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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Meet the Designer

Meet the young creative behind our new Thrift Stylists logo!   Annalisa Linn is from Oregon and is a second year Graphic Design major at the University of Minnesota who enjoys the snow and all things design. Annalisa started in September as The Arc Minnesota’s Graphic Design & Community Outreach intern and has completed projects […]

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Office Holiday Attire!

What to wear to the office holiday party? We’ll save that for another blog and today we’ll share some ideas on what to wear to the OFFICE during the holidays! The mid-90s ushered in a sea change for office attire and HR was putting out new and improved guidelines and handbooks left and right. Remember? […]

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Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility. What does it mean? A famous quote from Mahatma Gandhi comes to mind, “The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.” The first time I ever really heard that quote was from our former CEO here at The Arc Minnesota when I first started the job, and it is always on my mind. As human […]

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Thrift Style 2018

Fall Fashion Week is a thing. September 8th was our much-anticipated fall fashion event at Arc’s Value Village. Our team of personal shoppers (aka the Thrift Stylists!) hosted Ali & Harmony Kaplan (aka the Shop Girls of myTalk107.1) in our Richfield store for an afternoon of shopping. Unlike our spring event, where our stylists collaborate […]

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Stylist Spotlight: Melissa

Follow our team of stylists on Instagram  @ThriftStylists  (plural because we are a team!)     Today we are delighted to feature our thrift stylist Melissa, who believes working for The Arc is rewarding. She gets to help people inside and out with their style, and finds the charitable aspect motivating. Melissa is local from […]

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Makers of MN

“Something that is old, worn and forgotten gets a second life in color. The pieces all have meaning and sentimental value but are not being used any longer. It’s all about the juxtaposition” says Julia Moss, local designer who transforms vintage silver into modern creations. Many of us remember the days of pulling out the […]

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