by Jamie Goeringer, Owner, SMARTgirls Resale Fashion
I’m no expert on diet or organization, but I am pretty good at consignment at SMARTgirls Resale Fashion. Let our intake specialist team help you clean out your closet by consigning at SMARTgirls.
First, look at your pieces to make sure they are in current style and are clean, wrinkle-free and in good repair. Next, separate them by season. Our consignment details are on our website to guide you as you view your closet: smartgirlsfashion.com
We do not require an appointment if you have fewer than 50 pieces to bring in at one time.
We do ask that you bring your items wrinkle-free and on hangers.
Now, you’re ready for your first consignment! We accept consignments 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. When you arrive, we will ask you, “If there is anything we need to pass on, would you pass them along to donate or would you want to take them home with you?” If you choose to donate, you may request a donation receipt at any time.
During your first time consigning with SMARTgirls, you will receive a membership packet, which contains a welcome letter, consignment details, intake flow chart, two referral cards, season cards and a shopping gift. Our membership fee is applied to recurring consignment accounts, and is paid out of sales proceeds.
One of our SMARTgirls intake specialists will review your pieces. She will look for obvious and hidden flaws such as pilling, wash wear and wash fade and inspect buttons, zippers and hems. Occasionally we are accused of being fussy, but this is to ensure we offer our shoppers the best inventory and give the consignor the best selling experience. This means we must be discerning in the quality, value and style of the items we consign.
Once your items have been reviewed, they will be accounted for in your consigning account and you will sign authorizing you have consigned them. Your intake specialist will tie them together with your account ticket and will place them in line for processing. Pricing is done by our intake specialist. It is helpful for higher-end or luxury items if you know the price you paid for the item. Our pricing is approximately 60 percent of retail, depending on the value of the item. Items are processed and placed on the sales floor within 24-48 hours.
Every item we consign is viewed by three-five sets of eyes before it is placed on the sales floor to ensure the item meets our standards.
Beginning the first quarter of the new year is as easy and pain-free as that. Our SMARTgirls intake specialist will take great care of you! See you soon!