If you haven’t been to Angels’ Attic Upscale Resale in Grapevine Town Center, it’s time to pay a visit to this warm, friendly store. Angels’ Attic features great buys, including home decor, luxury goods, designer and low-cost clothing, jewelry, artwork, books, toys, electronics, furniture, collectibles and more.
Located at 1250 William D. Tate Ave., Suite 350, in Grapevine, Angels’ Attic is a ministry of Southlake’s White’s Chapel Methodist Church. This non-profit organization began in 2003 after 10 church members returned from a Costa Rican mission trip determined to help the hurting and the hungry. What began as a series of garage sales far exceeded their expectations.
The first store opened in 2006 on Northwest Highway and has since blossomed into a thriving, upscale resale operation run by a small staff and many volunteers offering shoppers a bargain or a treasure, with a portion of the proceeds donated to hundreds of charities. The current William D. Tate Ave. location opened in June 2018.
By the end of 2022, Angels’ Attic was operating with 150 volunteers and had distributed well over $2 million in financial grants to numerous charities.
“Our success is due to our loyal volunteers and generous merchandise donors,” says Holly Romer, general manager.
Longtime volunteer Susan Gregg, who manages the organization’s website and Facebook page, compares Angels’ Attic to a village.
“Our volunteers have developed close relationships. We help each other through the good and the difficult times. And we’re close to our customers. Some visit weekly - we know them by name, and we know what they’re looking for when they shop. Some come just to visit. Angels’ Attic provides a warm, happy place to come – and in that way, our customers are also part of our village,” she explains.
“We’re always open to welcoming new volunteers. We invite people to come and explore the various volunteer opportunities,” Holly says.
Volunteer areas include donation receiving, sorting, steaming clothing, picking up and delivering furniture, pricing, staging, cashiering and more. Volunteers are skilled in many areas. Some are retired teachers, business owners, nurses and other professionals with a lot to give. Many have volunteered at Angels’ Attic for more than 10 years.
A big part of the effort involves processing and preparing thousands of items each week.
Angels’ Attic is open Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm. Some volunteers work two hours a week; some choose to volunteer two to three days a week. Volunteers quickly find their niche or invent a new job category based on their interests and skills.
A unique feature of the store is a “furniture hospital” for refinishing or reupholstering items needing a little extra love. Another volunteer team designs artificial floral arrangements and holiday displays throughout the year.
“We sell a wide assortment of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. Shoes, purses and jewelry are very popular. We receive amazing home decor items, kitchen merchandise, china sets, silver and more. Our donors give incredible items to help the mission,” Holly notes.
“Some donate family heirlooms,” she said. “While it’s hard to part with these things, the family may be downsizing or passing on estate pieces after the loss of a loved one. They take comfort in knowing their donation will help others.”
Angels’ Attic partners with various organizations, donating items that can’t be sold in the store.
Animal shelters, schools, churches, charitable agencies, even healthcare organizations have benefitted from these partnerships.
The organization’s mission is “together we make a difference,” and that really rings true for all the good that Angels’ Attic provides to our local and worldwide communities.
Donations are accepted Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm.
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“We offer a variety of well-priced items to meet any budget,” notes general manager Holly Romer.