Luxury Online Consignment
Luxury Online Consignment

5 Reasons Online Consignment Is the Best Way to Edit for Spring

Words by Jody Hume | 3.20.15
Organizing your wardrobe can be daunting. Sometimes the hardest part is the first step, but even when you’re done sorting your items into “keep” and “let go” piles, you still need to figure out what to do with the pieces that won’t end up back in your newly streamlined closet. That’s where online consignment comes in. Unlike the old days, modern consignment is all about ease, luxury and White Glove service. What more could you ask for to make spring cleaning a snap? Below we’ve broken down five reasons why online consignment is the most convenient and rewarding way ever to edit for spring and beyond.

1. It Makes You Money

Donating is a great option for older clothes without much resale value, but for luxury designer pieces that are still in good condition, consignment is the smart option. We look for women’s and men’s designer fashion from the past five years, fine jewelry, watches and art in excellent condition. You make up to 70% of the selling price of your items, plus if you’re consigning 10 or more items for the first time, you’ll get a $100 gift card. Whether you save the money you make, or reinvest it in your wardrobe, you’ll have something to show for cleaning out your closet. Tip: Handbags, fine jewelry and watches have the best resale value.

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2. It’s Easy

Compared to selling your pieces on auction sites, there is little to no work necessary when you consign online. It couldn’t be easier — we offer free White Glove pickup in 18 U.S. cities and free shipping from any location. Either option takes the effort and expense out of the process, making it easier to face the task of keeping your closet organized. Plus, since we take possession of every piece, you don’t need to hang on to anything you’ve decided to sell. Get to know some of our Luxury Managers, who visit homes on White Glove consignment appointments, in our Real Cities series here.


3. It’s Green

Unlike fast fashion, luxury pieces are created with the highest quality materials and expert craftsmanship, which means they’re meant to last. But sometimes you’re ready to move on to something new. When you consign, not only do you have the chance to make money back on your purchases, you pass on your gently worn but much-loved pieces to someone else who will enjoy and appreciate them. This keeps more clothing circulating in the fashion community and out of landfills.


4. It’s Popular

While local brick and mortar consignment shops are still an option in some places, the marketplace for online fashion consignment has grown significantly in the last few years. This means there is a wider audience of engaged shoppers waiting to buy your items online. To give you an idea, The RealReal has over three million shoppers and most items on our site sell within just three days!

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5. It Will Help You Get (And Stay) Organized

With an easy and rewarding way to get rid of things you no longer need, you’ll be more motivated than ever to edit your closet on a regular basis. You’ll only own pieces you love, and you’ll be able to put together outfits more easily.

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