De-Cluttering for the New Years

New Year, new you… right? As 2019 quickly approaches, let us help you prepare for all those New Year Resolutions. Paring down and de-cluttering not only makes room for all those new presents, it also helps you decide what is the most important in your life. Continue reading

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Trending at The Loft – November & December 2018


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The holidays are among us! Got some last minute shopping to do? Whether it’s for you, your friends, and family, we have got your holiday needs covered. Stop in and let us help you find the perfect gift!


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RAISING READERS 

What?

Raising Readers in Story County would like to provide 1000 books to Salvation Army Families of Story County area this holiday season.

You can help by gifting new children’s books by dropping them off at the any of these convenient drop-off locations.

Your gift will help 100’s of children of Story County discover new worlds, learn new things, and experience amazing adventures through books.

When?

October 22nd through December 7th

Where?

Drop-off locations:
Chocolaterie Stam
Cook’s Emporium
Duck Worth Wearing
First United Methodist Church
First Christian Church
Gilger Designs
Olde Main Brewing Company
Pumpkin Patch
Stoltze and Stoltze
The Loft
Turning Head’s Salon
The Ames Chamber
United Church of Christ

SNOW MAGIC

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!

Presenting Sponsors: The Loft and Cafe Diem.  Supporting Sponsors: Stoltze & Stoltze Family Dentistry, Vision Bank, Della Viti, Gilger Designs, and Scott Richardson State Farm Insurance.

When?

Thursday, November 8th

Where?

Main Street Ames, IA 

BLACK FRIDAY

What?

A shopping day that needs no introduction. Join us Black Friday for amazing deals!!! Watch our Facebook page for the most up to date deals.

When?

Friday, November 23rd

Where?

The Loft Ames, IA 

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

What?

Support small business by purchasing Christmas gifts at local shops. We’ll have special deals for the day so check our Facebook page for updates!

When?

Saturday, November 24th

Where?

The Loft Ames, IA 

HOLIDAY HOURS

Thanksgiving Day: Closed

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday: Normal Business Hours

Christmas Eve: 10am-2pm

Christmas Day: Closed

December 26th: Closed

New Years Eve: 10am-2pm

New Years Day: Closed

Consignment Announcements 

 

Now Accepting Winter!

● Last Call for Winter Clothing: Winter consignment will end December 15th. No consignment will be accepted from December 15th through January 15th. Click here for more information.

● Spring & Summer ! Consignment for spring clothing will begin January 15th. Spring consignment includes short sleeve and 3/4 sleeve shirts. rain jackets, jeans, pants, capris, ankle booties, light jackets, athletic wear, and spring dresses.

● Prom consignment will continue through December 1st through Mark 1st.

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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HATS! Keep the heat in all the while looking oh so stylish. Come check out our winter hats! They make great stocking stuffers!


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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. Happy New Year!

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

Sincerely,

Amy Abrams

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National Bosses Day!

During the month of October we get to celebrate the people who lead our fantastic team!  Tuesday, October 16th is National Bosses Day. We did some interviews at The Loft and Duck Worth Wearing to find out how Amy and Eric rank on “the best boss scale”. Read on to find out how they did and the top 5 qualities of a good boss.

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Trending at The Loft – September & October 2018


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Get your knock knock jokes ready because its almost time for Halloween! Need a little help with your costumes this year? No problem! Stop on by The Loft and see what we have in stock. Create some great costumes from our ever changing clothing and accessory inventory!


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Restaurant Week

What?

Enjoy all there is to eat and drink in downtown Ames! Over a dozen downtown restaurants and bars will offer special prices, unique entrees, and great drink options.

Participating Locations:
– Aunt Maude’s
– Bar La Tosca
– Cafe Diem
– Chocolaterie Stam
– Della Viti
– Downtown Deli
– Great Harvest Bread Co.
– Great Plains Sauce & Pizza Dough Co.
– The Grove Cafe
– Little Woods Herbal
– London Underground
– Olde Main Brewing Co.
– Smiles Food Carts
– Wheatsfield Cooperative
– Whiskey River

This community event is presented by The Loft and Cafe Diem and supported by Stoltze & Stoltze Family Dentistry, Vision Bank, Scott Richardson State Farm Insurance, Della Viti, and Gilger Designs. Dine Downtown Ames is a participant in the Main Street Iowa Restaurant Week.

When?

September 14th-23rd

Where?

Main Street Ames, IA

Oktoberfest

What?

Live polka music, dancing, great German food, Guten Tag, and much more! Beer will be sold by the glass from 1-10 pm with a special craft beer sampling through tickets until 5 pm.

When?

September 15th

Where?

Main Street Ames, IA

$10 Admissionin advance $12 at the gate!

All persons under 21 must be accompanied by a parent.

Main Street Trick or Treat 

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. Our friendly businesses in Downtown Ames get to enjoy a fun afternoon with the kids,.

When?

October 26th 10 am- 2 pm

Where?

Main Street, Ames Iowa


Consignment Announcements 

We’re delighted to inform you that The Loft Ames has been selected as one of the best Consignment Shops in Iowa by Best of AmericanTowns! Check out the blog here! 

●Winter consignment begins October 1st! Winter items include; long sleeve shirts, winter coats and boots, close-toed shoes and boots, heavy sweaters and cardigans, jeans, and pants.

●Prom consignment will begin December 1st!

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, as you search for your perfect outfit. 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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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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