How To Consign At Button

How it works

Clean your items before you bring them in

Please clean your items before bringing them in. This includes laundering and lint rolling all clothing; wiping down the insides and outsides of shoes and boots and removing any gel inserts or custom orthotics; and emptying out purses and wallets, including all inner pockets.

We prefer clothing that is folded and stored in grocery sized paper bags or bins.

We steam all clothing and polish and condition leather goods, so there is no need to hang, iron, de-wrinkle or polish your items.

When to bring your items to Button

We have walk-in hours every day from 10am-1pm.  Please note that we can only look through up to 20 items for these walk-in spots in order to fit everyone in.

We also offer appointments for consignors who have orders of more than 20 items.  The maximum amount of consignment per appointment is 50 items.  Please call to schedule an appointment.

You are welcome to stay and shop while we process your items or you are free to leave and return by the end of the day to pick up anything we can’t take.  Any items we are unable to take must be picked up within a week or they will be donated.

What items we accept

We look for high quality, brand-name pieces that are unique, current (purchased new in the last 5 years) or select vintage, and have been very gently loved.  We will consider women’s and childrens’ clothing (ages newborn to 10 years) as well as wearable accessories such as scarves, hats, jewelry, purses, and shoes.  We do not accept children’s toys or non-wearable accessories at this time.

Please see our What We Want Now section for details on what we’re looking for at the moment.

When you get paid

We offer our consignors 50% of the sale price in store credit or 40% as a check after items sell.

Store credit can be used immediately after something sells; checks can be picked up any time the balance is $10 or more.

Your balance with us never expires.

What happens if my item doesn’t sell?

We will display consigned items for 60 days.

If necessary to sell an item, we may reduce the resale price up to 50%.

Unclaimed, expired merchandise will be donated.

If a consignor would like to claim unsold items, they should let us know prior to the expiration date and we will hold them in the back room for up to one week for pick up.

It is up to the consignor to keep track of their things while they are on consignment. Consignors may contact us to check on the status of their items either by phone, email, or by stopping by the shop.

Button is not responsible for items damaged or lost due to theft, fire, or flood.


button-interior-14What Items We Want Now

WHAT WE WANT NOW:

It’s August! This means we are accepting things on the “always” list below, plus midweight jackets, rain gear, and good layerable pieces as we start to prepare for school, rain, and the cool autumn weather. We are no longer accepting summery items, so save your sandals, shorts, swimsuits, poplin dresses, and strappy tanks for next year!

We would love to see your leather bags (totes, backpacks and crossbody bags are super popular right now), low ankle booties, mid-calf boots, closed-toe clogs and mules. Dansko, Swedish Hasbeens, No. 6, Bryr, Maguba and Frye are some of the shoe brands that do really well for us, but make sure to check-out the Labels We Love page for more ideas! Tunic-length tops are still super popular as well as cropped, boxy tops, high-rise denim and pants, and very current yoga/workout wear. Icebreaker and other merino dresses and tops are always great for fall (make sure to check for moth holes!), as well as boxy midi dresses/tunics that can be worn by themselves or over jeans/leggings.

Back to school shopping has begun, which means we would gladly take a variety of fall kid’s clothing. Brands like Tea, Hanna Anderson, Patagonia, Crewcuts, Mini Boden sell well for us, and we would love to see kid’s boots, sneakers, down and rain jackets, jeans, long sleeve dresses and tops. If you are unsure whether an item is seasonally appropriate, please just bring it in and we will let you know!

 


button-exterior-18Season By Season

We are looking for clothing for the current season with an eye toward what’s coming up.  In general, this means:

  • Feb-April:  Spring
  • May-June:  Summer
  • July:  Transitional (layering pieces, almost no Summer but not yet heavy Fall)
  • Aug-Sept:  Fall
  • Oct-Dec:  Winter
  • January:  Transitional (layering pieces, almost no Winter but not yet full on Spring)

We’re always looking for: designer denim, layering tops and dresses, designer active wear, leather bags, sunglasses, wallets, good quality jewelry, and seasonally appropriate Frye boots.

What sort of brands sell well at Button? Take a look at our list.

View Labels We Love

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to call ahead before I bring in my consignment?

It is a good idea to call us before you come by to make sure we are not full for the day.

Do you offer credit up front for consignment?

No.  You are welcome to use your store credit as soon as items sell, however, we do not offer cash or credit up front.

How long will you keep my items on display?

Our consignment period is 60 days.  Occasionally, we will extend the period at our discretion if we feel an item needs a bit more time to find the right home.

What happens if some of my items do not sell?

If there is anything left at the end of your consignment period, you have two options: leave them with us and they will most likely get a bit more time to sell on the sale rack before donation OR call/email us to let us know you’d like to take them back and we will gather them and hold them for up to one week to give you time to collect them.  After a week, they will be donated unless we’ve heard from you.  Please note that we do not automatically hold items past their expiration date!  Consignors must contact us prior to their expiration date to arrange to have their items pulled.

Do you accept older items if they are classic styles?

Generally, we will pass on older items even if they are classic styles.  For us, this means styles that were purchased new more than 5 years ago.  Even if the style has not changed much over the years, we have found that items with older tags and slight variations in cut due to their age just do not sell well.  We do accept select vintage items that are currently trending.

 How do I collect my payment for items that have sold?

You are welcome to call, email, or come into the store to check on your account balance.  We will gladly write you a check for any amount over $10.  If you choose to use your credit for store purchases, you will get the higher payout percentage and you may use some or all of the credit available to you.  Whether you choose to take a check, store credit, or a combination of both, your balance with us never expires.

 Will you mail my check or do I have to come pick it up?

We are happy to mail you a check.  Please call or email us to make this request and include your mailing address.  We charge $2.00 for postage and handling.

 Your store looks awesome!  How do I keep up with what’s new every week?

We post new and exciting arrivals almost daily to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and to our blog.

 Where should I park?

Parking can be tight.  There are four 15 minute spots in front of the shop as well as multiple spots on Interstate to the north of the shop (with no time limit).  If these are full, there are usually four 2 hour spots 1/2 a block south on Interstate in front of The Night Hawk. Additionally, there is parking on Greenwich Ave, just one block west, parallel to Interstate.

Do you have a wish list?

Yes!  Come in to see if we have what you need.  If not, sign up for our wish list and we’ll let you know when your wish comes in!