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#GivingTuesday at Mimi’s Attic

Our 5th Annual Mama & Mimi’s West End Weekend was a success! We were able to donate a whole bunch of canned goods to the Ithaca Rescue Mission.

We want to say thank you to all our customers for coming out and donating items to such a good cause. We also want to say thank you to all the West End businesses that donated prizes for our raffle. We love our neighborhood!

Can’t wait to do it again next year!

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West End Weekend 2017!

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

Gift basket from Greenstar

Anytime throughout the 3-day weekend (this Friday, Saturday or Sunday), we invite you to bring canned goods or other non-perishable food items to either Mama Goose or Mimi’s Attic and contribute to our Rescue Mission Food Drive. You will receive a raffle ticket for each item you bring AND you can choose which prizes you would like to try to win. The more items you donate, the better your chances are of winning a prize!

Join our Facebook event HERE!

Here’s a list of businesses that have donated prizes so far:

Gimme! Coffee
Franco’s Pizzeria
The Westy
GreenStar Natural Foods Market
The Rook
Maxie’s Supper Club and Oyster Bar
Kitchen Theatre Company
Ithaca Children’s Garden
On the Street Pita

GRAND PRIZE: $100 gift certificate redeemable at Mama Goose and Mimi’s Attic

Check out our huge selection of NEW products like bowls, mugs, dish cloths, aprons, doormats & more –  ALL 10% off this weekend. And of course all of our furniture and home decor is 10% off too! Kick off your holiday shopping locally!

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Ithaca is AirBnB!

Do you have a rental property that needs some new furniture? Are you thinking of converting that extra bedroom into an AirBnb? We talked to one of our favorite customers, Erin Marteal, about how she furnished her AirBnB spot with items from Mimi’s Attic!

Treetop at Cascadilla House is the upstairs apartment in an 1875 brick Victorian in the Fall Creek neighborhood, just a few blocks from downtown Ithaca, NY. Erin often shops at Mimi’s and almost everything in this house is from our store or her own grandmother’s cupboard.

Erin said there’s lots of reasons she chooses to shop local at Mimi’s; “It’s a tasteful and pleasant atmosphere to shop in, it’s easy to get in and out, I can stop in during a lunch break, I feel good purchasing second hand, and most importantly, because I find great stuff there.”

Erin rents the space out year-round and says that the whole experience has been wonderful. “We want our guests to feel cared for and a touch pampered when they are here, and try to provide  a clean, easy, and lovely place to unwind and connect with family. Bobby and I love setting it up for each guest, it brings us a lot of joy.”

We love to see how you style your purchases and Erin’s decor has us wishing we could take a staycation at Cascadilla House! Check out the listing for more great photos HERE. Let us know what you’re looking for and we can dream up the perfect decor scheme together.

“Also, when I’m ready to cycle something out or try something new, I know I can bring it back to Mimi’s!” -Erin

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Wizarding Weekend at Mimi’s!

October 27-29

It’s time to get spooky! While we won’t be supplying decor at Wizarding Weekend this year, we will have our own fun happening at the store!

Stop by with your enchanted friends Friday-Sunday and take photos in our small wizard’s lair full of magical props. It’s the perfect Instagram opportunity!

BONUS: Witch and wizard-themed refreshments on Saturday!


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Hunt for a clue at Mimi’s Attic!

Get your stamp at Mimi’s and receive 10% off your entire purchase!

We are taking part in the first ever “Treasure Hunt on the Reuse Trail” all month long! Grab a stamp card from Mimi’s Attic or any of the other 13 participating stores and fill it out for a chance to win gift certificates to your favorite places. You can play the easy way and just collect three stamps, or you can challenge yourself to get ten stamps and find clues in each store! Look for the red parrot in each store to point you toward the answers…

For more info visit HERE.

P.S. Mama Goose is participating, too!

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NOT your typical retail job at Mimi’s Attic!

Mimi’s Attic is hiring a part-time, permanent sales associate/buyer in training.

Are you looking for a fast-paced job in a teamwork atmosphere? Come work at Mimi’s Attic!

Mimi’s Attic is seeking a highly motivated part-time SALES ASSOCIATE and/or BUYER. Applicants should enjoy a fast-paced atmosphere and continuous learning about vintage and antique items. Buyers will be trained on the job how to assess and take in inventory–no prior experience necessary. This is not your typical retail position as your decisions and style will have a direct impact on what merchandise we carry and the store!

Potential hires should have strong customer service skills, and an interest in aesthetics, design, and/or decorating. Sales/Retail experience is a plus, along with some knowledge of the kinds of merchandise that we carry. Applicants should have an appreciation for reuse and sustainability. This position involves multi-tasking under pressure, detailed paperwork, moving heavy furniture around and working both independently and in a team.

• 20-30 hours weekly (sometimes more if you want!)
• This position is permanent and you should plan on being with us for at least a year
• Opportunities to advance to full time
• Weekend availability required
• Pay is $12+/hr based on experience

We buy, sell and consign second-hand furniture, housewares and home décor. Learn more about our business here:

Please apply in person at Mimi’s Attic.

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#ilovemimisattic contest winners!

Our 2017 photo contest has come to a close, and we have announced the winners! We’d like to thank all the participants in making this such a fun contest to run. Check out the five winners and then scroll down to see a sampling of the amazing submissions from our customers.

Most likes & grand prize winner: @hitchandcord

Favorite furry friend: @photosnappinmama

Nest envy: @rachelpaparone

Best photo composition: @terri_beth_

Coolest upcycle: @brightcady

Some of our faves:


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Mimi’s Hot List

Consign furniture with us anytime this month, and we will give you a coupon for $5 off your purchase of $30 or more! Check out our hot list to see what we are looking for right now.


Sturdy bookcases, kitchen island carts, stylish sofas & armchairs, dining tables & chairs, dressers & nightstands barstools, coffee & end tables, storage ottomans & trunks, entryway benches, classic & modern desks, queen & king size bedframes.


One coupon per visit. 3 coupons per person maximum. Promotion ends September 30, 2017.

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Join our photo contest!

Mimi’s Attic is holding their third annual photo contest!

First of all, make sure you follow us on Instagram and/or Facebook.  If you need help downloading the apps on you phone, stop by the store (take advantage of our free WiFi) and we’ll help you out!

Just upload a NEW photo, tag us and use our handy hashtag…it’s that easy!

i love mimis hashtag


Can I enter more than once?

Yes! Take as many different pictures as you like-but they must be NEW ones that you have never posted on Instagram before.

I’m not on Instagram, can I still participate?

Maybe! If you have a smart phone we are happy to show you how to use Instagram to enter if you stop by the store.

I don’t live in Ithaca, can I still participate?

Sure, if you bought something from Mimi’s Attic to showcase in your picture! But you will need to come to Ithaca to collect your prize if you win.

Read the official terms & conditions HERE.

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Let us help furnish your new space!

August is the best time to BUY & SELL at Mimi’s Attic!

Moving in? Moving out? We have great furniture and home decor, with new stuff coming in every day. Check out our latest video showing how FULL the store is right now! Don’t forget, we offer pick-up AND delivery!

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