B-TOWN BIZ: ‘Suite Arrangements’ Opening New Consignment Store Friday
A new store – Suite Arrangements – which calls itself “the only dedicated consignor of fine furnishings in West Seattle,” is opening a second, larger store at 136 SW 152nd Street (map below) in Burien this Friday, March 8.
After opening the first Suite Arrangements in 2010, owner Geoffrey Abdian characterized a second store in a nearby community as a significant development for both the company as well as the communities of Burien and West Seattle.
“In just two and a half years,” Abdian said, “we’ve helped nearly a thousand West Seattle residents, and hundreds in other communities outside our immediate area, find new homes for their fine furnishings. We’ve also provided thousands of pieces of gently used high-quality furnishings to thousands of local customers at prices far below new.”
“This is the essence of recycling, and has proven to be a win-win for both sellers who often have no convenient way to dispose of furnishings they no longer need, and buyers who, now more than ever in this economy, look for good value at a reasonable price. A second outlet in a nearby community will enable the company to broaden that mutually beneficial exchange by creating a larger selection of fine furnishings in good condition at reasonable prices from a broader market for both communities.”
With highly diverse home values in and around both communities, West Seattle and Burien serve similar demographic markets. Abdian said a surprisingly high number of quality pieces in good condition come from, and go to, homes of all sizes and values in each community. “With that kind of demand, we try to do everything we can to make it simple for consignors. We offer free in-home preview consultations so consignors know exactly what to expect, the best commission / split in town, and both pick-up and delivery services. Our goal is to keep it as simple as possible for our consignors, so we have the broadest possible selection for those who want to save money buying recycled.”
“And, as we ramp up our clothing consignment over the next four to six weeks, we’ll be able to recycle fine used apparel for the fashion conscious, and further enable our market to save money in another key category of consumer goods.”
The new Suite Arrangements in Burien will be located at 136 SW 152nd St., just off 1st Avenue South, in the old Parker Paints store.
Hours will probably be the same as the West Seattle store, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 to 6 Saturdays, and 10 to 5 Sundays.
For further information, contact Geoffrey Abdian at Suite Arrangements in West Seattle, 206-906-9379 or in Burien at 206-420-7350.