Out of the Attic


I don’t have the nerve to hire an organizer to sort my attic. It’s far too daunting for any professional. It requires a crazy person and a very strong pot of coffee. Luggage clutters the walking path and nothing is boxed as it should be or plainly labeled according to Thanksgiving holiday decor or ski paraphernalia. I strive to follow the example of Confessions of a Shopaholic and purge it all. Is there a high-end thrift shop that wants my treasured junk?

I have learned of one in Phoenix Called My Sister’s Attic, which consigns high quality furniture in an atmosphere that defies the Salvation Army feel, opting for more of the chic Palm Springs collective appeal.

“We dedicated ourselves to turning the ‘three D’s’ – dark, dirty and dingy – into the ‘three C’s’ – cute, clean and current,” explains owner Ann Siner, who also runs several other secondhand shops in Scottsdale: My Sister’s Closet (you’ll find St. John, Louis Vuitton and Coach); Well Suited (for trading used menswear) and Small Change (kids clothes and items).


The attic peddles brands like Pottery Barn, Kreiss, Thomasville and Robb & Stucky, as well as Mid-Century classics like vintage Eames chairs and iron patio sets. The business receives almost 300 pieces of high-end furniture and accessories every day.

You can browse the inventory online and even consign your furniture for 55% of the selling price to you in store credit or 45% of the selling price in cash. Go to the site to send inquiries and photos.

Luanne Bradley

Luanne Sanders Bradley is the West coast Editor at EcoSalon and currently resides in San Francisco, California.