We have bought many items at Foryu Furnishings over the past 4 or 5 years (I can't remember exactly how long). It is by far our favorite consignment store. We live on Capitol Hill in Seattle and have purchased many beautiful things at Foryu over the years. To name only a few--art, tables, chairs, lamps, crystal glasses, a life-sized bronze statue lamp (a wonderful art nouveau reproduction), chests of drawers (one was Ethan Allen), an incredible marquetry piece with marble top, and most recently a gorgeous cordovan leather Chesterfield sofa and amazingly comfortable leather chair with matching ottoman (I've always wanted one like it). You can find everything from traditional to transitional to contemporary, with antiques and beautifully crafted pieces of Asian furniture and décor as well. There are frequently very high-end, quality pieces in amazing condition that we would never be able to afford new. Hiromi the owner is gracious and knowledgeable, as is Scott, one of the employees, who is a wealth of knowledge about furniture and furnishings in general. The Foryu website is the best we have found and is continually updated, so we can look for specific things we have a need for. We have also consigned items at Foryu. The store is busy and if you track their website, you will notice they frequently have new offerings because they continually sell so many items. There are no hidden costs or fees. Commission percentages and delivery fees are explained up front and so is the progression of markdowns if items don't sell. We just figure out what the costs are before we decide whether or not to consign an item. We buy and sell on Craigslist also, so sometimes we try to sell something there first. If we can't sell it or if we don't want to deal with calls and showing, we consider consigning it at Foryu. It is the only store we have ever consigned with. There have been times we actually made MORE money consigning an item at Foryu than we could have gotten ourselves because of the merchandising and presentation at the store. It just depends on the item, how much work you want to put in to selling it, and whether or not Foryu will take it (they are selective and don't take junk or things that need repair/reupholstering...which is ANOTHER reason we like to shop there). We highly recommend this store!!
YOU JUST HAVE TO STOP IN AND VISIT THE FRIENDLY OWNER & ASST., Julie and Julia at Patina Collections! Between medical appointments I stopped in to see what this cute, tucked away shop in Bellevue had to offer. My, was I pleasingly surprised to discover an array of beautiful boobles, decor and furniture....all to my liking in taste. Julie, the store owner is warm, receptive and genuine. She answered my questions, shared some insightful tips about decorating. I'll be visiting Patina Collections again in the near future. And, you should stop in to see for yourself! Happy Shopping.