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We want the guys lookin‘ good! We have great men’s labels.

Your little dude will be the envy on the playground.
This designer girls rack has broke my bank many times!!!!
Every girl loves a designer hand bag!!!

I love designer clothing. I love the funky patterns. I love the quality. I love that it’s unique. I just love it. It is an obsession I know I share with many! We recognize the need to fulfill the desire to find these items at great prices. I think I love the hunt for these items as much as the clothes themselves!

To satisfy this need for many…here in Coralville we have created a Designer department. We have clothing and accessories for the whole family. We have consignors from around the country that consign with us awesome designer labels. You can find great labels you won’t see anywhere else!

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Sidewalk Sale…

Our Iowa City location is having a sidewalk sale!!!!
They are cleaning out their summer and clearance items, making room for the awesome fall items that are coming in. You need to get over there immediately or you may miss out on some great deals! They will be offering extra discounts on these summer items included in the sidewalk sale! This is a one-of-a-kind sale….you don’t want to miss!!!

Iowa City—1027 Hwy 6 East (next to Kmart & Slumberland)


To our Store-Wide 1/2 Price Sale!


Coralville (across from Super-Walmart) 8am-5pm

Cedar Rapids East (Blairs Ferry Rd) 8am-5pm

or…Buy an Early Bird Ticket for $10 to shop 1 hour before the store opens to the public. Tickets must be purchased at the store you wish to shop early!

There are some serious goods deals waiting for you! Make sure you take the time to line up your baby-sitter, get your monies from the bank, dust off your running shoes and call up your shopping buddies!

***Some furniture will be excluded***


Mark your calendars…this Saturday is the Store-Wide 1/2 Price Sale for Coralville and Cedar Rapids East Stuff Etc stores! There are some serious bargains waiting for you! Today is the day to line up the babysitter, gather your monies, find your running shoes and take nap (you’re gonna need it).

We are open 8am-5pm on Saturday for this shopping extravaganza! Ladies and gentlemen this is a sale you DON’T WANT TO MISS!!!!!!

Buy an Early Bird Ticket to shop 1 hour before the doors open to the public. Early Bird Ticket holders can enter from 7am-7:15am. The doors will reopen to the public at 8am. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the store you wish to shop early.

Coralville— 319-545-8408
Cedar Rapids East— 319-373-2380

Info online on our newly designed website

Now accepting FALL items!

We are gearing up for fall. Yes, we know it is still “summer”, but we follow the mall and fashion seasons and are ready for your fall items.

To get the best exposure and dollar out of your items it is best to get them in at the beginning of the season. Don’t wait! Now is the time to clean your closets and bring in those items from last season you never wore to make room for new fall clothes!

What is fall…
*Long-sleeve shirts *Jeans-Khakis-Corduroy pants *Light-weight sweaters *Fall jackets *Dance gear *Boyscouts/Girlscouts *Close-toed shoes *Football gear *Dorm Accessories *School supplies *Hawkeye gear *Heaters *Humidifiers *Sweatshirts *Musical Instruments *Fleece

Make an appointment today online at for your fall merchandise!

Purchase a Stuff Etc recyclable shopping bag for $4.99 and consign whatever you can fit in that bag without an appointment Monday thru Saturday!!! Bags are available for purchase at all Stuff Etc locations!

Win a $50 Savings Bond…

All Stuff Etc locations are having an essay contest to win a $50 Savings Bond!!!
Submit an essay on “Why Stuff Etc Rocks”
Here are the details:

*Contest runs July1 through September 1
*Kindergarten thru 6th grade kids eligible (one essay per applicant)
*Winners will be required to provide full name, social security number, mailing address,
and co-owner/beneficiary name in order to receive savings bond
*Must be handwritten
*Turn in essay at receiving counter at a Stuff Etc location nearest you
*There will be one winner at each Stuff Etc location

Judging Criteria:
*Creativeness of essay
*Accuracy in grammar/spelling
*Appropriateness to theme of essay contest (revelance)
*Presentation (legibility)
*Organization of essay (remain on focus, etc)

Details available on our website


This weekend is Iowa City’s Store-Wide 1/2 Price Sale!!! This is a sale you don’t want to miss. They have been stocking merchandise like crazy for this sale and there are some serious bargains there! Today is the day to line up your baby-sitter, find all your monies, get your running shoes ready and take a nap (you need to be rested)!

They will be open from 8am-5pm…or buy an Early Bird ticket (at Iowa City) and get in 1 hour before the doors open to the public. An Early Bird ticket will get you in the door from 7-7:15am, the doors will close at 7:15am and re-open at 8am for the general public. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Iowa City location.

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Don’t forget Coralville and Cedar Rapids East have their 1/2 Price Sale next Saturday July 25th.

Thanksgiving in July!

Stuff Etc is having a food drive during the month of July to support the Crisis Center Food Bank.

Here is how it works:
1. Bring in 3 canned goods to any Stuff Etc store the weekend that is NOT their Store-Wide 1/2 Price Sale...see below for 1/2 Price Sale dates.
2. The weekend for Stuff Etc is Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
3. Turn your 3 canned goods in at the register to receive 25% off all regular priced items.
4. The beginning of August we will collect all cans donated and deliver to the Crisis Center Food Bank. We will definitely be posting the results here on our blog, so check back!!!

1/2 Price Sale Dates (8am-5pm):
July 11th— Cedar Rapids West (across from Westdale Mall, next to Toys R Us)
July 18th— Iowa City (Next to Kmart)
July 25th— Cedar Rapids East (Blairsferry Rd.) &

Coralville (across from Wal-Mart)

A sale you don’t want to miss…

This Saturday is the STORE-WIDE 1/2 Price Sale for our Cedar Rapids West location! Ladies and gentleman, this is a sale you don’t want to miss! They have some AWESOME merchandise and everything in the store will be 50% off (some furniture items excluded). Today is the day to line up your babysitter, find your running shoes, start collecting your monies, because there is a serious shopping day approaching!!!

Details you need to know:

*They will be open 8am-5pm (see Early Bird info below)
*Everything will be 50% off, some furniture excluded, but not much b/c we need to clean out!
*3750 Williams Blvd–across from Westdale Mall, next to Toys R Us
*319-396-6663…call Laurie or Jenna (managers) if you have any questions!

Shop 1 hour before the doors open to the public….
1. Buy an Early Bird ticket at the Cedar Rapids West location for $10
2. This ticket will get you in the door from 7am-7:15am
3. You can shop for that hour in peace, until the door opens to the masses
4. You must buy the ticket at the Cedar Rapids West location, call 319-396-6663 for questions

Details always available on our website:

Stuff Etc goes to Arizona!!!

Mary Sundblad, owner of Stuff Etc, along with the manager of the Cedar Rapids East store, Jody Hagerty, the manager of the Cedar Rapids West store, Laurie Hanson, the managers of the Coralville store, Sara Sundblad and Brittany Lephew, and the manager of the Iowa City store, Stacie Frede, recently attended the National Association of Resale & Thrift Shops (NARTS) 22nd Annual Conference in Scottsdale, AZ. Carefully crafted for resale professionals, the four day conference is the industry’s most comprehensive educational event of the year. Sundblad and team attended specialized resale workshops, stimulation networking sessions, a motivating keynote speech and a resale trade show during this focused program.

Mary Sundblad has been a member of NARTS for 18years. “We have an ongoing commitment at Stuff Etc to continue our resale education and stay at the top of our profession,” says Sundblad. “We left the meeting in Scottsdale with renewed energy and a multitude of invaluable ideas to help us provide exceptional service and quality merchandising to our customers.”

Stuff Etc has been a part of Iowa City’s retail scene since 1985. The store strives to satisfy the varied needs of residents, offering everything from furniture to clothing that fits the whole family. They are committed to providing quality items at affordable prices for consumers while offering a renewable way for the public to recycle their items into cash.

For information about resale or for guidelines on consigning at Stuff Etc or donating your items to benefit a local charity thru Stuff Etc, call Stacie Frede at (319)- 338-9909 or visit their website: