Sometimes I will have a client that is purging clothing and some pieces are too nice to just donate. If the client is amenable to me handling the resale of these items there are a few things I consider before taking them to consignment. The first is checking the items for any holes, snags, or stains. Then I consider the brand, most high end consignments won’t take mass produced brands. They are looking for the luxury brands or unique one off brands. Another thing I consider is season. Most consignments only take clothes seasonally. I like to create separate piles of fall/winter and spring/summer items to consign at the appropriate season. Another option is selling them through an app like Poshmark, but keep in mind this is a time consuming task that requires photographing each piece, posting it then you have to send it to buyer. It can make more money, but how much is it worth your time?
I like to give my client all of these options and am always happy to accommodate their needs.
Written by: Leslie Dietrich, Project Manager