2020 = Blue, Blue and More Blue!

It’s 2020 you guys; a new year, a new decade and a new color!! I always get excited to learn what the new color of the year is, I’m all about color…even in the dreary cold winters, it’s just so refreshing. Anyone else agree!? With that being said, Pantone announced in early December that the […]

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Holiday Dressing

‘Tis the season for sequins, sparkles and velvet right? Shine on, crazy diamond! Holiday dressing is especially fun at Arc’s Value Village because a whole outfit can be put together without spending your whole holiday bonus check! Our personal shoppers recently hosted a holiday dressing event at our New Hope location and offered tips and […]

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‘Tis the Season for Holiday Wear!

Happy December everyone! This blog post goes out to all you ladies out there! How many of you always wear a dress to a holiday function or feel like that’s your only option? I’m here to tell you, it’s not and it shouldn’t be. There are SO MANY different options, including layering or getting creative […]

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Employee Spotlight: Greg Rue

Photo Credit: Phil Davies

Photo & Blog by Phil Davies In the fast-paced, oftentimes chaotic world of thrift, Greg Rue keeps the operation on track—and makes sure that everybody involved has a blast. A Bloomington native who has worked for The Arc Minnesota for 25 years, Greg oversees The Arc Minnesota’s stores in Richfield, Bloomington and New Hope. As […]

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Calling All Business Professionals!

I’m super surprised on how many business professionals (including entrepreneurs) I have seen this fall via Arc’s Value Village personal shopping service! With that, I just had to write about it! Now, if there is anything I know it’s running a business along with the branding of it from the inside out (speaking as a […]

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Watching Our Waste This Holiday!

Halloween is here and the holidays fall right on the heels. Minnesotans are a festive bunch and we love to entertain, decorate and exchange gifts with loved ones…but at what expense? According to Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, a typical Minnesotan between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day adds an additional 1 million tons a week to […]

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Fall into fashion jackets

Did you attend our Fall Fashion Shopping Experience or have you watched the recap video? In early September, we talked about how some of your summer clothes can be transformed into your fall wardrobe (presented by Sarah Colvin, our personal shopping program director) in addition to your basic fall must-haves (presented by yours truly!) One […]

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How to wear leopard at work.

I recently posted a suggestion of how to wear leopard at work. This sparked some interest, including with our stylist Sarah who showed up for work in one of the looks, so we decided to expand and show a few more options. Average outfit shown here at Arc’s Value Village sells for $20, except on […]

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Thrifty Portraits

Have you ever had to get professional photos taken whether it was for your engagement, head shot or even a family portrait? If so, did you know what you were going to wear or did you ask the photographer what to wear? This actually happens to many people! Most of the time, too, you want […]

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Thrifty Traveler

By Guest Blogger & Stylist Melissa Hernandez Erickson Who’s been traveling this summer? I am sure a lot of you have, especially with this weird summer Minnesota has been having. How many of you had difficulty packing? Or maybe you just dread it all together when that time comes? Then I would keep reading!   […]

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