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Shopping for Diamonds? Should You Choose Lab-Grown or Natural? 

People buying diamonds today, either new or from a Cincinnati jewelry consignment shop like Legacies Upscale Resale, must decide whether they want a lab-grown or natural, mined diamond. Luckily, there is actually very little difference between the two (except price—see below), at least to the average consumer or jeweler’s eye, according to a late-2022 article […]Read More

With Gold Prices Sky-Rocketing, Should You be Investing? 

People have invested in gold for thousands of years, probably because it has been a stable asset. Today, gold can bring good returns—when market conditions are ideal. As shared in an April 2023 Forbes article, gold prices are currently sky-high: “Gold has been on a tear recently, with multiple catalysts pushing prices close to historical […]Read More

Making the Most of This Year’s Must-Have Accessory: The Brooch 

Brooches, which go back to the Bronze Age, are making a comeback—for both men and women. In addition to people like Madeleine Albright, who made the brooch her signature fashion accessory, stars like Nick Jonas, Bella Hadid and Kendrick Lamar have been sporting them as well. Puerto Rican fashion journalist Frances Sola-Santiago shared some thoughts […]Read More

Polishing Silver with Baking Soda (and a few other ingredients found in your kitchen) 

Sterling or silver-plated pieces and jewelry sold at Cincinnati jewelry stores are beautiful, but tarnish when exposed to air over time. Taking care of silver, whether you buy it new or at consignment shops like Legacies Upscale Resale, is easy with items found in most kitchens. Here are some tips inspired by Arm & Hammer: […]Read More

Turn Your Entertainment Armoire into a Chic Bar 

Repurposing furniture is a hot way to save landfill space, reduce decorating expenses and give your home a unique look. Entertainment armoires are a popular piece to repurpose. Your old one, or one you can find at Legacies Upscale Resale, one of Cincinnati’s best furniture consignment shops, can become sewing centers, scrapbook or craft stations, stand-alone pantries […]Read More

How to Authenticate a Designer Handbag

louis vuitton handbagWhen buying a pre-owned “designer” handbag from a Cincinnati secondhand store like Legacies Upscale Resale, you want to make sure you are getting the real thing–especially if you are paying the designer price. Fraudulent manufacturers cannot copy everything–their products may look identical, but the details give it away. The methods described below–adapted from Dallas Designer […]Read More

Why People Like Legacies Upscale Resale

If you live in Greater Cincinnati, there are probably a few second-hand consignment stores nearby. Legacies is a little different, partly because our proceeds help people affected by cancer through Cancer Support Community, and partly because our merchandise is known to be high-quality, unique and affordable. But don’t take our word for it. Here are […]Read More

Now Accepting Items For Our Annual Kitchenware Event Starting March 1, 2023!

For a limited time Legacies is accepting small appliances, cookware and miscellaneous kitchen items for our annual Kitchenware Event in March. Items need to be clean and in almost new/brand new condition. No older appliances please, unless they are truly special, collectible vintage pieces. Please send photos to: dgoheen@shoplegacies.com After your items have been approved […]Read More

Making Money Selling on Consignment

Legacies LogoHave home furnishings, decorative items, jewelry or artwork you don’t want any more that’s in good condition? Consignment can be a low-investment way to go, but how do you know what will sell? The current merchandise at consignment stores in Cincinnati like Legacies Upscale Resale is a good guide: home goods; furniture; jewelry; boutique items […]Read More

Snagging a Deal on a Fur Coat

fur coats for sale in Cincinnati at Legacies UpscaleAlways fantasized about owning a fur coat, but worried about the expense or conflicted about animal cruelty? You can’t beat the warmth, style and feel of a fur coat. But they can be very expensive new. We offer a range of affordable, gently-worn fur and faux fur coats at Legacies Upscale Resale (Think hundreds instead […]Read More