The Ultimate Stroller Buying Guide Brought to you by Duck Worth Wearing

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With the plethora of strollers available on today’s market, it can be overwhelming for parents to make informed decisions when it comes to this critical baby tool. There are many styles, brands, and types of strollers that add to the complicated decision. We’ve assembled the basics that will help you get on the right track for strolling safely and in style! Read on to learn more.

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Duck Worth Reading – August 2014 Newsletter

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Hi.

All good things must come to an end, but as summer closes we are excited for all that fall has to offer. We are getting busy preparing for back to school and lining our shelves and racks with all you and your family needs to hit the books this coming season. Read this month’s newsletter for important dates, tips on going green, and to learn what items are perfect to bring in for fall consignment!

Mark Your Calendar.

August DWW Calendar 2014

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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!

Tax Free Weekend

When: Friday August 1st & Saturday August 2nd

Where: Duck Worth Wearing

What:  Stop by to take advantage of tax free shopping!

Consignment.

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

  • Starting August 1st we welcome fall items.
  • September 1st we will begin accepting winter clothing.

We Accept

  • long sleeves
  • jeans
  • pants
  • leotards
  • soccer/football cleats
  • sweatshirts
  • back to school items
  • No fleece, flannel, corduroy or sweatshirts.
  • fall jackets

Please Note Mall Brands Preferred!

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.

Cy visit Follow up!

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Our friend Cy stopped on July 27th to visit with customers during sidewalk sales.  You can find the pictures on Duck Worth Wearing Facebook page here! 

Useful Information.

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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 our latest blog to discover useful tips and guidelines to help you and your family go green including daily living tips, cleaning, repurposing, and consignment.

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 Hope Hancox.

 Portrait 005 (5)Who: Hope Hancox

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

Past: Hope grew up in Centerville in a large family with five brothers and one sister.

Present: Hope is an active young woman as she participates in horseback riding, painting, running and most anything outdoors. When she is not busy outdoors she loves spending time with her friends.

Future:  Hope has plans to graduate from Iowa State University with a Bachelor degree in design and a minor in business. With the completion of the degree she will set out to travel the world and plans to live happily ever after!

In Closing.

Don’t miss tax free weekend starting August 1st! We are committed to getting you and your family back to school outfitted in good quality clothes and gear for way less than retail. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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

Sincerely,
Amy Abrams

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Duck Worth Wearing Promotes Green Families

 

Duck Worth green

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!

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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.

Useful Information.

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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!

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. 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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