I buy vintage clothing!
Are you looking to sell some vintage clothing that's taking up space in your closet? Or perhaps your aunt or grandmother gifted you some of her things that you'd like to pass on? I buy vintage and would be happy to take a look at what you have.
What I Buy
I specialize in women's vintage clothing, accessories (jewelry, scarves, purses), and sometimes home goods. Vintage is defined as anything 20 to 100-years-old, and anything older than 100 years is considered antique.
I look for items that are in good, wearable condition, or items that will only take a bit of work to sell. Think, a quick wash or sewing on a button. I do not buy items that have extensive staining or wear, or anything that will need a great deal of repair before it's in sellable condition. If your item DOES need to be repaired or laundered prior to sale, keep in mind that I will factor this into the offered price.
What I Don't Buy
Some things that were popular 50 years ago just aren't going to sell as well today. A few examples of things I find difficult to resell are: suits, hats, wedding gowns and some formal dresses, and shoes from earlier than the 1970's.
How It Works
If you are in Memphis, you may drop your pieces off at the shop at 427 N. Watkins at a prearranged time, or you may drop them off at my home nearby just about anytime. Please contact me to confirm a time before you do so. If you are outside of Memphis, you are welcomed to ship items to me, but please keep in mind that you will be responsible for any initial or return shipping charges. I really prefer to see items in person before purchasing them, but I may make exceptions in some cases.
I will need at least 24 hours to properly evaluate, research, and value your piece(s), but I will let you know if I anticipate taking longer than that. Once I determine a retail price, I will typically offer 30% cash paid via Venmo or Paypal, or 50% in store credit to be used online or in person at the shop.
Please note that a great deal of work goes into my valuation, and I consider a number of factors when pricing my merchandise. Some of these factors are: age, condition, brand name, rarity, desirability, "fit" within my target market, and "fit" within my current inventory.
I have taken items on consignment a few times before, but I don't make it a regular practice. If this is something you're interested in, please let me know.