How to Consign
At Castaways Consignments, we pride ourselves in being very selective, choosing only the best items for resale. Our customers appreciate that aspect of shopping at our boutique. Due to the volume of incoming items, we must strictly adhere to our policies regarding items accepted for consignment.
Our shoppers are only interested in current styles, therefore if an items was originally purchased more than 2-3 years ago we probably won’t accept it. We base our policies on items that have a history of selling well. Please understand that we will not always be able to accept everything you bring.
Items must arrive in “ready-to-sell” condition, clean pressed and on hangers. Please screen all items as if you were purchasing them yourself!
After you have chosen the items you want to bring to us to sell, call to make an appointment. We only require an appointment for the first time you bring us things, so that we can spend time one-on-one with you and be certain that you understand the process.
Print and bring this form to the store with your consignment merchandise.
Already a consignor?
Now that you have an account to sell your items at Castaways, you can add more items at any time, as long as they are current season. Check the season chart to see what we’re accepting at this time.
*January – March: Spring styles, colors and fabrics
*March – June: Summer items
*July – September: Fall items
*October – December: Winter, snow gear & Christmas
Adding to your current consignments account
Once you have established an account, there are two ways to add items to sell:
Walk-In: Bring us 20 items per visit. While you shop we’ll select the items we think will sell and add them to you account. If there is anything we cannot accept for consignment, you have the option of taking those items home or we can place them in our donation bin for you. We have regular pick up scheduled by the American Cancer Society.
Drop & Donate: This is available only to established consignors. Items that are dropped off by consignors to be inspected later will be donated if they are found to be unsuitable for consignment. We perform this service to established consignors who want to drop off a large amount of items and don’t mind if we choose not to sell anything, as they know we donate to a local good cause!
Making your items more valuable
Prepare your items for consignment to make more money and receive a greater return on your investment! When you spend a little extra time preparing, your items will receive more attention from the shoppers, and they’ll sell fast which translates into more money for you!
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT ITEMS WILL YOU ACCEPT?
We accept women’s better brand clothing- for juniors, misses, plus and jr. plus, sizes 0-3X We also accept accessories including purses, shoes, hats, scarves, belts, etc. We do not accept men’s or children’s clothing. We accept Home Décor items as well as small furniture pieces that are able to be carried in. Also a great seller for us is better-brand handbags – BCBG, Tory Burch, Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Cole Haan, Juicy Couture, etc. Of course, we love to get true “designer” items, such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Yves St. Laurent. (See “How to Consign” to learn how we accept consignments). Only in-style and like-new items are accepted.
WILL YOU ACCEPT EVERYTHING I BRING IN?
Castaways Concepts is committed to maintaining a higher level of merchandise within our shop. For that reason we’re particular about the items we accept. We have a preference for those items that are mostly name brand and trendy; styles that can be found in major department or brand name stores today. Please bring in clothing items that are clean, pressed and on hangers. Other items, such as shoes, hats, handbags, etc., can be in shopping bags or boxes.
HOW WILL I KNOW WHEN MY ITEMS HAVE SOLD?
Your account is credited immediately upon sale. You can call or stop by the store any time and we can tell you how much money is on your account. You may use your balance as store credit or request a check. Upon request, we will print a payout form from your account and the check will be ready for you to pick up the next day after 12:00 noon. We can mail checks by request; there will be a $1.00 charge for mailing.
WHAT IF I WANT MY UNSOLD ITEMS BACK?
At the time of original drop-off you will be given an expiration date for each consignment. Please call 2-3 days before you will be picking up your items, so we can have time to pull those items. If items are not scheduled for pick up by the consignor, they become the property of Castaways Consignments to dispose of in various ways, including but not limited to donation.
WHO SETS THE PRICES? WE PRICE ITEMS TO SELL.
When you consign with us, we are in business together and we will price your items as high as possible, yet still make them marketable. During the 60 day consignment period will markdown all items regularly an effort to sell them for you.
A WORD ABOUT PRICING
Condition, style, and brand names play a large part in the pricing of an item as well as our experience. Prices may change to facilitate sales. Please talk to us about pricing concerns when you bring your items in, not after your items sell.
HOW MUCH WILL I MAKE?
You will receive 40% of the basic consignment price of any and all items that sell in the 60-day contract period. We strive to choose items that will sell quickly, at full-price early in the 60 day period.
DO YOU HAVE LAYAWAY?
Yes! We will items for 30 days with a deposit of 50% of the tag price.