NEW SCOTLAND — Spring is in the air, and Something Olde, Something New is looking for seasonal items to feature at their consignment shop at the intersection of Routes 85 and 85A.
“Spring is around the corner and we will be filling up with ceramic planters, whicker, outdoor furniture, porch furniture and seasonal home décor, said co-owner Karen Moses.
“As well as spring and summer clothing, jewelry and accessories,” added her partner Julie Hilland.
The two are just about finished clearing out winter items to make room for the annual rite of spring – cleaning out attics, basements and spare rooms and finding never used things too nice to throw away and not worth the hassle of selling outright.
Generally, customers make an appointment by calling (518) 475-0663 and they come to the store to show the proprietors what they have to offer and open an account. As things sell, the customer gets a percentage.
The cosigner gets 40 percent of clothing and accessories while sales of furniture, housewares and vintage home accessories are split 50-50.
Hilland and Moses started the business 20 years ago, and at the time dealt just in clothing. It has since taken off and is still growing. Their store is packed with women’s apparel and accessories like designer handbags, jewelry and shoes as well as vintage home accessories like dishes, china and furniture.
They don’t carry any appliances or anything that plugs in – outside of a maybe a cool looking lamp or two.
They have nurtured a loyal following, and many of their customers and cosigners come back again and again to purchase, sell or just browse the merchandise.
The two don’t sell merchandise on eBay, or any other online marketplace, but rather rely on a website – somethingoldenew.com – to urge people to come to the store.
“Perhaps you will feel like you’re in your grandmother’s house, your mother’s house or perhaps your own,” according to the introduction on the website.