Shopping at a consignment store is like digging for buried treasure, except that it carries a slightly lower risk of being eaten by sand worms. Inject the thrill of discovery into a mundane shopping trip with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of new and used items at Legacies Consignment and Donation in Hyde Park Plaza. All proceeds from sales at Legacies benefit the Wellness Community, a charitable organization that provides support, education, and hope to cancer patients.
The merchandise at Legacies spans home furnishings, antiques, accessories, jewelry, and phased plasma rifles in the 40-watt range. Like the Borg, its stock is constantly shifting, adapting, and evolving, so drop in to see exactly what the shop's latest incarnation looks like. Most items cost between $20 and $150. Vintage earrings start at $48, and sterling-silver necklaces are around $50. A 14-piece set of wine goblets, clean and ready for wine gobbling, is $25, and the surfboard coffee table to put them on is $75. Furniture such as oak dressers, painted nightstands, wicker rockers, and gold-framed mirrors all await excavation ($55–$95) from the Legacies treasure trove, which has also included rugs, china, artwork, lamps, silver, and even chandeliers. One lucky customer even found a large golden box, though it contained only a couple of worthless stone tablets and some face-melting ghosts.
Legacies has been selling donated and consigned home wares and furnishings, then donating all proceeds to the Wellness Center, since 1994. Volunteer staffers go out of their way to make the showroom attractive and easily navigated, rendering cramped, dusty, bargain-cave conditions a purely cinematic conceit. Grab today's Groupon and search Legacies Consignment and Donations for the oriental lamp ($35) that really brings the yurt together, or make a signed Bret Harper poster ($65) your cherished family heirloom for generations to come.