Wednesday & Thursday (5/30 & 5/31): accepting consignment 11:00am - 5:00pm.
Friday (6/1): Half Price Sale begins!
Please note, we will not be accepting consignments during this sale: 6/1 - 6/7
We will be back on the regular consigning schedule starting on Friday 6/8.
Dirt Chic has four annual half-price sales: the first two weeks of March and September and the first week of June and December. All items older than one month will be discounted 50%. We do not accept consignments during these sales.
**This post is no longer current - please visit our Consignment page for the most up to date information** Consignment Policies
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
**This post is no longer current - please visit our Consignment page for the most up to date information** Coming Soon: Consignment Policy Changes
Happy spring! We wanted to alert you to some challenges we’re facing at Dirt Chic. Nothing bad— all good problems! But we need to address them before they get worse.
We're seeing a significant increase in consignments, and it's reaching an unsustainable level. We want to provide efficient service to consignors and customers; however, we currently receive much more inventory (good inventory!) than we can process or comfortably put out on the floor, and it looks like this trend will only continue.
We've always tried to make consigning an easy process, and have resisted requiring appointments, but through the years we've had to put some limitations on how much we take in (15 items at a time, no more than once a week) and when (not Mondays and Tuesdays, and not the first and last half hour of the other days). We’re still falling way behind; we’re currently operating at a 1-2 week deficit, which means that when you bring in a consignment, it can take up to two weeks before we even put your items out for sale. We are in a constant state of catch-up, and that makes it difficult to address other basic needs at the store.
Please be aware that we will be making changes to our policies in the coming weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause; we hope you understand that any changes we make are out of necessity and a desire to make Dirt Chic an even better place to do business.
In the meantime, you can help us process incoming consignments faster by pre-sorting your items— making sure clothing is neatly folded in a bag or bin, and doesn’t have any stains, tears, odor, missing buttons, wrinkles, deodorant marks, collar or underarm discoloration, etc. We do not accept items in questionable condition, and would prefer not to spend valuable time sorting through them.
Thank you in advance for your help and understanding, and stay tuned for updates!
The crew at Dirt Chic
We will be closed on Sunday, 4/1. We will reopen on Monday, 4/2 at 10am.
Please remember that we do not accept consignments on Mondays or Tuesdays - consigning hours are: Wednesday - Saturday 10:30-5:30 & Sundays 12:30-4:30.
It's that time of year again! Dirt Chic is having its biannual Half Price Sale!
For the first two weeks of March, all inventory older than one month will be
We will not be accepting consignments during the sale.
We will resume our regular consignment schedule on Thursday, March 15th at 10:30 AM.
The third annual Coats & Coffee event was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who donated coats and winter accessories, we were able to outfit more than 200 families!
Of course, we couldn't have done it without August First Bakery & Cafe! They provided hot coffee and delicious baked goods!
We are so grateful for the generous donations from the community, for the social service organizations who helped us get the word out, and for the Salvation Army for the great space and support!
We cant wait for Coats & Coffee 2018!
We're holding a coat drive at Dirt Chic in advance of our annual Coats & Coffee event, which we host every year with August First. Coats and Coffee is a free "shopping" opportunity for low income folks around our area; we set up a store-like setting, and those in need can peruse the racks and select winter items for themselves and their families. Please feel free to bring in gently-used coats and winter accessories anytime before Saturday, December 16th, and we will be sure to include them in our event. We are giving out Dirt Chic coupons as a show of thanks to those who bring in items for donation.
Thank you and happy holidays!
If you would like more information about this event, please don't hesitate to call:
(802) 863 - 1461
Autumn has been a busy season! We will be taking this time to catch up on all the great inventory we have recently received. We are reaching capacity and physically cannot take in additional inventory until we get through all of the new arrivals and make room for them in the store. We're very sorry for the inconvenience and hope you understand!
Since Mondays and Tuesdays are normally non-consignment days, this change will only affect Wednesday, 11/29 through Sunday, 12/3. We will resume our normal consigning hours on Wednesday 12/6.
Our Half Price Sale is coming up fast! From Sept 1 - Sept 14, all items older than one month will be 50% OFF!
Please note we will not be accepting consignments during the sale.
We will begin taking Fall & Winter items on Friday, Sept 15 at 10:30am.
We are thrilled to once again provide running clothes to the Junior Milers program, which provides entries, support, and coaching to teens from local organizations such as the King Street Center, the Boys and Girls Club, and the YMCA as well as school teams in order to run the Vermont City Marathon. Check out this news story from NBC5 and see the kids getting their gear at Dirt Chic and Ski Rack!