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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!



What Cincinnati Furniture Stores Offer the Best Value?

If you are looking for something a little different than what all the big local home furnishing storerooms offer, you might want to check out Legacies Upscale Resale in Hyde Park, which has good values on gently-used furniture. At Legacies, you’ll find a wide selection of antique, vintage and contemporary preowned furniture in excellent condition. We sell the fine craftsmanship and sought-after designs of yesterday. It’s true, “they don’t make them like they used to.” To find new furniture made with the same superior materials, innovative designs and careful craftsmanship of bygone days, you have to go to very expensive furniture stores, workshops or boutiques. We have chairs, desks, tables, dining room sets and couches that are comfortable, look new and offer that perfect combination of affordable and durable. There are plenty of place to buy secondhand furniture online. But at Legacies, you can see and touch before you buy.

consignment furniture at legacies

Oh, the Treasures You’ll Find! Scoring Furniture Deals at Upscale Consignment Shops

If you’re looking for high quality, brand name furniture at great prices, you might want to start your treasure hunt at one of Cincinnati’s best upscale consignment shops.

The consignment concept is simple: consignors bring gently used furniture, antiques, home accessories, and jewelry to a shop; the shop sells the items; then the shop and consignor split the proceeds. Everyone wins, especially you—the shopper—because items are priced to move quickly.

Cincinnati Consignment Store Funding Hope

At the Legacies resale consignment shop in Hyde Park Plaza, there’s another winner: the Cancer Support Community of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky (CSC). Our large store is run by over 100 volunteers, and all profits go to FREE programs that support families facing the challenge of cancer. For over 25 years, CSC has been enhancing the lives of people in the local community by offering free non-medical support and services to improve quality of life and survivorship.

Six benefits of upscale consignment furniture shopping

  1. Yesterday’s craftsmanship. As the saying goes, “They don’t make ‘em like they used to.” This maxim could have been written for furniture. You can find gems at Cincinnati consignment shops made when furniture was crafted with materials and skills that are in short supply today. Where you do find pieces with excellent quality--like at small “studio” shops--the prices far exceed ours.
  2. High-end merchandise. When you shop at upscale consignment shops, the furniture sold on consignment is higher-end. Because customers expect the best from us, we are very particular about the furniture we put on the floor. You’ll find beautiful, unique and rare conversation-starters for your home--in great condition--not available anywhere else.
  3. Delightful prices. The consignment business model allows us to offer lower prices than typical retail furniture stores. Consignors want their “babies” (items they love but can’t use anymore) to find good new homes, so they are usually open to friendly pricing.
  4. At consignment shops in Cincinnati, merchandise changes often; at Legacies, we change it daily! Every time you stop by, there will be exciting new home furnishings we just acquired.
  5. A special shopping experience. There’s no rush or pressure when buying furniture at upscale consignment shops, particularly at Legacies. Our volunteer sales associates love learning about customers’ needs, and helping you find that treasure you only dreamed existed in Cincinnati.
  6. The chance to make a difference. Buying from a consignment shop is good for the environment, because you are saving perfectly good furniture from the landfill. And, because we exist solely to raise funds for CSC, every penny you spend at Legacies makes a difference to someone affected by cancer. Your purchases fund professionally led support groups, educational workshops, and healthy lifestyle classes that compliment conventional medical care.

When you want something special, ordinary furniture stores can be a disappointment. They don’t have what you want, the quality is poor, or the prices are ridiculous. For a more rewarding shopping experience, where the variety, quality and prices often exceed expectations, try one of Cincinnati’s upscale consignment shops.

Legacies is open six days a week:

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

Visit our store today!

Hyde Park Plaza
3854 Paxton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45209

kitchen items

Legacies Kitchenware Promotion Starts March 5th!

Success In The Kitchen Starts With The Right Tools

Legacies’ Kitchenware Promotion begins, Tuesday, March 5th

Success in the kitchen begins with the right tools. We have so many to help you.

Are you looking for small, individual sized cast iron skillets?

We have 8.

Do you need a new stock pot?

We have Calphalon in various sizes.

Get your day started with a great cup of coffee or make yourself a cup of tea. Coffee makers and teapots in several styles and from name brands are on our shelves.

Our Kitchenware Promotion allows you to upgrade your tools and make time in the kitchen fun!

Watch this space for recipes and ideas from the staff at Legacies.

Kitchen Memories – The Food, The Smells Take You Back

Legacies’ Kitchenware Promotion begins, Tuesday, March 5th

Sometimes, seeing dishes similar to what your mom or grandma used also conjure memories. How many of you, like me, remember pastel colored, Pyrex mixing bowls – they were white inside. I remember my mom had an aqua one in which chocolate cookie batter was mixed. In a smaller pink one, heavy cream was whipped to top pecan pie. Every time one of the bowls comes into Legacies, I’m back in the kitchen in the house I grew up in.

My sister has those bowls now. She’s added others she got from her mother-in-law. Her children – now all young adults and setting up first apartments of their own – have seen her use them when their family gets together for celebrations. Their memories may be of macaroni or potato salad being mixed in them, but they’re as warm and wonderful as mine.

Corelle plates, Cincinnati Reds glasses, tumblers nestled in rattan “cozies” – what triggers memories for you? What will your children remember from your time together in the kitchen?

-Lori Rochford

Legacies Book Review gift basket

Legacies Book Review: Whiskey in a Teacup

Whiskey in a Teacup

A new book by Reese Witherspoon that we really love!

Published by Touchstone, an imprint of Simon Schuster.

Although the title refers to a description of southern women, we like it as a suggestion. The book contains family stories, photos and recipes and would make a great hostess gift.

“Those old Nashville homes are usually decorated with furniture from several different eras, as well as lots of heirlooms, such as oil paintings of ancestors and antique rugs”. The description on page 35 sounds like a Legacies home to us!

Stop in to Legacies and take a chance on our Whiskey in a Teacup gift basket. Along with sweet teacups and an adorable teapot, the gift basket includes tea, candy and the book, of course. With each purchase of a single tea cup you receive one entry. Entries can also be purchased for $1. Good luck!

Hyde Park Plaza
3854 Paxton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45209