It's time to make this official!
ClosettCandyy Consignment is a natural extension of my business and more specifically, my Closet Audit service where I help people clean out their closets and get to the root of their wardrobe challenges.
When I donate clothing from my client's closets, it's important to me that I choose local organizations who ensure the clothing is put to use rather than discarded. But that doesn't mean everyone wants to donate their clothes and that's okay! Sometimes we spend a lot of money on an item and would like to make some of it back and other times we want to make sure an item is well taken care of rather than dropped off at a thrift store.
In 2019, after many clients expressed they didn't want their clothes donated for the reasons above, I decided to try and sell them in my Instagram Story. And it was a HUGE hit!
Instagram "Story Sales" became a thing, and I even started joining maker POP-UPs at Open Studios Kingston (now known as Montreal Street Collective). ClosettCandyy Consignment was making a lot of sense, but I didn't have the capacity to open it to the public; it was still a benefit of being my client.
✨ UNTIL NOW! I'm currently accepting both men's and womxn's items in all sizes for the remainder of the Winter season and beginning of Spring. Continue reading to learn more about the items I accept and how to proceed ✨
What Is Consignment?
Consignment is an arrangement in which goods are left in the possession of an authorized third party to sell on your behalf and these goods are either paid for upfront or after they sell.
What Are The Benefits?
Repurpose clothing while getting a payday at the same time.
Less clothing in landfills.
Less resources used and wasted.
Contribute to a more circular economy.
Quality clothing without the high price tag or environmental cost.
Divert money away from the big corporations & fast fashion retailers.
ClosettCandyy Consignment is a natural extension of my business and more specifically, my Closet Audit service.
Those who clean out their closets with me often have items to part with that are like-new and they don't always feel comfortable dropping these items at a thrift store. ClosettCandyy Consignment was created specifically for this purpose—to help you upcycle your quality clothing and potentially make a profit at the same time. For items that are not sold after a certain amount of time, you can pick them up or I will donate them on your behalf to local creators/makers who upcycle the pieces or a local thrift store that responsibly recycles.
How The Process Works
To consign with ClosettCandyy, please reach out via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with photos and a list of the items you would like to sell (max 20 items per session, items must fit criteria).
Your list should include: a brief description of the item, the brand name, size of the garment, and condition (how often it's been worn). Items should be photographed on a white background and photos should be clear, no filters. Providing photos and details upfront is a new COVID precaution that saves us both time and allows me to review your items before accepting them into my home.
Item 1: Olive Green Utility Jacket
Condition: Like New. Worn 10 - 15 times
I review the garments within two weeks of receiving your email and respond with a list of my selections. Your selected items can be brought to the ClosettCandyy Boutique via appointment or can be picked up for a small fee depending on where you live.
Items that are accepted will be showcased in an Instagram Story Sale and remain available for a month (or longer if I choose/depending on the season). Sometimes items don't sell right away but still have potential, so I keep these for future Instagram Story Sales or I add them to The ClosettCandyy Client Collection.
For the items that aren't accepted or don't sell, you decide ahead of time if you would like the garments back or if you would like them donated. If you do not wish to donate your unsold items, it is your responsibility to pick up the items within a timely manner.
The consignor receives 40% of the sale price for each item under $100, and 50% for each item over $100. Payouts are sent at the end of each month via e-transfer.
The ClosettCandyy Client Collection
Because I often help my clients shop for the missing items in their wardrobe, I keep a collection of second-hand clothing that doesn't sell via stories for my clients to shop from, or me to shop from for my clients.
If and when an item of yours sells from The ClosettCandyy Client Collection, you will be contacted via email at the end of the month with a list of the item(s) that sold and receive payment via e-transfer. You can remove your items from The ClosettCandyy Client Collection at any time if you wish to take them back or sell yourself.
Consignment & Item Criteria
My goal is to offer my clients and customers the best quality, style and price for second-hand clothing, shoes, and accessories while ensuring as much clothing as possible is diverted from landfills. I do not buy and resell from thrift stores, all clothing comes from someone's closet.
Items must suit the current season we're in or what I've asked for.
Items must be “like new” and not have any damage.
Items must be cleaned THOROUGHLY for the health and safety of myself and customers (free of stains and smells, and dry-cleaned if necessary). Anything that is received in dirty condition will immediately be returned to the consignor or donated. I have a zero tolerance policy for this; please don't use me as a dumping ground.
Items must be steamed or ironed if necessary. I will no longer take the time to do this on your behalf.
A limit of 20 items per session to keep the load manageable.
Items must be approved via email exchange and an appointment arranged for drop-off or pickup.
Items Accepted: All styles and sizes of mens and womxns clothing, shoes, bags, scarves, hats, jewelry and sunglasses that are on the Accepted Brand List. Womxns bras will be accepted in good or new condition.
Items Not Accepted:
PJs, underwear, bathing suits, hair accessories, bridal, formalwear, costumes, childrenswear.
Tailored workwear - ie. suit sets, tailored blouses, pencil skirts.
Items that are stained, ripped, aged, pilled, or damaged in any way.
Items that come from a smoking household, have a strong chemical scent or have a musty, basement smell.
Any items that come from the Not Accepted Brands List.
To view acceptable and non-acceptable brands, please visit the ClosettCandyy Consignment Page.
How Shopping Works
To claim an item in an Instagram Story Sale, you can send a DM to purchase or request a try-on via appointment. Payments must be sent within 24 hours or the item moves onto the next person. Try-on must take place within 72 hours or the item moves on to the next person.
Local delivery can be arranged for a $5 fee.
Shipping can be arranged for a $5 handling fee + delivery costs.
You can arrange an appointment to come shop consignment in The ClosettCandyy Boutique. Appointments can be made via email at email@example.com or via Instagram at @closettcandyy.
Note: I cannot accept returns, so please make sure you arrange a try-on or are 100% sure about your purchase.
This information and more can be found on the ClosettCandyy Consignment Page.
As someone who used to love working retail, this little venture feels right at home for me. ClosettCandyy Consignment is a way to help you upcycle your items while making a little money back and introduce my community to quality secondhand clothing, all while taking care of the planet.
I'm currently accepting both men's and womxn's items in all sizes for the remainder of the winter season and beginning of Spring. Please reach out via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a list of your items (brand, size, condition) and photos to match!