Arc’s Value Village Thrift Stores began in 1982 and provide vital funding for The Arc Greater Twin Cities. The Arc Greater Twin Cities provides programs and services for people with developmental disabilities and their families here in the Twin Cities Metro Area.


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Repurposing Cashmere Sweaters into Touques

Repurposing Cashmere Sweaters into Touques

Growing up in a very small town in northern Canada, a majority of our clothes came from the Sears catalogue. If you wanted something other than Sears couture, you had to make it yourself or drive four hours to the closest city. Fortunately, I came from long line of extremely talented knitters, sewers, and crafters....
My journey from Gambia to Arc's Value Village

My journey from Gambia to Arc’s Value Village

My name is Fatou and I was born and raised in Gambia, West Africa and moved to America at the age of 18. I graduated from Patrick Henry High School, studied Mass Communications at the University of Minnesota and graduated from MCTC where I received an Associate Degree in Medical Office Assistance. I work in...
DIY your denim!

DIY your denim!

We’ve all been there, sifting through our closets thinking “what in the world am I going to wear?!” You pick up the latest fashion magazines to browse the spring styles, it happens to be the denim issue. Before you know it, you’re contemplating going to the mall, thinking about all of the new styles and...
Plaidurday

Plaidurday

By Bridget Deehr, Social Media Intern How to Wear Plaid This Season We’re feeling the chill of fall and grabbing our light sweaters and jackets to bundle up. Want to add warm layers to your style? Look no further than the amazing selection at Arc’s Value Village for fall fashion essentials at a price that...
Style Stars!

Style Stars!

Are you following our Lead Stylist Michelle Raven (@thriftstylist) on Instagram?  If not, you’re missing out! Here’s why she’s a must-follow: • Real-time scoop on awesome finds at Arc’s Value Village stores – When our stylist shares a post featuring a great pair of vintage Frye boots in your size for just $24.99, you hurry over...
Thriftable Fall Fashions

Thriftable Fall Fashions

    By Michelle Raven   Crisper, cooler temps are settling in, the leaves on the trees are beginning to turn stunning hues of orange and yellow.  We’re stashing away our tanks, shorts and sundresses we loved all summer long and making room in our closets for the cozy layers of fall. bet365 casino bonuses and...