Secondhand shopping takes some effort in order to be successful. Between doing the research on pricing and authenticity, and finding the desired object in the first place, the act (or the art) is not for the faint of heart.
Estately Nola, an Instagram consignment shop located in New Orleans, is here to help with their one stop shop. Founded by best friends Taylor Geoghegan and Chandler Habig, the account sources unique objects from estate sales, flea markets, and their followers hoping to sell their belongings.
Armed with experience in interior design, the two (while 37 weeks pregnant) started hosting estate sales Uptown and decided to create a the digital showroom which includes furniture, décor, artwork, and more from the past to the present. "We wanted to create a retail space where you could shop from the convenience of your home," Geoghegan told Adore. "You'll find the best finds and deals at Estately."
The account has grown since its inception and is primarily run by Geoghegan from her Uptown home (Habig went on to pursue a career as a clinical social worker). Geoghegan previously worked in sales at Ch.4 and interned for Logan Killen Interiors, where she helped source furnishings. Through that experience, she says she learned the art of blending old and new.
Her upbringing also influenced her style. She grew up in New Orleans in a family of collectors and says she was surrounded by beautiful curiosities. "From French antiques to collections of Native American art and artifacts, they saw beauty in all cultures and time periods. The home I grew up in was filled with a vast array of art, textures, and objects."
Geoghegan is drawn to all things Hollywood regency and art deco, as well as anything animal related and velvet. She has a soft spot for the 70s and its mesmerizing colors and patterns. Accessories are her favorite things to sell, describing them as deeply personal. "They are what make a home...they are a true reflection of a person's personality. It's what makes people smile and what helps their home tell a story."
Most items are found in New Orleans, but she also sources from other cities and states including North Carolina, Kentucky, and south Florida. No matter when or where it is from, Geoghegan is always looking for an unexpected find for a household. "I ask myself would I want to own it? If the answer is 'yes,' I buy it...I think we stand out from other accounts by giving our shoppers a full sweep of items: big and small, contemporary and vintage, antique and mod, ceramic and porcelain."
While browsing the account, shoppers can expect to find anything from a modern West Elm desk to a vintage vase to mid-century modern lamps. Each item listed comes with several photos, any background information, and the dimensions. Estately Nola items are priced fairly and the brand will often include price comparisons to platforms such as eBay, Chairish, and Etsy.
Equipped with a new work space in Mid-City, Geoghegan is excited for Estately Nola's continued growth. "Every day it changes and we love the unknown of what's ahead."