Trending at The Loft – July 2015 Newsletter

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We have loved seeing you at the Main Street Farmers Markets this summer. We are always amazed at the quality of vendors that show up to these Saturday events.  Farmers markets aren’t the only event going on this month.  Make sure to read this month’s newsletter for information on the 4th of July parade, 5k walk/run, and of course our upcoming Dollar Days!

Mark your Calendar.

4th of July Parade


What: The 4th of July parade is one of Ames best events and has attracted more than 12,000 visitors last year!  Parade volunteers are needed and if you want to help out please visit this link and sign up!

Where: Main Street

When: Saturday July 4th, 11 am

Come join us before the parade at Main and Burnett 9:00 – 11:00 AM for the Billy Riley Talent Show. The winner gets to compete at the Iowa State Fair!

Go For Gwen



What: Gwen is a loved employee of Duck Worth Wearing who has stage 3 esophageal cancer. Check out her Facebook page Go for Gwen 5k walk/run . Registration is $25 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. Cy will also be there to start you off and greet you at the finish line, which makes for some great photo opportunities! This will be a really fun time and also help a wonderful and strong woman, all while getting fit!

Sign up here. You can also sign up at Duck Worth Wearing or The Loft in store.

Email with questions.

When: July 18th, 8 am *Register by July 6th so we have plenty of time to order your t-shirt!

Where: Ada Hayden Park in Ames, IA

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 now through September 25th. 8am-12:30pm

Where: 300 and 400 block Main Street, Ames Iowa

Firefly Country NightsFirefly

What: Last year, more than 2,000 people gathered for the Firefly Country Night concert, making it a memorable night and a new signature event in Downtown Ames.  This summer, Gloriana will rock the stage with their hit singles “Best Night Ever,” “Wild at Heart” and more! Get excited for a night filled with country music, great tasting food, incredible beer and lots of fun! It’s as country as it gets!

When: July 9th, 2015

Where: Main Street Ames, Iowa

Purchase your tickets now ($15.00), all ages are welcome.

Follow the news on this event year-round on our Firefly Country NightsFacebook page or website!

Dollar Days


Dollar days are coming the weekend of July 30th through August 2nd.  Mark your calendar for these AMAZING deals!!!! There will be hundreds of items under $4.00!


Consigner Reminders

  • No consignment will be accepted in July at The Loft with the exception of homecoming dresses, which will be accepted after July 15th. We are not taking any summer consignment.

We will be taking fall clothing starting August 1st!

Note:  We know it can be frustrating if we tell you to bring something back at a later date. Even though it might state that we are taking it currently on our website, we are trying to make sure items have the best opportunity to sell! This will make you more money in the end.

  • The website is to be used as a guidance and we will deviate off that if we feel certain items will sell better for you at a different time.
  • We aren’t trying to be difficult, we just want to make as much money for you as possible! We watch what is selling and if we say we are taking jackets and zip up sweatshirts on our website and then we tell you to bring them back, we keep an eye on what sells.
  • A lot of it depends on the weather.  If we have a cold spring, coats will sell, if we have a hot summer, coats will sit on the racks.  We don’t want to be wishy washy, we simply want to give your items the best chance to sell and make you money.  Always feel free to call us or email us if you have any questions!

Fall is a busy season for The Loft, so please limit yourself to 25 items of clothing or less!

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*


Useful Information.


It’s in all the movies. The big moment arrives. The first dance, graduation day, or perhaps a wedding. In most of these scenes some outside person, a dad, mom or best friend seems to effortlessly twist, turn, and style the once lifeless fabric strip into a sophisticated knot, completing the right of passage for this young man. It’s either that or a clip on. We know you are tempted by the clip, but hang in there and let us show you a few simple knots that will help you rival your hollywood counterparts and join the ranks of the finest dressed men around. Read this month’s blog to learn more about types of knots and when to use them.

In Closing.

As we prepare to celebrate the freedom of our country this month, we want to thank you for choosing The Loft for both consignment and shopping. We are so proud to have a local business, made possible by our free country. We look forward to celebrating with you this holiday.

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

Amy Abrams

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