CONSIGNMENT INFORMATION – FAQ’S
What can I find at Raspberry Beret?
We specialize in funky vintage and on-trend, higher end contemporary statement apparel and accessories. Brands like Anthropologie, Free People, Coach, and Madewell are among our top sellers. We carry feminine and masculine apparel to fit your every need.
We do not consign furniture or home goods, children’s apparel, traditional office attire, fast fashion like Forever 21 or SHEIN, or traditional bride/bridesmaids dresses.
I have clothes I’d like to consign. How do I do that?
All consignment is taken by appointment and on a seasonal basis. Appointment availability varies by location and season. Sometimes we have next-day spots open, sometimes we book a month or more out! Use our Book an Appointment form or call your local shop to find out more about availability.
Do you buy clothes?
We no longer offer cash buyout options and have transitioned to 100% consignment.
I have a lot of stuff. How much can I bring in?
Our rule of thumb is 25-35 items. Jewelry and accessories do not necessarily count towards your item count, but be sure to let us know if you have a substantial amount.
Is there anything I need to do to prepare my items?
All we ask is that all items brought in for consideration are clean, damage-free, and brought to the shop in some kind of reusable bag, box, bin, suitcase, etc. Please no trash bags or hangers/dry cleaning bags. Take the time at home to inspect your items for damage: stains, odors, pilling, missing buttons, broken zippers, degrading embellishments, holes, etc. The better the condition of your items, the higher the chance of a sale!
What happens when my items sell?
Consignors earn 40% of each item’s sale price within 60 days. Everything is kept track of electronically, and you can check the status of your consignment through our Consignor Portal.
What happens to items that don’t sell?
Unsold items after 60 days become property of Raspberry Beret. They may be sold as such at a reduced price or they will be donated to local non-profit, Mass Appeal International, where they will be redistributed to those in our community who need them most. Items priced by Raspberry Beret at $50 or more* are eligible for return by request.
*Items priced at $50 or more usually have a modern retail value of $150-200 or more or are exceptional vintage pieces. All prices are determined by Raspberry Beret staff and are non-negotiable.
How do you price items?
All items are researched prior to being put on the floor. For contemporary items, we typically price at around ⅓ of retail value; ½ if New With Tags. For items without a modern retail value, like vintage, we consider what similar items are selling for elsewhere, what similar items have sold for with us in the past, and where the items fall on the spectrum of demand. All prices are established by our knowledgeable staff and are non-negotiable.
How/when do I get paid?
We encourage using your balance as store credit (you get a 15% discount when you do!) but balances of $20 or more are paid out at the end of your consignment period. We offer payment via check, PayPal, and Venmo. Checks can be picked up at the store or mailed. If you are a frequent shopper, you can opt to keep your balance in your account to use as store credit in lieu of a check, as well.