Houston Consignment Shop

The Guild Shop
The Guild Shop

OUR STORY

The Guild Shop of St. John the Divine was founded in September 1962 by a group of dedicated Episcopal women in the weekly sewing group who wanted to use their talents to serve the Lord, their church and the community. Their enthusiastic nature and can-do spirit were catching and after they put out a call to the entire church, their plans began to come to fruition with an actual store on Fairview.

“There was never, ever a thought of failure!”

                                              Alice Wheless, a founding member   

Currently located on Dunlavy, the shop is just as warm and welcoming 58 years later as it was in the beginning. More than 170 wonderful volunteers and 10 employees fulfill the mission that was set out from the beginning: 

“To enrich the community as a Christian ministry and resale shop dedicated to awarding financial support to organizations that serve the elderly in need.”

In the early days, Guild Shop proceeds benefited St. James House, an Episcopal retirement home in Baytown. After the diocese sold St. James House, the Guild Shop continued its support of the elderly in need. More recently, the opportunity has arisen to enrich more groups that do wonderful work. The Gathering, Amazing Place, Holly Hall, the Turning Point, Vita Living, David Weekley YMCA, and Camp Allen all have benefited from the good works of the Guild Shop. The future looks bright with new volunteers joining us monthly and new consignors, donors and customers that we value so much. There are opportunities for everyone to help. Please consider donating, consigning, shopping, and volunteering at the Guild Shop, a ministry of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church.


The Guild Shop
The Guild Shop

HOW TO DONATE

Bring your donations to The Guild Shop’s loading dock on Welch Street and ring the doorbell. Donations are accepted during regular business hours: Monday – Friday 9:30 am to 3:30 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Need help? If you are unable to bring your donation to the Shop, let us know by filling out our photo form below.  We can arrange to pick it up at your home. Because of our very limited space, we ask that you provide photos of any furniture donations prior to pick-up by filling out the form below. We must have photos and your information submitted first for review. All accepted donations are tax-deductible and we are happy to provide a tax receipt. ALL ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO ACCEPTANCE BASED ON THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE GUILD SHOP.





RULES FOR CONSIGNMENT

GENERAL RULES

  1. Soiled, broken, and extra items included in consignments will be donated to allow space for other consignors and donated items.
  2. All Household, Art, Clothing and Jewelry Consignments will be received at THE SOUTH PARKING LOT DOOR (near Indiana St.) There will be a tent, tables and rolling racks near the door for use during consignment hours. Consignors will park their cars in the South Parking Lot and bring their boxes and/or clothing to the consignment area. Staff will be available to assist with this procedure.
  3. If you do not have your consignments ready to drop off upon arrival, we will ask that you return to your car to complete them and let those that are prepared to go ahead of you.

    CLOTHING

      1. See Calendar for specific dates.
      2. 5 clothing items are accepted per consignment
      3. As part of your 5 you may bring one purse, one belt, one hat and one pair of shoes. 
      4.  All items must be labeled with your consignment number. Masking tape works great.
      5. Clothing must be in style, in season, clean and pressed. Bring clothing on hangers to prevent wrinkles. Soiled, wrinkled, worn, or out of season clothes may be donated.
      6. Shoes, purses, hats, and belts must each have their own contracts separate from clothing. Bring these accessories in individual bags with the specific contract placed in the bag with the item.
      7. Shoes - place all stickers on bottom of the shoes and use US sizes

     HOUSEHOLD 

      1. See Calendar for specific dates.
      2. 8 items per consignment.
      3. Household items include: china, pottery, kitchen items, metal goods, glassware, silver, decorative items, collectibles, home decor, and garden items. When overstocked, we may restrict some of these items. Always check the calendar for updates on restricted items.
      4. Please bring boxes with the contract taped on the outside. If bringing multiple boxes, include your consignment number on each box and list box 1 of 2.
      5. When bringing an oversized item that does not fit in the consignment box, please make a separate contract for that item.
      6. Only one doll, one lamp, or matching pair, one chandelier or one wired mirror per consignment.

    JEWELRY

    1. Jewelry take-in dates for each month will be posted on the Calendar .
    2. A maximum of 10 items will be accepted.
    3. We sell costume and fine jewelry including gemstones, gold, and Sterling silver.

    ART

    1. 1 piece of art is accepted on our monthly art take-in days. Check Calendar for specific days.
    2. Although art is generally accepted one piece at a time, we will take two at a time if they are a matched pair with matching frames.
    3. Multiple pieces of art can be accepted as an estate and collected by appointment only. Please submit your photos on our art consignment page.
    4. Art must be wired for hanging.
    5. Size limit 36” x 36”.
    6. Oversized items are accepted by appointment only on a space-available basis. Please fill out our art submission form with photos and dimensions before bringing in items.  
    7. A note on art pricing-- Although we are not expert appraisers, we do our best to give your piece of art the best possible price. We research on sites such as AskArt and LiveAuctioneers, and eBay. We also consider if the piece is a print or an original, and we look at content and trends for what we see selling in the shop. Thank you for entrusting us with your art and we will continue to do our best to get you the best possible price.

    FURNITURE AND RUGS – By APPOINTMENT ONLY

    1. You must fill out our furniture submission form with photos of your furniture and/or rug. We must receive this form before you can bring in the items.
    2. Include your name and phone number and you will be contacted via the phone number on your submitted form to set up an appointment.

    ESTATES AND MOVING CONSIGNMENTS

    1. Please call for an appointment.
      The Guild Shop

      VOLUNTEERING

      The Guild Shop is blessed with over 170 committed volunteers who enrich our community by ministering to our customers and each other.

      Men and women from different backgrounds, religious affiliations, ages (high schoolers to elders), and knowledge of collectibles, have discovered the joy of serving others while learning about objects that run the gamut from kitschy to antique!

      Volunteers have a broad range of interests and talents which are put to use as salespeople, pricers and researchers, cashiers, merchandisers and more.

      Volunteers are asked to serve one three-hour shift each week. Training is provided on the job.

      HOW TO GET STARTED  

      To Volunteer, go to our Volunteer Application Form and fill out your application. Donna will review your application and contact you to schedule an interview.

      The Guild Shop

      Need Help? Come Say Hello!

      The Guild Shop has two parking lots: one on the south side of the Shop on
      Dunlavy Street and one on the north side of the Shop, across the street
      on Welch.

      Our Location

      2009 Dunlavy Street, Houston, Texas 77006

      Phone

      (713) 528-5095

      Working Hours

      Monday – Saturday: 9:30 – 3:30
      Sunday: Closed
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