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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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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