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La Cache, an antiques consignment shop, was founded in 1982 by Lenore Stoddart, a longtime member of the Association of Volunteers at Children's Hospital Colorado.
This award-winning and profitable retail enterprise is exclusively staffed and managed by volunteers. In addition to providing a service to our community, all net proceeds are donated for the benefit of the patients, families and staff of Children's Colorado.
La Cache has donated more than $4 million to Children's Colorado since opening in 1982.
What does La Cache sell?
The La Cache inventory includes but is not limited to antiques, sterling, crystal, china, art, fine linens, small rugs, jewelry and furniture. 60% of the proceeds are returned to the consignor with the remaining 40% donated to Children's Colorado.
In addition to accepting consigned items, the shop is pleased to accept donations.
Store Information: La Cache is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The store is closed for holidays and major storms. If in doubt, please call the store.
Contact information: 400 Downing St. Denver, CO 80218 303-871-9605
Guidelines for consignors: Please see the La Cache Consignment FAQs below if you're interested in consigning at La Cache.
La Cache consignment policy and process
When you bring in your items to La Cache for consignment, the volunteer who receives your items will explain the policies and process to you. Please follow these guidelines to save you time and to ensure that your items have the best chance of being accepted for consignment and sold.
If you've not visited La Cache, drop by to view our merchandise and familiarize yourself with our pricing policies. Seeing what's on our shelves may give you new ideas for about what you'd like to consign.
You do not need an appointment to consign jewelry at La Cache. Please bring jewelry in at any time during business hours (Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and leave it for our pricers.
We do not inventory the jewelry when you bring it in, so you should keep a list of what you are leaving with us. Our jewelry pricer will send you a separate inventory and contract the following week with assigned prices for you to consider.
If you want to consign furniture or chandeliers, we require that you take photographs of the items you want to consign and email them to LaCacheConsign@Gmail.com. Please put "La Cache" in the subject field of the email.
The furniture pricer will contact you to let you know what pieces will be accepted. It is then your responsibility to deliver the furniture to La Cache and to pick it up if it does not sell. The rest of the consignment process is the same as for other items.
La Cache always welcomes unique and unusual items in good condition. Please bring in various items for us to consider with the understanding that we may not be able to accept them. We ask that you bring in items that are clean and, for silver, polished.
La Cache currently welcomes the following merchandise:
Sterling silver items and unique silver plates
Fine jewelry and costume jewelry
Fine goblet-sized stemware (minimum of 4 glasses)
Sets of fine china (Note: We require a minimum of 8 place settings and accept the following brands: Coalport, Herrend, patterned Lenox, Limoges, Royal Doulton, Spode, Wedgewood and others of similar quality.)
China dinner plates and dessert plates (for buffet use)
Framed art (maximum size approximately 37"x30")
Oriental and decorative rugs (small- to medium-sized) and runners
La Cache does not accept items that are chipped, crazed, scratched, broken, or the following:
Items valued under $20
Unframed art or posters
Kitchen items such as pots, pans and kitchen gadgets
Bedding, drapes and used linens
Nude art work
Dolls and stuffed animals (We will accept Steiff stuffed animals)
Plain silver plate items, particularly "well and tree" meat platters
Individual cups and saucers (We will accept Coalport, Meissen, Minton and Shelley)
Commemorative plates, figures and limited-edition items
Large collection of Hummels, Doultons and Lladros (three or four at a time can be accepted)
Sherbet glasses, cordials and other small sizes of stemware
Sets of china made in Japan (other than Mikasa), Bavaria or Germany
Noritake older sets with gold borders that cannot be put in dish washers
Sets of ironstone dinnerware
Items not accepted for consignment can be returned to you or donated to La Cache/Children's Colorado. If you decide to donate items not accepted, please fill out a donation slip during your consignment appointment.
Once your items have been inventoried and priced at La Cache, we will send you a copy of the contract. Please review the contract to see which items have been accepted and their prices. You can then accept or reject individual items on the contract.
Items not accepted will be marked "pick up" or "donate" on your contract. Please circle on your contract whether you will pick up the items or donate them, sign the contract and send it back to us. If you choose not to consign any items with La Cache, a $25 donation to Children's Colorado is requested when items are picked up.
Once we have your signed contract, your items will be displayed for four months. After the items are displayed for 40 days, the price will be reduced 20%. After 80 days, the price will be reduced another 20%.
At the end of four months, you must either come in and pick up your items or donate them to La Cache. We will not call you to remind you to pick them up, so please mark your calendar to call us to make arrangements to retrieve your unsold items or donate them. The date to call La Cache is listed on the second page of your contract.
Donated items will be priced and displayed with a tag marked RDF (Red Door Fund). All proceeds of the sale of RDF items go to Children's Colorado.
Consignors should notify us of any changes of address or phone number during the four-month consignment period.
Consignor receives 60% of sale price; Children's Colorado receives 40% of sales.
We reduce prices by 20% after 40 days and by an additional 20% after 80 days.
We send checks to consignors mid-month in the month following sales.
Consignors are required to call La Cache near the end of the four-month contract if they are interested in picking up unsold items. The date to call is marked on the second page of your contract. We donate unclaimed items.
Thank you for supporting our efforts on behalf of Children's Colorado.
Children's Colorado in the news
7News: La Cache consignment shop has multi-million dollar impact for local children
7News did a special on La Cache, the antique consignment shop that opened in 1982 and is staffed and managed by Children's Colorado volunteers. Since the shop opened, La Cache has raised millions for our hospital.