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Goodwill Turned Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Into an Ad Campaign (PHOTOS)

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Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 4:15 AM

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There's little doubt that Macklemore's hit song "Thrift Shop" was the best thing to happen to Goodwill in a while. (Ever? Yeah we're just going to go ahead and say ever.)

See also: Critics Need to Lay Off Macklemore

Part of the video was filmed at their store in Seattle, where the rapper is from, and according to their site, Macklemore even "generously donated three signed copies of his The VS. (Redux) EP along with three t-shirts (S/M/L) to be auctioned off on our eBay site in support of our free job training and education programs."

Now that's generous!

But the used-duds-purveyor has taken his, um, goodwill even further. Goodwill Southern California and other locations are using the "Thrift Shop" lyrics in a fancy-shmancy marketing campaign, full of attractive hipsters. And, according to Macklemore's publicist, the rapper himself knows nothing about it! (Socal Goodwill didn't respond to our request for comment.) In any case, take a look at the campaign:

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A funny story: Rollergirl from Boogie Nights wanted to shop at Goodwill during the '70s, but because the shop is always a couple decades behind the times they actually sold stuff from the '50s then. So since she wasn't into poodle skirts and that kinda thing she opted out.

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