Trending at The Loft – May 2015 Newsletter

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Summer is here and Main Street is ready! The greatly anticipated Ames Main Street Farmers Market is coming back in full force this Saturday May 2nd, and we couldn’t be more excited! There is nothing better than being surrounded by good food, fantastic music, and you – our closest clients and friends. Make sure to read our tips this month for saving money, and events here on Main Street! Please note we are closed Memorial Day!

Mark your Calendar.

Farmers Market 2015

Ames Main Street Farmers Market

What: The Ames Main Street Farmers Market is truly a community event, that is excited to bring people together from the surrounding area to enjoy the bounty of the locally grown produce, delicious baked goods and beautifully hand crafted items.

When: Saturdays Starting May 2nd through September 25th. 8am-12:30pm

Where: 300 and 400 block Main Street, Ames Iowa

Ames Main Street Art Walk 


What: The  annual Ames Main Street Cultural District ArtWalk sponsored by Gilger Designs is expected to be bigger and better than ever this year with partnerships that include The Octagon Center for the Arts, Iowa State University, The Public Arts Commission, and the Ames Community Arts Council.

New this year is a chalk drawing contest for ages 12 and under.  You will pick up chalk at Duck Worth Wearing anytime during the evening and will be able to draw in 3 different locations on Main Street. Contest time is from 5-7:30pm More info to come next month!

When: Friday June 5th 5-8pm

Where: Main Street Ames Iowa


Prom season has come to an end. We have been contacting those who have dresses to pick up that didn’t sell. For those who need to pick up a dress please do so as soon as possible! Thank you!

We have moved things around to make more room!  Shoes have now been moved upstairs. We have also created a clearance area for 50% off items in the same location.  Come see our new look and crazy good deals! We also have tons of scrubs available upstairs!

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Consigner Reminders

  • Please limit yourself to 25 items when bringing in new consignment this helps keep things fair for everyone and everyone’s clothes get on the floor sooner.
  • Please no garbage bags as they cause wrinkled clothes that we aren’t able to accept

Best of Story County

Do you love The Loft? If so let us know by giving us your vote on Ames Tribunes upickem contest. Please visit the site and help The Loft gain the titles of “Best of Story County”.  You can still vote until May 10th! We would be honored to receive your vote! The entries are fill in the blank. Potential categories for us include…

  • Women’s Clothing Stores

  • Consignment Store

  • Locally Owned Store

Store Hours Reminder

Monday-Wednesday 10am-7pm

Thursday 10am-8pm

Friday 10am-7pm

Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 1pm-5pm

*The hours remain the same during Farmers Market*

*We are closed Memorial Day*

Giving Back


The Loft is so excited to participate in United Way’s Live United Food Drive.   Click here for the full wishlist.

The Loft and our customers will participate in the program during the week of May 11-20th. Here is how it works…

  • Bring in 1-5 items of food or paper products on the wish list and receive $2.00 off your purchase.
  • Bring in 5-10 items off the wish list and receive $5.00 off your purchase.
  • Bring 10+ items on the wish list and receive $10.00 off your purchase.

Useful Information.


The 2015 Iowa State Fashion Show is an annual event that creates an undeniable buzz in the Ames community. This event showcases the final collections created by seniors in apparel merchandising at Iowa State University. We too are fans of the event and can’t wait to share items from The Loft that embody the latest trends featured at the show. Read our latest blog to see some great inspiration for your wardrobe all available at The Loft!

In Closing.

We are loving this weather and hope it’s a good excuse for you and the family to come see us in the store soon! We look forward to celebrating art, music, family and fun this summer with all the events on Main Street. See you soon!

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

Amy Abrams

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