Consignment Policy

Public consignment services have been suspended for now and donations may be made outside only on our back porch when the weather is suitable .

By appointment only

  • Mondays & Thursdays: 10 am – 2 pm
  • 3rd Saturday: 10 am – 12 pm (except June & July)


Appointments can be made by calling 410-828-9343.  There is a maximum of 1 appointment per household every other month.  The appointment book is open by season: in June for fall & winter and in December for spring & summer.

A minimum of 20 items is required to open a contract and a maximum of 20 items is the contact limit.  $4.00 is the minimum price for an item.  If you are 15 minutes or more late for your appointment, we will have to reschedule you.

All items must be in VERY GOOD condition, working and have batteries (if necessary). All clothes must be on hangers. Our volunteers may reject any item at their discretion for condition or inventory issues.

Contracts are a 50/50 split for sold items.  Contracts are active for 6 weeks.  The expiration date is clearly written on your yellow copy of the contract.  Unsold items not retrieved by 4 pm on the expiration date become the property of the shop. If you choose not to retrieve unsold items, we can provide you with a tax exempt receipt.  Thank you for your donation!

Checks for sold items are issued by the second week of the following month in which they expire.

Unacceptable items
Unacceptable items include, but are not limited to, baby/safety equipment, books (discretionary), intimates and bathing suits that are not new and packaged, personal care accessories.  Large furniture and appliances will be taken at the shop’s discretion. No single sheets or dust ruffles.

We take the best care we can to safeguard items in our possession; however, we are NOT responsible for items that are LOST, STOLEN or DAMAGED.  We are a not-for-profit shop run by Trinity Episcopal Church with a volunteer staff.

[revised October 2016]


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122 Allegheny Ave
Towson, MD 21204
Directions to The Surprise Shop

Shop Hours

Monday - Friday : 10am - 4pm
Saturdays 10am - 4pm
Sunday: Closed

Parking in the rear off Baltimore Ave.