Are you buying a new home in the Scottsdale area
, or thinking about remodeling and refurnishing your current home? Here are 5 North Scottsdale consignment and resale shops offering fine home furniture at a fraction of the cost of purchasing new.
Consignment and resale shops are gaining popularity nationwide. They represent the fastest growing retail segment with 7% growth in each of the past two years.
According to America's Research Group, the resale industry now generates $13 billion every year. Nearly 15% of Americans shop in consignment stores each year as compared to 21% who shop in major department stores.
Consignment and resale shopping is booming thanks to consumers who think "green". "Green" in terms of recycling and "green" in terms of value-consciousness.
Take a look at the Scottsdale Airpark on the Greenway-Hayden Loop and you will find a number of consignment stores that have opened in the last three years. It's easy to see their success because their inventory is constantly changing and their store space is increasing.
The stores listed below carry the finest brands of furniture in "very good" to "excellent" condition. Brands include makers like Henredon, Baker, Robb & Stuckey, Marge Carson, Bernhardt, Brown Jordan, Hickory, John Henry and many custom pieces.
The styles of pieces include an eclectic mix of modern, traditional, old-world, provincial, Spanish colonial, southwestern and antiques. You will find complete sets of furniture, artwork, rugs, accessories and one-of-a-kind pieces that fit every type of design style you can imagine.
Here are 5 popular North Scottsdale furniture consignment and resale shops:
If you're trying to furnish your new Scottsdale home on a budget, check out these 5 consignment stores.
When you walk into any of these 5 shops, you'll feel like you've walked into a fine furniture store. Furnishings are attractively displayed in room and style groupings.
In addition to home furnishings, many consignment stores have in-store designers trained and certified to help you decorate your home including helping you select art, wall colors and flooring.
Whether you're redoing your entire home, remodeling one room or just looking for a unique piece for a special place in your home, there are a few guidelines to follow when you are shopping for consignment (or new) furniture:
- Keep a measuring tape with you.
- Make and carry a list of what you're looking for with ideal dimensions for each piece (include clearances for doorways, halls and stairways in your measurements).
- Ask whether the store delivers large pieces before you purchase them, otherwise you will need to arrange for transportation.
- Test furnishings before purchasing; sit on chairs to test for comfort, loose joints or wobbly legs. Open doors and drawers to eliminate surprises
- Ask: some stores will let you bring pieces home on approval, especially art and rugs
If you have a home you would like to sell
, we'd love to hear from you, too.