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Legacies Is Looking For High End Jewelry For Their Big Jewelry Event

Now through the end of the year!

Legacies is launching its annual high end jewelry event for our 26th Anniversary and we're looking for consignors and donors of:

•    Gold
•    Silver
•    Gemstones (Diamonds, Emeralds, Sapphires, Rubies, etc.)
•    Collectable Costume (Coco Channel, Boucher, Miriam Haskell, Eisenberg, Weiss, etc.)
•    Designer Brands (Cartier, David Yurman, Tiffany, Roberto Coin, Lagos, etc)
•    One of a Kind Art Pieces

Higher consignor splits for jewelry over $200

Do you have any of the above? We want to chat!

Instructions to Consign or Donate Jewelry

1. Call 513.871.8899 or email to make an appointment

2. Each piece should be cleaned prior to appointment and in its own ziplock bag.

3. Intake sheet should be filled out prior to your arrival for appointment. Request blank intake sheet when you are in the store or ask that one be emailed to you

4. If you have appraisals, receipts or paperwork for the related jewelry, please bring them with you.

The Event begins Tuesday, October 20th at 10am but it runs through the end of the year.

Donated jewelry can be dropped off any time without an appointment; consigned items require an appointment.

Help us kick off the shopping season by donating or consigning your high end jewelry with us.

hermes scarf

Yes, Legacies Sells Hermès Scarves in Cincinnati!

Since 1937, Hermès’ hand-hemmed, 65-gram silk scarves made from the cocoons of 250 mulberry moths have never gone out of style. Queen Elizabeth II, Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Audrey Hepburn made these gorgeous accessories must-haves, and today’s celebrities keep them just as popular.

On their website, Hermès sells in-stock designs for between $195 to over $1,000. An older design goes for much more—when you can find it. But at Legacies Upscale Resale, you’ll discover scarves in Cincinnati by Hermès and other heritage houses in excellent condition at much lower prices.

Why Shop Consignment in Cincinnati for Shawls and Wraps?

There’s saving money, of course, but that’s not the biggest reason to browse the amazing variety of classic and contemporary scarves at Legacies. Our scarves are of the best quality, made with bygone attention to detail, and you can find a wider range of materials and designs than are available at even big-city department stores and boutiques.

Every Hermes Tells a Story

For decades, Hermès’ limited-edition scarves have been highly sought after as fashion and collectibles. Only two new collections are introduced each year (along with a few reprints and limited editions), and anyone who has held on to a Cincinnati scarf-lover’s Hermès has a very special item in their possession.

The distinctive designs of Hermès are instantly recognizable. Each is an iconic luxury that comes with a story of the design’s inspiration. And at a hefty 36” x 36”, most Hermes scarves can be worn a myriad ways around the neck, head or waist.

Is that Cincinnati Headscarf New or Preowned? No One Can Tell!

Scarves don’t take a beating like other clothing items, and a scarf that has been well-maintained is indistinguishable from new. Our Hermes scarves are authenticated before they go on the floor.


fossil watch

Where to Save on Preowned Wristwatches in Cincinnati

In the market for a designer watch? Shocked at the prices and lack of availability? Here’s a secret: you can find a distinctive, name-brand watch at Legacies, the Upscale Resale shop in Hyde Park Plaza. And no one will ever know you bought it secondhand.

There are other places that sell preowned designer watches in Cincinnati, but few offer the quality and variety you’ll find at Legacies. On any given day, you might find a deal on a luxury watch such as an Anne Klein or a Fossil, or one may have just walked out our door on someone else’s wrist. Legacies’ merchandise changes all the time, so check back frequently!

Why Shop Consignment in Cincinnati for a Watch?

Shopping secondhand timepieces at Legacies is smart for a number of reasons:

  • You can find things not available elsewhere
  • Vintage watches have a certain cachet that new ones do not
  • They can be a good investment
  • They are less expensive than new
  • You skip the initial depreciation of a designer watch
  • Watch trends change, so it makes sense to not break the bank

Plus, Legacies’ watches are always in good repair and you can be assured of years of wear with proper cleaning and servicing.

Finding a Timepiece That Makes the Right Statement

We can all check the time on our phones these days, but the panache of a beautiful watch endures. Why? A watch does more than tell time and look elegant as jewelry. It says a lot about who you are: your tastes, interests, and most of all, style. A watch is often a cherished possession. You might wear a high-end timepiece for decades and even pass it down to your children.

There are watches that cost a few dollars and watches that are worth more than the average American’s car. Types and functions vary widely. The materials, colors and design of the face and band all make a specific statement. To a degree, you can change that message by switching out the band when you go from season to season or event to event, but you wouldn’t wear a clunky chronograph to a black-tie event, or a leather-strapped dress watch to the beach.

So it makes sense to think about when and where you will wear your Legacies watch—or watches. Our prices are so good, maybe you will find one for every day and one for evenings out!

Finding Watch Value without Leaving Cincy

We sell vintage, casual, and classy watches in excellent condition at great prices. But watches are one of the few things that hold their value, so our prices may not be as low as you would hope. Nonetheless, our prices are much lower than what you would get from a high-end jeweler or watch seller in Cincinnati.

It’s good to be careful buying a preowned designer watch. Not only do you want to make sure it is authentic, but also that the dial and bracelet are in excellent working order. You don’t want the bracelet to be stretched, for example.

You never have to worry about any of that at Legacies. We are careful to authenticate every watch that comes in.

The added value of buying a watch at Cincinnati’s upscale resale shop is that your purchase makes a difference. Every item we sell is either donated or sold on consignment by someone eager to help people fighting cancer.

Our shop is run by volunteers, so our share of the proceeds go to The Cancer Support Community of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, which supplements medical care with support groups and workshops.

coach purse

Where to Save on Designer Purses in Cincinnati

Shopping for a classy shoulder bag or tote in Cincinnati? They can be hard to find or require long waits. And the prices can take your breath away. A great place to look for bargains is Legacies Upscale Resale. We offer brands such as:

  • Michael Kors - known for innovation
  • Coach - affordable luxury
  • Dooney & Bourke - one of the most respected brands on the market
  • Cole Haan - timeless craft and great bags for organizing your stuff
  • Gucci - enjoying a popularity resurgence
  • Fossil - designs to complement any look
  • Vera Bradley - head-turning feminine prints
  • Anne Klein - versatile

You’ll love our variety and quality. And our pre-loved bags are carefully authenticated (no fakes allowed).

Find The Right Handbag Right in Cincinnati!

Because handbags from high-fashion houses are meant to convey status, they are always an investment, even secondhand. So you want to make sure you are choosing a bag that makes you feel like a million bucks, while fitting your personality and lifestyle.

Some things to consider:

  • What is the reputation of this brand? Is it one with which you want to align yourself?
  • How will you use the bag? For errands, work, every day, vacations, parties, date nights or special occasions? Do you need a clutch, a structured tote, crossbody bag or carryall? They all make a different statement and function differently.
  • What aesthetic are you looking for? The shape and silhouette of a bag is often synonymous with the brand. When people see your bag across a room, they instantly know who designed it. Make sure the bag you choose says what you want it to.
  • Think about quality. What materials do you want? Do you want a machine-made or handmade bag?
  • What about color? Do you want to be able to carry your handbag around Cincinnati year-round? You might prefer a neutral color in that case. Would you rather celebrate spring, for example, with a bag that gets attention? A bright color will suit you best.
  • The last thing to consider is long-term value. An “It-Bag” is super-trendy now, but will the style still work in five years? What about 10? A designer bag is a purchase for the long haul.

Get the Quality you Want

You may wonder if you will feel as confident carrying a secondhand Gucci bag as you would a new one. If the bag comes from Legacies, absolutely!

Here’s our promise: With a pre-owned handbag from Legacies, no one will know you found your iconic carryall in Cincinnati’s favorite resale shop!

Our Hometown Handbags Make a Difference to Your Neighbors

Designer bags are exclusive on purpose. They’re made in small batches and crafted to last, so you will pay a lot more for a pre-loved designer bag than a typical department-store purse. But compared to other Cincinnati handbag boutiques, you’ll most likely be pleasantly surprised at our prices.

Our shop is run by volunteers, which also helps keep our prices low.

Money spent at Legacies also makes a difference. Everything we sell is either donated or sold on consignment by people who want to help others. Your purchases enhance traditional medical care with professionally-led support groups and healthy lifestyle classes at The Cancer Support Community.

Get Your Next Purse in the ‘Nati

Shopping at Legacies is always a fun adventure. You never know what deals you will find. But that’s part of the fun of shopping for luxury goods without leaving town! If you don’t see what you want this week, try again soon—the bag you’ve been dreaming of, the one that will transform your wardrobe, may have just come in!

Legacies Upscale Resale
Hyde Park Plaza
3854 Paxton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45209

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Legacies Has Reopened! New Hours (COVID-19 UPDATE)

Updated 6/10/2020

We’ve Reopened!

Legacies has reopened as of June 9th, 2020 with new shortened hours:

*Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm
10am – 11am reserved for at-risk shoppers

Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

(We’ll be closed Mondays).

Masks are required and social distancing will be in affect. We look forward to seeing you all again soon, safely. Be well!

Ellen E. Shown
General Manager

Shop at Legacies This Holiday Season!

Here it is again: the rush and bustle of the year-end holidays. Instead of fighting crowds at the mall, try something different for 2019 by shopping at Legacies Upscale Resale store. You’ll find a wonderland of furniture, textiles, dishware and decorations to help you welcome family home for the holidays in style.

Legacies, located in Cincinnati at the Hyde Park Plaza, is looking quite festive. We have wonderful items available including holiday-themed china, tea services, tablecloths, cloth napkins, centerpieces, wreaths and more. Whether you are going traditional, or want something fresh or out of the ordinary, Legacies’ knowledgeable volunteers can help you set a breathtaking holiday table. We only offer items in good condition, at prices that will help restore your holiday cheer.

Good for your wallet, our community, and the environment

You can feel good about preparing for the holidays at Legacies. Not only will you save money with our friendly prices, but proceeds from all purchases go to the Cancer Support Community Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky.

Your “deals and steals” help the environment too: items for sale at Legacies are either donated, or on consignment, so no new resources went into making anything on the showroom floor. When you buy from Legacies, you are “reducing, reusing and recycling.” Furniture, jewelry, tableware and decorations in great condition get a second life instead of a ride to Mount Rumpke.

Better than new

There’s another reason to try Legacies. Sometimes buying used is a better investment than buying new. Much of our gently used merchandise comes with yesterday’s solid materials and careful craftsmanship, made when household items were built to last.

Get Your Holiday Shopping Done At Legacies

Take a break from the holiday countdown to explore our relaxed, beautiful showroom and talk shop with Legacies’ volunteer staff. We're open Tuesday to Friday 10-7, Saturday 10-5, and Sunday 12-5.

Check out the Legacies Facebook page for images on what’s for sale.

High End Jewelry Sale and Legacies 25th Silver Anniversary


High End Jewelry Sale and Legacies 25th Silver Anniversary


Monday October 14th 2019 from 5 – 7 pm.


Hyde Park Plaza
3854 Paxton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45209

Join us for hors d’ouevres, wine and sweets! High End Jewelry will be featured, along with Fur Coats, Silver, Holiday Decoration, Tablescapes and more!

Come ready to shop! Buy something for yourself or for those on your gift list.


Take a Peek Inside Legacies Upscale Resale

Whatever you are looking for, be it jewelry, furniture, art, kitchenware, rugs, crystal, holiday décor or antiques, chances are you can find it at Legacies Upscale Resale in Cincinnati’s Hyde Park plaza.

A stroll through the aisles of our store reveals the following array of treasures:

Coffee tables
Copper molds
Curio cabinets
Decorative screens
Dining sets
Garden tools
Handmade pottery
Kitchen islands
Outdoor furniture
Parsons chairs
Party ware
Wicker furniture
Wine glasses

Legacies On Facebook

We definitely encourage you to like our Facebook page where you’ll also find news, sales, promotions and exclusive items for sale. Look again in just a couple of weeks, and the specific products available will be totally different! That’s because nearly everything sold is one of a kind – so you need to come in to the store and see what is available on the sales floor (the store is closed every Monday to restock – so there’s always fresh merchandise).

Legacies offers classic and traditional items, but is also a place to find truly unusual pieces for a special event. When you are looking to make a strong statement, try Legacies; you just don’t find variety like this elsewhere in the Cincinnati area. Our merchandise is constantly changing because our high-value items move quickly.

Upscale Merchandise, Yesterday’s Craftsmanship

At Legacies, which opened in 1994 and is now located in Hyde Park Plaza, we offer exclusive merchandise with yesterday’s craftsmanship at surprisingly affordable prices.

As a Cincinnati consignment store, we can offer deals typical retail stores and boutiques can’t touch. Consignors want their beloved treasures to find excellent homes, so they are usually open to appealing pricing.

We offer stunning, unusual and one-of-a-kind gems for your home and yard--in wonderful condition--not found anywhere else.

Special promotions and sales make the good prices even better. For example, past promotions included furniture at 20% off, Father’s Day deals, jewelry at 20% off, home goods and art at 70% off, and textiles and chandeliers at 20% off. It’s a great idea to LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE to keep up to date on all the latest news!

Best of all, the money you spend at Legacies helps someone affected by cancer. Your purchases compliment conventional medical care with professionally led support groups, educational workshops, and healthy lifestyle classes at The Cancer Support Community of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

And check this out: Legacies is run by over 100 volunteers.

When you want something special, and for a gratifying shopping experience, where the variety, quality and prices often exceed expectations, try Legacies Upscale Resale.

Come check us out!

Legacies hours:

Monday: Closed to restock
Tues – Fri: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sat: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Hyde Park Plaza
3854 Paxton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45209

antique furniture at legacies

Looking For Gently Used Furniture? Come To Legacies!

You’re interested in looking for a new piece of furniture, but there are so many options in the Cincinnati area. What to do!? How about a consignment shop? Yes! How about Legacies Upscale Resale, conveniently located in the Hyde Park Plaza? Even better!

Find Furniture At The Consignment Store!

Consider it the ultimate in ethical purchasing. You don’t have to feel guilty about buying furniture made from exotic woods or hardwoods, because it was made years ago. There’s no need to check for environmentally friendly sourcing or fair trade rules. If all else fails, you’re still recycling. You’ll also save more wood by buying previously used furniture than if you tried to recycle a whole stack of books. (And for sellers, even better! If you consign your old furniture through Legacies, you’ll most likely get more for it than if you sold it at a garage sale.)

Consignment stores like Legacies will only accept items that are both in good shape and considered desirable to their customers. And they know that their reputation depends on delivering the quality their clients expect. At Legacies – we only offer the best of the best.

Consignment Store Furniture Quality

Furthermore, the quality of the pre-owned furniture in consignment shops is far above that of thrift stores. Remember that thrift stores often accept donated items that people couldn’t sell at a garage sale; many of these items would have ended up in the trash if not for the promise of a tax write-off. On the other hand, consignment shops like Legacies are respectable retail establishments; many are offering upscale products at modest prices. And if you ARE looking to off load some items for a tax deduction, Legacies is a 501(c)3, so acceptable donated items ARE tax deductible! Win win!

Save Money Buying Furniture At A Consignment Store

You will save a lot of money buying gently used furniture at the consignment shop. Someone else’s gently used couch or table costs a fraction of the price of a new item. Now you don’t have to feel guilty about the price of paying someone else to load it in a truck and take it home.

Alternatively, you can afford that luxurious sofa because it isn’t brand new, and you saved money by not purchasing it at the new furniture store. Ironically, you can often find furniture that is essentially new but at a much lower price at consignment stores. These are typically from the people who decorate a guest room that’s never used before deciding to redecorate years later. They can’t return the furniture, and they may have trouble selling it at a garage sale.

Finding Antique Furniture At The Consignment Store

Consignment shops are also a great way to find antique furniture pieces! Legacies is an ideal place for finding a table or chair that you remember seeing at your grandmother’s house – that beautiful antique set that you can’t find in a new furniture store. Consignment shops are also a good choice for finding complimentary pieces for period decor. Legacies has had several of their pieces in period piece movies recently filmed in Cincinnati (including the movie “Carol” starring Cate Blanchett).

Skip The Garage Sale

Forget perusing garage sales hoping to find a new couch or dining room table. Visit a consignment store like Legacies for furniture. They’ll typically have as wide of a selection as a furniture shop but with far lower prices. You won’t have to choose from the three couches available at the local moving sale. Instead, you can check out many different types couches and divans, selecting the size, shape and color that you want. If they don’t have a good match today, come back next week after their inventory has turned over. Legacies Upscale Resale is closed every Monday to restock – so there are always fresh new options available for you to look at!

Terrific Service!

The service you receive at consignment shops matches the service you receive at retail stores because the business relies on employees providing good customer service. Legacies Upscale Resale has many extremely experienced volunteers who have worked for the organization for many years. They have the knowledge and expertise to answer questions about the furniture on the floor and you won’t feel like they are going out of their way to assist you.

Furniture Shopping’s A Treasure Hunt At Legacies

Shopping at a furniture consignment store like Legacies provides the greatest overall value; you’ll enjoy high quality furniture and customer service at bargain prices. And Legacies has MUCH more than just furniture! While you’re shopping our retail store in Hyde Park, check out our large selection of jewelry, art, accessories and kitchen items. And know that you are making a difference, as all proceeds benefit the Cancer Support Community of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, offering FREE programs to those affected by cancer. Get a good deal and feel good that you’re helping the community! Stop into our store today!

Visit our store today!

Hyde Park Plaza
3854 Paxton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45209

consignment jewelry at Legacies in Cincinnati

The Benefits of Shopping at Consignment Stores for Jewelry

You’ve probably heard about the benefits of shopping at consignment stores for clothes. You enjoy a wide selection of clothes across the price spectrum. Sometimes you can find luxury branded clothes still in the plastic that the person couldn’t return for a refund for a variety of reasons. You have your pick of gently used jeans and T-shirts for a fraction of the price of a new version. What many Cincinnati residents don’t realize is that the same is true for jewelry at consignment stores. That’s right! You can find beautiful, gently used pieces of jewelry, at significant savings, right here in Cincinnati – at Legacies Upscale Resale in the Hyde Park Plaza!

So why shop at a consignment store for jewelry?

The Cost Savings of Consignment Stores

The greatest benefit of shopping at a consignment store like Legacies is the cost savings. Pre-owned, high quality jewelry is typically sold for a third to half the price of new jewelry. And if you’re looking at costume jewelry, you could pick it up for a fraction of the cost of a brand new replacement.

Choose Consignment Stores Over Pawn Shops For Jewelry

Consignment shops are typically a better deal than what you’ll find in the gold and silver section of the local pawnshop for several reasons. One reason is that at a quality Consignment store like Legacies Upscale Resale, the sterling silver, diamond, and gold jewelry items for sale are readily available to you, without being pressured into spending more money on “the good items” or “the items in the back”. You can see everything out in the open without any pressured sales tactics. At Legacies, we have several large glass cases filled with terrific jewelry for you to view – we’ll gladly help you with any of the items you want to hold and try on.

Note that if you sell jewelry through a consignment shop, especially gold, silver and diamond pieces, you’ll receive far more for the jewelry than if you shipped it to one of those mail-in places notorious for paying five to ten percent the real value of the precious metals.

The Wide Selection Of Consigned Jewelry

One of the best reasons to visit a consignment shop is for the wide selection. Most conventional jewelry stores offer classic designs that never go out of style and the latest styles. That’s it. Consignment shops like Legacies have a wide selection - from the nearly new items that the former owner is selling because the return window has passed, to antique jewelry being sold to liquidate an estate. You’ll also likely be able to find vintage jewelry at a consignment store -- whether you want specific items to impress at special events, or just to increase your collection of items within that style you used to love but can’t find anywhere else.

The Good Customer Service

There’s no doubt you’ll get great customer service at a name brand jeweler. Then again, they’re charging a literal fortune for their engagement and wedding rings, necklaces, broaches, etc., due to the higher costs of the brand new pieces. The brand name jeweler has to market heavily to that crowd, too. Compare this to your local Cincinnati consignment shop that is appealing to people with all types of budgets. Consignment shops don’t have to pay for fancy ads, and this lowers their overhead costs significantly, allowing them to sell items for less, and move the product off the show room floor since new products are coming in daily. This is a great deal for all!

It also results in better customer service. After all, that couple that bought an engagement and wedding ring from them is at best going to refer another newly engaged couple to them. The smart jewelry shopper will probably come back again and again to buy desired items at a bargain, and they may sell items back through the consignment shop as well. That’s aside from their ability to refer new clients to the business. Consignment shops with an extensive jewelry collection has to offer excellent customer service if they want to remain in business. Legacies has been in business and selling consigned jewelry for over 25 years with many many repeat customers!

Find Beautiful Pre-Owned Jewelry At Legacies Consignment Shop In Cincinnati

Legacies Upscale Resale, in the Hyde Park Plaza, is a unique Cincinnati consignment store, offering gold, silver, platinum, diamond and costume jewelry pieces at great prices (and we have much more than just jewelry). But the best reason to shop at Legacies is that all proceeds benefit the Cancer Support Community of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, who provide over 250 FREE programs a month to those affected by cancer. Find a great treasure and help the community by shopping at Legacies today for all of your jewelry needs!