Jewelry Trends By Decade

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Take a trip with us through the jewelry trends of the last 100 years to inspire your wardrobe this fall! You don’t have to spend a fortune if you love something about each decade when shopping at The Loft in Ames. We have so many of these timeless fashion trends in stock and ready to make you the fashionista of the season.

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Trending at The Loft – Fall 2017 Newsletter


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Hello

The familiar chill in the air is signaling things are once again changing! We know it’s crazy to think about but we are only a few months away from the holidays. Don’t let this fall happen with out a few extra cozy and stylish scarves to sport around campus, work, or a casual weekend. We also have exciting news about our website and creating the easiest shopping experience for you yet! Enjoy the news and deals this season at The Loft!


We Have a New Website!

With a new website comes a few awesome changes. There is no longer a search bar to look through our inventory, but instead we have a new shop online feature! This allows customers to look at select items to purchase online quickly and simply!

Check it out now!

Grab Your Planner

MAIN STREET TAILGATE

 

What?

Kick off the CyHawk weekend rivalry the right way!  Firefly Country Night will be hosting the first ever Main Street Tailgate! Come on down to Downtown Ames to enjoy beer, food, and a concert put on by country music star, Canaan Smith! Need some ISU gear for the family? Stop in to Duck Worth Wearing and The Loft and we will literally have you covered!

$15 Cyclones General Admission

$15 Hawkeyes General Admission

$15 General Admission

$40 Party Pit (21+)

Grab your tickets HERE 

When?

Friday, September 8th 5-9:30pm

Where?

Main Street Cultural District Ames, Iowa

OCTOBERFEST

What?

Join us in downtown Ames for the 6th Annual Main Street Oktoberfest celebration presented by First National Bank of Ames! Enjoy live polka music, dancing, great German Food, “Guten Tag” games, and much more! Under 21 must be accompanied by a parent. Beer will be sold by the glass from 1-10pm with a special craft beer sampling through tickets until 5pm.

When?

Saturday, September 16th 2017

Where?

Main Street Ames, Iowa

OCTAGON ART FESTIVAL

What?

Join us for the 47th AnnualOctagon Art Festival! Visual arts, children’s art areas and performing arts form the foundation of the Octagon Art Festival. More than 14,000 people attend our festival. You will be in good company with more than 100 professional artists from across the Midwest who produce and display high-quality original artwork in a wide variety of media. The festival is held outdoors on pavement, rain or shine.

When?

Sunday, September 24th 10 am – 5 pm

Where?

Main Street Ames, Iowa

TRICK OR TREAT ON MAIN STREET

What?

Are you a fan of trick-or-treating? Or maybe your kids are! Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Ames is always a fun, family-friendly event. Babies, toddlers, kids and parents… everyone is encouraged to dress up! Our friendly businesses in Downtown Ames enjoy a fun afternoon with the kids and in getting to know our community. We’re excited to see your funny and creative Halloween costumes!

When?

Friday, October 27th 10am-2pm

Where?

Main Street Ames, Iowa

SNOW MAGIC KICKOFF

What?

The Snow Magic begins in November with the community Tree Lighting ceremony and holiday season kick-off events. Small Business Saturday is a promotion that reminds the community and visitors of the local benefits of shopping small. Downtown Ames is a festive area to spend time during Holiday season! Come experience the Snow Magic of the holiday season at our Downtown Businesses. Free carriage rides will take you around Downtown throughout the evening. At 6 pm the Mayor will light the official Snow Magic Christmas Tree in Tom Evans Park. We will then have our official Light Up Downtown Kickoff for the stream of lights atop the Main Street buildings.

When?

Friday, November 10th 5-8pm

Where?

Main Street Ames, Iowa


Consignment Announcements 

We Have a New Website!

With a new website comes a few awesome changes. There is no longer a search bar to look through our inventory, but instead we have a new shop online feature! This allows customers to look at select items to purchase online quickly and simply! Check it out now!

● Accepting Fall Clothing: We are finished taking summer clothing and are now accepting fall items. This includes jeans, pants, long sleeve shirts, light sweaters, light jackets, and boots.

Accepting Winter Clothing: we start taking the heavier sweaters, coats, and winter items starting September 1st through December 31st.

● Prom Dresses: Accepting starting December 1st

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

●  Please bring your unwrinkled items up to 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.

● Please remove all garage sale stickers, and please do not safety pin or tape your outfits together.

● 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.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Closed Thanksgiving Day

Black Friday – Open regular hours ***Come shop for major deals!***

Closed Christmas Eve at 2pm

Closed Christmas

Closed December 26th

Closed New Years Eve at 2pm

Closed New Years Day


Be the First to Know

There is nothing quite as frustrating as the beautiful new ring you’ve squeezed over your knuckle that calls for the jaws of life to remove. It’s important you know how to size your ring properly to get a good fit for purchasing jewelry now and even when that special someone in your life may need to know your size for popping the question! Learn how to accurately measure your ring size quickly and easily!


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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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How to Properly Measure your Ring Size

There is nothing quite as frustrating as the beautiful new ring you’ve squeezed over your knuckle that calls for the jaws of life to remove. It’s important you know how to size your ring properly to get a good fit for purchasing jewelry now and even when that special someone in your life may need to know your size for popping the question! Learn how to accurately measure your ring size quickly and easily!

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Back to School Wardrobe Checklist

Bells ringing, leaves turning, and freshly sharpened pencils can only mean one thing. School is soon to be in session and you will need to head to the store to refresh your wardrobe. Don’t break the bank with high prices when you can come on down to The Loft and get the same name brand clothing for less. We also have scarves, jewelry, shoes, and bags to make the transition back to school a breeze! Check out a few highlights of items in store!

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Blue Jeans – Are they Bad for the Environment?

Blue jeans are possibly the most popular option for pants in America for every man, woman, and child. When purchasing jeans, did it ever cross your mind that with such a huge popularity these jeans might be bad for the environment? We’ve done our research on what to look for in your denim purchases, and how consignment can help redeem these otherwise somewhat unfriendly environmental options.

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The Evolution of Leggings

The battle of leggings as pants is ongoing, but regardless of your beliefs, no one can deny they are crazy comfortable and a necessity in all wardrobes. Leggings have a popularity that has built a recent history, making it a worthwhile study to see how to think of these useful and fashionable wardrobe essentials.

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Is it Okay to Wear the American Flag as Part of Fashion?

Independence Day is just around the corner and our freedoms are not to be taken lightly. There are a lot of long standing traditions on ettiqute surrounding the American flag. The question surrounding the American flag we have is – Is it disrespectful to wear the flag as part of fashion? Tell us your opinion and we’ll share ours!

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