Duck Worth Reading – Summer 2017 Newsletter

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Summers at Duck Worth Wearing in Ames & Ankeny are a blast as we have such great inventory coming through the store! Whether you prefer to visit us in Ames or Ankeny, we have a lot of community activities going on around the stores this summer! For more details keep reading our Summer newsletter for information on Dollar Days, consignment tips, and the great activities we’ve got planned!

We also want to start this season off by congratulating our four highschool employees Mackenzie, Naomi, Kadin, and Regan who graduated this spring! Another big congratulations to our two ISU employees who graduated Cassie and Rachel!

Ames Location Events


Farmers Market


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.


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


Main Street Ames, Iowa




Make sure to bring the kids to enjoy the Kids Race at 5:45 PM on Saturday the 10th of June! A special thanks to Duck Worth Wearing for presenting this fun filled event.  There will be a 1 block and 1 lap race.  Helmets and smiles required!

In addition the Ames Grand Prix will feature the Main Street Criterium, followed by a 2.6 mile circuit race at ISU Research Park. Ames Velo is excited to introduce this annual event and to showcase all that the city of Ames has to offer.  We have designed this weekend of racing to make it an enjoyable experience for racers and their families.


Saturday, June 10th &  Sunday, June 11th


Main Street Ames, Iowa



The 4th of July Parade presented by Duck Worth Wearing is a Main Street Cultural event. This is one of the largest events of the summer, and attracted thousands of attendees last year!

Questions concerning parade line-up can be emailed to


Tuesday the 4th of July at 11:00am


Main Street Ames, Iowa



Join us in downtown Ames for an evening full of live country music, great food, and drinks! Keep tabs on the most current information by following the Firefly nights facebook page. 


Friday, July 14th


301 Main Street Ames, Iowa

Ankeny & Ames Location Events


Duck Worth Wearing owners, Eric & Amy Abrams have been happily married for 25 years and that is something to celebrate! Join them in marking this special occasion with a huge wedding anniversary sale!


Week of June 12th


In store with great deals all week long! Duck Worth Wearing in Ames & Ankeny!



Come shop Duck Worth Wearing during Iowa’s Tax-Free Weekend to save big for back to school or a fall wardrobe refresh!


Friday, August 4th – Saturday, August 5th


Duck Worth Wearing Ames & Ankeny 



Sidewalk sales abound with great deals that can’t be beat! Bag sales to follow.


Thursday July 27th – Sunday July 30th


Duck Worth Wearing Ames & Ankeny!

Consignment Announcements 

 Please note we are accepting summer items now through June 30th, but we will always take equipment, toys, and books!

Starting July 15th start taking Fall and Back to School items: Long sleeve shirts, jeans, pants, soccer/football cleats, back to school wear, fall jackets.  No flannel, fleece or corduroy.

September 1st – October 15th we’d love to take your Halloween Costumes and clothing!

September 15th marks when we will be accepting winter consignment.

We are looking forward to getting in fall consignment and being able to buy for your little ones entire fall wardrobe at Duck Worth Wearing!

We truly enjoy watching your little ones play and encourage them to look at books or play with toys on the shelves that aren’t packaged!

Consignment notes

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 an questions or are traveling far, just give us a call and we will help make accomodations to make the bringing in of consignment as easy as possible for you!

We Accept

Summer Consignment Includes…

  • Shorts
  • Tank Tops
  • Sandals
  • Swim Shoes
  • Swimsuits
  • Outdoor toys and equipment

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

No consignment is accepted on Sundays

New Product Alerts!

Fidget spinners are all the rage and we have them in store ready to keep you stress free. They can be a great warm up tool for any fine motor skill activities! Stop in to get your favorite color today!


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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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!


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!

Latest Blog Feature

As parents, we often start young singing ABCs and teaching our children to count to 10 which are no doubt important skills. We should be reminded not to overlook the crucial role of starting to build a fiscal foundation at a very young age. Impressionable small minds and eyes are watching your every move, including decisions made at the grocery store and every day purchases. We’ve got some simple ways to help build a solid future for your kid’s accounts that are sure to make it easy to teach one of the most valuable life skills. Read our latest blog! 



 Until we Meet Again

Thank you for taking the time to read our news. We are committing to make this the best summer 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 stores!

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

Amy Abrams

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