Consigning with Makos Boutique
Thank you for your interest in consigning with us at Makos Boutique. Reselling your items is a great way to recycle gently or barely worn clothing and get some cash back for it! Whether you’ve changed jobs, changed sizes or completely changed your mind, bring in these pieces and get rewarded with cash! It’s convenient, efficient and there’s no hidden fee’s, unlike many online resale sites.
Interested? If so, please start by reading the list below to give you an idea on our process:
I want to resell some items at your store, where do I start?
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment. Please note that we are a small boutique and only have so much room to put out inventory. Do not come into the store with your items without an appointment, we will not accept them.
Why do I need an appointment?
While other larger resale/consignment stores do not require an appointment, we are small and only have so much room. We like to keep our racks clean and not overfilled so we can not accept too many items at once.
What condition should my items be in?
We accept items that are barely worn, gently worn or never worn. No items with stains, rips, discoloration, as well as any items clearly old or out of style will be considered.
What types of items are you accepting?
We accept a range of different items that are listed below. (Please note that styles must be in current season - i.e. no winter jackets when selling over the summer months.)
- Dresses (Casual or dressy)
- Denim (Shorts, Jeans, Skirts, Jackets)
- Bottoms (Non Denim)
- Jackets (Trench, Waterfall, Moto, Denim)
- Sweaters and Cardigans
- Shoes (We prefer barely worn, no visible stains or marks inside or out.)
- Bags and other accessories
Due to regular health regulations and concerns we are NOT accepting any of the following:
- Undergarments of any kind
- Bathing suits
(Also, please do NOT come in with handmade items)
What style clothing are you looking for?
Our main target customer is:
- Women between 20-35 years old in college or in her career
- Mainly enjoys purchasing items that she can wear from day to night and is able to style multiple ways.
- Shops for clothing to wear to college classes or to work
- Enjoys leading an active lifestyle
Our store is known for selling items that women can wear to multiple places. (i.e. work, dinner, casual) We pride ourselves on mainly selling items that could be worn both causally or dressed up, although we do offer occasion wear during holiday seasons.
We are looking to purchase items from you that fit that following customer. Certain brands, sizes or styles may not be accepted.
How much am I getting paid?
You get 40% of what the item will be sold for. These prices depend on the brand, condition and item itself and is entirely up to the employee to price them accordingly. The store does participate in sales and discounts, although promotions may or may not include consignment.
Why didn’t you buy a certain item from me?
When choosing your items from you, we may not need as many of one item as we do of another. For example: If we have 20 pairs of jeans in our consignment section currently, we may not take all or any of your jeans. This is not to say that they aren’t in good condition, we just need to keep our inventory balanced as well as we can. We do aim to try and purchase a little bit of everything from you, but we may need more of one item than the other. We also keep in mind the style, condition and season when choosing items.
How to I get paid?
After your designated selling period, you will come in to gather any unsold items and a check for your percentage of sales.