Low- or No-Cost Professional Clothing Sources

Presenting a professional appearance at a career fair or when interviewing for a position, is very important.  Business professional attire is generally expected.  If you have nothing suitable to wear and you are short on cash, consider these low-cost, and even no-cost clothing sources.

Professional Clothing Pop Up Shops:
Free, gently worn, business clothing is available through the ISU Multicultural Liaison Offices. Follow @isupopup on Instagram to view and claim available items.

Stores that sell slightly used, discounted clothing:
(list is not comprehensive; other sources may also exist)

Ames Area

  • Goodwill –  3718 Lincoln Way, Ames; (515) 292-8454
  • Miss Meyer’s Clothing Consignment – 432 5th Street, Ames; (515) 598-4471
  • Overflow Thrift Store – 202 S Duff Avenue, Ames; (515) 290-0732
  • The Loft – 233 Main Street, Ames; (515) 232-9053
  • The Salvation Army Family Store – 133 E Lincoln Way, Ames; (800) 728-7825

Des Moines Area

  • Bargain Basket – 3811 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines; (515) 279-5339
  • Dress For Success – 6000 Grand Ave., Des Moines; (515) 288-0130
  • Encore Thriftstore – 4640 Merle Hay Road., Urbandale;  (515) 262-0876 and 500 E Army Post Road., Des Moines; (515) 777-7394
  • ReStyle – 7662 Hickman Rd., Des Moines; (515) 276-4525
  • Style Encore – 5550 Wild Rose Ln., #110, West Des Moines; (515) 327-5445
  • The Back Room – 2601 Beaver Ave., Des Moines; (515) 274-8773