Head and shoulders above any consignment shop in Austin!
I've found my new favorite store-- Design It With Consignment!
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Okay, I'll admit it---I hate paying retail. I will delay making a purchase on something for weeks, months (or in one case, years) just to make sure I get a bargain.
Therefore, I do a lot of shopping in consignment shops--because I can save money. In the process, I have become accustomed to digging through piles in dusty, un-airconditioned warehouses, in hopes of finding a treasure. I've also gotten accustomed to buying things that "needed a little work" because I thought I was saving money.
Well, I'm thrilled to say, those days are over! From the moment I walked into this BEAUTIFUL boutique-like shop, I had to ask, "Where is all the used stuff?"
The furniture in this shop is all arranged in elegant room settings (no dusty piles here!); and it looks like brand new! The lady told me that people sometimes get upset with them because they won't take in stuff that is damaged, dirty, or out-of-date. That's a GOOD thing as far as I'm concerned--I don't have to sort through junk to get to the good stuff---everything is good stuff!
I found an amazing dark cherry Heckman end table that I had seen on an internet discount furntiure site "discounted" to around $800....the Design It With Consignment price? $245 !!! I've been there several times, and it's like a different store every time because stuff sells FAST!
The staff is friendly and knowledgable. They have mastered the skill of staying close enough to be helpful without breathing down your neck.
So, if you are looking for a great price on some beautiful furniture--give this place a try--you will be SO glad you did!