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Should you shop consignment?

Q- Are consignment stores worth the time? Are they the same as Thrift stores?
Kim K – Conyers, GA

Though both sell second-hand items, consignment stores should not be confused with thrift stores. Merchandise in consignment stores is of better quality, due to the fact that items in thrift stores are usually donated and profits are often given to charity. When an item is brought to a store for consignment, sales profits go to the store and the consignor.

Consignment stores are very picky in their offerings—they favor name brands or items that may be second-hand but don’t look it. So, you can get a great piece by a known designer or label but not pay for the actual retail price. This is consignment stores’ biggest draw.
However, one big disadvantage to consignment shopping is you have limited choices. Sizes are not always available. Also, you may find that your style is not represented.

Atlanta is great for consignment shopping.  We have so many options and so many people selling items!!  I have listed a few favorites below, including stores for children, furniture and other misc items.
With so many options I have also included my shopping list of consignment stores-  click here to download the list!
Have fun out there!!


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Alexis Suitcase

Women’s clothing accessories
Will credit account when item sells (has a 75 day period to sell or will be donated, unless you pick items up); larger percentage for designer/higher priced items.
7878 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30350
(770) 390-0010
or
5805 State Bridge Road, Duluth, GA

(770) 813-1883

B-Chic
Gently worn/new women’s clothing and accessories; in style (past 3 years); new or once-worn shoes;
Store credit or money on the 15th of the following month; items not picked up after contract ends are donated/become store inventory; prices set on supply/demand
3722 Roswell Road Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30342-4417
(404) 844-2442

Designer Consigner
Women’s clothing, shoes and accessories; newer; higher end than “fashions” – considered “want” store
Checks mailed the first week of every month; you get 50% of selling price; items not picked up will be donated or sold as sale merchandise
621 Holcomb Bridge Road
Roswell, GA 30076
(770) 641-8600

Labels Resale Boutique** A JessicaShops favorite – lot of designer labels.
Women’s, Men’s and Children’s clothing, shoes and acessories; newer
Items consigned for 60 days; consignor gets 50% of sale price; will become property of store and likely donated if not picked up after 70th day; also auctions items on Ebay
3202 Paces Ferry Place Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 446-6700
Stylish Consignments
Womens clothing
5514 Lawrenceville Hwy Suite E
Lilburn GA 30047
770.676.0953

5 comments Add your comment

SavesALot

April 27th, 2010
4:17 pm

I don’t think I have bought anything at a department store, Target, etc. since I have discovered thrift and consignment stores. You can even find nearly new items at Goodwill. You have to have time to search the racks, but if you do, you can really find great items and very low prices.

Steph

April 28th, 2010
9:53 pm

I LOVE consignment shops, but if you’re looking for kids items seasonal children’s consignment sales are the way to go!! You can find AMAZING amounts of kids clothes and toys usually nicer than thrift stores, but cheaper than consignment stores. Check it out: http://www.consignmentsalequeen.com

Katie

May 16th, 2010
5:41 pm

Consignment shops are always more fun than the big box stores. There is always something different and fun to check in local consignment stores.

Rebecca (Before & After Babies Consignment)

May 18th, 2010
1:15 pm

I own a kids consignment shop in Lawrenceville, GA. We are here 6 days a week, check out our daily deal at http://www.beforeandafterbabies.com . We sell maternity thru big kid 14/16 clothes, shoes, socks, diaper bags, bibs, bottles, car seats, all baby equipment and so much more. Give us a call 770-676-6772!

Louise (Rhubarb and Custard Children's Consignment

July 2nd, 2010
3:39 pm

I have recently opened a new children’s consignment store in Buckhead. We are called Rhubarb and Custard. We carry a well edited selection of clothing from newborn through ages 16, maternity, equipment, accessories, gifts and lots more. Many items are brand new. Everything from everyday basics to boutique brands and much more besides!

Monday through friday:10am-6pm.
Saturday: 10am-5pm.

3265 Roswell Rd, NE, Atlanta, Ga, 30305.
404 474 9860
Plenty of free parking and great deals to be had!
For more information, find us on Facebook (Rhubarb & Custard) or visit our website: http://www.rhubarbandcustardconsignment.com