Shopping & Style

Best Consignment Shops In The Peninsula

May 14, 2012 6:00 AM

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When the time comes to getting rid of some of your old things, why not get something for it in exchange? Finding many consignment shops in the Bay Area is not a problem. Finding those that shine above the rest by treating shoppers and consignors alike with great customer service, and finding value on both sides of the fence- well, that can be a bit trickier. These local Peninsula shops have proven their worth in the customer service arena. They do the job for you by consigning out your goods at a fair price, and they always have the customer’s best interest in mind while doing it. Stop by and see what you’ve been missing.
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Amelia’s Antics
311 Broadway
Millbrae, CA 94030
(650) 689-5311
www.ameliasantics.com

Amelia’s Antics does not have a screaming storefront of specific fashion styles, rather it is kept simple and unassuming. Once inside, you will find everything from vintage (early 1960s) to newer clothing less than two years old. Evening gowns, prom dresses or special occasion outfits are to be found alongside strappy sandals and jewelry. Consignors are free to drop off their goods on Tuesday to Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Check the calendar on Amelia’s website for information of what is currently being accepted.

Related: Best Swimwear Shops In The South Bay

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Empire Vintage Clothing
443 Waverly St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 325-1656
www.empirevintageclothing.com

Empire Vintage Clothing caters to a youthful crowd and can be found near University Ave. in Palo Alto. The outfits at Empire Vintage range from the hipster beatnik-ish type to the “just-wear-it-as-a-costume” apparel. You will find some fun memorable gems here. The store vibe is fun and fantastic with all laughs, smiles and genuine help from the associates holding down the fort. Most items are from the 60s, 70s and 80s, including Empire’s vintage jewelry. This is the perfect place to get some items for a themed party. For consignors: Empire buys on the spot and you are encouraged to bring your items anytime. Currently, they are on a search for killer 40s to 80s styles.

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Lovely Bump
509 San Mateo Ave.
San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 583-1159
www.lovelybump.com

The owner of Lovely Bump splits the price of the items for consignors right down the middle, or 50/50. Meanwhile, the customer gets a great deal that is far below prices at a competitor across the street (where new baby clothes are sold). Any items that don’t sell are donated to a local charity. For parents, this store is a logistical miracle- kid-friendly with room for strollers, a changing table and categories for all the items being sold. Rest assured that your kids are safe, you won’t get stuck with the stroller between two rows of clothes, and you will feel like a lucky duck as you stroll out of this shop with your bargains.

Related: Best Kid’s Secondhand Shopping in the South Bay

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Judith A. Frost & Company
67 Encina Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 324-8745
www.judithafrost.com

This pick is for those fancy antique furniture lovers who like a modern appeal. Never to be underestimated, Judith A. Frost & Company boasts a 2,500 square foot showroom and is a dream come true for the fiercely loyal antique shopper. This consignment shop is seriously in love with its mission of providing the best furniture.  Consignors: sell your kitchen wares, household furniture, silver or glassware, fine china and prints or paintings, just to name a few. Both owner and consignor agree on a price, then the consignor walks away with 60 percent of the price once the item sells. Pretty sweet deal.

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She Sells Resell
136 West 25th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 525-9610
www.shesellsresale.com

The owner of She Sells Resell has certainly made a fantastic display of hot items for those looking for heirloom pieces, mid-century period pieces and fun house decor. Find gorgeously designed frames, jewelry, or artwork alongside the clothes and furniture.  Shoppers will love the great bargains, and should always check back for frequent discounting. For the consignor: your goods will be on consignment for eight weeks, with 50 percent of the price sold coming back to you.

Mel Ball is the founder of AskASalon.com, utilizing her background of 10 years in the beauty industry to promote, market, mentor, and build business for small salons and spas across the country. She links up quality salon or spa talented folks with businesses that need them, and supports the growth of all those in the service industry through her virtual knowledge networking site and real-world events. She resides in San Francisco. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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