How to dress with the Pantone Color of the Year 2024: Peach Fuzz

Happy New Year everyone! Let’s start off 2024 by chatting about Pantone’s Color of the Year: Peach Fuzz!  According to Pantone’s Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman, “In seeking a hue that echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection, we chose a color radiant with warmth and modern elegance. A shade that resonates with compassion, offers […]

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It’s Thriftmas at Arc’s Value Village!

Thriftmas is in full swing at Arc’s Value Village! If you’re not familiar with Thriftmas, here we go:  Each Arc’s Value Village location (New Hope, Richfield and Bloomington) collect donations year round, which if it’s holiday related, they collect and collect until November each year. When it gets to the time where they need to […]

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TGIF: Thank Goodness It’s Fall!

Summer is my favorite time of year here in Minnesota because the rest of the year is dreary and cold. However, this summer was just HOT! I actually couldn’t wait for it to be Fall and for the cooler temperatures. I’m sure a lot of you agree. 😉 On Sept 14th, we wanted to celebrate […]

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What makes you different, makes you beautiful

As my preteen favorite boy band once said “What makes you different, makes you beautiful.” There are over 7 billion people on Earth today, and not one person is the same.  You are truly one of a kind.  Everyone has his or her own likes and dislikes, their own tastes, and their own styles.  We […]

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Thriftable Fall Fashions

    By Michelle Raven   Crisper, cooler temps are settling in, the leaves on the trees are beginning to turn stunning hues of orange and yellow.  We’re stashing away our tanks, shorts and sundresses we loved all summer long and making room in our closets for the cozy layers of fall. today football predictions from […]

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Top 5 Thriftable Spring Trends

It’s no secret you can save a lot of money shopping at thrift stores. It can be overwhelming browsing through all of the clothes, but if you go into it knowing what you want, you’ll be sure to find that perfect outfit. There are a few Spring trends you may want to keep in mind […]

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Thrifty and Stylish Weddings

Planning my upcoming wedding has been an all-consuming part of life as of late.   As anyone who’s ever planned a wedding knows all too well, there are so many details to tend to and so many decisions to be made, both big and small. I’ve learned that a clearly defined theme can help guide those […]

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I love my job.

I listen to FM 107 all the time. I am a fan and the My Talk ladies’ voices are instantly recognizable to me. But on Monday afternoon, I wasn’t just hearing their voices. I was seeing the faces of Alexis and Margery, chatting with them about fall fashion and Arc’s Value Village and they were […]

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Easing Into Thrifting

by Sally McGraw, Guest Stylist at Arc’s Value Village Thrift Stores and Donation Centers I’ve been thrifting since I was 12 and I’ll be thrifting until I’m 112. I’m the type of person who sets her mind to a task and doesn’t stop until the task has been completed, which makes me an ideal thrift […]

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More Than One is Way More Fun!

It’s no secret that I am a self-proclaimed jewelry junkie, so this season’s hottest accessory trend – layering necklaces – is right up my alley! Stacking multiple necklaces creates a dramatic, multi-dimensional look and adds visual impact to any outfit. Throwing on a few layers of bling sounds easy enough, but there are some simple […]

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