Why do We Wear Green on St. Patricks Day

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If you’ve ever felt a painful pinch on March 17th, you are well aware you disobeyed the green policy for St. Patrick’s Day. But why green, and more importantly why a pinch? In order to find out we must go back in time to the luscious lands of Ireland and the mythical world of leprechauns. Read on to get your answer and get inspired by items in store available this St. Patrick’s Day to keep you looking stylish and pinch free the whole day through.

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Trending at The Loft – Spring 2017 Newsletter

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The spring has sprung early and we couldn’t be more thrilled! We have so many great events you won’t want to miss! We also have updates on prom items in this seasonal newsletter you won’t be able to resist scrolling all the way to the bottom. Enjoy the news and deals this season at The Loft!


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MAIN STREET FARMERS MARKET

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What?

The Ames Main Street Farmers Market is truly a community event. They are 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?

Starting May 3rd, Saturdays 9am-12:30pm

Where?

300 & 400 blocks of Main Street Ames, Iowa


Consignment Announcements 

 

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Please Note…

  • Spring items are being accepted now including: Capris, Jeans, Short-Sleeve Tops, Light Weight Jackets
  • Summer items are being accepted now including:  Tanks, shorts, sandals, summer dresses.
  • We will no longer be accepting clothing in any type of trash bag.  This wrinkles the clothes and makes them unsellable.
  • We will be standing pretty firm on 25 items of clothing a day to make it fair so that all consignor’s items make it to the sale’s floor.  If you have any questions or are coming from a long way away, just give us a call and we will get it worked out!

What you need to know about prom dresses….

  • Prom dresses are being accepted now and are ready for purchase! This is a great place to find a unique and affordable dress!
  • Formal wear need to be dry cleaned.
  • Dresses should be no older than 3 years. 
  • We will stop taking dresses March 15th, but sell them through May.

Here are a few of our featured dresses – We have a gorgeous selection so watch our Facebook page or follow us on Instagram and pop in any time for daily arrivals!

Don’t forget to check out our prom jewelry when shopping for your dress!

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We also have a ton of adorable shoes to complete your outfit!

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Our displays are lined with unique and stylish jewelry that has just arrived. Keep reading for new and inventive ways to wear our affordable pieces!


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From the first moment in your kindergarten class when you received a Valentines card, it was most certainly in the shape of a heart. But where did this peculiar shape of representational romance originate? It’s origin though basic in nature may surprise you! Read more here!


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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 kind shoppers.

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

Sincerely,

Amy Abrams

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Where did the Heart Symbol Originate?

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From the first moment in your kindergarten class when you received a Valentines card, it was most certainly in the shape of a heart. But where did this peculiar shape of representational romance originate? It’s origin though basic in nature may surprise you!  Continue reading

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The Guide to Care For Clothes

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Nobody likes to throw money in the trash. At The Loft we’ve got two great ideas to save you cash. The first is to buy gently used quality clothes through our consignment store. The second is to take care of the clothes you have so you can make money consigning later.    Keep reading to discover our best ideas to make your favorite pieces go the distance.

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Trending at The Loft – Winter 2016 Newsletter

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Where did the fall go?! We are now embarking upon the holiday season and there is so much for you to do and deals to take advantage of. You will also enjoy free parking every Saturday through Christmas starting now! We also  want to take a moment to say thank you. Our hearts are full with gratitude to all of our shoppers, consigners, and our wonderful staff for all you contribute to our store and the community. Happy Holidays from The Loft!


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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

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What?

Celebrate all that is unique about the small businesses of Ames by shopping “Small” on the Saturday after Thanksgiving on Main Street!   There will also be special events including:

*Many businesses open at 9am
*Free swag bags for the first 200 shoppers
*Cookies & Milk with Santa (Depot Deli) 10am-Noon
*Free wine samples (Della Viti) after 2pm
*Drawing for $100 gift card (Treats on a Leash)

When?

Saturday November 26th

*Note: We will open at 9am at The Loft and continue sales the whole weekend.*

Where?

Participating stores on Main Street in Ames

*Note: We will not be accepting consignment this day*

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS DAY

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What?

Step back in time in Downtown Ames with an Old-Fashioned Christmas celebration hosted by the Ames Historical Society.  Create your own Christmas Traditions by visiting your favorite Downtown businesses.

When?

Saturday, December 3rd

Where?

Ames Historical Society

SANTA’S TRAIN IN DOWNTOWN AMES

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What?

From 10am-Noon bring the kids to ride Santa’s Train in Downtown!  Cy will be joining your little riders sponsored by Duck Worth Wearing and the Loft. Get your picture taken and make your child’s Christmas wish come true by hanging with Cy on a fun train ride!

When?

Saturday, December 10th

10am-12pm

Where?

Downtown Ames, Iowa

DOLLAR DAYS!

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What?

Dollar days are back! Many items will be available for $5 or less!

Don’t miss this exciting event!

When?

January 26th-29th

Sales will go all weekend!

Where?

The Loft in Ames, Iowa


Consignment Announcements 

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 

Closed Thanksgiving Day

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

*Note: We will not accept consignment on Black Friday*

Closed Christmas Eve at 2pm

Closed Christmas

Closed December 26th

Closed New Years Eve at 2pm

Closed New Years Day

Please Note…

  • We will start taking Prom dresses on December 1st! They must be cleaned, current and in perfect condition.
  • Spring items are being accepted January 15th including: capris, jeans, short-sleeve tops.
  • We will not be accepting consignment on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday to allow our staff to be with their families!
  • We will no longer be accepting clothing in any type of trash bag.  This wrinkles the clothes and makes them unsellable.
  • We will be standing pretty firm on 25 items of clothing a day to make it fair so that all consignor’s items make it to the sale’s floor.  If you have any questions or are coming from a long way away, just give us a call and we will get it worked out!

Give Back

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  • Our Ames Duck Worth Wearing and The Loft locations are participating in the Toys for Tots toy drive. We will have a box on site for new, unwrapped toys at both Duck Worth Wearing Ames and The Loft.
  • To pay it forward we will off $5 off your purchase for donating a new unwrapped toy for those in need in our community!

We have a lot of new blankets, scarves, jewelry, as well as ISU gear! These are perfect for holiday gifts and stocking stuffers.

We have a large selection of dress boots located upstairs. While you’re up there check out the huge selection of shoes along with mens clothes, clearance deals, scrubs, and stunning prom dresses!

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The holidays can be the busiest and most stressful time of the year. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a place you could go with varied, one of a kind inventory at great prices for all the people on your list? We’ve got great news. The Loft is that place and we have so many great gifts for your friends and family! Check out our ideas here! 


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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 kind clients. We are so grateful for all of you this year. Happy Holidays!

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

Sincerely,

Amy Abrams

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The Loft Holiday Gift Guide 2016

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The holidays can be the busiest and most stressful time of the year. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a place you could go with varied, one of a kind inventory at great prices for all the people on your list? We’ve got great news. The Loft is that place and we have so many great gifts for your friends and family!

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Make your Favorite Kicks go the Distance

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Once you find that special pair of shoes, that look great, go with every outfit, and fit like a dream, you will want them to last forever. Shoes may be the hardest working accessory we own, so don’t be afraid to give them a little extra TLC to get them to go the distance.

We have some major money saving tips for how to clean and organize your shoes so they keep that new shoe appearance they had in the store that caught your eye in the first place!

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