Its Here! Iowa State Fair Preparation

The Iowa State Fair is fast approaching and we have got the tell all for this fair season. From current fair fashion trends, to the how to’s of the fair, we have everything you need to be prepared to take on the Iowa State Fair 2018 in style!

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Trending at The Loft – July & August 2018


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Happy Fourth of July everyone! The Fourth of July parade on Main Street is a must see this year. Dollar Days are coming up fast and we have all kinds of great deals for those back to school outfits. It may feel like summer just started, but you’ll need to get those closets stocked for back to school before you know it. Read on to find out more!


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The 4th of July Parade

What?

The 4th of July Parade is one of the largest events of the summer, and attracted thousands of attendees last year! What a great connection between Main Street and the city of Ames! Join us before at the Ames City Hall for a Pancake Breakfast from 8:30-10:30.

When?

July 4th, 11:00 am

Where?

Main Street Ames, IA

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

Tax Free Weekend

What?

Tax free weekend, when no tax will be collected on sales of an article of clothing or footwear having a selling price less than $100.00. It is a great weekend to stock up for the fall!

When?

August 3rd-4th

Where?

Ames Loft Location


Consignment Announcements 

● Summer consignment has ended and fall consignment will begin on August 1st! Fall consignment includes long sleeve and 3/4 sleeve shirts, pants, jeans, hoodies, lightweight sweaters and cardigans, jackets, boots, and athletic wear. All heavy coats, sweaters, and holiday items will not be accepted at this time.

● 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.


Product Feature

It doesn’t feel like it but soon fall will be here! Come in and check out the latest products for fall including scarves, cozy kicks, and beautiful formal ware!

 


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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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Social Media Tips to Boost your Business

There is an inexpensive, easy to use, fun way to get your products and services out to a vast amount of target consumers, but you have to know how to use this powerful tool well.  Small businesses like ours use social media on a daily basis get the word out about our products and services. If you are a business owner, read on to learn some tips for getting the most out of your social media presence. No business? No problem, learn how this can help you gain access to the products and services you love, and support your favorite local businesses!

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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.


Product Feature

 

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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