TWO GREAT SHOPS IN ONE
Basics of Consignment
Tips & Policies
Turn your closet into cash!
If youve made any of these statements - its time clean out the closet!
Before donating it.. let's try to make you some money!
What you need to know about resale at Dots:
hizENhers accepts 25 clothing and 25 accessory items at a time.
You may bring more items every week.
You will receive 50% of the sell price or 35% instant in-store credit if you choose to trade instead of consign. .
Clothing must be gently used.
Check for holes, spots, pulls and pills, missing buttons, loose hems, working zippers, underarm/deodorant stains and pet hair. The most common reason we do not accept an item is because of stains and underarm/deodorant stains.
Clothing must be hanger ready.
All clothing must be neatly folded or on non-returnable hangers. Please do not bring clothes jammed into a plastic bag or wadded up. Wrinkled clothing does NOT sell and will not be accepted. It must be cleaned, pressed and ready for us to place right on a hanger.
Clothing must be in season.
No one will be looking to buy shorts in December, or cable knit sweaters in July. We do not have storage rooms at the shop; it must be something we can put directly out onto the sales floor at the time its left for resale.
Don't forget the accessories and other items!
Purses - Please check for working zippers, torn or dirty liners, and empty the pockets (although we love finding money hiding in the pockets, we don't enjoy cleaning out tissues and gum wrappers)
Shoes - All shoes must be in like new condition and cleaned before arriving. No excessive scuff marks, the insoles should be intact.
Costume jewelry - Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, etc in good condition!
Hats - Western wear, red hats, church hats, vintage hats (no baseball caps, please)
Scarves - In good condition
Costumes/Vintage We have a large request for decades costumes for school spirit week and Halloween (poodle skirts, 1960's fashions, etc.. ). If you bring a costume, please place all accessories in a ziplock bag and attach them to the costume. We also consign vintage clothing in good condition.
Holiday wear Sweaters & sweatshirts with holiday designs, Party dresses.
Formals/Evening Gowns We accept formals and accessories: matching shoes, clutch purses, flashy chokers, tiaras, sparkly earrings, etc.. Think about girls going to the prom, participating in pageants, party and cruise wear, mother of the bride dresses, etc..
What we won't take:
And sometimes we won't take an item just because we know from past experience that it won't sell. Please don't be offended by our "no thank yous". The floor space is only so big and just won't hold everything so we have to try and take items that we think will sell.
What sizes do you take?
Women's XS, which translates to Junior or Girls 14/16s all the way to 6X or larger.
What is your pricing policy?
We cannot get "like new" pricing for resale clothing, no matter how "like new" the items are. New with tag items are priced higher.
Who sets the prices?
Dots and hizENhers has complete discretion as to the pricing of items left for resale. However, you may inform us of items you bring that had a higher retail price when new so that we can make an informed decision on resale pricing. This especially applies to formal wear and specific name brands.
How are the prices reduced?
Items will be full price the first full month in the shop, and then reduced by 25% each month following for 25%, 50% off. Items not sold at that time are donated or returned as agreed upon. Items that are destined by you to be donated may take an additional reduction for a last chance of sale. Formals and higher end items will be reduced on a slower basis as outlined in your contract.
Will we take items you have made yourself?
Absolutely! Items must be gently worn, clean, and of a quality that they would pass for department store clothing, same as other resale requirements. Also, please indicate the sizes of the clothing as there will be no labels.
When do I get paid?
Payments are made on the 15th of the month for all items that sold the month before.
What happens to the items I bring that are not accepted, or don't sell?
When you begin your consignment, you will be asked if you want your "no thank you" and "no sells" to be returned to you or donated.
What if the store runs a sale?
Sale prices come out of our part of the sale. If we have a 20% off sale, you will still receive your 50% and the sale price will reduce our part of the payment. The only exception is seasonal markdowns. Example: Christmas sweaters will be reduced beginning the week before Christmas, no matter how long they've been in the shop. This is outlined in our Consignment Agreement and we will review it during your first consignment.
What is your layaway polices and how do they affect my sales?
Our normal layaway is 30 days. However, for repeat customers and for higher priced items (formals for instance) we may allow for longer layaway periods. Your item will be considered sold at the end of the layaway and payment made the 15th of the following month.
Are there specific items you are searching for?
Always! Ask at any time and we can tell you a list of current "must haves".
Anything else I should know?
Items brought for resale should be no more than 4-5 years old. Exceptions are made for vintage and trendy items.
Items without a size or brand tag will be marked lower that other similar items. If you have removed the size tag, please let us know what size the items are, this makes it so much easier to sell!
Is there any small print?
Well, unfortunately in the business world, there always is. While we will do everything possible to keep your items safe, the truth is, your clothing will be hanging on racks available to be touched, handled and tried on by the general public. Obviously we are not planning on letting a kid eating cotton candy run wild through the shop, but sometimes handling will mean a spot or other normal shop wear will occur. And while we do everything we can to prevent theft, fire or other disasters, we cannot be responsible for items lost or stolen under ordinary circumstances, or items damaged by fire or other disaster.
So I want to bring some clothing, what now?
Following the guidelines and information given, go through your clothing (and accessories), pick out 25 qualifying items. You may call ahead for an appointment and well go through the items with you while you wait, or drop off your items for us to go through later. If you choose to pick up your non-accepted items, please do so within 48 hours. Items left after 5 days will be donated to charity
Dots Art & Gifts 15 First Ave NW Historic