Holiday Dressing

‘Tis the season for sequins, sparkles and velvet right? Shine on, crazy diamond! Holiday dressing is especially fun at Arc’s Value Village because a whole outfit can be put together without spending your whole holiday bonus check! Our personal shoppers recently hosted a holiday dressing event at our New Hope location and offered tips and […]

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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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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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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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Stylist Spotlight: Sara Stamschror-Lott

Follow our team of fun and fashionable stylists on Instagram @ThriftStylists (plural because we are a team!) Today we are delighted to feature our thrift stylist Sara Stamschror-Lott! Sara hails from Lake City and now lives with her wonderful family here in the Twin Cities. Sara has worked with Arc’s Value Village for a few years […]

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Stephanie Hansen is our kind of thrifter!

HI! My name is Stephanie and I am the broadcaster, blogger, photographer, podcaster, thrifter and eater behind StephaniesDish.com and the podcast MakersofMN. It all began in 2005 when Stephanie March (Food Editor for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine) and I started the radio show #WeeklyDish on the Twin Cities station Mytalk1071. Ten years later, the show is going […]

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