Consigning can be a profitable endeavor, providing you bring us the appropriate items to sell. This useful information may help you with the process.
In order to help us stay organized and keep the shop running smoothly we ask that you make an appointment before bringing items to the store. We book appointments Tues.–Sat. during business hours.
We accept only better and designer women's clothing sizes 0-20, shoes, purses, belts, scarves, accessories and jewelry. We do not accept junior or teen clothing, suiting, furs, wedding or gowns. You can find a list of some of the brands we accept on the previous page.
All merchandise must be consigned in season: March–June: spring thru summer items / Sept–Dec: fall thru winter items
All garments must be within 5 years old and in style with rare exception. If you have something that is unique or vintage that you think may be desirable, bring it in or give us a call about it.
It is crucial that all items be in excellent condition, cleaned and pressed. If something is in need of dry cleaning you can ask us first if you think we will accept it to spare yourself needless expense. To save us both a lot of time please look prospective garments over thoroughly for any stains-especially on the cuffs, collar, underarms and crotch areas. Also check for missing buttons or fasteners, ripped seams or linings, pilling or abrasions.
All garments must be cleaned, pressed and anything that will wrinkle in transit be brought in on a hangar. Shoes and accessories may be brought in a shopping bag. We do not need the shoe boxes.
To be fair to everyone, we try to limit the amount of clothing items to around 25 per appointment. If you have more than that please let us know when you book your appointment. You may bring in more at a later date.
There is a $10 yearly consignment fee. It will be deducted from your first commission check.
Upon signing up you will receive an account and all of your merchandise will be filed on the computer.
You do not need to make us a list of what you are bringing in, you may wish to make one for yourself.
Prices will be set at our discretion. Generally items are priced to sell at 25-40% of retail depending on condition and desirability. If you have a concern over your commission on a particular item you must tell us when you bring it in. After the first month, items are marked down 30%. After the second month, items are marked down 50%. Certain items such as designer purses and jewelry are not subject to this markdown schedule.
For most clothing items the consignment period is 90 days. When you bring things in you will be given a receipt with a pick-up date. You must call us on or shortly after that date to make arrangements to pick up your unsold items if you want them back. It is your responsibility to pick up your unsold items—we can not call and remind you. Any unclaimed items will be donated to charity.
Consignors will receive 50% of the selling price. Checks will be mailed to you on the 15th of every other month for the prior two months sales. You do not need to come in to pick up your check.
The Vested Interest will not be held responsible for the loss or damage of merchandise due to fire, theft or flood.