Consignments

NOTE: We are not accepting consignments during the month of July so as to catch up on our current inventory. We will begin taking fall items in August. For more updates, stay posted on our Facebook page and this website. Thanks!

What do you accept on consignment?
We accept clothing and accessories for men, women, and juniors. We no longer carry wedding dresses, maternity clothes, or kids’ clothing. We will gladly welcome accessories such as shoes, belts, handbags, scarves, and jewelry on consignment. We will take men’s suits, and women’s formalwear depending on space and seasonality. We occasionally accept some vintage/eclectic/funky houseware items. Local artisans who create upcycled/recycled crafts should contact us about selling their wares at ReThreads.

ReThreads aims to offer an eclectic mix of items – from vintage to current styles – with no emphasis on any particular style/era/designer. Acceptance is conditional based on condition, current inventory, and customer interest.

Consignment Days
We accept items for consignment during open hours on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. If you are unable to come in during those days for consignment, please contact us to see if we can set up an appointment for you to come in another time. Note: We are not accepting consignments during July.

What season are you taking right now?
Note: We are not accepting consignments during July. We will begin accepting fall items on consignment during August.

Any specific items you’re looking for?
Note: We are not accepting consignments during July. We will begin accepting fall items on consignment during August. Typical hot items in fall include: denim jackets, leather jackets, and fall boots. Costume jewelry is always a big seller as well.

How do I become a consignor?
Come in during one of our consignment days (Mon/Tues/Thurs). No appointment, no fee, no problem! We’ll review the consignment contract with you, and you’ll fill out your contact info so we can add you to our database. First-time consignors should plan to wait/browse at the store while we sort through your items. If you have more than two bags/boxes of items to consign (for instance: house clean-out), please contact us in advance to arrange a time to drop off. We’re a small store and can’t accommodate large loads without a little notice.

How should I bring in my clothes?
You can bring in clothes on hangers, in boxes, in bags, or tote bins. In other words, we’re easy to please. Merchandise must be in excellent condition. Clothing should be freshly laundered or dry-cleaned, with no holes, stains, tears, missing buttons, worn cuffs, etc. Shoes and other accessories should not show signs of significant wear or damage. Housewares must be in excellent condition.

Drop & Run
While we prefer you wait in store while we sort through your items, we understand that this is not always feasible. For this reason we offer “Drop & Run” services. If you choose to drop off items with us to sort through at a later time, we will donate any items we are unable to accept for consignment. Plan to fill out a contract during your first drop off, and

How much do I get for my items?
Our standard split is as such: Consignors receive 50% back as store credit after their item sells. Store credit never expires and can be used anytime. If a check is preferred, consignors can “cash out” of their account and receive 25% of the sale value (equivalent to half of the store credit value). Most of our consignors choose to keep their store credit and “recycle” their wardrobe through ReThreads!

Can I retrieve my items if they don’t sell?
You are welcome to retrieve your items if they don’t sell during the 60 day consignment period. We do not pull items for you off the racks, so please plan to spend some time at the store looking for any unsold items on the racks. Unsold items not retrieved by the consignor become the property of ReThreads and may be subject to donation as we make room for new inventory.

Do you accept wedding dresses?
We tried a wedding dress section at ReThreads for 10 months or so, and found that we simply don’t have enough space to meet consignors’ and customers’ needs. At this time, our best advice is to try selling your dress on Craigslist, Ebay, or Etsy (if vintage).

How about bridesmaid dresses?
We will take some bridesmaid dresses on consignment, especially if they are versatile enough to be worn by someone attending a wedding (not necessarily in the bridal party) or other formal event.

Click here to view the consignment policy. Feel free to print out and bring a copy with you when you become a consignor; otherwise we will give you one when you come in.

Thank you for your interest in consigning with us!

 

(page last updated 6/28/14)