service, provision of old clothes and household items, as well as training and employment opportunities for street youth.Last year, I was asked to be the keynote speaker for the Yonge Street Mission breakfast at the Toronto Design Exchange in the heart of the financial district."Mission", a non-A profitable organization dedicated to motivating everyone to reach their full potential requires me to transform two street youths.The goal is to meet a high enough standard for a young woman and a young male to apply for a position in a clothing store in a famous office building in Toronto.My budget?Less than $40.00 points for the two candidates.All my shopping is done in double shots, and in double shots, the focus is on providing affordable clothing for people, such as my face change candidate, trying to find new onesIn fact, considering that the concept of goodwill is "one hand --up, not a hand-out."I often drop packages on weekends and encourage everyone to support local thrift stores.When you go, go to a peak.Maybe you will find a hidden gem in your figure, see a celebrity, or discover a trend at the tip of the discovery.Watch: new York Times Style columnist Ruth La Flora's article "see who's shopping goodwill" video diane CraigTM telesemminar's "The appearance of success" for women starts with Ocober 2009.Learn how to create your own successful look in 4 meetings with Diane."I will show you how to enhance and build the best look for your figure, budget and lifestyle.