The Scarsdale Woman's Exchange was founded in 1931, during the Great Depression, to enable women to supplement their family incomes by selling handwork and baked goods prepared in their own homes. We continue to be a haven for unique handcrafts and gifts.
We represent more than 100 consignors, both local and from around the country. Many items can be customized and ordered in special sizes. Tea sandwiches and desserts are also available.
Once our costs are covered, any excess revenues go to support local charities, such as “My Sisters' Place”.
We are a member of the Federation of Woman's Exchanges, which helps women achieve economic stability through consignment and sale of fine-quality, hand-crafted items through Woman's Exchanges in 20 citites in 12 states.
Begun in 1832 in Philadelphia as the Philadelphia Ladies' Depository, the Exchanges were established as fashionable shops, where women, who had fallen on hard times, could sell their home-produced merchandise on consignment. The Woman's Exchange movement is one of the country's oldest, continuously-operating charitable movements.