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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Fitness Thrifting

Fitness Thrifting

It might lack the romance of hunting for vintage treasures but the fitness section of your local thrift store is not to be missed. Whether it’s because we underestimate our actual dedication to a new sport or the physical changes that often come with a new workout regime, secondhand fitness clothing tends to be in...
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. today football predictions from...
10 reasons Arc’s Value Village Bloomington's grand opening should go on your calendar NOW

10 reasons Arc’s Value Village Bloomington’s grand opening should go on your calendar NOW

If you go: Location: Valley West Shopping Center, 10546 France Ave. South in Bloomington (France Ave & Old Shakopee Rd, by Cub Foods) Time: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. December 6 with scheduled events throughout the day Event website We’ve been working hard to prepare our fifth store location for our grand opening celebration happening...
BOO-it-yourself at Arc's Value Village for the best costumes this Halloween!

BOO-it-yourself at Arc’s Value Village for the best costumes this Halloween!

  Whether you’re dying to channel the latest and greatest characters straight from the silver screen or prefer more quirky, outside-of-the box looks, Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store & Donation Center is the place to go when looking for unique looks this Halloween. More than 75,000 costumes, makeup products, and accessories are currently available for...
Jewelry Junkie

Jewelry Junkie

It’s time I come clean.  I’ve got a serious addiction.  The first step to recovery is to admit the truth – and the truth is, I am powerless over my addiction.  My drug of choice, you ask?  Jewelry – particularly the funky, chunky, statement stuff.  I am a self-proclaimed jewelry junkie. In an effort to...
Behind the Scenes Scoop:  A Value Village Photo Shoot

Behind the Scenes Scoop: A Value Village Photo Shoot

Mindee is a regular VV shopper, bopping in whenever she has a few moments to spare.  She rarely leaves without a treasure or two – maybe she’ll snag a fab pair of heels, a cool toy for her young boys or some other unique find. As a lover of all things Value Village, Mindee was...