Best Consignment Portland

What To Expect When You Consign With Us

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Clearing out your closet can be a daunting task, but a necessary one to keep your wardrobe feeling fresh. Your closet should be filled with things that make you feel good about getting dressed for your day in the morning. If you're not using it, consign it: there's no point in holding on to items of clothing that you'll stare at every day but never wear again. 

Our consignment process is straightforward and easy. Here is how the process works: 

  1. Bring your items in to the shop either on hangers or gently folded in bags or bins. 
  2. Shop around while we go through your things. This part will only take 10-20 minutes max. We take in items based on season, brand, quality, condition and what we have a customer base for at our shop.  
  3. After we're done going through your clothes and have determined that we will take some or all of your clothing on consignment, we will have you fill out a consignment contract. 
  4. You will get an inventory link emailed to you, through which you will be able to set up an account with our consignment software and see your items in our system.
  5. Your items hang out on our racks and shelves for 90 days, waiting to sell. 
  6. On the 10th of every month, we make out a check for you for your previous month's sales. Your check gets filed at the shop until you're able to come pick it up: you can either pick up monthly or wait to pick up all of your checks at once after their 90 day consignment period. 
  7. After your items officially "expire" in the shop, you can either come in and pick up your items or have them donated to the St. John's Clothing Closet. (This is pre-decided by you in your consignment contract.) If you had opted to come pick them up, you have 7 days to do so, otherwise they will be donated. 
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Fall Looks At The Society Hotel

I don't know why I don't hang out at this hotel every Sunday and shoot new looks. Maybe I will. Every single day I get asked what are we looking for? I worked with a blogger and Megan Nanna to create a 5 best fall looks of what we are looking for. Megan was the photographer who freelances for Willamette Week. SHE DID SUCH A GREAT JOB! The Society Hotel in Chinatown is one of my most favorite places in Portland now. I've seen it transition from an old abandoned building 2 years ago to what it is now. A destination place in Portland where the staff all feels like family.

Here are some ideas of what we are looking for. 

Top Things we are looking for:

Ath-leisure, Sunglasses & athletic shoes. 

Black on Black, Tops, skinny jeggings, denim, leggings. 

Tops, Skinny/Straight denim, Boots & all coats. 

Holiday Dresses, heels, velvet, long gowns .

Going out: boots, rompers, pantsuits, handbags, backpacks.

Location: The Society Hotel

Photographer: Megan Nanna

Model: Katie Cockerill

Clothing: Consign Couture

Jewelry: Hana Designs BY Ayumi Angel

Le Jardin

Nicole asked me if I wanted to carry a few necklaces she had made recently. She sent a picture and I was in love. We sold 3 in the first few days and have requests for more so I'm going to pester her to make more for our anniversary party this Saturday. 

Last Friday I popped into Nicole's new house so I could get some pictures of the necklaces. Her 4 year old, Yvie, who could be the cutest child alive was excited to ham it up for the camera. 

For the next hour Yvie entertained us all and I took some photos. Nicole's calling her line Le Jardin. 

Enjoy!

Nicole & her Husband Travis own Leisure, a bar a few blocks from the shop which happens to be one of Portland's best kept Brunch spot secrets. The food & service is fantastic and there is never a wait. 

 

Apology to My Ladies Who Wear Above a Size 10

Hello,

I've wanted to send a note to you gals for some time. If you've looked at (or followed) my marketing and social media there would be some months where you may wonder if we even carry things things above a size 10. I want to assure you that WE DO. The social media, photography and styling part of my job is something i am grateful I GET TO do every day. I use models that live right by the shop and or friends that I've worked with for years that I can pay in coffee, hugs or just getting photos of themselves. That's what's worked for me.  Jade who is in this photo and a TON of my instagram pictures has been a friend of mine now for almost 4 years, in her early 20's, we have amazing photo-styling chemistry (she helps me get the job done quick!) and she's a size 0/2. A lot of the dresses she models in size 4, 6, 8 are clipped in the back to look better in the picture.  She is so fun to take photos of but she is also a tiny person who looks good in everything!

Consign Couture usually has a great selection of size 10, 12 and 14  (16-18+ can be spotty). In 2015 I used a few models who fit the above a size 10 category but I have run into a few issues: they didn't want their size listed in the post (I totally respect that but its hard to promote clothing if i can't list the size) and or their availability when I usually shoot new arrivals (Tuesdays & Saturday 11-4pm) was tough to schedule.  I am going to work on incorporating more size 10+ models in 2016 but for now trust me we do have you covered in the shop! I care very much about creating a visual story of different shapes, sizes, ages and colors of the women who keep me doing what I love.

Currently we have some of the best XL, 14, 16 little black dresses we've ever had in. By Anthropologie, Karen Kane, French Connection, Vince Camuto and Eliza J. We have some amazing shirts, sweaters and coats as well. 

I'm working on improving this part of my business visual story.  If you know any ladies who love modeling quick outfit posts that are above a size 10 send them this post and I'd love to meet them in the coming months. 

Love,

Tamara