Do you pick up items?
Unfortunately, no. As of now, you’re required to bring all items you wish to sell into the store. If you have a large item please text or email photos to us, so we can gauge if it’s worth bringing the item in.
In the future, we hope to offer a pick-up service.
Do you offer delivery?
No, we do not. But we do highly recommend some competitive App services called TooBigForMyCar.com and Lugg. These services are both cost-effective and time-efficient.
Do you accept furniture?
Yes! We love furniture. We always look at all styles, makes, and models, but in general, our best sellers are modern, mid-century, vintage, bohemian, and unique items. We sell everything: couches, credenzas, nightstands and shelving, lamps, art, ottomans, pillows, textiles, and rugs! To get a good sense of what we take in the store, please visit us in person. Everything you see in the store is the type of item we take.
I have a big piece of furniture. Should I just bring it in?
For larger furniture items, we recommend first texting or emailing a photo(s) of the item before bringing it directly to the store. We cannot guarantee that we will take an item via photo — since we need to check the condition and wear of the item — but a photo gives a good sense of whether it’s worth bringing down to the store for a closer look.
Are there any items you don’t accept?
We will always take a look at any items you are selling! But in general, we don’t do kitchenware, kitchen appliances, kid’s items (with the exception of large, overstuffed stuffed animals), garden tools, or farm tools.
What are your best-sellers?
Consistent best-sellers are: turquoise and silver jewelry, modern brass jewelry, rugs from around the world, vintage denim and Levi’s, overalls, jumpsuits, leather boots, designer labels, party dresses from the ‘20s – ‘40s, mid-century modern and modern furniture, night stands, small chest of drawers, and in general, “studio apartment”-sized furniture.
Are you open?
Yes, We are open. Store hours are 11am-7pm. Selling is by appointment or our walk-in waitlist from 11am-5:30pm.
Full selling process
- MAKE AN APPOINTMENT OR WALK-IN. Make an Appointment through our website to schedule an exact day and time, or walk-in on the day you'd like to sell and get on our first come first serve waitlist. If you make an appointment online you'll receive an SMS/email notification that you have successfully booked your appointment. Appointments are available one week in advance and limit one appointment per customer per day.
WAIT YOUR TURN. Whether you have an appointment or are on the waitlist, please wait to bring in your items until it is time for your buy. If you are on the in-store waitlist and are walking-in to sell, it is best to come in the store first and get on the waitlist, then bring your items in once it is time for your buy.
CHECK IN. At the time of your appointment, approach the Buy Counter and check in with your buyer.
- Have your photo ID ready.
- If you are more than 10min late you may lose your appointment time slot and need to reschedule.
- Only bring your items into the store when it is your appointment time. We no longer have space to store items waiting to be sold.
- A combination of 3 no shows or cancelled appointments without a 30 minute warning, in a 30 day period, may result in not being able to sell at the store.
GRAB A COFFEE. While you are waiting for your buy to be completed, you can shop, grab a coffee, or run errands. If you walk around the neighborhood, we recommend that you stay close by (10 mins away), so that you can return to the Buy Counter in time to pickup your returns. If you are not shopping, we ask that you wait outside the store to allow for more customer capacity.
GET A TEXT NOTIFICATION. When your buy is finished you will receive a text notification. Please return to the Buy Counter within 10 minutes of receiving this text message.
PICK UP YOUR RETURNS. You will check-in with your buyer and go over the items that we are taking in. Any items we are not going to buy from you can be picked up at this time. All items not picked up immediately will be stored on our Returns shelving. We are not responsible for lost, stolen, or misplaced items once they are stored on the Returns shelving. All items left with us for longer than 1 hour after the buy is complete, will be donated to local charities.
THE FINE PRINT.
- Store trade balances expire for accounts that are inactive for more than 1 year. - Sellers need to choose between cash or trade.
- We can not do partial cash or partial trade in the same selling transaction.
- All store trade remains as store trade and can not be switched to cash at a later date.
What should I know about consignment?
I'm a consignor who no longer lives locally, what should I do?
I make jewelry or other handmade products, can I sell these items at Artifact?
What is Consignor Access?
Consignor access is a free online platform that allows you to see in real time, every day from home, what has sold on your account. Access happens via email — so when you start consigning, you’ll receive an introduction email, giving you instructions for login and access to your account.
I can’t seem to login to my Consignor Access, what should I do?
If you’re having trouble accessing your consigner access, please contact the store via email or phone. We can help troubleshoot the problem, and send you new login credentials as many times as necessary, so you can get your account set up!
Do you accept returns?
What is the special return policy for rugs?
We understand it’s hard to know if a rug is going to work in a space, and it’s a big investment. That is why we offer a same day, full-money-back return option, only on rugs. That said, plan your rug shopping wisely — so you have time to try it in your space, and return if needed within the same day! Otherwise, our regular return policy will be in effect and you can return the rug within 7 days, with a receipt, for store credit.
What is the $1 Funday Flea?
During the spring and summer, we host a flea market style garage sale in the alleyway next to the store where every item — no matter if it’s a table, rug, or pair of shoes — is $1. Then we donate all the profits of the sale to a different area non-profit. It’s a win-win-win for everyone! The customer scores amazing finds for just $1, the local non-profit receives funding for their community work, and we clear out old merchandise, and get to offer the service of taking donations to our sellers.
Where do all of the items in the flea come from?
All Funday Flea merchandise comes from the donations of our sellers, consigner returns that haven’t been picked up within the agreed-upon time frame, and old store merchandise.
Which nonprofits have you donated to in the past?
As of July 2019, we have donated over $18,000 to Call To Safety, Brown Girl Rise, United We Dream, Rahab Sisters, Girls Build, Xerces Society, and the list will keep on growing!
Can I nominate a nonprofit to be the $1 Funday Flea recipient?
Yes! Please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “Funday Flea Recipient,” and include information about what the nonprofit does, and contact information.
When will the $1 Funday Flea return?
Due to Covid we are hoping to resume the Funday Flea in 2021.
Want to collaborate on Social Media? (Models, photographers, events)
We love working with our community! Please drop us a line, or DM us, and share your idea.
Do you offer clothing & furniture rentals?
Unfortunately we do not offer rentals of our merchandise. We do offer our normal return policy of store credit within 7 days of purchase with proof of receipt. So if you shop at Artifact often, or do photoshoots often, this could be a way to use items for photoshoots and recycle the investment.
Can I donate things that you don’t take?
Yes! All of our donations go into our $1 Fun-day Flea, which is the last Sunday of the month during the spring and summer. All profits from this sale go to local nonprofits. During the winter, all donations are donated to a local non-profit that offers a donation pick-up service, like the ARC and VOA. We only accept donations from people who have sold with us. We are not a general donation drop off site.
How do I request a donation to benefit a non-profit?
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your request and your 501c3 information attached. We will do our best to respond to you within 7 business days. Artifact loves supporting the work of Portland area non-profits, and focuses on giving that aligns with our mission.
Are you open?
What safety precautions are you taking?
Reduced store capacity (30 people)
Masks required by all employees and customers.
All hard goods are wiped down with a sanitizing cloth.
Fitting rooms are currently closed.
Covid-19 special return policy of 7 days for full money back or store credit, with a receipt.
In-store social distancing reminders.
Contactless credit card payments are strongly encouraged. Cash, trade and gift cards are still accepted.
Increased disinfection practices in all areas of the store.
Public hand sanitizer will be available around the store. Disposable masks will be for sale for $1 each.
The store bathroom will be for employees only.
Kids under the age of 10 will need to be by their parent or guardian's side at all times.
All kids over the age of two will need to wear a mask
Do customers have to wear masks?
Are your dressing rooms open?
How has the selling process changed?
When will Funday Flea return?
Due to Covid we are hoping to resume the Funday Flea in 2021.