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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Circular Inventory

One in, one out? One in, two out? None in for a month? What is your home inventory method? Many Twin Citians practice the discipline of home inventory management, whether it’s because they are downsizing to urban living, simplifying their busy, cluttered lives, or perhaps reversing the trend for overconsumption for ecological reasons. The Netflix […]

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Upcycled Fashions Designer

Arc’s Value Village is a leader in the local sustainability movement and recently participated in a fashion show. The designers presented their new creations made from pieces donated by Arc’s Value Village. The Red Affair event was all part of a larger philanthropic initiative to raise funds for teenage homelessness and Avenues for Homeless Youth, […]

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Event Wear!

Hi everyone! Melissa here. Some of you may know me because I’m 1 of 3 personal shoppers for the Thrift Stylist program here at Arc’s Value Village! OR, maybe you have just seen me around because I’m there during the day almost every weekday. OR maybe my face looks familiar because I’ve been reposted on […]

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