Upscale consignment is a new type of store which is catching on in popularity. They only accept the best pieces that they can in order to create a higher quality of merchandise. We believe that this trend will only increase in the United States, where so much wealth is concentrated. It’s the perfect environment for the trend to grow and improve over time. It also works well with the normal idea of recycling for the environment.
By far the biggest factor driving this is the earth-conscious view that many people have when it comes to furniture and practically all other items around the house. When you buy an item again in a place like this and use it for several more years it’s the highest form of re-use. No new trees have to be cut down and you don’t even need to spend the extra money and power that recycling uses. It’s the best way to save the planet, period.
New stores in this style make news in both the business and design arenas. This is because they give people a new place to shop and also generate quite a bit of income for the owners as well. All of that is good for the local area in a number of ways.
Brand names are the order of the day and you will be able to find items from the greatest designers of the day. Stores like this also carry other items from names such as Prada and Chanel. They appeal to an interesting demographic that wants to save money but can actually afford to spend a bit more. You won’t be finding any hand-made pieces out of 4×4’s though.
It’s best to go to these if you are not someone who splurges on shopping. In many cases seeing a discount will send people into a spending spree. Saving money does not do much if you end up buying twice as much or even four times. However if you need to buy for a huge project, like a club house or large new home it can be a great way to set everything up.
Be sure to ask for more when you buy outdoor dining tables or any items at a store like this. Every item should have been thoroughly inspected for defects and could even come with some sort of certificate.
While these stores are your best resources for full sets you can always find an item or two when you are looking at smaller stores as well. There will always be a few gems mixed in with a large amount of damaged items and other less useful pieces.
Upscale consignment also has a habit of passing the best items from the hands of those who will take care of them to similar hands. When this happens you can end up with incredibly valuable antiques that have passed through multiple families over the years. It’s not the sort of thing you see when dealing with what many people consider disposable. So this should help maintain some interesting items for the future.