History of Attic Consignments
In 1981 The Attic started as one woman’s hobby, and became one of Richmond’s best-loved treasure troves.
Lorna Rowland was a homemaker who had just seen her youngest child off to college. She wanted to help her daughters set up house on their own, but had trouble finding the kind of quality goods she had used in her youth. With no luck finding used goods through thrift shops or want ads, she had an idea.
A hobby becomes a business
She imagined a consignment shop in Richmond, where people could come together to buy and sell quality household goods without the mystery of newspaper ads or the questionable ambiance of flea markets. She advertised for items to be sold on consignment. After just a few weeks, she had enough goods to open her first shop on Patterson Avenue!
Still a Richmond favorite
30 years later, The Attic is more popular than ever. Consigners who began selling with Lorna in the 1980s are still coming back, and more sign up every day. Treasure-hunters continue to seek out our shop and find something new every time they come in. The Attic has been located in the West End of Richmond at Gayton Crossing Shopping Center for more than fourteen years now, and is a Richmond tradition for shoppers old and new. We hope to see you soon!