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One day sale!

Mimi’s 105th birthday would have been this Friday, July 21st, so we’re celebrating in her honor!

On Friday, everything in the store will be 10.5% off! Check out our photo album here to see what’s new in the store.

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Upcycled Little Free Library!

One of our crafty customers, Juanita Weber-Shirk recently sent us photos of her latest project. She bought this cabinet at Mimi’s Attic and turned it into a “Little Free Library” for the Snyder Hill area! A fresh coat of red paint, some glass pains and a mini roof make this the perfect spot for book lending.

We love seeing what you do with your finds- send us photos anytime!

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Couches, chairs, dining tables and more all summer long!

Summer is a pretty exciting time at Mimi’s. With so many people purging and moving in and out of Ithaca – we take in more merchandise than any other time of year. This means, there’s tons to choose from if you are in the market for stylish and useful used items for your home!  The photos below are just a snapshot of today and we also update our photo album daily. But don’t just stay at home and dream- come browse! Your home will thank you.

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Father’s Day sofa sale!

Celebrate Father’s day with a sale! This weekend all “sittables”(sofas, couches, loveseats and living room chairs) are 15% off at Mimi’s Attic. We’ve got thrones fit for every king in your life! Sale runs June 16, 17, 18.

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Mimis has unique Fathers Day gifts!

Wondering what to get the dads in your life this year? Mimi’s has a unique selection for Father’s Day gifts! From furniture to kitchen items, and kick knacks to collectibles – there’s sure to be something to suit every dad, husband, uncle, grandpa, coach, neighbor and father figure out there.

For the bacon-frying king – “better than new” cast iron pans, re-seasoned by a local professional. These pans are guaranteed to be older than him!

If your dad is the entertainer-extraordinaire or the coffee snob, we’ve got all the beverage accessories he’ll need. Check out our vintage barware and our contemporary kitchen appliances with brands such as Keurig, KitchenAid and more.

Our ever-changing selection of succulents from Plenty of Posies make great gifts. These plants are perfect decor for an office and -BONUS- they’re hard to kill!

Whether he likes vintage or just vintage-inspired, we’ve got it all.










For the dude that loves to have a place for everything and everything in it’s place – NEW kitchen canisters! Keep the counter neat and the decor stylish. Check out our other NEW products here.

We’ve got shabby chic wooden storage, as well as artwork to suit any style. Come on in to celebrate the papas in your life! Shop now! Father’s day is Sunday, June 18. And if you’re really out of ideas, just pick up a gift certificate!

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Mother’s Day gift ideas in the West End

Show the mom in your life that you know her style better than anyone –  with a unique find from Mimi’s Attic. And for the woman who has it all, Mimi’s Attic and our sister store Mama Goose are both running gift certificate promotions!


We also have a wide variety of new products in the shop right now. One of our favorite vendors is Now Designs – because of their ethical manufacturing standards, Scandinavian-inspired designs and reasonable prices! Currently in stock are dish towels, doormats, oven mitts, pot holders, glass baking dishes, canisters and Swedish dishcloths.


Still don’t know what to get for Mother’s Day? Consider a FLOWER CSA! Plenty of Posies in Ithaca has a bouquet club that brings fresh blooms to Mimi’s Attic once a week for 15 weeks. What could be better than giving your mom flowers every week? Send them an email at or give them a call at (607) 564-7416.

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Coming up in April

We’ve got a lot planned for April 22!

  • 10% off at Mimi’s Attic & Mama Goose

  • Free seed packets with any purchase

  • Light refreshments

  • Double stamps at Mama Goose

  • Succulent Admiration Society event At Mimi’s Attic (…join the Facebook event!)

  • Master Composter demo at Mimi’s Attic

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Cornell & IC area pickup for $25!

With the end of the academic year on the horizon, we know that many of you need to clear out your dwelling and make some money in the process. We can help!

Mimi’s Attic is an independently-owned consignment store in Ithaca’s West End and our goal is to make selling your furniture, housewares and home decor, simple, straightforward and convenient.

We know there are a lot of transitions happening in Ithaca this time of year, so we are offering a special FLAT RATE pick-up fee of $25 to residents in the Cornell and Ithaca College areas. Our usual pick-up fees begin at $50, so this is a great offer!

Any pick-up scheduled in the Cornell or IC area (you don’t have to be a student!) between April 15 and May 29 will cost you just $25.*

* Some exclusions may apply. 

To get the process started- please email us photos of the furniture you want to sell to this email address: If we think we have a market for your items,  we’ll let you know and call to schedule a Saturday pick-up. On the day of pick-up, we will bring you a “consignment agreement” to sign and you will pay the $25 pick-up fee. When our delivery guys bring your items back to the store – our buyers will check them out and decide on a sticker price, and we’ll call to let you know the price. When your item sells – you will receive 50% of the selling price in cash or 60% in store credit. Even if you’re gone for the summer- we can mail you a check!

Wondering what to sell?  At Mimi’s Attic we don’t just take antiques or collectibles- we love your apartment furnishings too! Consider selling your bookshelves, cubbies, dressers, sets of dining chairs, kitchen islands, bedside tables, wooden desks, wood-framed futons. We love vintage items as well as contemporary brands such as Pottery Barn, West Elm, Ikea and Target. Anything that would sell for more than $15 is worth considering.

This $25 pick-up special is for a designated pick-up radius in the IC and Cornell areas and is first-come, first-served. Call today to find out if your address qualifies and plan to take advantage of this sweet deal and be part of Ithaca’s re-use economy!

Check out the “How it works” page for more details on selling to Mimi’s Attic. If consigned items do not sell in 60 days, owner must pick up or they will become property of Mimi’s Attic.

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Go green with us on Earth Day!

Earth Day is a big deal around here. On April 22nd everything in the store will be 10% off and we will be giving away  free seed packets with every purchase. We will also be hosting two events in the afternoon: a “Succulent Admiration Society” event AND a Master Composter demo. Read on for details about both these special happenings and CLICK HERE to join our Facebook event!

Whether you think succulents are cute, want to know more about them, or just want to get your hands dirty potting your own, this is the event for you! Anyone is welcome, from the curious to the connoisseur!

Jane from Plenty of Posies, local succulent provider and flower farmer, will teach you about different kinds of succulents and how to care for them.

The event is free, but for $10, you can receive a plant and planter of your choosing along with dirt to transfer into the new vessel. Sign up to pot your plant ahead of time in the store or by giving us a call! Children welcome with adult supervision.

BONUS: Have you signed up for the Plenty of Posies fresh flower CSA Bouquet Club? They deliver sustainably-grown bouquets to Mimi’s Attic for 15 weeks from June to September for just $175. Sign up at the store or check out their Facebook page for more details.


From Noon to 2pm attend our Master Composter event!

Ever wondered how to start composting at home? A member of the Master Composters will be here with a Can-O-Worm compost bin and answers to all your burning questions on household waste management. Master Composters are a group of volunteers trained to educate the public about, and instill enthusiasm for, composting.

Click here for more details on the Master Composters.

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Decluttering this spring?

We know spring is a time that makes many of us want to shake things up a bit (literally, we mean it – time to shake those rugs!). As you get cleaning and shifting things around, you may come across furniture, housewares or home decor that no longer meet your needs. This is where we come in! Please feel free to walk in with your items 7 days/week, or contact us with any questions.  Read more HERE on our “How it Works” page.

In the meantime, if you don’t do any spring cleaning at all and simply choose to take a stroll in the sunshine, consider strolling on in to browse or shop … there’s always something “new” at Mimi’s!

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