When it comes to fluffing our nests, women are both hunters and gatherers. There are so many great places in town to find just the right thing for your home for not a lot of money. From the decorators to the DIYers to the average shopper, there is something for everyone in Louisville’s home consignment stores. Here’s a roundup of your options, in alphabetical order, as well as a sampling of what you’ll currently find:
12695 Shelbyville Rd., Middletown, (502) 244-2303
Formerly located on Frankfort Avenue, Annie’s Attic has been in Middletown for a number of years, where they enjoy a much bigger space next to Kroger. Annie’s Attic carries new and consigned upscale home furnishings and accessories. What is great about the space is that for being packed with fantastic finds, everything is very organized. They have an entire section devoted to children’s furniture and decor, as well as a linen room, where the linens are either organized and labeled in clear Rubbermaid containers, or they are hanging. Most furniture seems new and all is in good condition.
SB Tip: Don’t need furniture? Check out their wide selection of jewelry and art.
3300 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, (502) 618-3339
Candyjacks is a premier consignment shop, with a selection of stunning antiques, furniture, art, decor and accessories. The silver, china and crystal are all spectacular, with one-of-a-kind pieces sprinkled all over the store. Each piece is carefully tagged with its provenance and the price. Candyjacks takes the extra time to research all of its inventory, and it shows.
4175 Lyndon Way (off Thierman Lane), St. Matthews, (502) 719-4444
Charlotte’s Web is a Louisville favorite, with 13,000 square feet of retail space packed with all kinds of useful furniture. This is the place to find an inexpensive, sturdy piece of furniture for your home. They carry bed frames, lots of dining tables and chairs, sofas and club chairs. Anyone with an eye to restore or recover furniture should swing by Charlotte’s Web first; all of the furniture on the floor has good bones. Warmer months are a great time to look here for patio furniture, as well.
Crazy Daisy Antique Mall
1430 Mellwood Ave., Louisville, (502) 560-1335
The Crazy Daisy Antique Mall is like taking a walk back in time. There is a huge inventory in the 20,000-square-foot antique mall located in Butchertown. Vintage signs, linens and remembrances of things past infiltrate the space. Shoppers could spend hours just browsing the memorabilia. There are definitely more accessories and memorabilia here than furniture.
Crescent Hill Trading Co.
2720 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, (502) 896-6110
Crescent Hill Trading Co. is located behind Carmichael’s Bookstore on Frankfort Avenue. This small venue holds a litany of treasures, especially for those who love to fix up old furniture or have an affinity for vintage kitchen wares. There are also books, art and jewelry. It’s hard to list all the categories of items you’ll find. It’s also hard not to buy something here every time you go.
SB Tip: Crescent Hill Trading Company is known for its rustic collection of outdoor furniture and tools.
Derby City Antique Mall
3819 Bardstown Rd., Buechel, (502) 459-5151
Founded by five siblings and set in the old Hikes Grade School, the Derby City Antique Mall has a great big selection of furniture, memorabilia and vintage pieces. With 170 dealers, there is a varied selection from which to choose. They even have a dedicated section of the store for pianos. Reminiscent of the old Antique Mall on Goss Avenue, this one also has a great cafe that serves lunch.
SB Tip: Can’t get down to Buechel? You can shop there online at www.tias.com
1631 Mellwood Ave., Louisville, (502) 540-4940 (Eyedia is currently in between locations.)
Eyedia‘s mantra is “design it again,” and this is definitely the place for people with an eye. The furniture is arranged in room-like settings to give buyers a vision of how things may look in their own homes. You’ll find very current furniture in great condition. They also carry new items, such as lamps and accessories, to complement the consigned pieces.
SB Tip: This store is not packed to the gills with inventory and really looks more like a new furniture store than a typical consignment store.
2101 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, (502) 893-3635 (Fabulous finds has since closed.)
Fabulous Finds is a great way to shop and give back to the community, as proceeds from this shop support the Heuser Hearing & Language Academy. It’s hard to categorize what you can find here, because it really does change day-to-day. Some days there are antiques; other days more contemporary furniture. Things move quickly through this store because the prices are low.
SB Tip: You can always find kitchenettes, dining tables, dinnerware and glass. It is definitely a treasure hunt worth return visits.
Peddlers Mall in Middletown
12405 Shelbyville Rd., Middletown, (502) 245-7705
Of all the places in town, the Peddlers Mall in Middletown is definitely the largest at more than 50,000 square feet of space. With different vendors renting small spaces in this venue, there is a little bit of everything, from the high-end to the yard sale level. Serious hunters, who can likely spend hours in here, will usually come out with a treasure or two. There is a preponderance of clothing and vintage memorabilia here, more so than furniture.
SB Tip: This is a good place to go if you have something specific in mind that you are searching for, such as Ball jars or vintage children’s books.
Redefine Design on the Avenue
2320 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, (502) 894-3489
Formerly home to D & W Silks, Redefine Design on the Avenue has introduced another consignment furniture store to the Frankfort Avenue area. But this store is different, in that it still has the silk florals and arrangements and an interior design center, in addition to a vast selection of consigned furniture and decor. They have very nice consigned furniture, such as dining room tables, sofas, chairs, hutches and buffets.
SB Tip: Visitors will find a stunning selection of chinoiserie and Asian art and decor.
1041 Goss Ave., Louisville, (502) 690-4572
YesterNook, known for its vintage furniture and collectibles, has been creating a buzz around town with designers, as well as folks who like to rehab furniture. It’s a great destination for those who like to paint or recover furniture. They have great vintage and retro pieces that need no restoring, as well.
Remember this mantra, on display at Charlotte’s Web:
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