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

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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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The Nutcracker Experience Setting Holiday Traditions

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Holidays are full of customs and you may or may not be familiar with one of the most treasured traditions, the Nutcracker ballet. If you’ve never been, you should consider adding this event to your holiday repertoire. We want to share all of the know how on how to find your local nutcracker, etiquette in the theatre, and dressing up with our low price, high quality holiday attire! We also have some special presents to give to your guests to keep the magic of the Nutcracker going for years to come.

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Duck Worth Wearing’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

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Eggnog lattes, sparkling lights, and holiday cheer are upon us! Duck Worth Wearing will make your holiday shopping simple and fun. With our two locations in Ames and Ankeny you can double your finds for all the good boys and girls on your list. You won’t believe how much time and money we will save you. This season we have our shelves lined with gently used toys, new 18″doll clothes, Melissa & Doug toys and creative activities, and toys for every age and interest. Come join us in making your holidays bright!

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Duck Worth Reading – Winter 2016 Newsletter

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Where did the fall go?! We are now embarking upon the holiday season and with two locations of Duck Worth Wearing open in Ames and Ankeny, we have double the fun and an expanded inventory for your shopping and consignment convenience! Don’t miss a line of this newsletter because there is so much for you to do and deals to take advantage of. You will also enjoy free parking every Saturday through Christmas starting now! We also  want to take a moment to say thank you. Our hearts are full with gratitude to all of our shoppers, consigners, and our wonderful staff for all you contribute to our store and the community. Happy Holidays from Duck Worth Wearing!


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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY 

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What?

Celebrate all that is unique about the small businesses of Ames by shopping “Small” on the Saturday after Thanksgiving on Main Street!   There will also be special events including:

*Many businesses open at 9am
*Free swag bags for the first 200 shoppers
*Cookies & Milk with Santa (Depot Deli) 10am-Noon
*Free wine samples (Della Viti) after 2pm
*Drawing for $100 gift card (Treats on a Leash)

When?

Saturday November 26th

Where?

Participating stores on Main Street in Ames

*Note: We will not be accepting consignment this day*

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS DAY

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What?

Step back in time in Downtown Ames with an Old-Fashioned Christmas celebration hosted by the Ames Historical Society.  Create your own Christmas Traditions by visiting your favorite Downtown businesses.

When?

Saturday, December 3rd

Where?

Ames Historical Society

SANTA’S TRAIN IN DOWNTOWN AMES

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What?

From 10am-Noon bring the kids to ride Santa’s Train in Downtown!  Cy will be joining your little riders sponsored by Duck Worth Wearing and the Loft. Get your picture taken and make your child’s Christmas wish come true by hanging with Cy on a fun train ride!

When?

Saturday, December 10th

10am-12pm

Where?

Downtown Ames, Iowa

DOLLAR DAYS AMES LOCATION

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What?

Dollar days are back! Many items will be on sale for one dollar!

Don’t miss this exciting event.

When?

January 26th-29th

 Sales will go all weekend!

Where?

Duck Worth Wearing Ames, Iowa

Consignment notes

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE – AFFECTS BOTH ANKENY & AMES LOCATIONS

Closed Thanksgiving Day

Black Friday – Open regular hours ***Come shop for major deals!***

*Note: We will not accept consignment on Black Friday*

Closed Christmas Eve at 2pm

Closed Christmas

Closed December 26th

Closed New Years Eve at 2pm

Closed New Years Day

Now is the time to bring in gently used toys for Christmas! Make some extra money and bring in your old toys to replace them for the new hall! All toys must have all pieces, be clean, have fresh batteries and multiple parts must be bagged.

Note: If consignors are unable to see their items on their account it might be because their items have been taken to Ankeny.  If they can’t find them on their inventory, call or email us at quack@duckworthwearing.com and we will send them access information for Ankeny.

If account on-line says TRANS after an item, that means that it was transferred to our Ankeny store and visa versa.  Both stores can transfer money and can pick up money or use store credit no matter where your items end up!


We Accept

We will only take consignment through December 30th.

Starting January 15th spring will begin to be accepted.

  • Short Sleeves
  • Swimsuits
  • Spring Jackets
  • Rain Gear
  • Capris
  • Soccer Uniforms
  • Cleats


January 15th-March 15th

Easter clothes will be accepted

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

No consignment is accepted on Sundays


Awesome Product Alerts!

Melissa & Doug Toys are classic, well made, and we carry a ton of it. If you are shopping online or know of a toy or activity from the line we don’t have we can easily order it in for you with no additional shipping charges! There are color books great for the car if you are traveling this season, learning games, and creative kits. Be sure to check out the variety for all ages and interests!


Great Deal Alert!

unknownOur Ames Duck Worth Wearing location is participating in a Toys for Tots toy drive. We will have a box on site for new, unwrapped toys at both Duck Worth Wearing Ames and The Loft. To pay it forward we will off $5 off your purchase for donating a new unwrapped toy for those in need in our community!

Check our Facebook pages  Ames and Ankeny often to find out what our Black Friday Deals will be!


Ankeny Store Location Open!

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Duck Worth Wearing in Ankeny is open and we couldn’t be more happy to share our store with a new community. If you visit us in Ankeny you can use your credit at either store. You can cash out and use your rewards at both stores. This makes it easy and streamline for our consigners and customers.

Follow our Facebook page for real time updates! 


Useful Information! 

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Christmas comes and goes and though you can toss the paper, tree, and boxes, it seems we are all left with a few piles of items not previously planned for in our potentially limited storage situations! With winter upon us it’s best to clear the clutter and maximize your time, money, and end up with a beautifully organized space. Read one of our archived blogs to find out more and get a head start on your Christmas cleaning!


 

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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 Ames and Ankeny to keep tabs on the newest items entering the Ames and Ankeny stores!

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

Sincerely,
Amy Abrams

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No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

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The leaves are falling, your kids have picked out their costumes from the huge selection of new and used costumes at Duck Worth Wearing. The last thing you need to do is carve the pumpkins you picked out from a local patch. Carving a pumpkin can be messy, dangerous, and time consuming. Here are some fun, safe, and unique ways to decorate a pumpkin without carving! You can get the littlest ghouls involved in any of these activities.

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