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If you are like me, nothing feels better than a good seasonal purge of the closet. What’s even better is when those unwanted items taking up valuable space in your closet or attic can earn you a little cash (to likely spend on MORE clothes and shoes that will take up space in your closet!). And consignment stores are not just for clothes anymore. Alas, home furnishing consignment stores are cropping up all over town, offering folks a cash incentive to clean out their attics and an economic and easy way to shop for estate sale type finds without having to wake up at the crack of dawn.

Here’s the rundown on some of the best places to take your unwanted items and the best consignment stores for shopping, too!



728 Brookhaven Cir.

Owned by Leslie Acker Robison, Celery, the bright green building on Brookhaven Cir., has been a fashion mainstay for the past 6 years. Accepting “designer labels” only and offering a happy hour every Wednesday from 4-7 pm with discounts AND wine, what’s also nice about Celery is that you don’t have to make an appointment to consign and they offer a full list of name brands that they accept on their website which takes a lot of guesswork out of the process for you at home. Peruse the vintage items while you wait and you’ll be thrilled with the check shows up in the mail! 


Yummy vintage Chanel Bags at Celery
Marc Jacobs frock from Celery
Like-new Missoni dress at Celery

Sugar Plum

6100 Primacy Parkway

Owner Melissa Turner brought another high quality resale boutique to east Memphis recently that stocks new clothing in addition to the gently used and vintage pieces at a 50% discount below retail.


Sugar Plum
The vintage corner at Sugar Plum


Plato’s Closet

454 Perkins Ext

Memphis, TN 38117


Anything that Celery doesn’t take, I usually take over to Plato’s Closet to try my luck. They cater to a younger audience and love the trendier things that I don’t spend a fortune on and don’t hang on to for more than a season. They’ll offer you cash on the spot, so that’s a nice instant reward for cleaning out your closet!


Summer Kids

5004 Summer Avenue

Summer Kids buys and sells gently used clothing in sizes preemie to youth 14, furniture such as cribs and changing tables, and baby gear like swings and strollers.


Once Upon a Child

2200 N Germantown Parkway, Suite 12

Out east, Once Upon a Child buys and sells gently used clothing in sizes newborn to youth 16, furniture including dressers and cribs, baby gear as well as toys, puzzles, and games.


Once Upon a Child



Now for your unwanted or outgrown home furnishings…


Great Estate

5475 Poplar Avenue Suite 103 (Next to Arthur’s Liquors)

Owners Carrie Brody, Liesl Denton and Debbie Folk accept consignments by appointment on a daily basis and items are consigned for 90 days so their inventory is constantly changing. Prices are firm for the first 30 days, then the items are reduced by 20% and finally an additional 10% after 60 days.  Consignors receive 50% of final sales price. If you are interested in seeing how much some of your gently used items might fetch, simply submit pictures via email to and they will contact you to discuss your items, the prices you are expecting and set up an appointment. In the market for a fantastic piece at a great value, check the Great Estate often for some truly great finds!


McCarty at Great Estate
Headboard from Great Estate
Great finds at Great Estate
Great Estate



Abbington Consigns

575 W. Poplar

Collierville, TN 38017  

Brought to you by the owner of the fabulous Sheffield Antiques Mall just down the road, where some 300 antiques dealers stock and sell their wares, Trip Trezevant’s latest venture makes the trip to Collierville even more worth it! At Abbington Consigns, the prices are amazing, the space is huge and the inventory changes frequently. You’ll also find their consignment process quite easy as well.

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