Amanda is the founder of Style For It, a consignment site featuring an amazing selection of pre-loved plus-size clothing. She’s a savvy businesswoman who saw a need in the market and filled it! We asked her about her tips for consigning just in case you’re thinking about cleaning out your closet!
SB: How did you get interested in consignment?
A: As a plus size professional working in the apparel business in San Francisco, I am constantly buying for work, non-profit events and the many nights out as a city girl. The other constant is sometimes I don’t wear an item more than twice, but I couldn’t find a resource to trade or sell all the pretty things just hanging there.
SB: When cleaning out my closet, what types of items are most appropriate for consignment?
A: At StyleForIt, sizes 12-32 in great condition no longer being worn, as well as current and timeless pieces. Here’s what we consider timeless: dresses (e.g. see the IGIGI we have on the site), good jeans and simple suits.
SB: Are any pieces too trendy for consignment?
A: Short skirts and loud prints.
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SB: What type of items does Style For It accept for consignment?
A: Dresses, pants, tops, jackets – all sizes 12-32 and in like-new condition.
SB: What items are the most desirable?
A: More expensive items and dresses that have been worn a couple of times to pass along for another girl to enjoy at a reduced cost.
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SB: Do my items need to be basically new to consign them? What items are not accepted?
A: It is more about being in great condition and items that are current – items from lower-line stores are not accepted (Old Navy, Target, Wal-Mart). Items should be clean, current, and in good condition (sizes 12-32). If the item is missing a button or zippers are broken, we are unable to accept. Here is the designer list to the brands that will sell the best.
SB: If you were going to convince someone to consign pieces from their wardrobe, what would you say?
A: If you want to update and keep an organized closet for ease of dressing, consign items that you aren’t wearing that are still in good condition.