Queen of the Estate Sale


Los Angeles magazine writer Dave Gardetta profiled estate sale maven Cynthia Abernethy in our pages last year. I’m a big fan of her sales and attend regularly. She’s got the best houses, she’s always cordial and extremely fair to her regular customers. However, if you break her rules, the hammer comes down. This weeks’ choice quote from Cynthia’s email dispatch: “Everyone was pretty well behaved last week. Except for the woman who forgot she was not shopping at Nordstrom’s and felt she could hold up the line while she nit-picked the prices. For a grand finale she jumped out of her car to give us the finger after I threw her out.”  A reminder to be on your best behavior. 

 Photograph by Michael Kelley