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Shop sustainably in Ames, Iowa

March 2, 2023

Go green in March by shopping sustainably in Ames!

Shopping sustainably has been on the rise in recent years – and for good reason. It saves natural resources, reduces our carbon footprint, supports fair and safe working conditions, and is all-around healthier for people and the planet. 

For the month of March, we challenge you to try sustainable shopping in Ames. 

Here are a few spots to kick-start your slow fashion journey:

Duck Worth Wearing

Located in downtown Ames, Duck Worth Wearing is a consignment store specializing in items for infants, toddlers and maternity. 

The Loft Resale

Just across the street, check out The Loft Resale to score great deals on a wide selection of clothes, including tons of name-brand items!

Alma Vintage Apparel

In the heart of campustown, newly-opened Alma Vintage offers hand-selected pieces of unique vintage clothing, apparel, and gifts with tagline “clothing with soul.”

Miss Meyer’s Clothing Consignment

Shop your favorite brands like lululemon, Eddie Bauer, Michael Kors, and Patagonia for less at Miss Meyer’s Consignment Store.

Overflow Thrift Store

Overflow Thrift Store strives to care for those in need, globally and locally, by recycling and reselling clean, affordable goods. Check out their location on Duff Avenue!


Head to west Ames for the classic thrift store: Goodwill of Central Iowa. Extra credit if you drop off gently-used clothes before your shopping! 


Dig for one-of-a-kind treasures at DaaBin. Each week, DaaBin stocks up on overstock and returned items, typically from major online retailers. The inventory rotates each week, so you’ll never know what you’ll find!



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By Marissa Smith, Marketing Communications Intern


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