1226 N. Tamiami Trail at 13th St.
Sarasota, FL 34236 • 941­.366.5293
Estates/Downsizing: 941­.366.5299
Mon.-Fri. 10 to 5 • Sat. 10 to 4

Frequently Asked Questions


Is Designing Women Boutique a Consignment shop?

Many shoppers have trouble believing it because Designing Women Boutique looks like a high fashion boutique.  But it is indeed a consignment store.  It simply specializes in the finest designer fashions and accessories in excellent condition. New apparel and accessories are also purchased from New York and other major markets.  Visit the shop to see how lovely consignment shopping can be.

If Designing Women Boutique is a charity, where does the money go?

DWB awards grants to many different Sarasota arts, endowments and human services organizations and have contributed over $1,250,000 in grants and merchandise to over 50 beneficiaries since its inception in 2002.  To learn more about DWB grants, click here.

What can I consign?

DWB accepts consignments of designer apparel and accessories and quality home furnishings accents, accessories and antiques.  Click here to learn more.

Do I need an appointment to consign?

Yes.  Please call 941-366-5293 to schedule an appointment.

How do I consign home furnishings items?

The first step is to email pictures to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Or you can mail or hand deliver prints to the shop at 1226 N. Tamiami Trail (at 13th St.), Sarasota, FL 34236.  If your furnishings are considered for consignment, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment. For full or partial Estates, or for individual pieces you need to part with due to downsizing, you can also email some representative pieces, or call and ask to speak with Jean Weidner, Founder, or Pam Day, Director.

Is there a limit on the number of items I can consign?

Yes, the limit is ten items.  Since we often do not accept everything submitted, you may want to bring in a few more than that.  There are situations in which more than ten items can be accepted in an appointment (estates, relocations and the like.)  Ask to speak with Director, Pam Day when you are scheduling your consignment appointment.


Designing Women Boutique | 1226 N. Tamiami Trail at 13th St. | Sarasota, FL 34236 | 941.366.5293

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