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FAQ’s

Is Designing Women Boutique a Consignment shop?

Yes!  Many shoppers have trouble believing it because Designing Women looks like a high-end retail boutique.  We simply specialize in the finest designer fashions, furniture, and accessories in excellent condition, with selected new apparel and accessories purchased from New York and other major markets.

If Designing Women Boutique is a charity, where does the money go?

DWB awards grants to many different Sarasota arts and human services organizations and has contributed over $1,750,000 in grants and merchandise to over 70 beneficiaries since its inception in 2002.  To learn more about DWB grants, click here.

What can I consign?

DWB accepts consignments of designer apparel and accessories and quality home furnishings, accessories, art and antiques.  Click here to learn more.

Do I need an appointment to consign?

Yes.  Please call 941-366-5293 to schedule an appointment.

How do I consign home furnishings items?

The first step is to email pictures to designingwomenboutique@comcast.net. Or you can mail or hand deliver prints to the shop at 1226 N. Tamiami Trail (at 13th St.), Sarasota, FL 34236.  If your furnishings are considered for consignment, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment. For full or partial Estates, or for individual pieces you need to part with due to downsizing, you can also email photos of some representative pieces, or call 941-366-5293 and ask to speak with Nancy Johnson, Estates Division Manager.

Is there a limit on the number of items I can consign?

Yes, the limit is five to ten items at a time, depending on the time of year.  Since we often do not accept everything submitted, you may want to bring in a few more than the seasonal limits.  There are situations in which more items can be accepted at one time, such as for estate liquidations, downsizing, and relocations.   Please call us and we’d be happy to discuss your specific needs and answer any questions you may have.