What We Accept

Items we take
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Best selling Brands:

  • Chico’s
  • Anthropologie
  • Michael Kors
  • Brahmin
  • Tory Burch
  • Talbot’s
  • Ivy Jane
  • Umgee
  • Uncle Frank
  • Judith March
  • Diba True
  • Antelope
  • Kate Spade
  • UGG
  • Coach
  • Dooney & Bourke
  • Matilda Jane
  • Ann Taylor
  • Frye
  • Esley
  • Brighton
  • Nike
  • UnderArmour
  • Ralph Lauren
  • giggle moon
  • Persnickety
  • WHBM
  • J. Jill

 

What We Accept:

Accepting an item means we’re confident it will sell. That confidence comes with 20 years’ experience and a basic knowledge of what our customers are looking for. Our decision to turn an item away should never be perceived as personal. We have simply learned through trial and error what will and will not sell. You may have paid a great sum for a beautiful suit several years ago, but in today’s market, that same suit may not be in high demand. Being over or under-stocked will certainly impact the number of items we are able to accept as well. Consignment items are most-frequently turned away due to:

  • Out-of-season
  • Older style
  • Not pressed or on hangers
  • Stained, damaged, missing buttons, broken zippers
  • Smoke/moth ball odors, pet hair
  • Excessive wear/fading
  • Wedding gowns/bridesmaids dresses
  • Mens suits/sport coats
  • Underarm stains
  • Excessive inventory

When We Take It:

When: Item Types:
January/February Heavy Spring/transitional merchandise, light-weight long sleeves,

¾ length sleeves mid-weight fabrics but lighter colors

March/April Spring/Early Summer  Short sleeves, ¾ length sleeves

Light-weight fabrics, capris, shorts

May/June Summer – all things light & breezy  Tank tops, short sleeves
Shorts, swimwear
July/August Lightweight Fall/Transitional   Mid-weight fabrics but darker colors

Jeans/Pants, Back-to-School

Sept/Oct Fall/Early Winter   Dark Colors, Sweaters, Jackets Wool, Cordouroy, Layering Pieces
Nov/Dec Winter – Heaviest of Fabrics   Coats/Jackets
*Halloween/Thanksgiving merchandise should be brought in September
*Christmas/Holiday merchandise should be brought in October

How We Take It:

  • 90 day contract period.
  • 50/50 split on general merchandise.
  • 60/40 split on formalwear.
  • No minimum or maximum
  • Walk-ins welcome for 15 items or less.
  • Appointments preferred for more than 15 items.
  • Price reductions every 30 days. Markdown exceptions are occasionally negotiable with certain couture and designer items.

Better Than Before will price your garments based on current market prices and past selling history of similar items. It is our desire to make our consignors a maximum return on their items while still providing the customer with a significant bargain. Each item is evaluated independently. Factors such as brand, style, age, condition, demand, and showroom space will play a role in pricing. We certainly appreciate consignors’ input with particularly expensive or unique items.

While purchasing outright is occasionally negotiable, we are extremely selective on these items. It has been our experience that clients see much higher profit long term through consignment rather than buy-out programs.

What Happens After the Sale:

  • Consignment checks – monthly on the 10th for sales of the previous month.
  • Check mail option with SASE or $1 mail fee.
  • Account balances always available for in-store purchases!
  • End-of-contract unsold merchandise priced at $20 or more can be claimed/picked up w/ a 2-day notice.
  • Unclaimed, end-of-contract merchandise will be put on clearance or donated to charity.

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