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Message Board > Miscellaneous > Consignment Shops--spring cleaning? ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

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Date: 2/11/13 8:17 AM

We have a large clothing shop for women, along with the usual Plato's Closet for teens. They buy outright and take handbags, jewelry, accessories and seem very busy. This is in addition to several shops like that take only higher-end brands and are pricey. I usually drop off things at SA or GW, but wonder if anyone does consignment, just to make a few extra $$ for more Stash!?

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Date: 2/11/13 4:32 PM

Any of the ones around me require that the garments be in basically "like new" condition.

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Date: 2/11/13 4:47 PM

There are different categories of consignment/charity shops here.places like the salvation army or the local church will take anything you bring in. Higher up the food chain is housing works which raises money for people with AIDS, they will take anything you can carry in but are picky about the furniture they will pick up. I think that the things they don't sell get donated to the Salvation army.

Then even higher on the food chain are the consignment stores. They are very picky about what they take, and depending on which consignment store some are even more selective. Some take only high end designer duds, others only high end designer duds of the past three years)

My kids' out grown clothes generally go to the kids across the hall. My own that I'm ready to purge have been going to housing works or the church. My daughter has been selling some of my cast offs on ebay.

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Date: 2/11/13 6:47 PM

I tried consignment shops in the past, but they didn't really offer much payback, and it seemed like too much work. I have sold some "like new" things on ebay, but otherwise just donate stuff

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Date: 2/11/13 8:42 PM

I have sold some things to Plato's closet before and it is so not worth your time. Plato's closet here won't take anything unless it is super tight, super short, and super trendy. I once took them a skirt that was probably 5 or so inches above knee length. The lady working took one glance at it and told me "we don't take long skirts"! Lol

Anyways, they will only give you a dollar or two for items. I'd rather just donate them to charity.

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Date: 2/11/13 10:20 PM

I found one locally that pays the consignor 50%, so I take a pile of things in a couple times a year (most other shops I've seen only pay 30%). I usually have at least $100-$200 waiting for me, so it's totally worth it.

I mostly bring in designer/brand name items, or stuff with very little wear.

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