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At the Goodwill Outlet, sharpest elbows get the merchandise

The Goodwill Outlet has become a destination for fashion bloggers, buyers from vintage stores, thrifty families and immigrants who buy and resell the clothes in their communities and home countries.

New York

ON a recent afternoon, in a warehouse in the Long Island City neighbourhood of Queens, three dozen people assembled behind a strip of tape fixed like a starting line to the concrete floor. Some had burlap sacks tied around their waists to free up their arms; others wore gloves....

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