Consignment

Anything and everything you need to know about consigning with us!

Bring your gently worn/like new clothing and accessories to Trends! To make your drop off process seamless, please make sure you check out the brands we do not accept list. No appointment necessary! We simply ask that items must be brought in cleaned and on hangers. We accept consignment up until one hour before we close. (check our hours under hours / location)

We’ll take a look at your like new/ gently used clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, and accessories in store let you know what we can and cannot accept for consignment. Anything we cannot accept, you can take back or we can donate on your behalf to a local charity. We can provide a tax write off on request!

Trends consignors are assigned their own online account.  From this account, you can track your sold inventory and account balance. You have 24/7 access to your account and it is updated in real time – so check it as often as you’d like!

For more information about consignment, see Currently Accepting.

Trends asks that all clothing is brought in cleaned, wrinkle free, and on hangers. We want your items to sell! So bring them ready to do so! Anything we do take, you can have your hangers back. Yay!

Shoes and purses can be brought in a simple laundry basket. The more organized your items come in, the quicker the whole drop off process will go! 

Jewelry does not get looked through right away. Because we get such large quantities, it can take 2-4 weeks to be looked through and priced. We simply ask for you to bring us your shiny gems in a little bag of its own. (Putting them in separate zip locks to prevent tangles will help us price your jewelry much quicker!)

Trends does not accept certain brands (you can find this list on our consignment page) and requires that all clothing be in excellent condition (no stains, damage or odors). 

Beautiful clothing stuffed in garbage bags just makes us sad. No matter how gorgeous your items are, if they are not in salable condition when they come in, we unfortunately have to return them to you. We accept consignment up until one hour before we close! (check our hours under hours / location)

Trends accepts brand-name/designer women’s clothing, shoes, purses/handbags, jewelry, and accessories that have been sold in stores within the last 2 years! 

We accept lots of brands! The list is so big we just cannot name them all! Here are some of our TOP SELLING Brands that we and our customers LOVE!

-BRANDS WE LOVE-

Zara, Anthropologie, Nike, Coach, J Crew, Eileen Fisher, Lululemon, Madewell, Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Banana Republic…and many others!

We DO NOT accept vintage clothing/accessories – we adore the vintage look, but it’s just not our market. Items must be in style and currently selling in stores within the last 2 years.

We DO NOT accept replicas or knock-offs of designer items. Ever. If you are unsure of the authenticity of a piece (whether it was an online purchase, a gift, or a resale find from another store), please make sure you have it authenticated before you bring it into the store.  If Trends believes there is a possibility that an item may not be authentic, it will have to be rejected.

We DO NOT accept clothing/accessories from:

Gap, Old Navy, New York & Co, Dress Barn, Aeropostale, Casual Corner, Walmart Brands, K-Mart Brands, Target Brands, Kohl’s , JC Penney, Sears, Payless, Forever 21, H&M

We also rarely take “basic” pieces – ie plain black pants/slacks, white button down shirts, bootcut jeans etc. They are much harder for us to sell!

Trends is very very picky! We have to be! We simply cannot take every item a consignor brings in.  It doesn’t mean we don’t think you are fashionable or that your items don’t have value. We strive to provide a wide range of colors, sizes, and styles to our array of customers but we have to be very choosy about what we accept.

Also, please do take in mind that Trends is a seasonal shop! We always have an updated list of what we are currently accepting! 

Here is a list of the brands/labels we do not take.

Trends generally accepts

Spring Consignments (Mid-Februrary -May)

Summer items from  (May-July)

 Fall items from (September-November)

Winter from (November-January). Heavier winter gear, like coats and thick sweaters, are usually accept mid-October.

Please call if you are unsure what items we are currently accepting!

The aforementioned dates are not set in stone, and we would hate for you to go through the hassle of bringing in unseasonable items (only to have them turned away).

You can also see our always up-to-date list of styles we are looking for on our Currently Accepting List! 

For all of the latest information,  sign up for our emails.

The Trends staff is very skilled at pricing your clothing and accessory items so that they will sell. We will consider the condition, purchase price, age, and style, when determining price. Once we set an item’s price, It will remain at that price for three weeks before markdowns begin. Consignors receive 50% of the final selling price. 

Pricing clothing, accessories, and shoes can take up to 48 hours. Pricing Jewelry can take 2-4 weeks.  We will send you an itimized list of your consignment pieces within 48 hours of your drop off via email. 

Consignment items go through an automatic 20% markdown every three weeks it remains unsold. Your items will go through two markdown periods before the end of the consignment period. A total of 40% markdown will be applied to the inital price if  the piece is unsold after 6 weeks. 

All Trends consignors are given their own online account. Your account is updated daily.  You can check your account to track your sold inventory and see your account balance.  The online account is available to consignors 24/7 on our  consignor login page.

Request a check – which you can do via phone, email or just stop by the store and pick up a check anytime your account reaches over $25 (no appointment necessary). Checks can also be mailed out for a .75 cent mailing fee.

Trends consignors receive 50% of the final selling price of their item. Use the proceeds from the sale of your items as store credit toward the purchase of new clothes! You can also request a check. When your account balance exceeds $25 (or no active items in your account), stop by and pick up a check – no appointment necessary! 

Please note:  Trends will NOT call or email you when your items sell. You must monitor your online account or inquire with the store directly. Likewise, checks will not automatically be mailed to you. You must contact the store (or stop by) and specifically request a check.

Trends’ consignment period is 60 days. 

After your 60-day consignment period ends, Trends will donate your items to local deserving charities and provide you with a tax write-off.  Any item that was initially priced at $50.00 or above may be picked up at the end of its consignment period. We just ask for 48 hour notice to have the items ready for you! 

Brick & Mortar Shopping

Shopping in our store is definitely different than shopping online! Here are some frequently asked questions about shopping in store.

Trends marks down clothing and accessories every three weeks. Trends does not negotiate prices. Pieces move very quickly – so if you love an item, act FAST – it won’t be here tomorrow!

Items with a purchase price over $150 may be put on layaway for a period not to exceed 30 days.  We require a down payment of 50% of the purchase price. The remaining balance can be paid anytime within the 30-days.  Items returned during the layaway period are subject to a 20% restocking fee.  Items not paid for within 30 become property of Trends.

Heck yes, we do! We love our customers & consignors – You guys RULE! 

Next time you’re in store ask one of our associates how to join Resale Rewards. Our new & improved loyalty program – where you get rewarded for every dollar you spend.

** This only applies to in store purchases **

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Trends merchandise goes in and out daily! We only keep items in the store for 70 days max, but 75% of all of those items sell within the first three weeks of arrival.  We add an average of 150 new items into inventory PER DAY.

Don’t worry – It’s easy to keep up with our quickly changing inventory.  Just check out our new arrivals rack in store – it’s updated every day!

Join our Private Facebook group, Trends First Look, to see our favorite daily arrivals and sign up to receive our emails. Our email friends are the first to get notice of specials and sales.

Of course! If you are unsatisfied for any reason, you can bring your items back within 24 hours for a full refund – not store credit – a full refund! Of course, the item must be in the same condition it was when it left Trends with tags still on and we need your reciept. 

Any pieces in our online can be shipped anywhere in the US. We can also ship any items you see on our live sales & facebook /instagram page. 

Looking for brands like Anthropologie, Free People, J Crew and more? Join our Facebook group Trends First Look – all items in that group can be shipped out to you, as well!

Trends has a style program just for YOU! Simply fill out your style profile and we’ll be in touch to schedule your visit. Most of the Trends girls have degrees in fashion and an eye for style. We would be more than happy to assist you in creating the perfect outfit, all you have to do is ask! Reqest a style appointment

Shipping policy

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We ship nation wide for U.S orders only. Orders over $100 pre-tax will be shipped for free!

Once you place your order it will take about 48 hours to complete! From there it usually takes 3-5 business days to ship. We ship through USPS tracking information is provided.

Returns and exchanges

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We ask that you return your items within 10 days of receiving it. Items must be returned in the condition they were sent in. Please include a copy of your receipt in the package.

We ask that you send the item back within the 10 day return period to our brick & mortar store. As much as we'd love to cover everyone's return shipping costs, as a small business we haven't reached that goal yet.