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Why YOU should #SecondHandSeptember

As we all know...it's Second-hand September! Need some more inspo to join the party? No prob. We're re-upping a few of our favorite reasons to shop second-hand on #theextrareport this week: Reason #1 = Environmental Impact  Shopping second-hand means you can feel great about your purchases because you're helping the 🌎! We can quit filling landfills with fast fashion (as much as possible) and lessen our carbon footprint by buying some fab second-hand finds! Reason #2 = Workers' Rights Many times (especially when it comes to mass-produced items and apparel) workers' rights and labor laws are not well monitored. We have all seen and heard the horror stories of awful working conditions, and when we continue to buy new over and over...

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Will The Good 2

Will The Good 2 was soooooooo awesome! We can't thank everyone enough who came to shop, drink, eat, dance, pose, hula-hoop and hit the pole -- and my friends who helped make it happen: Yelp, Goodwill of Central Iowa, AC Hotel East Village, Figment Art Photography, Club B-Fit and DJ Rock Paper Scissors and the ASOME babes. My heart is full knowing so many of you are so down to help save the earth...one second-hand purchase at a time. We all really can make such an incredible impact with our purchase power and practices, can't wait to keep spreading the #secondhandstyle word and way with you all 💚♻️💚 Here's a recap of the night, and check the rest of the amazing...

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#NothingCompares

If you've been to the Iowa State Fair, you know their catchy #NothingCompares is quite accurate... You can eat your heart out/tremendously increase your chances of a heart attack, ride rides that just looking at them gives me the spins, see every farm animal - in every stage of life- in at least 10 locations, buy any and all obscure, random items you never knew you ever needed (pro-tip, you don't) and my favorite, cast your corn kernel vote!  We got a little busy with all the Will The Good-ing happening the last couple of weeks, so without further ado, here's a little look back at our fair pre-gaming for the famous East Side Night & a few of the adventures when we actually...

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You're all invited: WILL THE GOOD 2

We are sooooo excited...Will The Good is back 🎉🎉🎉 If you missed Will The Good 1 last year, make sure it's on your calendar for this time around. As you all know, at ASOME, we're all about sustainable fashion, giving back and making sure we stay engaged in the political process to make sure we have leaders and policies in place that will work to protect the planet and the people. That's why we love Will The Good so much, and here's what to expect for WTG2: Shop ASOME ✔️ Shop Goodwill ✔️ Pole Fitness demos from Club B-Fit ✔️ Photobooth with Figment Art Photography ✔️ A DJ + free food + free drinks all in the gorg AC Hotel in the East...

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Reporting Live: Jerad Giottonini

If you live in DM, IA, you probably know Jerad Giottonini. A fixture on WHO news, and personality you'll never forget -- he is truly a gem of our city. He wears second-hand better than almost anyone, will out-twerk you any day of the week and is as good of a guy as they come.  Jerad's been on the move (Montana prior to Des Moines, 'tis the nature of their work), and now his time has come to make the move again. Obviously, we're so happy for him, but he has become not only a top ASOME customer:) but a dear friend that is going to be dearly missed.  His time in our city was far, far, far too short, but we...

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