(Lafayette, La.) — A new source for savvy shoppers is now open near the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus.
Midtown Jeans & Tees, a project of Arc of Acadiana, is a new thrift store that carries hand-selected accessories, blouses, shoes, hats, belts, dresses and of course, jeans and tees. All items are priced at $10 or less and include both basic wardrobe staples and trendy pieces. The store is targeted to the student population with an emphasis on fresh, on-trend styles at affordable prices in a convenient location.
The creation of Midtown Jeans & Tees was inspired by the success of other Arc of Acadiana resale stores and a need to provide additional employment opportunities for clients in Arc’s Lafayette Day Program. The program, which provides jobs to Lafayette adults with developmental disabilities, has grown at a rate of more than 120% the last two years. Revenue from sales at Midtown Jeans & Tees is used to pay Arc’s clients to maintain retail operations.
“Midtown Jeans & Tees provides employment opportunities for our Lafayette clients as well as a convenient source of stylish clothing for students on a budget,” said Dana Gradney, Program Manager, Lafayette Day Program, Arc of Acadiana. “It’s a win-win for the community.”
Arc of Acadiana celebrated with a Grand Opening at Midtown Jeans & Tees on Friday, September 7, with prize giveaways, free food and drinks along with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Located at 2020 Johnston Street, the store is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. More information is available on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MidTownJeansAndTees/