Welcome to The Velvet Shoestring Williamsburg: furniture, consignment &, home decor.
Located in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg, The Velvet Shoestring is a family owned and operated shop. We pride ourselves on our friendly atmosphere, talented staff and outstanding merchandise. Our surroundings are ever-evolving and reflect who we are. At The Velvet Shoestring, our inventory is also ever-changing. With a 90% monthly turnover, you never know what you’ll find, but you will come to expect fine pre-owned home furnishings at fabulous prices
  • 311 Second Street Williamsburg VA 23185
  • 757.220.9494
  • thevelvetshoestring@verizon.net




If you’d like to consign with us, give the shop a call and make an appointment. We’ll come to you and assess your items or send your photos to us directly.



Whether your preparing for market or just need help creating the perfect space, we can help. Let our experienced design team show you how easy it can be to make every detail perfect. Request a consultation and you’ll be on your way to having a beautiful living space or one that is ready for market.



Simply email your pictures to thevelvetshoestring@verizon.net and we will get back to you about your items. Please see our policies section for more details.


We now occupy 3,000 square feet of moisture controlled secure storage, directly beneath our showroom. Our concierge storage service can retrieve and deliver your items upon request. Ask about our Concierge Storage Service today.



Preparing your valuables for a move and safe storage can be as easy as 1-2-3! Call us and we will dispatch an expert team to make sure all of your valuables are properly packaged and protected for your next move, shipment or safe storage.



Open 10-5 Mon-Sat. 10-7 Wed 11-5 Sun
311 Second St. Williamsburg, Va 23185 757-220-9494


If you’d like to consign with us, give the shop a call and make an appointment. We’ll come to you and assess your items, or send your photos to us directly. We accept consignment(s) Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Please notify us in advance if you need to bring items in on Saturday or Sunday. As a courtesy to our staff and other consignors, there is a limit of 10 items per visit. The Velvet Shoestring reduces merchandise by 15% every 30 days during a 90 day consignment period. Should your merchandise not sell, you have the option to pick it up within 7 days of the expiration date or it will be donated. We do not provide notification of expiration. Mark your calendars. At The Velvet Shoestring, our consignors receive 50% of the final selling price. Payments to the consignor are made on the 5th of every month following the sale of item(s). Please pick up your check after the 5th. Checks are void after 120 days. The Velvet Shoestring accepts only the highest quality previously owned furniture and accessories. Furniture must be stylish, clean and in good condition. We will price merchandise at fair market value. Lamps must be in working condition with shades. Rugs and upholstery must be clean. Brass and Silver must be polished.Glass must be cleaned. The Velvet Shoestring cannot be held liable for any property brought to the shop for consignment. Due to extremely high volume, items may not be immediately placed on the floor for sale. No way of transporting your Items? Once they’ve been approved for consignment, we can set up a convenient time for our drivers to do the heavy lifting. For a nominal fee, your items will arrive to the shop safely. PLEASE SEND PHOTOS TO thevelvetshoestring@verizon.net



Sylvia S,Toronto, On. I was on vacation in Colonial Williamsburg and heard about this consignment shop through yelp. So glad I stopped in. Such a great variety of cool home furnishings. I bought a framed vintage architectural poster and love it so much. The prices are really reasonable and the items are always changing. Wish I lived in the area so I could pop in here every week.
Anne Marie, Williamsburg, VA    Confession: I'm addicted. I stop in here every week. I don't always buy, but invariably find gems to admire. Have redecorated my home with VS lamps, rugs, art works, dishes, etc. Definitely warrants a stop--as often as you can fit it in because merchandise moves quickly.
Lesa M, Raliegh, NC Extremely well versed staff, very knowledgeable, well mannered and pleasant.  Always a fun shopping and consigning atmosphere.  My settlements have always been precise and checks on time. Half the time I have forgotten I have money waiting for me & the girls are always happy to remind me.  As for running a business, to me it looks as though it's run like a well oiled machine. It's a different store each time I go. Inventory MOVES!  Love it!
Jeff D, Legouna, CA The Velvet Shoestring is my favorite shop in Williamsburg. They have some great furnishings at terrific prices. Whenever I am in Williamsburg I make sure to pop-in and see what they've got. I always wind up leaving with something great. I have purchased many items from the Velvet Shoestring from paintings to a sofa they always sell quality merchandise that has been well cared for in its previous life. I have also consigned several items to the shop and I found the staff to be very friendly and fair with their consignos. If you are ever in the Colonial Williamsburg ...