‘Tis the Season for Holiday Wear!

Happy December everyone! This blog post goes out to all you ladies out there! How many of you always wear a dress to a holiday function or feel like that’s your only option? I’m here to tell you, it’s not and it shouldn’t be. There are SO MANY different options, including layering or getting creative […]

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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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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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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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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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