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Thank you gifts for your host or hostess

If you’re going on a trip to see family or friends this summer, you’ll want to be sure to show your host or hostess proper attention, and a great way to do that is with a gift to show your gratitude for their hospitality. While you may know Mimi’s Attic for our stylish and useful used home goods, we also have a wonderful selection of new items that are perfect for saying “thank you!”

For you pal with pets, these adorable tins from Now Designs are great for storing food, treats, or toys. If your hosts recently added a new puppy to their family, pick up a multi-use cloth from Skoy to make cleaning up paw prints and spilled water bowls a breeze!

If you’re visiting a coffee connoisseur, we have gifts to make their morning coffee routine pleasant from start to finish. They can keep their beans fresh in this canister from Now Designs, make a delicious brew with the pour-over drip from Bloomingville, and sip it slowly from this funky hedgehog mug.

Everyone needs some time to relax. If your hosts are looking for some rest, these items from P.F. Candle Co. can help get them into a peaceful state of mind. Whether it is a soy wax candle or a reed diffuser, we’re sure to have a scent that will suit their fancy.

Once you have the perfect items selected, let our staff know they are a gift and we’ll wrap them with care in a Mimi’s Attic gift bag. You’ll have one less thing to worry about, and you’ll get the chance to tell your friends and family all about your favorite store for sustainable living in Ithaca!

Don’t worry if you don’t see quite the right gift here– we have plenty more options to choose from, including beautiful Swedish dishcloths, modern planters, clever storage solutions, and more! Stop in to see our complete selection, or check out our New Products page here to find out more information.

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Find a throne fit for a King!

This Saturday and Sunday, 6/15 & 6/16, enjoy 15% off all chairs, sofas, and couches! The store is packed with one-of-a-kind finds, so come find the seat that suits you best!

Happy Father’s Day from all of us here at Mimi’s Attic!

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Sleek, Stainless & Sustainable: New Items at Mimi’s Attic!

When selecting new products for the store, we like to keep sustainability at the forefront of our minds. New or new to you, we want our items to embody the spirit of reuse and environmental friendliness (trademark pending). This spring, our new items are focused on helping eliminate single-use plastic, saving a little scratch and keeping your green home a happy one.

You take your reusable bags to the grocery store and farmers market – why not do the same with your lunch? Lunchskins reusable storage bags are a great solution to traditional plastic baggies and ziplocs. These dishwasher-safe, toxin-free bags can be used again and again, for a small snack tucked into your bag or snack for the whole team, secured in the zippered gallon bag.

Need something slightly more sturdy for your meal? These stainless steel containers from UKonserve are durable and leak resistant for waste-free lunches, leftovers, picnics and travel. Available in a variety of sizes, they’re the ideal way to transport soups and salads with no hassle and no mess.

Total hot button issue in America? The use of disposable straws. There’s no doubt that cheap plastic straws are an environmental nightmare, and UKonserve wants to reduce the waste, one sip at a time. Available in silver and gold finishes, their stainless straws at great for travel and built to last. Need something a little more flexible (and maybe more fun) for your little one? These angled silicone straws are perfect additions to any sippy cup or water bottle.

Sustainability at home can start small. Making little changes in the home can make a big impact in the world. Not sure what might work for you? Ask an associate about our home products and find the perfect item to take the first step towards a cleaner, greener lifestyle.

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Wanna get paid to shop at Mimi’s Attic?

For many years, we’ve been wondering how best to reward our faithful and loyal shoppers. While we toyed with the idea of sending each and every one of you a personalized cake, we thought maybe we’d do something a little more practical. Introducing …

Our new RESALE REWARDS PROGRAM! Now, for every $200 that you spend, a $10 reward will be automatically sent to your cell phone via the Resale Rewards mobile app. Sound too good to be true? It’s so good, and totally true. Here’s how it works:

  • When checking out, provide your phone number to the associate at the counter.
  • Upon your first purchase, you’ll receive a link to download the Resale Rewards app (and yes, that first purchase counts towards your rewards).
  • Each time you check out, mention your phone number to have your purchase counted towards your rewards. You can earn a maximum of 10 rewards coupons per transaction – a $100 total!
  • Wondering how close you are to your next reward? Log on to the app to check your balance and stay up on reward expirations.
  • Find Mimi’s Attic in the search feature of the app, tap the heart icon and you’ll be notified immediately about any events, offers or sales exclusive to Resale Rewards members!

The Resale Rewards app is part of a network of resale retailers throughout the country. So when you are out of town or on vacation, you can search the app to see if there are other participating retailers in your vicinity. When you shop at those stores, simply tell them that you are a Resale Rewards user and give them your phone number at the register.

Don’t have a smart phone? No worries – ask a Mimi’s associate how Resale Rewards can work for you!

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Gallery Night at Mimi’s Attic!

Join us Friday March 1st from 5-8pm as we celebrate creativity and community by presenting a viewing of art made by the incredible talented staff of Mimi’s Attic and Mama Goose! Our special event will showcase six of our employees’ artwork throughout the store.

The Piggery and Wide Awake Bakery will be offering up samples, spring orinda :: baked will have gorgeous (and mouthwatering) cookies, and Little Leaf Meadworks will be offering mead tastings. The store itself will be open as well – you can make purchases up to 8:00. Make a night of it!

Exhibitors include Yen Ospina, Melissa Zarem, Drew Kellogg, Emma Moon, Lisa Orinda, and Emma Bowers.

Gallery Night is a free walkable tour of Downtown Ithaca art galleries.

Join the Facebook event HERE!

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Pick-Up Special!

Enjoy 50% off when you schedule a pick-up for

February 2, 9, 16, or 23!

Two friendly Mimi Movers move an off-white contemporary sofa.

Our pick-up schedule fills up quickly, so we recommend contacting as soon as you can to show us pictures of the items you would like to consign. Pick-up fees are determined by management based on the size and difficulty of the job. Here’s a chart to give you an idea of your potential savings!

Regular PriceFebruary Only!
Ground Floor$50-$65+Starting at $25!
Second Floor$60-$75+Starting at $30!

This means you have two of our friendly Mimi Movers safely deliver your furniture to us for as little as $25. This promotion does not apply to previously scheduled pick-ups.

Not sure if you have what we’re looking for? Bookcases, dressers, kitchen islands, and contemporary sofas and armchairs are in high demand. We’re always looking for great Contemporary, Industrial, Mid-Century and Farmhouse style pieces – and so are our shoppers.

Need to schedule your pickup, or have a few questions about the process? Give us a call at 607-882-9038 to help make your spring cleanup a snap!

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Welcome Back to School Sale!

During winter break, we miss our seasonal Ithacans! As our “welcome back to town,” we’re offering you the chance to save big on anything in the store!

January 23-31, show your college ID card to receive 20% off your total purchase. Faculty, students, staff – we’re talkin’ everyone. Feather your nest with the perfect new-to-you treasure or sustainable homeware – there’s something for everyone in the Attic!

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What do we love this winter? Sustainable gifts!

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West End Weekend 2018

Stop by and…
1. Enjoy 10% off everything
2. Donate to our food drive
3. Enter the West End Raffle!

Grab your out-of-town guests and join us for our 6th Annual West End Weekend! Anytime throughout the 3-day weekend (This Friday, Saturday, Sunday), we invite you to bring canned goods or other non-perishable food items to Mimi’s Attic or our sister store Mama Goose to contribute to our annual food drive benefiting Ithaca area food pantries. For each canned good you donate, you’ll receive a ticket to join our West End Raffle – with chances to win great gift certificates from a variety of amazing West End businesses.

You could win prizes from:

  • GreenStar Cooperative Market
  • CrossFit Pallas
  • Tease Salon
  • Liquid State Brewing
  • Purity Ice Cream
  • Emmy’s Organics
  • Franco’s Pizzeria
  • And more!

Grand prize: a $100 gift certificate, redeemable at Mimi’s Attic or Mama Goose!

All weekend long, the entire store is 10% off! It’s the perfect time to check out our incredible selection of sustainable home goods – so many great gift ideas!

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