Houston Consignment Shop

The Guild Shop of St. John the Divine
The Guild Shop of St. John the Divine
The Guild Shop of St. John the Divine


The Guild Shop, a ministry of The Church of St. John the Divine, was founded in September 1962, by a group of dedicated Episcopal women, who wanted to use their talents to serve the Lord, their church and the community. They had a vision to start a resale shop. With their enthusiastic nature, can-do spirit and faith, they planted the seed and a shop began on Fairview Street. In the 1970s, The Guild Shop moved again to our current location at 2009 Dunlavy Street.

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

                                              Alice Wheless, a founding member   

This year, we celebrate our 60th Anniversary. The shop today has many different departments, always full of treasure; furniture, clothing, designer clothing, household items, jewelry & art. We have 190+ wonderful volunteers and 13 full-time employees. Together we fulfill our 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, The 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. Most recently, the opportunity has arisen to enrich more groups that do wonderful work. St Vincent's House, The Amazing Place, Star of Hope, the Turning Point, Vita Living, Weekley Family YMCA, Camp Allen, Houston Food Bank (Senior Box Program), Lord of the Streets, and more have all benefited from the good works of The Guild Shop.

There are many opportunities for anyone who is interested in supporting our mission. Please consider donating, consigning, shopping, and volunteering at The Guild Shop.

The Guild Shop of St. John the Divine
The Guild Shop of St. John the Divine


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 9:30 am to 3:30 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.



  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.


      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. (Check calendar for dates these items are accepted!) 
      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


      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 transfer items to provided tubs, confirm account number is on each and every item, place contract in tub with consignments.
      5. When bringing an oversized item that does not fit in the consignment box, please make a separate contract for that item.
      6. One lamp, or matching pair, one chandelier or one wired mirror per consignment.


    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.
    4. All Jewelry consignments will be accepted inside the store at the jewelry office located next to the cashiers.
    5. Bring jewelry in a gallon sized clear Baggie with the contract filled out, folded, and placed inside the Baggie. No tape or tags on the individual pieces please.


    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.


    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.


    1. Please call Regina at (713) 528-5095, ext. 906 to inquire about more information and to schedule an appointment.
      The Guild Shop


      The Guild Shop is blessed with over 190 committed volunteers, who enrich our community by ministering to our customers and each other.

      Men and women from different backgrounds, religious affiliations, and ages (high schoolers to elders), and those with 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.


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

      The Guild Shop of St. John the Divine

      Come See Us!

      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


      (713) 528-5095

      Working Hours

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