Go Bargain Hunting at These Fun Shops on National Consignment Day
National Consignment Day offers a fun shopping method on the first Monday in October. Consignment stores offer an innovative, sustainable way to shop, earn money, and extend the lifecycle of a range of items.
Here are several of the Tri-State area's consignment stores if you want to sell or shop.
J&J Consignment is furniture, fashion, and decor consignment store. Its website is sparse, with strict yet detailed instructions on consigning items. You must make an appointment to consign items.
The online Yelp reviews are sparse but complementary. For example, online reviewer Darcy B. raved, "Best friend and I spent the weekend in Dubuque. Found this consignment shop and went crazy. Very clean, organized, and beautiful items. Will be back!"
J&J is located at 890 Cedar Cross Road, Dubuque, IA 52003. For More Info, visit J&J Website.
Shaggy's Indoor Flea Market offers an array of items, including home decor, art, antiques, local memorabilia, toys, tools, cookware, and jewelry, to name just a few.
Shaggy's Flea Market comprises a network of over 140+ dedicated vendors and consignors. Each vendor rents shelving units monthly and fills them with all the different types of goods. Vendors can also consign their products.
Plato's Closet buys and sells gently used clothes, shoes, and accessories for guys and girls in their teens and twenties. It is open seven days per week.
One online reviewer raved, "Plato's Closet in Dubuque is one of my favorite buy, sell or trade stores! The clothes are always trendy and at a reasonable cost. And they give me a good amount of money for the items I bring. Every time I go, I leave with a smile :) The staff is also very friendly."
Located in Wacker Plaza - 806 Wacker Dr #104, Dubuque, IA 52002, next door to the Men's Warehouse, Learn more at platoscloset.com
The Consignment Store in Dubuque's Millwork District turns second-hand shopping into an upscale experience. Their high-quality, gently used merchandise is tasteful and affordable. Along with accepting consignments, they also offer interior design consultations and refurbish furniture.
Located on the East side of the Novelty Ironworks building on Washington Street and 333 E. 10th Street. The primary entrance is across the street from 7 Hills Brewing Company.
Visit The Consignment Store website to learn more.
The Grand Antique Company in Elizabeth, Illinois, is a fun and expansive consignment shop that is always great to explore.
The sizeable antique Mall is housed in the historic community school building with 200+ vendors in 28,000+ square feet of antiques, vintage items, collectibles, home decor, and more.
Recognized by Midwest Living and House Beautiful Magazine as "The Absolute Coolest Flea Market In The State of Illinois."
Open Daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, the Mall is located along US Route 20 at 300 West Street, just 12 minutes east of Galena. Learn more at grandantiqueco.com