Thank you for your patience while we've taken some time to catch up on consignments and revise our policies. As promised, we're sending out an update on our guidelines.
We've taken your suggestions into consideration and have tried to make the changes as minimal as possible. Much will remain the same; the main adjustments will be how often consignors can bring in batches and at what times. Aside from that, consigning at Dirt Chic will remain largely the same.
Our new policies will be as follows:
We will still be accepting consignments Wednesday through Sunday; however, we are shortening the consigning hours on those days. We will accept consignments starting 1 hour after opening until 1 hour before closing. Please remember we do not accept consignments on Monday or Tuesday.
We will need at least one month between consignment visits. Previously we had asked consignors to wait one week between bringing in batches. We've learned that this is not enough time, based on the growing number of consignments we're receiving and the regularity with which many consignors are visiting.
We will still accept up to 15 adult items per visit (you may bring in more, but we will cap our intake at 15). However, we will start limiting the number of children's items we accept at one time to 25. If you are bringing in both adult and kids' items, please place them in separate bags. And please pre-sort your items before bringing them in for consignment - we cannot accept items in questionable condition (rips, stains, missing buttons, or other damage). They must be clean, seasonal, and folded neatly in a bag, not on hangers. This helps streamline the intake process.
We will also be adding two more half price sales during the year: the first week of June and the first week of December. This will be in addition to the two half price sales in March and September, and we will not be taking consignments during any sales. Please be aware that items older than one month will be 50% off. We understand that this will result in some items generating less profit for consignors (and us), but it will help maintain space on the racks and is in line with our motto of making stylish/good quality clothing accessible and affordable to everyone. We realize we may not be the best fit for all consignors, but this has always been our priority, and find that we form the best relationships with consignors who share the same view. Please consider this when coming in with financial expectations for your items.
We are committed to keeping our standards of quality very high, which means we have to be extremely picky about the items we choose to take. We have to make decisions that are good for the business, which benefits all of us in the end. Quality, style, demand, and floor space are among the many things we factor into our decisions. Our goal is to avoid more unscheduled consignment freezes in the future!
Thank you again for your flexibility over the last two weeks. We'll resume taking consignments tomorrow at 11AM.
The crew at Dirt Chic