GREENSBORO, NC --
Consignment isn't like goodwill or thrift stores. You can't just expect to dump all your stuff. They pre-screen every item and presentation is key.
"Someone brings their garments into the shop - clean, pressed, on hangers - so that they're all ready to be tagged and put out on the floor, " says a consignment owner, "I don't want to fill the shop with inventory that I can't sell."
Don't get your feelings hurt if the store doesn't take all your stuff. They're looking for best sellers. 2WTK called around to see where you could cash in.
Uptown Cheapskate in Greensboro told us they're looking for bright colored shirts, capri's and shorts. Tribal prints and florals are big this season too and are wanted by consignment stores. The Uptown Cheapskate worker says the brands she recognized selling the best: J Crew, Lilly Pulitzer and Miss Me. Uptown Cheapskate recommends no items past 2 years old.
If you're like most of us in the 2WTK office, we don't have much of those brands, but we have a lot of Target.. So we asked what we would get for a Target maxi dress. The answer was between $3 to $5.
On the much higher end of consignment is Coco's Corner. If you're looking for Chanel shoes, Louis Vuitton purses or 7 For All Mankind jeans this is your place. Most of us don't have those items to consign. But we might want to buy them. You can expect to pay about $50 for a pair of jeans that normally cost $250.