Cushion the Blow
Simplify consignment shopping on Chairish
Consignment shopping for furniture is a quaint notion these days. How often do you have the time to trek to the Alameda Flea Market? Or to transport that old dining table to Leftovers?
Welcome Chairish into your home (or rather, onto your desktop). The new site not only makes buying and selling preowned furnishings a breeze but also weeds out the junk for you, so all you see is a carefully edited selection of goods.
Cofounder, chief curator and Bay Area native Anna Brockway has exceptionally discerning taste--witness this elegant armchair. And having moved countless times, she knows the value of streamlining the selling process: Chairish manages the payments, pickups and deliveries and offers a concierge service that photographs your stuff, lists it and stores it till it sells.
We asked Brockway to share her tips for listing a must-buy item:
Don?t dismiss the chintz There?s a serious market for that floral sofa circa 1985, and a surge in popularity in other printed upholstered pieces as well.
Make your table ?datable? Would you want to take it home if you spotted it online? Take well-lit photos from all angles and write a loving description of its back story.
Honesty is the best policy If the sofa has a small snag in one of the cushions, just be up front about it.