Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Brief History of Sidewalk Sales

Many moons ago, retail shopping as we know it began with street vendors selling their wares, naturally, on the street. Fast forward a few years and we see the beginning of store fronts selling a combination of goods. In order to compete with the vendors, the store owners would display small amounts of their product on the street to lure shoppers into their store.
Thus, the beginning of sidewalk sales!
"A-ha!" you exclaim, "I knew there was a point to this story."
This weekend, June 25-June 27, is Oak Park's annual Avenue Sidewalk Sale Event!
Friday, 12pm - 7pm
Saturday, 9am - 5pm
Sunday, 12pm - 5pm
Just when you thought that we couldn't possibly take over more of the Avenue, we're taking it to the streets! (Did you catch the Doobie Brothers reference? You're old!) Kickstart your summer savings and come enjoy what Oak Park's historic business district has to offer! Great deals, entertainment, and fun activities abound in the Heart of the Village.
Stop by our TWO LOCATIONS at 111 N. Oak Park Avenue and 810 North Boulevard. Chat with our poor staff who will be melting in the heat, they'll be happy to help you find the best deal of your life! Okay, at least the best deal of the week.
** Disclaimer: The above reference to the history of sidewalk sales has not been fact-checked for historical accuracy, is purely the opinion of the writer and does not reflect the opinion of Divine Consign or its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Designer Warehouse Furniture - AGAIN!

Designer names, custom made pieces, everything in fantastic condition ... you just HAVE to check out our latest delivery of designer furniture!
A designer warehouse in Chicago has consigned absolutely amazing pieces with us. These pieces were either custom made and refused by the client, or were used for staging homes. This means you can purchase virtually new furniture at unbelievable prices!
Divine Consign is not your typical consignment store - we carry Mitchell Gold, Drexel Heritage, Baker, Ethan Allen and more! We make sure our inventory includes quality pieces in great condition.
Stop by our two showrooms in Oak Park to see for yourself! 111 N. Oak Park Ave. and 810 North Boulevard.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Journey of a Very Special Consignment Piece

Many of our favorite consigned pieces have had quite a history! We love learning about an item's past, as well as being a part of its future!
This beautiful antique dresser was from a family estate on the east coast. After having it shipped to her River Forest home, the consignor realized it just wouldn't work in her space. Distraught over the idea of selling it online or in a garage sale, Eleanor found Divine Consign and was thrilled with the prospect of her beloved dresser finding a proper home!
Here is where the story gets even more interesting...
The buyer, from Oak Park, who absolutely fell in love with the dresser discovered they were being transferred for work. They had their moving company pick it up from our store and it is now residing in Austin, Texas.
Crazy, right?