Covid-19 Status

  Dear Villagers – The Arc Minnesota has made the decision to temporarily close Arc’s Value Village Thrift Stores and Donation Centers March 17th at 5PM through March 27th. We plan to reopen stores and donation doors Saturday, March 28th. Please stay connected and check that status on our website. We will not be accepting […]

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Who’s Ready for Spring?

Okay, how many of you are thankful for the crazy nice weather we have been getting here in Minnesota? I mean, it feels like it’s not even winter anymore (knock on wood). Was the groundhog right when he predicted spring is going to come early this year?! Fingers crossed 🤞 Well no matter what the […]

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2020 = Blue, Blue and More Blue!

It’s 2020 you guys; a new year, a new decade and a new color!! I always get excited to learn what the new color of the year is, I’m all about color…even in the dreary cold winters, it’s just so refreshing. Anyone else agree!? With that being said, Pantone announced in early December that the […]

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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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‘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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Employee Spotlight: Greg Rue

Photo Credit: Phil Davies

Photo & Blog by Phil Davies In the fast-paced, oftentimes chaotic world of thrift, Greg Rue keeps the operation on track—and makes sure that everybody involved has a blast. A Bloomington native who has worked for The Arc Minnesota for 25 years, Greg oversees The Arc Minnesota’s stores in Richfield, Bloomington and New Hope. As […]

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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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Fall into fashion jackets

Did you attend our Fall Fashion Shopping Experience or have you watched the recap video? In early September, we talked about how some of your summer clothes can be transformed into your fall wardrobe (presented by Sarah Colvin, our personal shopping program director) in addition to your basic fall must-haves (presented by yours truly!) One […]

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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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