Trending at The Loft – May & June 2018


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The clouds have finally broken and the sunshine is a welcome long lost friend! We’ve got some exciting events in down town Ames to take advantage of the gorgeous weather. Dollar days are on the horizon and you won’t want to miss all the incredible deals. This is just a fraction of the awesome activities we have in store in the coming months.   Read on to find out more!


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FOODIES AND BREW

What?

Foodies & Brew is a fundraiser for Downtown Ames to support beautification and growth of the downtown business district.   Local restaurateurs and chefs will showcase their talents by providing samples of unique food creations. Event attendees will be encouraged to visit each station and vote for the People’s Choice Award. A selection of craft beers will also be available for sampling, and each attendee will receive a souvenir glass.

When?

May 11, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Where?

Main Street Ames, IA Ames Airport Hangar

Click here to buy tickets! GA $30 Day of tickets $35

DOWNTOWN ARTWALK

What?

The annual ArtWalk is a great event that showcases downtown businesses as well as community artists. Discover the artworks of painters, jewelry makers, photographers, woodworkers, potters, sculptors and much more.

When?

 Friday June 2nd from 5-8pm

Where?

Main Street, Ames Iowa

DOLLAR DAYS!

What?

Perhaps the sale our customers look forward to the most, Dollar Days are here! Tons of great kids items for just $1.

When?

July 26th-28th – During normal business hours

Where?

The Loft on Main Street

BAG SALE!

What?

Fill a bag and pay just $5! Stock up on all the clothes you need for your summer vacation or plan ahead for back to school!

When?

July 29th-31st During normal business hours!

Where?

The Loft on Main Street


Consignment Announcements 

 

Accepting Summer Now!

● Last Call for Summer Clothing: Summer includes tanks, shorts, capris, sandals, casual summer shoes, athletic (except fleece lined), new swimsuits with tags – full sets only. These will be accepted until June 30th. Click here for more information.

● Homecoming: Accepting August 1st through the 31stThis includes short formal dresses and formal shoes. Unfortunately no bridesmaid or Mother of the bride dresses will be accepted.  Shop our inventory online at theloftames.com

Consignment at The Loft is very easy! We just ask you follow these guidelines:

●  Please bring no more than 25 items a day.

● We take clothes, shoes, accessories, purses, prom dresses and formalwear.

● We accept misses sizes 0 to plus & men’s sizes XS to 2XL.

● Please look over your items thoroughly. We will only accept the highest quality and current trend items.

● Your items are on the floor for 90 days, they will go on sale as we see fit so we can get the most money for you.

● After 90 days, any item that does not sell becomes the property of The Loft. You will receive 40% of the selling price for items priced under $30.00 and 50% for items priced over $30.00.

● Once an item of yours has sold, the money goes directly on your account and you can come in at any time and receive your money (over $25 we issue a check) or use it as in-store credit. It is completely up to you!

● No appointment is necessary.

● No consignment accepted 1 hour before closing.

● No consignment accepted on Sunday.

Click here for more information.


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We’ve got bling! This doesn’t even come close to showing the breadth of our inventory. Let the sparkle catch your eye, then as you flip the tag over to see the price be prepared to be amazed. We have such great deals on lovely items! Pop in soon to find your own treasures!


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Until Next Time

Thank you for taking the time to read our news. We are committing to make this the best year yet at The Loft and we can’t wait to keep sharing our one of a kind products with our one of a kind shoppers.

Thank you for your business, and as always for shopping local!

Sincerely,

Amy Abrams

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Spring into Fashion Forward Florals

It’s officially spring and nothing reminds us more than the longing to see the first spring flower bloom. No garden, no problem. You can sport flowers in fashion, subtle or not, everyone can rock a good floral print and spring is just the occasion! We’ve got a few ideas for how to use this timeless pattern to enhance your spring wardrobe.

Rompers: The one and done concept works great for a sunny spring day that is as carefree as your outfit. Pick your favorite flower color out of the bunch and accessorize with your jewelry and shoes to match.

 

Contrasting: Mix 2-4 colors of contrast to help give definition to your outfit. Use a light solid shirt with the above skirt to create contrast.

Layer: Picture this lovely spring jacket atop a plain black t-shirt and your favorite skinny jeans.

 

Color Blocking: Use the science of color to bring together a mature look. You may select a monochromatic (one color in different hues) color scheme to help tone down the other elements of your outfit while using a heavy floral pattern under these blocks of color.

Complimentary Colors: Choose colors opposite of each other on the color wheel to help tone down the outfit as a whole. Easily select colors that work together by choosing their proven compliments.

These are just a few of the treasures we have in store at The Loft! Come in soon to grab your florals and welcome spring into your fashion!

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Trending at The Loft – March & April 2018


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Spring, or shall we say prom-prep is upon us this month! As you prepare for spring break travel, prom, and Easter, remember we have all the gear to set you up for both. Bring in those clothes you are done with and consign them! Use your new found money to buy new and refresh your wardrobe before you head off on break. We’ve got a lot of great deals to check out this spring!  Read on to find out more.


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MUSIC WALK DOWNTOWN AMES

What?

Sponsored by The Loft, melodies fill the air in downtown Ames as local businesses host musicians of all genres.  Stroll from business to business throughout downtown and enjoy the variety of talent Ames has to offer!  There will also be food trucks, and children’s activities.  This is a family-friendly event for the young, the old, and everyone in between!

When?

Friday, April 6, 5-8pm

Where?

Main Street Ames, Iowa


Consignment Announcements 

 

Accepting Summer Now!

● Accepting Spring & Summer Clothing: Spring includes short sleeve to ¾ sleeve shirts, rain jackets, denim jackets, jeans, pants, capris, ankle boots, open toe shoes, prom shoes, all athletic. Summer includes tanks, shorts, capris, sandals, casual summer shoes, athletic (except fleece lined), new swimsuits with tags – full sets only. Click here for more information.

● Prom Dresses: Accepting until March 10th. This includes long formal dresses and formal shoes. Unfortunately no bridesmaid or Mother of the bride dresses will be accepted.  Shop our inventory online at theloftames.com

Consignment at The Loft is very easy! We just ask you follow these guidelines:

●  Please bring no more than 25 items a day.

● We take clothes, shoes, accessories, purses, prom dresses and formalwear.

● We accept misses sizes 0 to plus & men’s sizes XS to 2XL.

● Please look over your items thoroughly. We will only accept the highest quality and current trend items.

● Your items are on the floor for 90 days, they will go on sale as we see fit so we can get the most money for you.

● After 90 days, any item that does not sell becomes the property of The Loft. You will receive 40% of the selling price for items priced under $30.00 and 50% for items priced over $30.00.

● Once an item of yours has sold, the money goes directly on your account and you can come in at any time and receive your money (over $25 we issue a check) or use it as in-store credit. It is completely up to you!

● No appointment is necessary.

● No consignment accepted 1 hour before closing.

● No consignment accepted on Sunday.

Click here for more information.


Product Feature

 

Did you know we have a Men’s section of the store that is over-flowing with style for great prices? Take a trip upstairs to see this amazing selection!


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Until Next Time

Thank you for taking the time to read our news. We are committing to make this the best year yet at The Loft and we can’t wait to keep sharing our one of a kind products with our one of a kind shoppers.

Thank you for your business, and as always for shopping local!

Sincerely,

Amy Abrams

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Five Date Night Ideas and Outfit Ideas “To Boot”

Valentine’s day is right around the corner. If you are on top of your game,  you have reservations at your favorite restaurant, but if you procrastinated we’ve got some great ideas that will save you some time and money.  You will look like a romantic hero for putting thought into this special occasion! We’ve got five unique ideas to share, as well as coordinating outfits that are available for purchase at The Loft in Ames, Iowa right now!

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Trending at The Loft – January & February 2018


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Despite the below freezing temperatures, we are only months away from brighter days. Spring consignment is welcome now. We also have a ton of sales with Dollar days, our bag sale, as well as our everyday low prices you will want to stop in to take advantage of. We’ve also got a DIY event you won’t want to miss! Read on to find out more!


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THE LOFT DOLLAR DAYS

What?

Thousands of items are marked down to $2! There will also be a ton of sales throughout the store.

When?

Thursday, January 25th through Saturday the 27th

Where?

The Loft Ames, Iowa

BAG SALE

What?

Fill a bag of sale items and pay only $5 for the entire bag!

When?

Sunday January 28th through Tuesday January 30th

Where?

The Loft Ames, Iowa

DIY DAY 

What?

Do it yourself in downtown Ames. Downtown businesses will offer classes and instruction for hands on projects you can make and take. Learn several new crafts and skills all in one fun-filled afternoon! At The Loft we will be teaching you how to turn old t-shirts into awesome headbands and hair ties! All materials will be provided.

When?

Saturday February 24

Where?

Main Street Ames, Iowa


Consignment Announcements 

Accepting Spring Now!

● Accepting Spring Clothing:  This includes short sleeves, 3/4 shirts, rain jackets, jeans, pants, capris, ankle booties, light jackets, athletic wear and spring dresses. Click here for more information.

● Prom Dresses: Accepting until March 1st. This includes long formal dresses and formal shoes. Unfortunately no bridesmaid or Mother of the bride dresses will be accepted.  Shop our inventory online at theloftames.com

Consignment at The Loft is very easy! We just ask you follow these guidelines:

●  Please bring no more than 25 items a day.

● We take clothes, shoes, accessories, purses, prom dresses and formalwear.

● We accept misses sizes 0 to plus & men’s sizes XS to 2XL.

● Please look over your items thoroughly. We will only accept the highest quality and current trend items.

● Your items are on the floor for 90 days, they will go on sale as we see fit so we can get the most money for you.

● After 90 days, any item that does not sell becomes the property of The Loft. You will receive 40% of the selling price for items priced under $30.00 and 50% for items priced over $30.00.

● Once an item of yours has sold, the money goes directly on your account and you can come in at any time and receive your money (over $25 we issue a check) or use it as in-store credit. It is completely up to you!

● No appointment is necessary.

● No consignment accepted 1 hour before closing.

● No consignment accepted on Sunday.

Click here for more information.


Product Feature

Designer hand bags make a statement and offer the highest quality standards. These classic black and gold Michael Kors bags are available at The Loft for purchase today. We are constantly getting quality designer hand bags making them available below retail cost!


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Until Next Time

Thank you for taking the time to read our news. We are committing to make this the best year yet at The Loft and we can’t wait to keep sharing our one of a kind products with our one of a kind shoppers.

Thank you for your business, and as always for shopping local!

Sincerely,

Amy Abrams

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Is Gift Giving Becoming More Difficult?

In the days of modern technology and especially in America, the land of plenty, you may find it increasingly difficult to shop and find the best gifts for your family and friends. It seems as if everyone has more then they need, or if they do want something it’s easily accessible. We have a few ideas to stretch your gift giving abilities to help you think outside the box when you are shopping this holiday season.

  1. Consign your gently used items: You can easily kill two birds with one stone by consigning your clothes and accessories that are filling your closet. This will allow someone to find a unique and lovely gift to share, as well as free up space for potential gifts you will receive.

  1. Give an experience: Instead of purchasing a physical gift, consider giving an experience such as movie tickets or a subscription to a series of live shows. These won’t take up space and if they take place in the winter, who doesn’t want to stay busy and stay out of the cold?

  1. Gift Cards: Give a gift card that will enable the recipient to pick out whatever they need. If you end up with a gift card to The Loft, they will be sure to shop a wide selection of one of a kind items.

  1. Shop Local: Find a local artist or shop a local business to make the gift giving process a community building experience.
  2. Use technology in your favor: Perhaps you have a social person on your gift list who is constantly posting on social media. This can offer great insight and inspiration into unique gifts. Consider if  you discover they are gearing up for a trip to Florida and they just posted how excited they are to go. Stop in to The Loft and assemble an affordable get a way kit complete with a bag, sun hat, sun glasses, and statement necklace!

Gift giving may be seemingly difficult, but with a little thought and shopping at good local small businesses, you can make this a one of a kind Christmas!

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How Santa is related to Coca-Cola

As we near the final stretch to Christmas we couldn’t help but want to share some Santa trivia with you! Read on to see the connection between our beloved image of Santa and the all American drink, Coca-Cola!

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