How to get the most from your consignment
1. Be sure to follow ALL instructions given to you by the consignment shop; don't think you know better and make exceptions. The nicer the items look, the more money you will make from them.
2. Label the box/bag with your client number and/or name to insure proper credit.
3. Inspect the clothes carefully! Check all buttons, zippers and seams to make sure everything is intact and functioning.
4. Also inspect for any stains, discoloration, pilling (fuzzies) and stretching. Any of these will disqualify the item from consignment.
5. If you smoke, be sure to launder the items then store them away from any smoke until you get them to the shop (smoke will permeate any bag or box, so they can NOT be in the house or car if you smoke there).
6. Shoes must be in excellent condition. This means no scuff marks, heals intact on high heals, no toe marks on sandals, no holes in the soles. Look carefully at the right heal for wear from driving. Polish leather shoes.
7. Fold the clothes carefully to avoid as many wrinkles as possible, then stack them carefully in the box/bag to avoid more wrinkles.
8. As you buy new clothes, do NOT cut labels out. Without the brand name and/or the size labels, it's harder to get full value for them.
9. Check the handles of handbags for cracking and wear. Make sure the bag is empty of all contents. If the interior is stained from pens or candy it will not be consigned. Check for stains on the outside and polish leather bags.
10. Be sure there is no deodorant caked in the armholes.
11. Trim any loose threads at hems or where sequins have come loose.
12. If there is a rhinestone, beaded or other pattern make sure nothing is missing to interupt the pattern as that will disqualify it from consignment.
13. If your item is a designer piece or has a special story that makes it more valuable, include that on a piece of paper attached to the item.
14. Just because you decided to wear it, if it's really a Men's item, we won't sell it.