By Tracie Utter Certified Professional Organizer
Here is a list of furniture consignment stores in Louisville, KY. I have visited all of them recently (Jun-Jul 2011). That’s important because consignment stores tend to change a lot but these stores appear consistent and offer a lot:
Candy Jacks – one of the nicer furniture consignment store in Louisville. It’s like being in a furniture store which sells new stuff but the prices are better. Their inventory is appealing, the staff is knowledgable and there’s lots of furniture pieces. I wish the store was bigger and they don’t do much online advertising so you have to go to the store to see the stuff (which is fun!). This is a great place to sell and buy things. The prices are higher but that’s good if you are selling. Location: 3300 Frankfort Ave 40206 502- 618-3339 ebay store, in general 50/50 split but but for higher valued items, you get a larger %.
Eyedia – this is a well established, trusted store in the Louisville area. They offer pictures of their inventory on Facebook page and Twitter. The store is busy all the time, at least the times I’ve been there. The owners are well known and respected in our community. They have a large store on Mellwood setup like a furniture store but a bit more like a warehouse. Things are nicely displayed and marked and it’s easy to shop there. Location: 1631 Mellwood Ave 40206 502-540-4940, in general 50/50 split.
Annie’s Attic – because this store is located in a strip center (in Middletown) it doesn’t have the feel of a consignment store. It feels like all new stuff. They are good at selecting inventory that people, like me, want to buy. They have furniture but not as much as some of the other stores. They have lots of home accessories setup in a manner that makes you want to buy something. If you’re an impulse buyer, watch out. The store is larger than it looks from the outside. Another great feature is that they are on ebay, here’s a link . The prices were reasonable and sales people helpful. Their website gives specifics on how to consign things. Location: Middletown 12695 Shelbyville Rd 40243 502-244-0303, in general 50/50 split.
Charlotte’s Web – seems like everybody knows about this store and for good reason. It’s a good store and they’ve been around for a long time. That’s an impressive statement in the consignment business because consignment stores come and go in our area. They are packed with furniture and it’s a pleasant place to shop. They have high inventory turnover which is good from a selling and buying perspective. It’s conveniently located in St. Matthews. You can’t miss them because they have a large outside area next to the store. Location: 4175 Lyndon Way 40207 502-719-4444, in general 50/50 split.
Consignments Plus – this is a new store or at least a new owner and it’s huge. The new owner is a designer and she will put her touch on it in time. For now, it’s still a bit rough but improving. It’s a combination of consignment and booth sales. The consignment is in the front part of the store. Since it’s new, the owner is working on building her inventory and is offering a 70/30 split, meaning you get 70% of the sale price. Also, be aware since the store is relatively new, it will take time before the customer traffic increases. I think it used to be called Trader Baker’s Antiquics and Accents. Location: 5622 Bardstown Rd 40291 502-640-4455, 70/30 split for a limited time.
These are all furniture and accessories consignment stores. What’s not listed are booth/mall type sales, that’s another blog post. Also, these are the ones I liked, there are many more especially along Bardstown Rd.
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