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I LOVE Construction! Who’s With Me?!


How many times have you heard someone mutter those words?

My guess is probably …. NEVER.  Unless you’re one those lifers in the biz, right?

Well …

Our Coralville Stuff Etc is currently under construction and we are ECSTATIC!


We recently secured an acre of land to our west and have begun construction in our lower level where we will have official Franchise office space.

If you stop by today, this is what you’d see :

{ I’m not gonna lie … looks a little like we’re going out of business, but I assure you, it’s quite the opposite } 



Even more exciting than the franchise offices, is the 50 foot expansion you will soon see on the main level! 

This expansion will include a new, separate and easily accessible entrance for our consignors connected by a hallway that flows into the main store for our shoppers continued convenience.

As you are shopping and consigning with us throughout this process, we beg you for your patience.  It could be a little noisy at times, but we assure you that we will continue to serve you and care for your items at the same level you have grown accustomed to.

Beyond the excitement we have with the new construction, we look forward to the extra step of service we will be able to provide once it’s all completed.

Stay tuned for updates!



Surprise Visit from an American Picker


w/Davenport manager’s LuAnn (left) and Rhea (right)

Our Davenport store had a surprise visit today from local & national celebrity, Frank Fritz, from American Pickers, a hit TV show on The History Channel.  All of us consignment fanatics are HUGE fans of the show, so you can imagine the excitement when Frank stopped by to shop Stuff Etc!

If you’re familiar with American Pickers, then you know that Frank and Mike are from the Quad Cities area.  Frank was super kind to take some photos with excited shoppers and also let us know that his mom is a consignor at our newest franchise location here in Davenport.  He found some awesome chairs at a steal of a deal to take home with him today and promised to return with some items to consign.

Stop by often to see “Frank’s Picks” – an area that will be dedicated to American Pickers featuring items recommended and consigned by the professional picker himself!

Thanks for stopping by, Frank!!

Tell Mike & Danielle “HI” from Stuff!

(p.s.  I’m so so so jealous of Rhea & LuAnn right now!)

Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day

You’ve heard the phrase, “Rome wasn’t built in a day”…


neither is a Stuff Etc,

but we’ve accomplished a lot in the last seven days!

Please excuse  my delay in posts.

I’ve been working with our new team at the Davenport store, opening on September 19th for consignors and October 10th for shoppers.  Putting a new store together is physically challenging but extremely rewarding to see it all come together.  We are so excited to share this new location with you and the entire Quad Cities area.

Here is a small glimpse into some of the progress we’ve made so far…

(installing the secondary sign over the receiving entrance)

(the street sign is up)

(all the fixtures, display units, supplies, etc as it was unloaded)

(the receiving counter has been built, now it needs some RED paint)

(Jose & Doug setting up the shelving)

(Greg & Adam moving jewelry cases)

(Rhea & Heather setting up the clothing rows)

(LuAnn moving/putting away THOUSANDS of hangers)

I promise to do my best to keep you up to date with our progress throughout the week.

Better yet…

Come see for  yourself next week when you drop off your consignments!

3568 Brady St, Davenport, Iowa  (563) 391-1000