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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Cheers!

“Momma always said ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.’” Twenty-five years ago Forrest Gump warmed our hearts and we still relate to his sentiment today! Take our glassware department, for example. We receive ongoing donations of unique glassware from our generous donors in the neighborhood and you never know […]

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WOOL

I have a new obsession. Perhaps this is coming at an unusual time as I’m a Minnesotan and we are finally at a place where we can safely say it will not snow again. (It won’t, right?) It just stormed and hailed and snowed last week. I don’t think our sweet MidCoast hearts can handle […]

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Denim DIY

One Pair Three Ways Pat yourself on the back – you did not buy the $250 distressed jeans as advertised! Thrifty shoppers are giddy with this season’s denim trends! Here are three ways to wear your $6.99 denim this year:   Frayed Bottom: Many ways up the mountain on this look! A simple cut and […]

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Anahata Collaborative

Looking for space?   We recently did a photoshoot (it was fun…we laughed a lot as the photo indicates!) at Anahata Collaborative and can’t say enough about it! “ The space feels bright and airy, and fosters imagination, inspiration and creativity” as described on the website. “Anahata Collaborative Venue is an industrial space in an […]

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Spotlight: Paradyse Photography

We were fortunate to have the time and talent of local photographer Ryan Wideman at our spring style show. Ryan and his partner Sally captured some wonderful moments, including these charismatic photos of our model Joel. Ryan is born and raised Minneapolitan. He works as a lead child care worker and also volunteer coaches middle […]

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Sequin Sparkles

I scored this floral sequin blouse recently from Arc’s Value Village and it really got me excited because I had been on the hunt for a floral or printed sequin piece for years. I only wish I had gotten this sooner, right before the holidays but that’s okay because I’m still in a new year celebratory […]

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Vintage Clothing Care

Anna Alexandra, Guest Blogger and Brand Champion   I’ve been an avid thrift shopper for over 20 years! Since my first foray into secondhand shopping in eighth grade, I was hooked. I quickly realized that vintage clothing need to be treated a little differently than clothing purchased at most modern retailers. Vintage clothing, though often […]

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