Three New Sites for Buying and Selling Antiques and Designer Furnishings

Buying  and selling antiques and furnishings just got easier with three new online sites.  Buying online takes out some of the  footwork.  No need to get dirty,  pack and unload your goods.  These three online shops bring hundreds of great items to you.  Now you can shop from anywhere, anytime.

                                        Descriptions via The Editor at Large.  All opinions are my own. 

 

Hunters Alley (huntersalley.com)

Age: 10 months 
Number of items: Hundreds added daily
Type of items: Pre-owned furniture, lighting, décor, artwork, rugsbrass
Who can sell: Anyone
 

“Hunters Alley provides a curated experience with many ways to shop and discover, including themed sales,” said co-founder Alison Pincus,  who is also the co-founder of One Kings Lane. “Our team lightly vets  all submitted product, so shoppers see the most interesting pieces.  Hunters Alley is also a community-centric space for design lovers to  interact. Because of our social offering, buyers and sellers get to know  each other, interested shoppers can comment on merchandise and  individuals can follow each other.”

Features I like:  The comment section:   You can comment on pieces,  keep track of what other people are loving and learn about the sellers.

Viyet (viyet.com) dotchair

Age: 11 months
Number of items: 100 items per week
Type of items: Consignment furniture and accessories
Who can sell: Designers
 

“Viyet serves the top echelon of the furniture consignment market by  only selecting and featuring a highly-curated selection of merchandise  as well as providing unparalleled white glove service every step of the  way—from listing to photography, selling and delivery,” said Jennifer Koen,  VP of marketing and PR for Viyet. “Our focus on building relationships  in the design community makes us different—offering discounts and  services that meet the specific needs of the interior design community.”

“If a designer consigns, we offer a traditional consignment model of 50%  for them and 50% to Viyet,” added Koen. “We offer a white glove service  where once we get the call from a designer that wants to consign, Viyet  sends a curator to the site and then photographs, details dimensions,  conditions and gathers information on selling features so that Viyet can  market and sell the items. Once sold, Viyet arranges white glove pick  up and delivery and then sends the designer a check.”

With sales tripling every three months, Viyet focuses on designer and  brand name furniture that is in good condition or that can be easily  brought to life again with design direction and a little love.

Features I like: Easy to navigate site, the “final sale” category for great deals.  The site enables sellers to negotiate price through an automated ‘make an offer’ feature that is easy to use.  The ability to consign with Viyet as a designer.

Chairish  (chairish.comcups

Age: One year
Number of items: 5,000
Type of items: Pre-owned furniture, lighting, décor
Who can sell: Anyone
 

“There is space in this market for many players such as eBay, Craigslist, 1stDibs, One Kings Lane,” said Chairish co-founder and chief curator Anna Brockway.  “We strive to offer the most product in a curated space with key  differentiators like: mobile selling and buying, verified price  negotiation, shipping services and local pick-up options. We also offer  best-in-class search capabilities to allow for efficient shopping by  style, furniture type and location.”

Features I like:  Buyer can bargain on the items.  The site enables sellers to negotiate price through an automated ‘make an offer’ feature.  Return policy: 48 hours.   Ability to shop by city.

 Images: 1/Hunters Alley   2/Viyet   3/Chairish
 

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Hunting!

ivy

About Ivy de Leon

From decorating and home staging to entertaining and gardening, I enjoy bringing traditional style to each project. I love to combine new and vintage market finds to create elevated and inviting spaces for today's modern lifestyle. CONTACT: IVY@IVYDELEON.COM
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