Secondhand Style: Consignment Shops in Southeast Michigan

By: Toni Cunningham | August 4, 2014
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How does that saying go, “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure?” That sentiment certainly rings true when it comes to consignment shops. You’re no longer feeling that chartreuse armchair sitting in your living room? No worries! Bring it to a consignment shop and it will quickly find a loving home in a Metro Detroit hipster’s apartment.

Consignment shops sell all kinds of used goods, including everything from clothing to furniture to little knickknacks. There are tons of them in southeast Michigan! Instead of throwing your no longer loved items to the curb, or if you’re looking for some new(ly used) items to cherish, head to one of the following places:

Right Moves Consignment, 3116 W. 12 Mile Rd., Berkley, is a consignment store full of furniture and home décor perfect for making your living space feel cozy. The store’s website has a scrolling slideshow of new arrivals, so you can get a sneak peek of what’s new since the last time you’ve been in.

Right Moves also has an estate sale program, where store employees will price, organize and advertise for you, making the entire process as simple as humanly possible.

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Fred’s Unique Furniture & Antiques, 14091 E. 8 Mile Rd., Warren, sells used home and office furniture, as well as accent pieces, art, collectibles and more. The store houses everything from vintage accessories to bedroom furniture—meaning if you’re a vintage anything junkie, you can get your fix in one quick stop.

Services at Fred’s include delivery and installation, buying and selling of used furniture, hotel liquidation and used office furniture for businesses.

Bellocchio, 25519 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak, is a consignment shop that will attract fashion mavens like bees to honey. With a fancy name like this, one would never guess they were walking into a resale shop, if it weren’t for “upscale resale” printed on the awning.

Merchandise in stock includes designer items from Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Michael Kors and more. If you’ve got designer duds just laying around, you can make an appointment to bring them in. Bellocchino prices clothing and accessories 60 to 70 percent off retail prices, and when they are sold in store, consignors are paid 45 percent of the store price. Current designer items at more than half the price? Do ya’ll take credit?

The Funky Frog, 433 S. Main St., Rochester, is a children’s resale boutique that sells gently used clothing and more. From what I hear, kids grow out of clothing quite quickly, so this is a great way to keep your baby stylin’ and not spend a fortune on little onesies. Better yet, there’s a sale every day! At any time you walk into the store, you’ll find items marked down 25 to 60 percent.

The store also stocks books, shoes and toys, in addition to boys and girls clothing. If you plan on consigning with the store, you’ll need to make an appointment. Hop on over to the official website, listed above, to do so.

Treasure Mart, 529 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, has a little bit of everything, including furniture, tea cups, art pieces and more. This consignment shop in particular requires a membership to sell your items, which costs $15/year. However, if you’re a member, you’ll save money and get various in-store discounts whether you’re making a purchase or consigning items.

Pickup and delivery of items is available within the city of Ann Arbor for a $50 fee.

If you’re planning to clean out your house, rummage through your closet or stuff garbage bags full of unwanted items in the near future, take them to a consignment shop in Metro Detroit! And, if you’re looking for a late summer/early fall wardrobe, a new set of plates for your condo or a new bedside table, forget the foreign “build-it-yourself” furniture store, and head to a consignment shop in southeast Michigan.