2.2 min readBy Published On: March 2nd, 2011Categories: Lifestyle, Style and Shopping0 Comments on Urban Exchange

What do you do when you have a classic piece of furniture, it’s in great shape, and you want to be sure to get top dollar for it?

What do you do when you are searching for a perfect piece of furniture, an accessory, or a fabric to match your taste and you want to be sure it is of high quality from a respected source?

You exchange….urban exchange!  If you love high quality furniture and accessories and would rather visit a brick and mortar local business than purchase from a photo online,  you need to come down to A St and West 4th to check out the newest entrepreneur on the West side,  Linda Castagna.

Linda, a 14-year resident of South Boston, decided to go out on her own and make her passion her paycheck.  Previously a showroom manager for Scalamandre Fabrics, Linda features Boston Design Center floor models, gently used furniture, home decor accessories  as well as designer fabric samples.

Here is the 411

WHO:  The URBAN EXCHANGE owned by Southie resident Linda Castagna, wife of Russell Castagna, of  “C & G Service” on L Street!

WHAT: A High-End Furniture and Accessory Consignment Showroom which also features fabric samples at dramatically reduced prices directly from the Boston Design Center. 

WHERE: In the Trendy new West Broadway area of A Steet and West 4th- parking was easy!! 36 A Street , 617-269-1191.

WHEN: Tuesday thru Saturday from 11:30-6:30 and Sunday from 12-5pm                

WHY: * You will find unique and eclectic pieces such as a hand-carved Dining Set with caned wicker seating from Spain, wrought iron mirrors from Sly Design, contemporary furniture from Furn & Co and Furniture Guild of the Boston Design Center, and accessories from Ecomodern Design.  Plus a wall of art from local artists.

Perfect for window treatments

*Fabrics from names like Ailanthus and Scalamandre.  (For example, she has fabrics that have been discontinued and would normally go for $280 a yard that she can sell new for $60 for 3 yards!  Perfect for window treatments, pillows, small projects.)

* Linda is very particular about what she consigns; expect to be “wowed” by her selection !


Linda has a pet-friendly business and you will be warmly welcomed by Halo, her dog.  She also wants to give her neighbor and landlord, Greg and Cara Donovan a HUGE shout out because without them, she wouldn’t have her  fabulous location!  So come on down…drive by…walk in….shop around and see if you can get inspired with Linda!