Trending at The Loft – January & February 2018



Despite the below freezing temperatures, we are only months away from brighter days. Spring consignment is welcome now. We also have a ton of sales with Dollar days, our bag sale, as well as our everyday low prices you will want to stop in to take advantage of. We’ve also got a DIY event you won’t want to miss! Read on to find out more!

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Thousands of items are marked down to $2! There will also be a ton of sales throughout the store.


Thursday, January 25th through Saturday the 27th


The Loft Ames, Iowa



Fill a bag of sale items and pay only $5 for the entire bag!


Sunday January 28th through Tuesday January 30th


The Loft Ames, Iowa



Do it yourself in downtown Ames. Downtown businesses will offer classes and instruction for hands on projects you can make and take. Learn several new crafts and skills all in one fun-filled afternoon! At The Loft we will be teaching you how to turn old t-shirts into awesome headbands and hair ties! All materials will be provided.


Saturday February 24


Main Street Ames, Iowa

Consignment Announcements 

Accepting Spring Now!

● Accepting Spring Clothing:  This includes short sleeves, 3/4 shirts, rain jackets, jeans, pants, capris, ankle booties, light jackets, athletic wear and spring dresses. Click here for more information.

● Prom Dresses: Accepting until March 1st. This includes long formal dresses and formal shoes. Unfortunately no bridesmaid or Mother of the bride dresses will be accepted.  Shop our inventory online at

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

Designer hand bags make a statement and offer the highest quality standards. These classic black and gold Michael Kors bags are available at The Loft for purchase today. We are constantly getting quality designer hand bags making them available below retail cost!

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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!


Amy Abrams






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Is Gift Giving Becoming More Difficult?

In the days of modern technology and especially in America, the land of plenty, you may find it increasingly difficult to shop and find the best gifts for your family and friends. It seems as if everyone has more then they need, or if they do want something it’s easily accessible. We have a few ideas to stretch your gift giving abilities to help you think outside the box when you are shopping this holiday season.

  1. Consign your gently used items: You can easily kill two birds with one stone by consigning your clothes and accessories that are filling your closet. This will allow someone to find a unique and lovely gift to share, as well as free up space for potential gifts you will receive.

  1. Give an experience: Instead of purchasing a physical gift, consider giving an experience such as movie tickets or a subscription to a series of live shows. These won’t take up space and if they take place in the winter, who doesn’t want to stay busy and stay out of the cold?

  1. Gift Cards: Give a gift card that will enable the recipient to pick out whatever they need. If you end up with a gift card to The Loft, they will be sure to shop a wide selection of one of a kind items.

  1. Shop Local: Find a local artist or shop a local business to make the gift giving process a community building experience.
  2. Use technology in your favor: Perhaps you have a social person on your gift list who is constantly posting on social media. This can offer great insight and inspiration into unique gifts. Consider if  you discover they are gearing up for a trip to Florida and they just posted how excited they are to go. Stop in to The Loft and assemble an affordable get a way kit complete with a bag, sun hat, sun glasses, and statement necklace!

Gift giving may be seemingly difficult, but with a little thought and shopping at good local small businesses, you can make this a one of a kind Christmas!

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How Santa is related to Coca-Cola

As we near the final stretch to Christmas we couldn’t help but want to share some Santa trivia with you! Read on to see the connection between our beloved image of Santa and the all American drink, Coca-Cola!

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5 Ways to Wear a Scarf to make a Statement

Temperatures are dropping fast. We suggest you make the best of it. Chilly weather is the perfect excuse to come into The Loft for some retail therapy! One of our favorite staples is the ever versatile scarf! Here are five unique ways to wear a scarf to keep you stylishly cozy all season long.

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5 Fresh Looks for Thanksgiving Attire

With Thanksgiving right around the corner we wanted to inspire a few fashion friendly looks to go with your traditional family gathering. The Loft carries many lovely name brands that are gently used and ready to help you pull together any of these styles this holiday season!

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How Fashion Recycles Itself

Perhaps you’ve found yourself rummaging through your parent’s attic only to find a vintage peasant top from the 70s and you couldn’t resist adding it to your collection. This is proof that styles show up again and “recycle” themselves. But why does it happen and what do we see coming back in the next decade?

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Poll: How Old is too Old to Wear a Costume for Halloween?

How old is too old to wear a costume?  We want to know what you think! Should you be of the camp that thinks it’s never too late to have a good time getting dressed up, stop in to shop our extensive variety of consignment clothes to create a fashionable Halloween costume! Take our poll below!

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