Amy Romeo offers high-end furniture and home goods for shoppers at Amy’s Attic
By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer
(Feb. 2, 2023) Amy’s Attic is not your typical secondhand store — it’s upscale resale. This store has lots of merchandise that turn over each week. If you don’t get it today, it might not be there tomorrow.
“I want to normalize buying secondhand,” said Amy Romeo is the owner of Amy’s Attic. “I hope I can take the stigma out of buying something used. These items can have a whole new life, sometimes with another purpose.”
Romeo sells quality furniture and home goods at reasonable prices. Her collection includes many of her own items. She said you can come to her store for good furniture, dressers, buffets, lamps, pictures and home goods. She also loves vintage glass and sells some of her collection in the store.
She even refurbishes some older pieces of furniture. “I like to give things a second chance,” Romeo said.
She only takes real wood furniture. No pressboard for her. Her husband, Bill Romeo chimed in, “The reality is, the older furniture was built to last. Amy does a good job of updating and modernizing it.”
She has a few bedside tables in the back that are getting a nice beachy makeover with some chalk paint.
“I like to bring furniture back to life,” she said.
Next week she is going to Reading to shop. She likes to purchase floor models in furniture stores. She also shops online and finds items at estate sales. Shoppers will find new, old, and refurbished furniture.
During a visit to her store on a Saturday, customers were eyeing a number of beautiful table lamps, a nice tan wicker bedroom set, a gorgeous queen-sized green velvet tufted headboard, two brand-new, fabric-covered coffee table ottomans and a pristine couch. She also had some great beach decor.
Romeo has a lot of ideas for her store.
“People are so friendly here. I love the relationships I am starting,” she said.
She might put a little sitting area in the shop; maybe find another space just for restoration. She likes to chat with people about their own projects and share tips.
“If you are looking for something, come by and let me know, we will put it in a wish book and let you know if we find it,” Romeo said.
Romeo said her customers will attest to the low prices she charges, and that they are better than Goodwill at times.
She opened three weeks ago in Pines Plaza Shopping Center at 11070 Cathell Road, Unit 7, behind the Royal Farms being built on Racetrack Road. She says she is getting word out about her shop through Facebook and Instagram. Check out the Amy’s Attic Facebook page for the latest items in the store at www.facebook.com/AmysAtticUpscaleResale