Celebrate “Be Kind to Animals Week” with Us!

Hey there, animal lovers!

At Stuff Etc, we believe that every week should be “Be Kind to Animals Week,” but from May 5th to May 11th, we’re making an extra effort to celebrate and support our furry friends!

To mark this special occasion, we’re partnering with MANY amazing organizations dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating animals in need.


🐾❤️ See Who We Are Supporting ❤️🐾








How You Can Help:

During Be Kind to Animals Week, every donation made at our checkout counters will be matched 100% by us! That means your contribution will go twice as far in helping animals in need.

Join Us in Making a Difference:

Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of animals in need. Whether you’re making a small donation or spreading the word about our event, every little bit helps!

Thank you for supporting “Be Kind to Animals Week” and helping us support animal shelters in our community!


Embracing the Timeless Elegance: The Serious Black Trend for Spring 2024

In the ever-evolving world of fashion, trends come and go, but there are certain elements that withstand the test of time. One such enduring trend making a significant statement in Spring 2024 is the “Serious Black” trend. Characterized by an ensemble of black-on-black-on-black styling, this trend exudes sophistication, mystery, and timeless elegance.

Black has long been revered in the fashion world for its versatility and ability to convey a sense of power and authority. In the Spring 2024 collections, designers have embraced the monochromatic aesthetic, presenting a myriad of looks that celebrate the depth and richness of the color black.

The essence of the Serious Black trend lies in its commitment to layering various shades and textures of black to create depth and dimension. From jet-black leather jackets to charcoal-hued denim and midnight silk blouses, the possibilities for incorporating this trend into one’s wardrobe are endless.

When it comes to styling black-on-black-on-black outfits, attention to detail is key. Mixing different fabrics such as satin, leather, and wool adds visual interest and tactile appeal. Experimenting with silhouette and proportion can also elevate the overall look – pairing a structured blazer with fluid trousers or a fitted top with voluminous skirts creates a dynamic contrast that commands attention.

Accessories play a crucial role in enhancing the Serious Black aesthetic. Opt for sleek, minimalist jewelry in silver or gunmetal tones to complement the monochromatic palette. Statement pieces such as oversized sunglasses or a structured handbag can add a touch of glamour without overpowering the simplicity of the black ensemble.

Footwear choices should echo the sophistication of the outfit. Pointed-toe ankle boots, strappy heels, or classic loafers in black leather or suede complete the look with polish and refinement.

The beauty of the Serious Black trend lies in its versatility – it can seamlessly transition from day to night, from the boardroom to a night out on the town. Whether you’re attending a formal event or simply running errands, embracing this trend allows you to exude confidence and sophistication effortlessly.

In conclusion, the Serious Black trend for Spring 2024 offers a refreshing take on classic elegance. By embracing the timeless appeal of black-on-black-on-black styling, fashion enthusiasts can make a bold sartorial statement that transcends fleeting trends and stands the test of time. So, dare to immerse yourself in the depths of black this season and unleash the power of Serious Black in your wardrobe.

Uniting for Good: Join Our Canned Food Drive for Northeast Iowa Food Bank! 🥫🤝

In a world where small acts of kindness can make a big difference, we’re excited to announce an event that embodies the spirit of giving back and community support. Our Waterloo location is gearing up for a meaningful canned food drive, benefiting the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. From September 22nd to 24th, you have the chance to make a positive impact while also enjoying exclusive discounts on your shopping. Read on to discover how you can be a part of this heartwarming initiative.

At Stuff Etc, we believe in the power of collective efforts. Our Waterloo canned food drive is an opportunity for us, our loyal customers, and the wider community to join hands and support those who might need a helping hand. The Northeast Iowa Food Bank has been doing incredible work, and we’re thrilled to be able to contribute to their mission.

Dates to Remember: September 22-24

Mark your calendars for September 22nd to 24th – these three days are all about giving back while enjoying great deals. During this period, bring in your canned goods to our Waterloo location and witness the impact of your contribution firsthand.

How It Works: Here’s the fantastic part: your generosity doesn’t go unrewarded. When you donate 10 canned goods, you’ll receive a heartwarming 10% discount on all full-priced items in our store, excluding mattresses. But that’s not all – if you can manage to donate 20 canned goods, we’re doubling the gratitude with an incredible 20% discount on your purchases. It’s a win-win situation where your kindness extends beyond the moment.

Accepted Donations: Our focus is on providing nutritious options to those in need. As you gather your donations, consider including canned vegetables, fruits, proteins like beans and tuna, and nourishing soups. Every can counts, and every can makes a difference.

Spreading the Word: Let’s ensure this initiative reaches far and wide! Share this news with your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. Encourage them to participate and multiply the impact of our collective efforts.

As September approaches, we’re eagerly anticipating the chance to come together as a community and make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who need it most. Let’s turn this canned food drive into an extraordinary demonstration of unity, compassion, and support for our Northeast Iowa Food Bank.

At Stuff Etc WATERLOO, we’re committed to giving back, and we’re delighted to have you join us on this heartwarming journey. See you from September 22nd to 24th – let’s make this event a remarkable success together!




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