What shops in particular do you work with?
You can make money on clothes you’re not wearing anymore and get new clothes that you WILL wear. I consigned majority of my dresses often with consignment boutiques. For example I consigned with Consigning Women Atlanta in April. I made some extra money from my dresses. Partial payment went to the bank and the rest purchased this Jessica Simpson dress.
I started consigning my clothes for the very first time about seven months ago. I’m slowly becoming a pro at it and enjoying the process. Here are some of the tips I have picked up along the way if you’re interested in consigning some of your items.
1. FIND A CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUE NEAR YOU
I like to support my neighborhood stores. It’s just easier to get to and makes life easier when you have to make that run from your closet to the store.
2. MAKE SURE YOUR CLOTHING IS SEASONAL
Most consignment stores publishes a calendar on its website that provides a month-by-month explanation of what kinds of clothing it is looking for at that time of the year. So, for example, April is when this store is stocking up on summer clothing, and September for winter clothing.
3. FASHIONABLE AND TRENDING
Your clothing should have a fashionable look to them or is trending.
4. BRANDS ARE WHAT COMMAND THE BIG BUCKS
The clothing with the biggest name recognition are top of the must-have list at consignment shops.
5. CLOTHES MUST BE CLEAN AND FRESH SMELLING
Clothes that you consign can’t have any stains, damages or spots on them.
6. UNDERSTAND THAT YOU’LL MAKE MONEY BUT YOU WON’T GET RICH
I didn’t say your mortgage would be paid off but it’s extra cash towards your wardrobe. The key to successfully consigning clothes is understanding that you’re never going to make back 100% of what you spent on the clothing, shoes or accessories you’re selling. However, you will get something for them, most likely. Some consignment stores offer a 50/50 split. Others are 60/40. Just make sure you understand the payout terms ahead of time so you don’t leave disappointed.
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