Wags to Riches
Love fashion and furry friends? Learn about a local consignment shop where you can support the United Coalition for Animals with each frugal fashionable find.
If you’re an animal loving fashionista with Pinterest-worthy home decor, listen up. There’s a consignment shop in Blue Ash that’s made just for you.
Carolyn Martinez, manager of Wags to Riches, a high end, non-profit consignment shop says the store is “a fun place to be.” They’ve created a customer service focused retail experience for their shoppers. “You walk in and immediately feel welcome, your eyes do a quick spot check to see where you want to start your shopping experience and then you’re off to find your favorite pieces.”
Rare finds and luxury pieces are exactly what Wags to Riches has in mind when curating items for their shop. They carry mid-century modern, contemporary and vintage furniture from some of your favorite brands like Arhaus, Pottery Barn and Boya. In addition to furniture Wags to Riches carries home accessories from Waterford housewares, accessories from Tiffany jewelry and Coach and Louis Vuitton handbags. It’s your one stop shop for luxury consignment without breaking the bank but it also has a deeper purpose.
Even better, each purchase at Wags to Riches benefits UCAN, the United Coalition for Animals. Martinez explains that “UCAN’s mission is to provide professional, low-cost spay and neuter services to end the unnecessary deaths of homeless cats and dogs in shelters in the Greater Cincinnati area, including surrounding counties in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana. Since April 2007, UCAN has performed over 89,000 surgeries.” Sales profits from Wags to Riches has been a key component to UCAN’s success. Shoppers, and those donating and all consigning items, all benefit this cause.
Martinez says donating and consignment is easy, but the store is selective about merchandise to provide a unique shopping experience for customers. “All items must be clean and in good condition. Large items whether consigned or donated must be approved before they arrive at the store. Small items do not have to be approved prior to bringing them in to Wags. Cosigners complete an agreement and the consignment period lasts for 60 days,” she says. Net proceeds from the sales of consigned items are equally split between Wags to Riches and the consigner.
Shopping and donating aren’t the only ways to get involved. Wags to Riches is always on the lookout for volunteers that have a passion for retail, customer service and animal welfare. “Volunteers process sales and greet customers. If you work a four hour shift at least twice a month you’ll receive a 10% discount on your Wags’ purchases along with a $25 gift certificate during your birth month,” Martinez explains.
Fall is officially here and Halloween is right around the corner. Wags to Riches is spending the day in style. On October 22nd volunteers will be decked out in Halloween costumes to provide shoppers with a ghoulish retail experience. Stop by between 12-3pm and there will be adoptable black cats on site waiting for their forever home.
Wags to Riches is located at 9697 Kenwood Road. To find out more visit their website. To be in the know about new arrivals visit them on Facebook or Instagram If you’re interested in volunteering Martinez encourages you to reach out to her personally at 513 793-7387.