By Chris Griffy

While buying new things is always fun, it can not only put a major dent in your pocket book, but also pack your home so full that you run out of room. The answer to both problems is consignment stores. Whether you’re looking to offload some of your old clothes, sell a piece of furniture you no longer need, or pick up a sweet deal yourself, Atlanta has a consignment store to meet your needs. From antiques to vintage, from upscale to budget, these five Atlanta area consignment stores are the best in town.

3202 Paces Ferry Place
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 841-8444

With six locations scattered throughout Atlanta’s Buckhead community (the address listed is for their “Main House” location), it’s no wonder that Labels has been voted one of Atlanta’s best consignment stores for five years running. The great thing about Labels is its stores are specialized, so you don’t have to dig through a lot of things you don’t want to get to what you do. With locations dedicated to men’s and women’s fashion, separates, shoes, deep discounts, and children’s clothing, there’s a Labels location to meet your need.

The Board Of Trade
1078 Alpharetta St.
Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 640-7615

For a quarter century, The Board of Trade has been offering the Atlanta area a place to buy and sell a wide variety of items. While you can buy apparel at The Board of Trade, this store’s specialty has always been high end furniture, décor, and vintage jewelry. If you have a piece of antique furniture, jewelry, or high quality and unique home decorations and furnishings, The Board of Trade is the consignment store of choice, with numerous high end decorators and home designers frequenting the store for supplies. There is plenty of space in the store’s 10,000 square foot showroom to showcase even large pieces.

Alexis Suitcase
2221 Peachtree Road N.E., Suite H
Atlanta, GA 30309
(770) 390-0010

With three locations in Buckhead, John’s Creek, and Sandy Springs, Alexis Suitcase is sure to have a location convenient to you. Alexis Suitcase sets itself apart from many other consignment stores in Atlanta in that it deals exclusively with high end consignment merchandise. For the most part, Alexis Suitcase only sells high end brand names and typically only accepts clothing less than 2-3 years old. This makes it the perfect place for someone who wants to sport name brands like Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, and Gucci without having to sink the equivalent of a car payment into their style.

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1111 Euclid Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 658-1988

If Alexis Suitcase has an opposite, it would be Rag-O-Rama. With two locations in Atlanta and Sandy Springs, Rag-O-Rama is less interested in high fashion than in edgy vintage looks, making it a hub for fashion conscious millennial shoppers looking for vintage styles to stand out in a crowd. They also boast a large supply of themed party wear, from wigs and jewelry to ugly Christmas sweaters. But don’t take that to mean they’ll accept anything. Rag-O-Rama’s website proudly proclaims that they buy approximately 10 percent of the clothing brought to them, making for a carefully curated experience for a specific brand of shopper.

Baby Love
465 Boulevard S.E., Suite #101
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 590-1380

Every year, there’s a new article talking about how many hundreds of thousands of dollars it costs to raise a child. And any parent will tell you that a significant portion of that money goes into buying clothes, especially for babies and toddlers, who grow so quickly their clothing has a short shelf life. The answer, both to buying affordable baby clothing and to sell what your little one has grown out of, is a baby consignment store. Baby Love calls itself an “eco chic baby boutique” and focuses on like new clothing, toys, and even maternity wear. Their sizes run from preemie to size 8, and they offer a variety of items like car seats, swings, and changing station accessories.

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