Enjoying your Littles while They are Little

You’ve heard it a million times… “They grow up so fast”. As a kid you can’t believe it, as a young adult you start to get the picture, and by the time you have kids of your own you start to say it for yourself.

Why is it then that a rough pregnancy, the struggles of toddler woes, or even the fight of getting a young one dressed and out the door steal the joy from the precious few moments we have with our children while they are young?

The answers to that are many and varied, but we wanted to spend some time reminding you why, how, and when to make sure you don’t miss the most precious years life has to offer you as a parent.

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The Importance of Books for Young Children

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A solid foundation is the key to most anything successful in life. Among the top recommendations for children is ample time spent reading with parents, siblings, and on their own. We had to ask, is it really that important? We wanted to find out exactly why books are important to young minds and how we can help you build this habit into your daily routine.

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Why We Wear New Clothing for Easter Sunday

As Easter fast approaches, a simple to do may pop into your head as a traditionalist. New outfits all around for the kids and adults to look their Sunday best for the holiday! But pausing a moment, we had to ask, where does this notion come from, and does it still hold up today? We’ve done our research to bring you the answers!

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Best Reviewed Boy & Girl Toys from Melissa & Doug

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If you are searching for the coolest toys in opinion of both child and parent, look no further. The Melissa & Doug Toy line is carried by Duck Worth Wearing Ames and Ankeny locations. We’ve done our research to put together the top 5 boy and girl toys reviewed at no lower than five stars! We’ve also selected our personal favorite, perfect for boys & Girls! We inventory a large selection in store, but we are happy to order anything in for you free of shipping charge.

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Why do we Wear Green on St. Patrick’s Day?

 

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If you’ve ever felt a painful pinch on March 17th, you are well aware you disobeyed the green policy for St. Patrick’s Day. But why green, and more importantly why a pinch? In order to find out we must go back in time to the luscious lands of Ireland and the mythical world of leprechauns. Read on to get your answer and get inspired by items in store available this St. Patrick’s Day to keep you looking stylish and pinch free the whole day through.

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Duck Worth Reading – Spring 2017 Newsletter

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Spring has sprung a little early this year which is energizing our staff and happy shoppers. We have so many new products this season you won’t want to miss! We also have exciting news and in this seasonal newsletter you won’t be able to resist scrolling all the way to the bottom. Enjoy the news and deals this season at Duck Worth Wearing!


Ames Location Events

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What?

Plucky Paws Meet & Greet
Plucky Paws, LLC is holding upcoming Meet & Greet promotional events at both Duck Worth Wearing locations.  Plucky Paws offers children’s humane education programs and in-home pet training in Story and Polk counties, with the goal of ensuring safe and happy homes and communities for kids and dogs alike.  Stop by to meet and pet Marmalade the Therapy Dog and enter to win a free therapy dog birthday party.  There will be dog themed games and prizes for kids, discount training coupons, and information on Plucky Paws services and programs.

When?

Saturday, April 1st 10am-12pm

Where?

Duck Worth Wearing in Ames

MAIN STREET FARMERS MARKET SATURDAYS

Farmers Market

What?

The Ames Main Street Farmers Market is truly a community event. They are excited to bring people together from the surrounding area to enjoy the bounty of the locally grown produce, delicious baked goods and beautifully hand crafted items.

When?

Starting May 3rd, Saturdays 9am-12:30pm

Where?

Main Street Ames, Iowa

Ankeny Location Events

PLUCKY PAWS VISITS  3/11/17

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What?

Plucky Paws Meet & Greet
Plucky Paws, LLC is holding upcoming Meet & Greet promotional events at both Duck Worth Wearing locations.  Plucky Paws offers children’s humane education programs and in-home pet training in Story and Polk counties, with the goal of ensuring safe and happy homes and communities for kids and dogs alike.  Stop by to meet and pet Marmalade the Therapy Dog and enter to win a free therapy dog birthday party.  There will be dog themed games and prizes for kids, discount training coupons, and information on Plucky Paws services and programs.

When?

Saturday, March 11th 10am-12pm

Where?

Duck Worth Wearing in Ankeny

A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM STEPHANIE PETERS

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Hello!

My name is Stephanie Peters, I stopped by both store locations recently and left a brochure for my new dog training and humane education business, Plucky Paws, LLC.  I am based in Ames but offer services and programs in Ankeny and the surrounding areas as well.  My Master’s is in theatre education, and I have a dozen years of experience working with kids in a variety of settings.  As a humane educator, I now use the arts to teach kids about dog related topics like responsible pet ownership and dog bite prevention.  I have a little therapy dog named Marmalade (www.marmaladetherapydog.com), and I am looking for kid businesses to partner with to offer my early childhood story time Tail Waggin’ Tales as a promotional event for Plucky Paws.  Your customers would attend a free 30-minute story time with Marmalade, and I would also have material and information available about my training services and educational programs.  It would be a great fit for your location.  Alternatively, I can hold an hour-long drop in event where kids and parents can meet with the therapy dog individually on a more informal basis, with an in-store scavenger hunt activity and prizes for kids.  I really love the store and all you have to offer!  Please email or call me if you are interested in setting up a promotional event at your stores this spring.

Thanks,
Stephanie Peters

Consignment Announcements 

 Please note we are accepting Spring and taking summer items now because of the awesome weather!

Reminder: The website is used as a guide, and employees will let you know if they believe something will sell better at another time.

Consignment notes

We will no longer be accepting clothing in any type of trash bag.

Please use an 18 gallon container or smaller or reusable grocery bags.

We will be standing pretty firm on 50 items of clothing a day to make it fair so that all consignor’s

items make it to the sale’s floor. If you have any questions or are traveling far,

just give us a call and we will get it worked out


We Accept

Now through May 15th Spring Consignment

Spring Consignment includes…

  • Short Sleeve Shirts
  • Jeans
  • Capris
  • Easter Dresses
  • Swimsuits
  • Rain Gear
  • Spring Jackets
  • Soccer, Baseball uniforms and cleats through April
  • Jeans and capris through May

Summer Consignment includes…

  • Shorts
  • Tank Tops
  • Sandals
  • Swim Shoes
  • Swimsuits
  • Baseball pants, cleats and outdoor toys and equipment

Toys, books, and equipment are always welcome at Duck Worth Wearing!

No consignment is accepted on Sundays


New Product Alerts!

 

Yummy Mitts ~ This teether easily slips on to your baby’s hand, and it doesn’t come off without your assistance, so it is constantly there when the child puts his hands to his face for a safe and convenient teether!

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Bandana drool bibs ~ Only $3.50! Everyone loves them, and we have them stocked up in store! They are super cute and practical, and at this price you can pick up a handful! They make perfect decorations for baby showers when you hang them on a line and use them like bunting.

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18″ inch doll clothes and accessories ~ We have a huge selection of clothes, shoes and accessories and now we have boy clothes too!  These are a perfect fit for the American Girl Doll.

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Baltic Amber Necklaces from Lemon Vines ~ Made from the one of the lightest amber available, this beautiful necklace is available in three sizes for infants thru adolescence. The necklace is fitted with a pop clasp, quick release closure for safety. We have this wonderful product in the store for purchase today!

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New Headbands & Barrettes ~ We have always got great new headbands and barrettes ready to coordinate with any outfit. When you get invited to your next birthday party pack a bag with a bunch of these sweet accessories to make the little girl in your life very happy!

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4 in 1 Baby car Seat Cover Canopy, Nursing Cover, Multi-Use Stretchy Infinity Scarf Breastfeeding, Shopping Cart, and High Chair Cover ~ It can do it all and we have them ready to purchase in store!

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Toy Savers ~ Snag a few of these the next time you are in. If you go for long walks this summer or have a baby in a carseat, these handy straps will affix your toy to keep from loosing it when on the go!

Melissa & Doug ~ This toy line is fully stocked and ready for your shopping needs. We can order anything in free of shipping charges you find online.

 


Products Coming Soon!

 

Bath toys ~ animal and vehicle squirters and foam alphabet letters along with other fun bath toys!   They are on order and on the way and will be here soon!

Baby Paper ~ This genius idea will soon be at our store as well! Babies love the crinkle sound of paper and using their hands to develop motor skills. These are perfect for shower gifts and keeping a few on hand to keep baby enthralled for a car trip!


Latest Blog Feature

When shopping at local businesses like Duck Worth Wearing and The Loft, you’ll find a few themes worth noting. The stores are not only a place for shoppers to save money, they are a thriving place of employment, and to top it all off, sustainably designed. These consignment shops were born from the laughter and love of one family out to 40,000 people who have visited The Loft and Duck Worth Wearing – Ames and Duck Worth Wearing – Ankeny since its first store’s opening  in 2000.

We made a short video to take you down memory lane up to the present day where we have opened yet another location in the Ankeny Community.

See more pictures and take a virtual tour of all of our stores here!

 


 

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 Until we Meet Again

Thank you for taking the time to read our news. We are committing to make this the best year yet at Duck Worth Wearing, and we can’t wait to keep sharing our one of a kind products with our one of kind shoppers. Follow us on Facebook to keep tabs on the newest items entering the Ames store!

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

Sincerely,
Amy Abrams

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History in the Making Duck Worth Wearing

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Eric & Amy Abrams – Store Owners

When shopping at local businesses Duck Worth Wearing and The Loft, you’ll find a few themes worth noting. The stores are not only a place for shoppers to save money, they are a thriving place of employment, and to top it all off, sustainably designed. These consignment shops were born from the laughter and love of one family out to 40,000 people who have visited The Loft and Duck Worth Wearing – Ames and Duck Worth Wearing – Ankeny since its first store’s opening  in 2000.

We made a short video to take you down memory lane up to the present day where we have opened yet another location in the Ankeny Community.

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Duck Worth Wearing Ankeny location opened in the fall of 2016.

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Duck Worth Wearing Ames Location

The Loft Ames Location

The Loft current location exterior

The stores has been on a journey of change and growth for the past decade and have plans to continue to serve the Ames and Ankeny communities. Amy and Eric love consignment because it allows them to share their desire of helping others save money and recycle. These are stores run by families to serve families and they can’t wait to see what the future holds for them and their customers and staff. Look below for a virtual tour by clicking on the following links…

Duck Worth Wearing Ames – Virtual Tour

The Loft Virtual Tour

Duck Worth Wearing Ankeny – Virtual Tour

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