a·ble·ism

/ˈābəˌlizəm/noun  Ableism is defined as discrimination or social prejudice against people with disabilities (and in favor of able-bodied people) based on the belief that typical abilities are superior. “That’s crazy!” “Lame!” “Our company vision” “Mute your computer microphone” We hear these on a regular basis. And while assuming positive intent, the impact can be negative. Phrases […]

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Imagine

Imagine by John Lennon Imagine there’s no heaven It’s easy if you try No hell below us Above us, only sky Imagine all the people Livin’ for today Ah Imagine there’s no countries It isn’t hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion, too Imagine all the people Livin’ life in […]

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Workwear Tips & Tricks

Happy August everyone! This summer seems like it’s flying by so fast, am I right?! When we were in quarantine it seemed like everything was going by so slowly and now that we’re out of it, it’s going by so quickly. It also seemed like quarantine’s casual wear was going to still be a thing […]

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When to thrift

Hi there! It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged for Arc, I missed all of you!!! I hope all of you are having a great start to your summer and enjoying being with friends, family and the outdoors post-quarantine! So what have I been up to….let’s see here. Well, I can tell you that I’ve been […]

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The Villager Club

What’s your dream fashion membership club? One with no membership fee? With virtually endless clothing from across the decades available at low cost? And a human provides free styling service? Oh, and it’s philanthropic too? Too good to be true? Nope. It’s true and it’s Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store! Membership is free, and the […]

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Villager Pop-Up Shops

Arc’s Value Village has launched the Villager Pop-Up Shop Series for thrifty style enthusiasts. Each unique collection features hundreds of one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories in all sizes and colors.   The Villager Pop-Up Shop is on a rotating basis with a team of thrifty enthusiasts who are passionate about style and love to volunteer their […]

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Daunte Wright

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Chris McDuffie Photographer

To mark the anniversary of COVID-19 and the courage our staff faced this year, Photographer Chris McDuffie created a film of gratitude featuring our staff family and the many ways that they take care of our Village. We have long-admired Chris’s high-profile projects and work and we were appreciative of the time he spent on […]

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Stylists’ Thrift Haul!

Our personal shopper Melissa took a welcome break from work and splurged on herself! Check out her fun finds here and book and appointment today – our service is virtual and free and will make you feel so pampered!

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The Ultimate Treasure!

Treasure Hunting at Arc’s Value Village. You often hear us talk about the thrill of thrifting and the optimistic anticipation of finding that treasure you always wanted. For our store managers Theresa and Greg that treasure was marriage! Yes, love in a thrift store! For Valentine’s Day this year we want to share the sweetest […]

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