5 Tips for Selling to Consignment Stores
Lauren Maslin, celebrity stylist, founder of encorematernity.com, and one of my closest friends, is back to share more about this very interesting topic: consignment. Last time, she shared 8 tips for shopping consignment and now she’ll tell you how to get started with selling to consignment. Enjoy! Xo B
Not only is consignment great for buying the best staples for your wardrobe at amazingly affordable prices, but it’s also a way to part with some of your gently-warn clothes and make some money while you’re at it. We all have those pieces that don’t fit (hopefully because they’re too big!) or we’ve just fallen out of love with them. It’s great to be able to sell them through consignment at a good deal and you and their new owner both win!
Here's where start:
1. Sell the “Gently Worn”:
Make sure your clothes are in excellent condition, and that there are no rips, stains or tears.
2. Keep it Current:
You will have the best luck selling more "current" clothing; nobody wants to wear your grandmother's caftan!
3. Put it on Paper:
Get a printed invoice of the clothes you are consigning and how much each item will sell for, that way you will know how much money to expect.
4. Get the Details:
Find out how long they will keep your items, and if they get marked down after a certain amount of time.
5. Keep Track:
Find out what happens to your clothes if they don't sell (I always like when consignment stores donate what doesn't sell to charity).
The best part about selling your clothes to a consignment store is that you make money on the clothes you originally purchased!!!
About Lauren Maslin: Growing up in the fashion industry, Lauren Maslin has spent the past fifteen years as a sought after celebrity stylist on both coasts. Early in her career, she was the on air makeover stylist for The Maury Povich Show. Lauren went on to work as the stylist to Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show, for 11 years. She created EncoreMaternity.com because, "while I was expecting, it was important to me to maintain my pre-pregnancy style but I didn't have an unlimited budget. I knew Encore could help other expecting moms look and feel great. My financial priorities were always my baby's needs, not springing for designer labels, " Lauren says. While Lauren is extremely proud of her career highlights her most accomplished role is that of mother to her son Jake.