Cards from the Heart for Valentines Day – Small Business Feature Taylored Expressions

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Love is in the air, and if you are from the midwest you’ve been cooped up inside for four months or more! The perfect distraction is to make your own Valentines cards this year adding a personal touch to the time honored tradition of exchanging cards of love. Duck Worth Wearing is a big supporter of saving money and supporting central Iowa small business! Read this month’s blog for a gallery of creative cards created and shared specifically for our blog readers.

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Ultimate Organizational Guide for Clearing Christmas Clutter

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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 on to uncover the secret of cleaning up for cash and comfort.

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Duck Worth Reading – January 2016 Newsletter

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Welcome to 2016 at Duck Worth Wearing! We have everything you need to cure the winter blues and to keep your kids entertained indoors. We’ve also got a major motivator to get you out of the house and into the store this month! Dollar Days & our big Bag Sale are coming! Here’s to the best year yet at Duck Worth Wearing!


Grab Your Planner

Dollar Days

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What?

  Mark your calendar for AMAZING deals!!!! There will be hundreds of items $1.00!

When?

Thursday, January 28th – Sunday, January 31st

Where?

 Main Street Ames Iowa at Duck Worth Wearing

Bag Sale!

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What?

  Take all your favorite styles home! Our sale items are eligible for you to pack into this bag and purchase all for $5/bag. Come early for this sale!

When?

Sunday, January 31st

Where?

 Main Street Ames Iowa Duck Worth Wearing


 Consignment Announcements 

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Melissa & Doug Wooden Puzzles 40% off! 

Please note we are no longer accepting winter items! With the exception of boots, snow pants, coats, mittens, and hats. 

Spring consignment will begin January 15th

 Summer will be accepted on February 15th

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


We Accept Winter outer wear includes

  • Winter Coats
  • Hats
  • Mittens
  • Boots
  • Snow Pants

Spring includes

  • Short Sleeve Shirts
  • Easter Dresses
  • Swimsuits
  • White shoes
  • Spring jackets
  • Rain gear
  • Capris
  • Soccer Uniforms & Cleats

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

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Be the First to Know

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The holidays have come to an end, but this may mean you have more time to craft! These DIY tutorials are meant for some holiday specific gifts, but there are also one of a kind onesies and home decor you can create all year round. We also have very good deals on our consignment goods to pull them off! Read the latest blog to learn more!


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 Until we Meet Again

Thank you for taking the time to read our monthly 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 new items entering the store!

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

Sincerely,
Amy Abrams

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A Crafty Consignment Christmas!

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The holidays offer plenty of reason to gather together and share the bounty from a year of hard work. Sometimes your bounty does not fall into the category of overflowing, but you’d still like to give gifts that bring joy to your recipient. We have a few ideas for Decor and DIY gifts to help you save and share more. We also have very good deals on our consignment goods. Check out a few items highlighted in store now!

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Duck Worth Reading – December 2015 Newsletter

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It’s the last month of the year and as we stop and reflect on our time at Duck Worth Wearing, we are thrilled with our growth, new products, and fresh faces that have graced our store. The holidays are packed with events and things to do, so let our relaxed and fun environment be a refuge from the hustle and bustle, as your browse through our racks and shelves and quickly find affordable gifts for your friends, family, and maybe even a small gift for yourself to reward your smart shopping efforts!

Mark your Calendar.

Snow Magic

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What: Snow Magic continues with a scavenger hunt running December 5th-19th. Find the hidden snow magic logo card at each participating business downtown, and once you have it filled out, turn them in at any store or the Chamber for your chance to win prizes. Cards are available at all store locations and the Chamber.

When: December 5th – 19th

Where: Main Street Ames Iowa including Duck Worth Wearing

Christmas Celebration at Duck Worth Wearing

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What: Celebrate all the season has to offer with these fun events!

  • Santa’s Train Ride on the corner of Kellogg and Main from 10am-12pm
  • Cy strolling downtown from 11am-1pm
  • Local author Tim Read will be in store for a book signing at Duck Worth Wearing from 10am-12pm. Check out his work at  www.5fingercreative.com He has written Very Silly Monsters and also designed the artwork on our walls!

When: Saturday December 12th

Where: Main Street Ames Iowa, Duck Worth Wearing

Consignment.

Please note we are accepting winter items now but will no longer after December 30th!

Spring consignment will begin January 15th

 Summer will be accepted on February 15th


We Accept Winter clothing includes

  • Fleece
  • Flannel
  • Jeans
  • Corduroy
  • Jackets
  • Sweatshirts
  • Turtlenecks
  • Winter Coats
  • Hats
  • Mittens
  • Boots

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Come pick out your Christmas clothing! We have gorgeous dresses and handsome outfits for all the gents and ladies in your home. 

Holiday Hours

We will be closed on Christmas Day & December 26th, as well as New Year’s Day to allow our staff to spend time with their families! 

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Closed Saturday, 26th day after Christmas
Closed at 2pm New Year’s Eve
Closed New Years Day

Note to Consignors:

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Christmas is coming and this is a perfect time to bring in your toys! Shoppers are looking for gifts and are more likely to purchase your items during this time of year. It’s also a sweet way to make room for the holiday haul.  Toys must be like new, with batteries and all pieces included. It really helps the chances of selling your items if they are separated in sets and have all of the pieces.

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Temperatures are dropping and we have all the warm and cozy gear you need!  With prices so affordable you can pick up a few winter coats, scarves, hats, mittens, and boots for the whole family!

Useful Information.

Duck Worth Wearing Holiday Guide 2015

The holiday season is upon us and it’s time to start on your Christmas lists. Duck Worth Wearing will make your holiday shopping simple and fun. 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, and newly hand crafted bags to carry home all you goods in. Read our most recent blog and happy shopping!

In Closing.

Thank you for taking the time to read our monthly news. We hope you’ll stop in and see us.  While you are here shop our vast collection of toys new and gently used, holiday stocking stuffers, and holiday attire!

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

Sincerely,
Amy Abrams

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Duck Worth Wearing’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

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The holiday season is upon us and it’s time to start on your Christmas lists. Duck Worth Wearing will make your holiday shopping simple and fun. 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, and newly hand crafted bags to carry home all you goods in. Happy shopping!

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Duck Worth Reading – November 2015 Newsletter

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The hustle and bustle of the season of cheer and good tidings is upon us this month. It only seems appropriate to kick the season off with grateful and generous hearts as we gather family and friends together this holiday season. We feel extremely grateful for you, our staff, community, and consignors. We simply could not do what we do without you. Let us thank you this month by offering great sales, extra hours to shop on small business Saturday, and events in store the entire month! Read on for more details!

Mark your Calendar.

Snow Magic

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What: Duck Worth Wearing is sponsoring the Snow Magic evening event.  There will be free horse and carriage rides, popcorn, and holiday open houses to attend! At 6pm, Mayor Ann Campbell will light the official Snow Magic Christmas Tree in Tom Evans Park.  Octagon Center for the Arts will host Santa and kick off their annual Festival of Trees.

When: Friday November 13th from 5-8

Where: Main Street Ames Iowa

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! We will be opening early – 8am with great sales!  There will also be special events that can be found on the MSCD website!

When: Saturday November 28th

Where: Main Street Ames Iowa

Consignment.

Please note we are accepting winter items now!


We Accept Winter clothing includes

  • Fleece
  • Flannel
  • Jeans
  • Corduroy
  • Jackets
  • Sweatshirts
  • Turtlenecks
  • Winter Coats
  • Hats
  • Mittens
  • Boots

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Come pick out your Christmas clothing!

Fall is a busy season for Duck Worth Wearing, so please limit yourself to 50 items of clothing or less.

Holiday Hours

We will be closed on Thanksgiving to allow our customers and consignors to give thanks with their families! We are so thankful for you. Without you the store would not exist. You will not be forgotten around our Thanksgiving table this year!

Closed at 2 pm Christmas Eve
Closed Christmas
Closed Saturday, 26th day after Christmas
Closed at 2pm New Year’s Eve
Closed New Years Day

Note to Consignors:

We are beginning to watch dates on clothing.  We are working to stay within a 5 year period. Some brands put dates of clothing on their clothes.  We are doing our best to keep clothing at 2011 and newer so check your tags. This will ensure the best product for our customers!

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Christmas is coming and this is a perfect time to bring in your toys! Shoppers are looking for gifts and are more likely to purchase your items during this time of year. It’s also a sweet way to make room for the holiday haul.  Toys must be like new, with batteries and all pieces included.

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Temperatures are dropping and we have all the warm and cozy gear you need!  With prices so affordable you can pick up a few winter coats, scarves, hats, mittens, and boots for the whole family!

Useful Information.

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Fall colors and holiday gatherings make for the perfect photo opportunities. Photography has come a long way from black and white darkroom developed photographs that were expensive and time consuming to produce. Now we have digital options with the capability to reproduce images quickly and inexpensively. With either approach, the subject always needs to put their best face forward! This month’s blog will feature advice and tips on how to dress for success.  Click here to discover the best clothing color combinations, tips for school photos and head shots, as well as the best lighting conditions for a stunning family photograph!

In Closing.

Thank you for taking the time to read our monthly news. We hope you’ll stop in and see us and check out our winter gear and extensive holiday gift selection. You can get a good jump on your holiday shopping and save big this month with Duck Worth Wearing. We’ll see you soon!

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

Sincerely,
Amy Abrams

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