We want to know what costumes you like best for Halloween! Take our poll below to help us see what is most popular. Also check out our gallery of Halloween costumes in store today ready for purchase! We have both new and used costumes for all the kids in your family. Follow us on Facebook and check out our website for the latest additions to our costume selection.
With school back in session you’d like to think your child will be able to receive their education in a safe and fun learning environment. Many schools have put extensive bullying policies in place, but as a parent there are things you can do to help if you find out your child is the victim of bullying.
Build a good relationship with your child from the beginning. It’s never too early to get involved in your child’s life. They need to trust you in order to be open and honest about this sensitive subject.
If you find out your child is being bullied make thorough notes of what has happened, who was involved, and when it took place. This is useful information when communicating with proper authorities.
Be aware that bullying can happen anywhere, not just on school grounds. This includes social media. You may need to check the school’s policy on social media since it is not taking place in school.
If your child has been emotionally bullied consider working with a school counselor to get the child help to process.
File formal complaints to help stop the bullying for both your child and future children.
Serious threats go beyond bullying and should be reported to the police.
Always involve the school if this is where the bullying is taking place.
As parents you want to do what you can. Become an expert by studying both your child and the topic of bullying. Some kids may keep quiet about it for too long and the damage may sink in to a devastating level. This is not an exhaustive list. If you feel as if your child is in danger get them help immediately!
Summer is ending and one of the most popular seasons is about to begin! Fall is a time for gathering, harvesting, and family fun. We have ideas for five fun and free activities that are perfect for the fall season!
The familiar chill in the air is signaling things are once again changing! We know it’s crazy to think about but we are only a few months away from the holidays starting with Halloween! We will have a great costume selection of new and used in a multitude of sizes. We also have exciting news about our website and creating the easiest shopping experience for you yet! Enjoy the news and deals this season at Duck Worth Wearing!
We Have a New Website!!!
With a new website comes a few changes. There is no longer a search bar to look
through our inventory, but instead we have a new shop online feature! This allows
customers to look at select items to purchase online. Check it out!
Ames Location Events
MAIN STREET TAILGATE
Kick off the CyHawk weekend rivalry the right way! Firefly Country Night will be hosting the first ever Main Street Tailgate! Come on down to Downtown Ames to enjoy beer, food, and a concert put on by country music star, Canaan Smith! Opening acts will be announced in the coming weeks. Need some ISU gear for the family? Stop in to Duck Worth Wearing and The Loft and we will literally have you covered!
Join us in downtown Ames for the 6th Annual Main Street Oktoberfest celebration presented by First National Bank of Ames! Enjoy live polka music, dancing, great German Food, “Guten Tag” games, and much more! Under 21 must be accompanied by parent. Beer will be sold by the glass from 1-10pm with a special craft beer sampling through tickets until 5pm.
Saturday, September 16th 2017
Main Street Ames, Iowa
OCTAGON ART FESTIVAL
Join us for the 47 th AnnualOctagon Art Festival! Visual arts, children’s art areas and performing arts form the foundation of the Octagon Art Festival. More than 14,000 people attend our festival. You will be in good company with more than 100 professional artists from across the Midwest who produce and display high-quality original artwork in a wide variety of media. The festival is held outdoors on pavement, rain or shine.
Sunday, September 24th 10 am – 5 pm
Main Street Ames, Iowa
TRICK OR TREAT ON MAIN STREET
Are you a fan of trick-or-treating? Or maybe your kids are! Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Ames is always a fun, family-friendly event. Babies, toddlers, kids and parents… everyone is encouraged to dress up! Our friendly businesses in Downtown Ames enjoy a fun afternoon with the kids and in getting to know our community. We’re excited to see your funny and creative Halloween costumes!
Stop in to Duck Worth Wearing for a special treat!
Friday, October 27th 10am-2pm
Main Street Ames, Iowa
SNOW MAGIC KICKOFF
The Snow Magic begins in November with the community Tree Lighting ceremony and holiday season kick-off events. Small Business Saturday is a promotion that reminds the community and visitors of the local benefits of shopping small. Downtown Ames is a festive area to spend time during Holiday season! Come experience the Snow Magic of the holiday season at our Downtown Businesses. Free carriage rides will take you aroundDowntown throughout the evening. At 6 pm, Mayor Ann Campbell will light the official Snow Magic Christmas Tree in Tom Evans Park. We will then have our official Light Up Downtown Kickoff for the stream of lights atop the Main Street buildings.
Friday, November 10th 5-8pm
Main Street Ames, Iowa
Ankeny Location Events
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO DUCK WORTH WEARING ANKENY!
It has been exactly one year this October from when we opened the Duck Worth Wearing Ankeny location. To show our consigners and Ankeny shoppers our deepest appreciation, we will be having some special deals that day!
● Accepting Fall Clothing: We are finished taking summer clothing and are now preparing for fall. This includes jeans, pants, long sleeve shirts, light sweaters, light jackets, and boots.
● Accepting Winter Clothing: We will start accepting the heavier sweaters, coats, and winter items starting September 1st through December 31st. We will accept Christmas clothing starting October 1st through December 15th.
● Accepting Halloween Costumes and Clothing: September 1st through October 15th
● Reminders: When bringing in toys, especially while clearing out for Christmas, make sure all the toys are cleaned, have all the pieces, and have working batteries. Please put toys with multiple pieces in their own separate bag to show that it is all one set – otherwise we will not be able to accept those items.
● Discontinuing Holds: We will no longer be accepting holds. You may purchase through our new website or over the phone and we will then reserve your item with payment. We do allow returns, so you may always purchase and later return if you decide you no longer need the item. This keeps everything fair for both customers and consignors.
● Returns: All items have to be returned to the store they were originally purchased. Ames purchases will only be able to be returned in Ames, and the same goes for our Ankeny location.
● Toys, books, and equipment are always welcome at Duck Worth Wearing! Get some Christmas shopping money in your pocket by consigning now to get the most for your items as they will go fast! Come shop our growing selection to save major money for this years Christmas gift giving!
No consignment is accepted on Sundays
Closed Thanksgiving Day
Black Friday – Open regular hours ***Come shop for major deals!***
Closed Christmas Eve at 2pm
Closed December 26th
Closed New Years Eve at 2pm
Closed New Years Day
Hot Product Alerts!
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 as a banner decoration!
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. We also have Wellie Wishers and Bitty Baby sizes as well!
New Headbands & Barrettes ~ Stocking stuff alert! You can never have enough darling accessories, and these make for fantastic stocking stuffers!
Toy Savers ~ Snag a few of these the next time you are in. If you go for long drives for the winter holidays and 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 online for you as well which will help save you shipping charges.
Latest Blog Feature
“Mommy I want that!”, exclaims your daughter during your weekly shopping trip. She will never forget that one time you decided to splurge and purchase a toy just to see the smile on her rosy face. To make matters worse, she just had a birthday in which friends and family showered her with gifts. How do you teach this impressionable mind the difference between needs and wants?! Ultimately how do you teach your growing child to be content in our materialistic culture? We don’t have all the answers but we’ve got a few ideas to help you and your children determine needs from wants. Read our latest blog and other helpful parenting blogs here.
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 and Ankeny stores! Don’t forget you can now conveniently shop directly from our website!
Thank you for your business, and as always for shopping local!
“Mommy I want that!”, exclaims your daughter during your weekly shopping trip. She will never forget that one time you decided to splurge and purchase a toy just to see the smile on her rosy face. To make matters worse, she just had a birthday in which friends and family showered her with gifts. How do you teach this impressionable mind the difference between needs and wants?! Ultimately how do you teach your growing child to be content in our materialistic culture? We don’t have all the answers but we’ve got a few ideas to help you and your children determine needs from wants.
Hikers, students, and even some professionals opt for backpacks to carry their precious belongings to and fro. “But where?”, you ask did this very helpful invention originate and how did it evolve into the accessory we’ve come to depend on? Sit back and read on as we school you on this back to school must have.
What takes hours to clean up and put back together, can take only minutes for a few toddlers to DESTROY! It’s borderline miraculous how quickly our homes can go from showroom ready to utterly chaotic! We want to help you upgrade your mindset from defeated to inspired. The piles of unsorted toys and shoes can become a training activity that doubles as fun. Read on for tips to get those littles cleaning up after themselves!