After nearly two decades Classic Attic, the consignment store in the back lot of Park Road Shopping Center, is under new management. Patti Long is the new owner, but Patti is not-new to the game, having worked at the store for years. Pattie plans to stay true to what has made Classic Attic a go-to for quality pieces, while cultivating a new customer experience that ups the ante on an already thrilling treasure hunt.
Patti says “I want Classic Attic to be more than just a place to shop, I want it to be a destination. Our wonderful customers come here to find great treasures for their homes, but for the Spring I want to have more in-store events to give our customers an opportunity to learn new skills like furniture refinishing and painting, how to upholster furniture, and even how to fix a lamp”.
The Thrill of the Hunt.
Patti gives us the inside scoop on how to shop Classic Attic:
- Come often (new items arrive regularly)
- Think outside the box when you are considering a treasure
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions
“We love to help at Classic Attic and we want our customers to be happy with their new consigned finds. We also keep a ‘Wish Book‘ where customers can let us know what they’re looking for and we will call you if it comes in” says Patti.
If you aren’t in the shopping market but the selling market Patti reminds us that “Consignment is more than just antiques at Classic Attic. We also consign mid-century furniture, contemporary artwork, draperies, pillows, light fixtures and so much more.”
A Few Treasures Currently Available and Hand-picked by Patti.
Patti tells us “I love this antique trumeau mirror because it has such a great visual presence. The gold color is fantastic.”
These equestrian prints remind me of spending time with my daughter who lives in Saratoga Springs. I also used to own horses and have always loved anything that has an equestrian theme.
Who wouldn’t like this sofa? It has a classic design, great fabric and above all else is comfortable. It is one of those pieces that fits into so many design aesthetics and it is versatile.
A bachelor’s chest is one of those chameleon pieces of furniture that can go anywhere and can serve a number of purposes. Use it as a nightstand, an entryway catch-all or as a side table. It can go anywhere. This bachelor’s chest is an antique piece that was purchased in England. The crotch mahogany is gorgeous, and the bow front always adds a bit of interest.
Classic Attic is located next door to the new Amelie’s in Park Road Shopping Center which is experiencing lots of changes that Patti is excited about. She says “We have always had great customers and consignors and with the addition of the new restaurants in the back lot of Park Road Shopping Center our audience has only grown. I look forward to all of the great treasures that will come in to the store and for the wonderful memories yet to be made.”