How to Consign

How do I Consign?Childrens Clothing

I try to keep the consignment process as simple as possible, here are the basics:

  • I do not take appointments, just stop in any time during store hours.  Please do plan a little extra time during your first few visits so that I can go over your items with you.  This way, you can see how I sort the clothing, what I look for, and become comfortable with the process.
  • I  look at 30 items per week per person.
  • I accept children’s clothing for Newborn- Size 14 as well as all shoes till a size 8.
  • I take clothing seasonally.  The dates are approximate: Fall- Aug- end of Nov. Spring- March- end of May.
  • Please have all clothing freshly laundered.  Everyone washes clothes before they put them into storage, but there is a difference between fresh and clean.   While I appreciate people trying to help, I do actually prefer that clothes are not on hangars.
  • Be sure to have all clothes “put together”, meaning  – zip zippers, button buttons, snap sleepers, etc.  These little details will help save a lot of time for both of us in the store.
  • Please check all pockets in coats, pants, shorts, and skirts before washing and dropping them off as we do tend to find all sorts of “goodies” in little ones’ pockets.
  • We all love our pets, but other people may not 😉 so please do make sure that all clothing is free of pet hair.  I have a dog and a cat myself so I know this is not always an easy thing to do, but a good lint brush can do wonders.
  • Consignment split is 40% of the selling price.

 

Maternity Clothing:

  • You can bring in 10 items total.  If I get 10 things form 10 woman that is a lot of materity (this does not count toward your 30 per week total).
  • Clothes must say Maternity on the label.
  • Clothes must be current styles.
  • Please have everything freshly laundered and neatly folded.

 

Tips on How to Check your Clothes

In General:

  • Babies stain the necklines on tops and poop stains on bottoms.
  • Boys are hard on the knees.
  • Girls tend to be hard on the shirt sleeves.

Tops:

  • Lay the top out on your lap (the light hits is better this way), and look at the main body of the shirt for spots, loose threads or seams, and small holes.  Don’t forget to look at the back of the shirt as well.  I still don’t understand how they do it, but kids frequently get the backs of their shirts dirty!
  • Take the sleeves and fold them against the body to look for any stains or discoloration on the cuffs.

Bottoms:Consignment Tips

  • Look at the knees for wear and the cuffs.
  • Snowpants, for some reason seem to give out in the crotch.
  • Swim suits get “beach bum”

Shoes:

  • Check the toes for scuff marks and wear.  Also, look at the heals for wear as kids tend to walk on the backs of their shoes as they outgrow them.
  • Finally, give them the old sniff test!

 

That’s it!  If you have any other questions, please feel free to stop by or give us a call.  I look forward to working with you!