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Estates & Downsizing


Our ever-growing Estates & Downsizing Services provides compassionate, full concierge service for handling all of one’s treasured estate belongings. DWB has the experience, resources and professionals to handle all of your estate needs.  During what can be a difficult time, our clients have found Designing Women Boutique to relieve them of the detailed and sometimes daunting tasks associated with disbursing personal belongings, making the transition easier. Designing Women Boutique welcomes inquires about our services from from individuals and families as well as attorneys, estate planners and their clients.

Assessing value

DWB works with local and national appraisers to ensure the highest value and provides a source of buyers for high value items that may be difficult to price, such as jewelry, antiques and fine art.

The preparation of your estate’s liquidation will be overseen by our professional Estate Liquidation Company and its Associates, and the sale of your estate items will be sold in your home or at one of our offsite venues.  Post sale, key items may be donated to or consigned with Designing Women Boutique.

Downsizing & Relocation

If your personal circumstances include downsizing or you are relocating, you may want to part with just a few items of real worth.  DWB welcomes the opportunity to assist.  We work with you to bring the highest value and quickest sales for your pieces of couture and designer clothing and fine home furnishings.  Please consider DWB for donations or consignments.

In addition, it would be our pleasure to assist by providing names of other charitable organizations, consignment shops and transportation professionals. DWB welcomes inquiries from realtors, designers and their clients.

The proceeds from Designing Women Boutique support Sarasota’s Arts and Human Services organizations through our unique and generous granting program.


You might consider donating all or a portion of the items from your estate and/or items from your downsizing efforts as an outright gift to Designing Women Boutique.  All items are professionally inventoried, all sales are recorded, and proper documentation is provided to our clients for tax purposes.

Outright donations provide significant tax benefits to you and translate to more grants benefiting Sarasota’s arts and human service organizations.


The consignment of estate items or of downsizing items that are unique and special not only provide you with a percentage of the sales but also provides the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your lifetime possessions are being handled with care as well as helping our community.


As with consigning and/or donating items to Designing Women Boutique, bequeathing all or a portion of your estate to us ensures our ability to provide grants for arts, endowments and human services in the future.

For more information, please call or have your estate planner contact Carol Ripper, Designing Women Boutique Estate and Furniture Manager, at 941-366-5293 Ext 101.