Duck Worth Wearing Promotes Green Families

 

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We all make daily choices that impact the environment in one way or another. It is important to know how our decisions are effecting the good of the earth, and creating positive change. Read on to discover useful tips and guidelines to help you and your family go green including daily living tips, cleaning, repurposing, and consignment.

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Duck Worth Reading – July 2014 Newsletter

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It’s hard to believe that it is already July! There are a ton of great opportunities to take advantage of this summer on Main Street, not to mention our dollar days toward the end of the month. Grab your calendar as you read on for all of the events, deals, and ways to grow your wardrobe and wallet this month at Duck Worth Wearing!

Mark Your Calendar.

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The 4th of July Store Activities, Parade, & Ames 150th Birthday

When: Friday, July 4th

Where: Main Street, Ames Iowa

What:  Main Street will be throwing a parade at 11am.  Multiple family activities will be filling out Main Street’s sidewalks!

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Main Street Farmers Market

When: Saturdays now through October. 8am-12:30pm

Where: 300 & 400 Block of Main Street and the Tom Evans Park

What: The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market is a community event with local vendors and producers bringing their best to sell and share! It’s a great time to start the weekend with family and friends as you stroll in the sunshine down Main Street. It will bring you conveniently closer to our front door which is only a few steps away from great deals on all things your family needs to save time and money!

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Dollar Days

When: Thursday July 24th through Sunday July 27th

Where: Duck Worth Wearing

What:  Stop by to take advantage of our drastically reduced prices on select items! These great items won’t last long at these prices!

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Firefly Country Nights Concert

When: Thursday July 17th

Where: 200 Block Main Street

What:   Firefly Country Night in Historic Downtown Ames! Join us for a night of live country music featuring Frankie Ballard, Leah Turner, and Danny Grouse.  For $10 you can enjoy a summer night filled with bbq food, beer, and rising country music star Frankie Ballard, featuring Leah Turner and Danny Grouse. Tickets are available for purchase at https://newschool.tikly.co/events/133. Watch our Facebook page for ticket give aways for this special event!

http://www.leahturner.com/

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CyDay!

Cy Friday

When: Sunday July 27th, 1:30pm-2:30pm

Where: Duck Worth Wearing with a special stop at The Loft.

What:  Did you miss Cy’s other visits? Never fear, he will show up again Sunday July 27th! Free pictures will be taken with the mascot. Over 150 kids and parents stopped in to see our dear mascot during his last visit!

Consignment.

Please note the following dates for consignment acceptance of seasonal items.

  • July 1st will mark the beginning of our acceptance of back to school items.
  • Save your fall clothing for August 1st.
  • September 1st we will begin accepting winter clothing.

We Accept

  • swim suits
  • rain gear
  • white shoes
  • capris
  • short sleeves
  • shorts
  • tanks
  • sleeveless shirts
  • flip-flops
  • swim shoes
  • swim items & swimsuits

Tween Section Notice

Our tween section is now only going to accept “mall brands” such as The Gap, Old Navy, etc.  We will no longer accept generic brands such as the brands Walmart orK-mart carry.  We have so many great consignments in this section, we need the space to showcase the most popular brands in our store.

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Summer is the time to get out in the sunshine, enjoy your family, and make the most of the beautiful weather! With the kids home from school there is also the opportunity for getting stuck in a rut with your daily routine. Duck Worth Wearing has put together a guide to maximize your summer fun!  Ames is hosting tons of family friendly activities, ideas for do it yourself inexpensive fun, and a complete line of Melissa & Doug toys that will enhance your kid’s summer experience!

You Should get to Know.

Each month we will be featuring a staff member for you to get to know! Our staff thinks of our consigners and shoppers as an extension of the The Loft family and we want to connect! This month you should get to know our very own Cassie Kramer.

Cassie Kramer Who: Cassie Kramer

Position:  Sales Associate at The Loft & Duck Worth Wearing.

Past: Cassie has grown up in the Ames area and has one older brother and one younger sister.

Present: Cassie enjoys being with friends, playing guitar and crocheting.  When she is feeling adventurous she enjoys any kind of boating activities such as tubing or water skiing.

Future:  Cassie plans to attend Iowa State University. She will major in elementary education and Spanish.  Cassie looks forward to serving the customers at The Loft & Duck Worth Wearing!

 

In Closing.

Don’t be strangers this month as there are great ways to save money and enjoy this beautiful weather with all our Main Street events. Check our Facebook page this month for a chance to win free tickets to the Firefly Country Concert event!

Please note part of Main Street will be closed the afternoon of July 3rd and 17th to set up for the activities.  But we will be open, please use the parking behind Duck Worth Wearing.

Thank you for your business, and as always for shopping local!

Sincerely,
Amy Abrams

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Summer Activity Guide 2014 Duck Worth Wearing

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Summer is the time to get out in the sunshine, enjoy your family, and make the most of the beautiful weather! With the kids home from school there is also the opportunity for getting stuck in a rut with your daily routine. Duck Worth Wearing has put together a guide to maximize your summer fun!  Ames is hosting tons of family friendly activities, ideas for do it yourself inexpensive fun, and a complete line of Melissa & Doug toys that will enhance your kid’s summer experience!

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Duck Worth Reading – June 2014 Newsletter

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It’s hard to believe that June has arrived! There are a ton of great opportunities to take advantage of this summer on Main Street, not to mention a promotion you can’t afford to miss. Grab your calendar as you read on for all of the events, deals, and ways to grow your wardrobe and wallet this month at Duck Worth Wearing!

Mark your Calendar. 

DWW Calendar june 2014

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The Art Walk in Downtown Ames! Duck Worth featuring Artist Tim Read

When: Friday June 6th 5-8pm

Where: Main Street, Ames Iowa

What:   The Art Walk includes music, food, local talent and fun.  Duck Worth Wearing is proud to have local artist Tim Read! To read more about this wonderful artist and author click here!

The Music Walk in Downtown Ames!

When: Thursday June 19th 5-8pm

Where: Main Street, Ames Iowa

What:   The Music Walk includes music, food, local talent and fun.  Downtown businesses and organizations will host local musicians and fill the streets with beautiful tunes!

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The 4th of July Store Activities, Parade, & Ames 150th Birthday

When: Friday, July 4th

Where: Main Street, Ames Iowa

What:  Main Street will be throwing a parade at 11am.  Multiple family activities will be filling out Main Street’s sidewalks!

farmers market

Main Street Farmers Market

When: Saturdays now through October. 8am-12:30pm

Where: 300 & 400 Block of Main Street and the Tom Evans Park

What: The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market is a community event with local vendors and producers bringing their best to sell and share! It’s a great time to start the weekend with family and friends as you stroll in the sunshine down Main Street. It will bring you conveniently closer to our front door which is only a few steps away from great deals on all things your family needs to save time and money!

Consignment.

Please note the following dates for consignment acceptance of seasonal items.

  • We are now taking summer items through June 30th. See list below!
  • July 1st will mark the beginning of our acceptance of back to school items.
  • Save your fall clothing for August 1st.
  • September 1st we will begin accepting winter clothing.

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Store Special!:  June 23rd through  the 29th brings big rewards at Duck Worth Wearing!

  • If you are or become a rewards member, buy $25 or more worth of items and get $5 on your account for the next time you visit us at Duck Worth Wearing. **This deal is valid once per day and caps out at one $5 reward in that daily limit.

We Accept

  • swim suits
  • rain gear
  • white shoes
  • capris
  • short sleeves
  • shorts
  • tanks
  • sleeveless shirts
  • flip-flops
  • swim shoes
  • swim items & swimsuits

Tween Section Update

Our tween section is now only going to accept “mall brands” such as The Gap, Old Navy, etc.  We will no longer accept generic brands such as the brands Walmart orK-mart carry.  We have so many great consignments in this section, we need the space to showcase the most popular brands in our store.

Duck Worth Wearing United Way Food Drive Follow up

A special thank you goes out to all of our generous customers and consigners for making this year’s United Way Food drive a success! This was such a humbling experience to help those in need, and see the community come together to do it. Thanks again from the staff here at Duck Worth Wearing!

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Whether you have kids or guests who frequently visit your home, building a toy library is a great way to be hospitable and entertain your children. Check out our latest blog for tips on how to store toys for easy access while maintaining organization, as well as appeal to a wide range of interests and ages for your little visitors.

You Should get to Know.

Each month we will be featuring a staff member for you to get to know! Our staff thinks of our consigners and shoppers as an extension of the Duck Worth Wearing family and we want to connect! This month you should get to know our very own Delaney Aitchison.

senior picWho: Delaney Aitchison

Position:  Sales Associate at The Loft & Duck Worth Wearing.

Past: Delaney has grown up in the Ames area as the second oldest of nine children. She has recently graduated from high school.

Present: As a pet lover, Delaney loves spending time with her dog Lizzy, an english springer spaniel. Delaney enjoys missions trips and enjoys irish dancing, cooking, horse back riding, and showing rabbits at county and state fair.

Future:  Delaney plans on going to DMACC and returning to Nicaragua for future missions work.

In Closing.

Don’t be strangers this month as there are more ways than ever to save, make money with consignment, and enjoy this beautiful weather with all our Main Street events. Don’t for get our $5 for $25 promotion the last week of June!

Thank you for your business, and as always for shopping local!

Sincerely,
Amy Abrams

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Building a Toy Library

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Whether you have kids or guests who frequently visit your home, building a toy library is a great way to be hospitable and entertain your own children at any age. Read further for advice on how to store toys for easy access while maintaining organization, as well as appeal to a wide range of interests and ages for your little visitors.

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Duck Worth Reading – May 2014 Newsletter

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As the flowers burst forward from the ground and we excitedly say our good byes to winter weather, Duck Worth Wearing and Main Street are as lively and busy as ever! With May comes graduations, weddings, and spring time outdoor play. We have a ton of new clothes to get you to all your events dressed in affordable styles. Read on this month for updates on the cutest kid contest, new products, and activities on Main Street in Ames!

Mark your Calendar. 

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Vote for the Cutest Kid Contest

When: May 5th through the 12th

Where: Duck Worth Wearing

What:  One vote per day! Voting closes on the 12th!

Closed for Memorial Day

When: May 26th

Where: Duck Worth Wearing

What:  Duck Worth Wearing will be closed for Memorial day!

Main Street Farmers Market

When: Starting Saturday May 3rd through October. 8am-12:30pm

Where: 300 & 400 Block of Main Street and the Tom Evans Park

What: The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market is a community event with local vendors and producers bringing their best to sell and share! It’s a great time to start the weekend with family and friends as you stroll in the sunshine down Main Street. It will bring you conveniently closer to our front door which is only a few steps away from great deals on all things your family needs to save time and money!

Consignment.

It is time to get your spring and summer items ready! This includes…

We Accept

  • swim suits
  • rain gear
  • Easter dresses
  • white shoes
  • capris
  • short sleeves
  • shorts
  • tanks
  • sleeveless shirts
  • flip-flops
  • swim shoes
  • swim items & swimsuits

A few reminders for your spring and summer items:

  • Outfits sell a lot better than separate pants and tops.
  • If you have outfits that are the same brand and same size put them together and we will make them a set.
  • Please do not pin your items together as it will leave holes in the clothing.
  • Please snap and button all outfits, etc. It really makes things go soooo much quicker!

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Duck Worth Wearing would also like to send out a special congrats to our high school graduates on their 2014 graduation!

Allye, Jeni, Cassie and Delaney

We wish you the best in all you future endeavors. A job well done!!!!

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Cutest Kid Contest Update & Voting!

We have had a great turnout for our 1st Annual Cutest Kid Contest.  The polls are now open for voting by coming into Duck Worth Wearing and casting your vote for your favorite cutest kid! Please remember you have one vote per day from May 5th through the 12th.

New 18″ Doll Clothes

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Do you have a special little girl with a summer birthday? We have adorable new doll clothes and accessories for our 18″ dolls including fitting American Girl Dolls. Outfit not only your kids, but their prized dolls for less!

Duck Worth Wearing Needs your Assistance to Help Hunger through United Way Food Drive. May 12th-21st!

Duck Worth Wearing is so excited to participate in United Way’s Live United Food Drive. See the flyer below for the full wishlist. Here is how you can help!

  • Bring in 5 items or less of food or paper products on the wish list and receive $2.00 off your purchase.
  • Bring in 5-10 items off the wish list and receive $5.00 off your purchase.
  • Bring 10+ items on the wish list and receive $10.00 off your purchase.

Duck Worth Wearing and our customers will participate in the program during the week of May 12-21st. If you would like to bring in donations before then, they will be accepted starting immediately!

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Useful Information.

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Whether you have kids or guests who frequently visit your home, building a toy library is a great way to be hospitable and entertain your children. This month’s blog will feature how to store toys for easy access while maintaining organization, as well as appeal to a wide range of interests and ages for your little visitors. Look for it later this month!

You Should get to Know.

Each month we will be featuring a staff member for you to get to know! Our staff thinks of our consigners and shoppers as an extension of the The Duck Worth Wearing family and we want to connect! This month you should get to know our very own Rachel DeCraene.

rachelWho: Rachel DeCraene

Position:  Sales Associate at The Loft & Duck Worth Wearing.

Past: Rachel started with her roots in Naperville, IL. There she grew up as leader of the pack with her two siblings tagging along close behind. While in high school she developed her love for dance and music by participating in the color guard.

Present: Rachel has since moved to Ames, IA to attend Iowa State University for Pre-business. She plays the viola and has been doing so since 2005. She has also continued working with her dance background by being involved with Dub H hip hop classes at ISU.

Future: Rachel has a passion for travel and when she completes her degree, she hopes to have this as a regular part of her life!

In Closing.

Don’t forget to casts your daily vote for the cutest kid contest. Congrats again to our graduating seniors! Be sure to stop in during the week, and especially on Saturdays when enjoying the Main Street farmers markets!

Thank you for your business, and as always for shopping local!

Sincerely,
Amy Abrams

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Duck Worth Wearing Childproofing with Style

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With every phase of a child’s life there are new challenges and safety concerns. As parents, it’s our duty to keep our babies safe and secure. Transforming your home into a kid friendly environment at any age does not have to come at the cost of eye sores and interior faux pas.

Read on for tips and strategies on how to childproof your home without sacrificing style and practicality. We have plenty of safety items among the wonderful products at Duck Worth Wearing available to help you save money!

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