Thrifting Thursday: Classic Consignment

This week, instead of showing you something from my wardrobe, I thought I’d show you a shop in the area that you might be able to check out, if you’re ever in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. This is Classic Consignment, where Kelle works. I went today to take pictures, then hung out until she got off so we could ride the bus together. It is on the corner of 24th Ave NW and NW 56th St, and it’s one of the bigger consignment shops I’ve ever seen. Not as big as places like Goodwill and Value Village, but that’s different. Consignment shops will typically have higher end stuff in nicer condition and more recent styles because they aren’t just selling donated goods at marked down prices. They are selling items for a profit after buying them from patrons, so there’s a little less of the shifting through aisles and aisles of random knick-knacks before you find your treasure. I found several things I would have bought if I had unlimited money and didn’t have to take the bus home. There were so many nice things!

The shop has been in business for 18 years, and is run by Frank and Ethel Dubbs. On their website, they encourage everyone to stop there first when thinking about decorating their home or needing a snazzy new outfit. I heartily agree. They’re open 10a-7p M-F, 10a-6p Sat, and 11a-6p Sun. Great hours, right? And they’re having a 50% off sale right now, so any item originally up to $100 and has been in the store for 3+ months is 50% off! Woohoo!

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What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever found at a consignment shop?

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