The Woman's Exchange is located in the beautiful historical down town of West Chester. The Woman's Exchange has long been part of West Chester's history, in fact for over 70 years of it.
Throughout it's lifetime, the Woman's Exchange has been in operation at the same location: 10 S Church St, West Chester, PA. We were originally set up after the Second World War and part of the Home and Garden Committee and were linked to service men at Valley Forge that sold crafts. Once we joined forces with the Woman's Exchange Federation (a national organization with members shops throughout the United Sates), we went on to sell items for consignors, in part for ladies who wanted to sell goods they no longer had a use for, in a reputable venue. Some of the other Federation's members have been in operation for more than 150 years. Each Exchange operates individually and they don't all sell the same goods. Some sell just large furniture or offer baked goods or crafts for sale.
We have a dedicated group of volunteers who make all that happens at the Woman’s Exchange possible, from the fantastic window and shop displays, to the ladies in the back room pricing and of course to our desk volunteers who "man" the shop. We really wouldn't have been able to keep going as long as we have, without those wonderful ladies that came before us and our current ladies that make the Exchange, such a wonderful part of the West Chester Community.
We are a charitable organization, with a mission to raise funds for local good works. (A full list of our current "giving" is posted in our shop at 10 South Church Street.) We take consignments and donations of household goods. These items tend to be either antique, vintage or modern, gently used articles. We often have dish sets, kitchen ware, pictures and glassware from various eras and jewelry.
Today, we continue the tradition of our predecessors. We sell items for consignors, in part for ladies who wanted to sell goods they no longer had a use for, in a reputable venue. Each Exchange operates individually and they don't all sell the same goods. Some sell just large furniture or offer baked goods or crafts for sale. We have primarily focused on the home goods for as long as we have been running.
Each sale donates a percentage of the transaction towards a charity. The percentage that is donated depends on how long the item has been on the shelves in our store. It is through these donations that we can raise enough money to make our annual donations to local charity associations.
If you want to be a part of our community and help us achieve our objective, please click on the button below to learn more.
If you are eager to jump in and become a consignor, please navigate to the "Ready to Consign?" tab at the top of the website which will walk you through process of consigning your goods with us, including a comprehensive list of instructions you can view or print out.