The Warehouse Sale is upon us, the blistering summer humidity is coming to an end (in a month we hope!) and our closets are in need of some serious TLC. And while that FAB designer tube top looked like a can’t miss item, you never actually wore it. Instead, you purchased more items and hid that once loved top in the back of your closet. Then THE GUILT sinks in: ‘Why did I spend so much money on that?’ or ‘I could have bought 4 other things instead of that top’ or in my case ‘I have way too many unpaid parking tickets, this top would cover half of them!’ It’s great to treat yourself, but sometimes the guilt of a ‘treat yo self’ moment can wear on one. If only there was a way to resolve said issues…
THERE IS! Enter SWAP. SWAP is a designer consignment store that helps you do two things: 1.) Purge your closet of gently loved items and 2.) Get you paid. And 3.) a fabulous place to shop for designer goods once you have purged your closet and made some extra money.
How Do I Consign?
It’s a VERY easy process. Log onto their website and schedule an appointment (CLICK HERE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT). Then come appointment time, bring all of the lovely items you would like to consign. And if your schedule is too crazy, do not fear! SWAP has ‘No Appointment Tuesday’ for the always on the go consigner!
What Clothes Should I Consign?
Think seasonal. While SWAP is always looking for great pieces, it is best to sell items that match trends or the weather. For instance, I have this BEAUTIFUL chunky sweater in need of a new home, but it will not be necessary until late October or November. It will take longer for that sweater to sell and will more than likely net me less. However, I have a great sun dress that will easily sell right now and get top dollar.
Still not sure on what to bring? Then bring it all and the wonderful ladies at SWAP will help guide you!
How Do I Get Paid?
Great question and it’s easy peasy! For every item sold, you get 40% of the sale price. If it sells for $100, you get $40. Bam! But wait there’s more! SWAP offers 50% for store credit. And wait, there’s even more…for high end designers (think couture level brands) SWAP offers up to 70% paid to you!
This sounds amazing…what do I do next??
And this is hardly just lip service, I use SWAP all the time for my personal shopping clients. Check out the video below to see a live re-enactment of me walking into SWAP every week.