Arc’s is for anyone who has ever felt squeamish in a thrift store. Not all resale shops are as fastidiously organized or as clean as Arc’s. Whatever fears you have about buying goods of ambiguous origins, a single step inside one of Arc’s multiple Twin Cities locations will put you at ease. The floor layout is intuitive: stocked shelves of kitchen goods, glassware, and antique silver down one aisle; pillows and lamps down the next; then furniture and books and records; followed by an expansive and cataloged clothing section. The space is bright and open, with well-maintained racks and dressing rooms for easy browsing and trying on. The final sign that this is not your average spot for discount duds: Arc’s has its own free thrift styling service. Follow @thriftstylist on Instagram to see local fashionistas become “Villager for a Day,” styling various items found at Arc’s stores.
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