Lia S. San Francisco, CA
When my dear friend died, I took select pieces of his furniture to Design Plus. These were high quality pieces that garage sale shoppers did not want to pay more than $20 for. While I dealt with my friend’s estate, Design Plus was working behind the scenes. Within seven months, they had sold every piece at fair market prices. Design Plus has an expert eye for quality and marketability. Their process for assessing what to take is straightforward and efficient and the staff is amazing: friendly, courteous, helpful. I can’t thank or praise Design Plus more for their “keep it on the floor until it sells” policy. The fact that I didn’t have to go back downtown to pick up unsold furniture after one month or three months, or whatever….there’s no price tag for that. The reason they can offer this policy is that they know quality furniture and they know how to move it.
Quality T. Sacramento, CA
“The styles vary widely, and many of the items are unusual and interesting. Greg and Mari were very professional and sweet, and even helped me with measurements. Raul assisted with exceptional design advice. They even helped with delivery options. I think I got the Cadillac service! Well I did buy a lot…. In any case, I love supporting this small business. I am very happy with the way my home looks 🙂
Thank you Design Plus for a fairy tale ending: I am grateful for each of you every day as I enjoy my “new” home.”
Emily K. Washington, DC
“We’ve been here about 10 times in the past 6 months and there’s always something new, in-great-shape, affordable, and super unique to buy for our apartment. They’ll even let you take stuff home to try it, so you can make sure each piece works well in your space.”
Boris B. San Francisco, CA
“This place is nirvana. It is an eclectic mix of art and furniture where no two pieces are the same. You’ll find something to fall in love with regardless of your style or decor. Not to mention that they’re constantly getting new inventory. There is something new to discover every time I walk through the door.”
Sasha L. Hopewell, NJ
“We found this gem after browsing through several consignment shops in the Bay Area. We were getting very discouraged. We had just purchased a house and it needed everything. Design Plus was exactly what we needed. Beautiful, large selection of high quality furniture and accent pieces at very reasonable prices. I love every piece and feel so good about it! Highly recommend it.”
Viviane M. Encinitas, CA
“I arranged in advance to deliver about 20 items to the Design Plus Consignment Gallery. Greg and Raul were very helpful in providing me with estimated selling prices for the diverse art items – (most of them sculptures), based on the photos I sent them. Yesterday I got my first check!! Pleased with the check and the knowledge that they will keep the items until they are sold, unlike other consignment/estate type sellers. Wish I had found these guys a long time ago! “
Jeannie B. San Francisco, CA
“I took some furniture to this new gallery, and the one drawback is that I wanted to BUY more before I’d even left the store! This is a gem, and has some great very gently used stuff… The things I left in the store sold pretty quickly, as well, and I got a more-than-fair price. Another plus is the artwork he displays…featuring local artists with events from time to time. This place is run by a guy who “gets” the San Francisco preference for local artisans and furniture shopping for that one-of-a-kind type of piece. Really top quality without an outrageous price tag.
Jeannie, Noe Valley”
Jordan S. Santa Rosa, CA
“They sold an entire house full of furniture for me. Greg was very helpful. I would recommend shopping there as well as the prices are deep discounts from retail.”
Dana A. Redwood City, CA
“I found Raul through Yelp and he really is as wonderful as everyone says! I dropped off some nice items to consign and he was easy to work with, friendly, and very professional. The shop was in a great location with parking! I would highly recommend if you are looking to consign items or looking to buy.”
Jessica K. San Francisco, CA
“You will absolutely LOVE this store!! Great selection and incredible prices. Raul was such a pleasure to meet… he went out of his way to look at pictures of my space and give suggestions. Wonderful experience. Also, there’s a parking lot immediately adjoining the store. Go check it out!”
Eric H. San Francisco, CA
“This is a review for their consignment function. I was having the hardest time selling some pretty nice stuff on craigslist. I was about to give up, then I learned about these guys. I took over two pieces to have them sell for me. The staff was super friendly, helpful, explained the whole process to me, as I had never done consignment before. I thought their terms were very fair and the prices they chose to tag the items at was a good price (more than I was asking on CL, by the way).
The nice thing I like about the arrangement is you just sit and wait. No need to call and check in or worry. Sure enough, a few weeks later a check comes, one of my pieces sold for more than they had estimated. Hopefully the other one will go soon as well. I have complete confidence that it will.
It is obvious that they care about customer service and know that building good relationships helps build a solid business. Their eye for design is excellent and I will probably buy some stuff from them should the need come. Thank you and keep up the good work!”
Caryn R. San Francisco, CA
“Just moved to SF and needed to furnish my entire studio and this place was perfect! Raul helped me figure out which pieces would go best together in the space, gave me great design and layout tips, and made the whole process simple. Prices were super reasonable for the fantastic quality, and I ended up with really unique and awesome pieces. Raul even helped coordinate delivery and assembly from some of his trusted experts and I had my furniture in my house so fast! Definitely plan to return for more decorations soon.”
Jake K. Milton, MA
“This business is fantastic in every way. This is a high end, high quality and truly excellent selection. Raul has a great eye and really knows his business. Turnover is high and there are many new items every week. It is a huge showroom with free parking next door. I shop vintage all the time and this is truly outstanding. And prices are fantastic…way below retail. Absolutely go visit.”
H. P. San Francisco, CA
“You know how sometimes you go in a place once, and it’s cool, and then you go in again, and the same guys who helped you the first time totally remember your names and what you talked about the last time? And then you go in again, and they treat you like a good friend? Design Plus is like that. Go in a couple of times and they’ll know you and welcome you like you’ve been their favorite client for years. How rare is that in a big city?
Also, the furniture is such a great mix of things. You can find beautiful antiques, fantastic industrial chic storage pieces, mid-century modern desks, retro-futuristic chandeliers, and cool pieces of art all over the place. New things rotate in all the time, and they’re very easy to work with, whether you’re buying or selling. It’s nice to have them nearby.”
Ellen S. San Francisco, CA
“Design Plus is a terrific store! I have consigned furniture and purchased pieces too. It is an extraordinarily well-run business. Everyone who works for the company is knowledgeable, professional and kind. I can’t say enough good things about this store. Both locations, San Francisco and San Rafael, offer an outstanding inventory of fine quality, previously owned furniture. Any transaction at Design Plus, whether as a consignor or retail customer is a rewarding experience.”
Tom P. San Francisco, CA
“Okay . . . I hate shopping. But I just moved into a new home and I need more furniture.
A friend was coming to town and she is a good shopper so I did some research and came up with a variety of consignment stores to visit.
Well, the first was Design + and that was all I needed.
The minute we walked into the store, Raul, the manager, greeted us and made us feel welcome without any “pressure.” He was right there to help but never intrusive. And when I found some pieces I wanted to purchase, he was efficient and friendly AND he recommended one of the best movers I have ever experienced.
By far, one of the best shopping experiences I have ever had. I suggest everyone visit Design +. Great selection with some really great prices.”