When it comes to the consignment industry, there are all types of consignment shops people can visit for one-of-a-kind finds. There’s furniture consignment, bridal, children’s, women’s, non-profits, and more. For those that have not visited our store yet, we are a furniture consignment shop. There are a couple other shops in the Des Moines metro area and after visiting our first NARTs (National Association of Resale and Thrift Shops) convention, we did a ton of networking with other shops similar to ours!

After finishing up our first consignment convention, we had a ton of new ideas we wanted to implement! We thought it would be great to check out some other shops on a trip to Chicago before we set anything in stone because we had a lot we wanted to achieve in a short amount of time. Plus, having the opportunity to visit other consignment shops that share our passion was something we did not want to pass up!

On our way out of Iowa, we hit a couple of eclectic consignment shops to see the variety of items that consignment shops sell. Some had antiques, others have brand new furniture. Some offer paint/chalk paint demos or services, and others offer coordinating decor like candles and tea towels. Appointments versus walk-ins. Items stacked on top of each other, versus huge aisles.

There’s never-ending possibilities of what consignment shops can offer to their customers, but we can all agree on one thing: It needs to be a fun and pleasant experience for the customers and consignors. At Decor on Douglas, we thrive on our customer’s wonderful experiences at our store! We have customers that stop by every week to see our weekly floor changes and the variety of new items we receive on a daily basis.

We love talking to our customers and helping them find exactly what furniture or decor they want for their next project at home. Whether it’s their kitchen, bedroom, living room, or patio we are here to help them make an exciting new contribution to their home! With the ability to receive new inventory daily, it’s easy for us to get excited about the endless possibilities of inventory that could come into our store and we love sharing that with our customers and consignors!

We constantly strive to build and nurture relationships with our customers and our consignors and look forward to what we can offer them in the future! We look forward to being able to bring you more, with different options and to helping you find special items that help make your home uniquely “you!”