How to Consign

Consigning Your Closet


The Evaluation Process

 

  • Call for an appointment: When you arrive for your appointment please come to the intake department for a rack to take to your vehicle to load. Please keep in mind that all clothes need to be clean, pressed and on hangers. While you shop, our intake department will go through your items and give you back any items that we feel we will not be able to sell for you. At that time you can determine if you want to take them with you or have us donate them for you. If you donate, we will give you the donation receipt and you can determine the value of the donation.

 

  • Drop and Run: This option is only available for current consignors. We created this service for those who are on the run. Bring in your items without a specified appointment time, Monday through Friday until 5 pm. We will go through them within 24 hours and have them ready to pick up the next business day. Note these items must be picked up the next business day or they are subject to donation.


Consignment Terms

 

How long will my everyday clothing stay on the floor?

Everyday fashions are consigned for 60 days.  You will receive 40% of the selling price.

How long will my formal wear such as Mother of the Bride, Prom and Pageant Gowns stay on the floor?

We keep formal wear on the floor or 180 days. You will receive 40% of the selling price.

What about my designer handbags and couture clothing?

Designers comparable to Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, St. John and Chanel stay on the floor for 180 days. You have an option of keeping these items full price the entire time or allowing them to mark down during the 6 months. You will receive 50% of the selling price of these items.

Do you consign Bridal Gowns?

Absolutely! Wedding gowns are kept on the floor for 180 days and will mark down as follows: 20% at 90 days – 30% at 120 days – 40% at 150 days. You will receive 50% of the selling price. We also accept Bridal accessories, like veils, and crinolines. All accessories are sold separately.

Will you markdown my items?

All merchandise is subject to our markdown schedule, with the exception of high-end designer items, like Louis Vuitton and Chanel. Everyday items are marked down as follows: 20% at 30 days – 30% at 40 days – 40% at 50 days. Formal wear will mark down as follows: 20% at 90 days – 30% at 120 days – 40% at 150 days.

Can I pick up my items early, or before the markdown?

Yes. However, any items taken off the floor prior to the contract date will be subject to a 20% early removal fee. This fee is to cover administration, marketing, and holding fee.

How will I be paid?

Checks are written on the 15th of each month for account credits exceeding $51.00 from the preceding month’s sales. There is a $1.00 charge for every check processed. If your account has less than $51.00 you may receive a cash payout or you may use your credit in the store and receive an additional 10% of your current store balance.

Is there a fee to consign?

To open an account, there is a one-time charge of $25.00. This fee is not charged until you have an item that sells. It is then applied to your account balance, not paid out-of-pocket. Once satisfied, you will never pay this fee again.

How do you determine the price of my items?

Our pricing specialists have years of experience in the fashion consignment business and are very familiar with clothing values in the secondary market. Price will be based on style, condition, designer reputation, original price and marketability. We will not accept consignment items that we feel are overpriced and unable to sell. Consumers are smart. They know what an item is worth and when it is priced correctly, it will sell!

What items do you accept?

We accept women’s clothing in sizes 0-16, shoes, handbags, belts, scarves, and perfume. Additionally, we accept all types of formal wear, including Prom and Pageant gowns, wedding dresses, Mother of the Bride and Groom attire, cocktail dresses, and even children’s pageant wear in all sizes.

 

Condition Requirements: We accept clothing that is current, clean, fresh, and odor free. Clothing must be a good quality construction, have no signs of wear and tear, and be a style that appeals to a large number of shoppers.

 

Renaissance Consignment & Marketplace, a leading women’s fashion consignment showroom, only accepts merchandise that we feel confident we are able to sell. Therefore, we are very particular about the items we can accept. Working together as partners we will always be straightforward and honest with you and will do our best to sell your items at the best possible profit for you. We pride ourselves with having a great selection for our clients! Therefore we only accept items that are bridge designers or higher. For example, our opening lines are comparable to JCrew, Chico’s, Ann Taylor LOFT and Anthropologie. We also LOVE high-end designer brands like Chanel, St. John, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and others.

 

Are there items you do NOT accept?

We do not accept the following:

-Exercise Clothing

-Lingerie

-Maternity Items

-Men’s/Boys’ Items

-Baby/Toddler Items (with the exception of formal wear)

-Swimsuits

-Anything Dirty, Soiled, Scented, or Needing Repair

-Plus Sized Clothing (with the exception of formal wear)

-Outdated Items

-Anything Items That Do Not Meet Our 15 Pt Checklist

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