CONSIGN WITH US DURING JANUARY 2018! PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE MAILING LIST FOR UPDATES! (click "Explore Trilogy" tab for sign up form)
As many of you know, we book up very quickly for consignment appointments. So for January, we are trying something new. Instead of booking appointments on December 1st, we will be offering 4 days of walk-ins during specific time slots (see below). WE HAVE CANCELLED THE LAST TWO DAYS OF OUR ORIGINAL 6-DAY WALK-IN SCHEDULE. BELOW IS THE UPDATED SCHEDULE.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING RULES
-> On walk-in days, consignors will arrive with no more than 25 items neatly folded in bags or bins (no hangers unless absolutely necessary for the garment).
-> Consignors will sign in with the time they arrived and their items will be viewed on a first come first serve basis. It is very likely that there will be a wait.
-> Please do not arrive unreasonably early, especially on days when we are open for business.
-> It is preferred that consignors wait so that they are present when we are done looking and can remove their bags from the shop. Otherwise, consignors must be reachable by phone and return in a timely manner when called or we reserve the right to refuse to keep their items for consignment.
-> Items will not be priced until we have room on the sales floor, which may be in February. More information will be given before consignors leave the shop.
-> EACH CONSIGNOR MAY ONLY CONSIGN ONCE PER MONTH.
WALK-IN WITH YOUR WINTER/RESORT ITEMS ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS:
Wednesday, January 3rd from 1-4pm
Sunday January 7th from 9am-1pm
Thursday January 11th from 2-5:30pm
Tuesday, January 16th 4-7:30pm
No appointments will be booked for the month of February. We will be taking consignment as-needed during the second half of the month, please check back for more information on that.
OUR STANDARD CONSIGNMENT POLICY: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Appointments booked by phone or in person ONLY on the 1st day of the month for the following month. If you email us, we will ask you to call.
Due to the high volume of new and returning consignors, we can not accommodate walk-in consignment. Typically, we book appointments about 1 month in advance. We know you have ants in your pants wanting make space in your closet, but we try our best to make consigning with Trilogy worth the wait!
On the first day of each month, we will start booking appointments for the month to follow. For example, on July 1st we start booking appointments for August; August 1st we start booking for September; and so on.
We accept seasonal items for women and men in a colorfully broad range of styles, labels and sizes (from petites to plus sizes). Costume and covetable jewelry, clothing, shoes, handbags and seasonal scarves and hats are accepted in gently-used, like-new or new condition, ideally with minimal signs of wear; but seeing as recycling is our driving force, we do accept a limited amount of desirable items with moderate signs of wear and price them to sell based on their condition. Please read on for more specific guidelines regarding what we do and do not take.
While we do accept a broad range of styles, sizes and brands, we are still very selective. Your items may be great, but just not the right fit for this particular shop. We don't take very many items from fast fashion brands (like Forever 21, H&M and Charlotte Russe) because the items are generally poor quality and the resale value is almost nothing. We also don't take high stiletto shoes, even if they are from high end brands. We are honest and upfront if your items may be better off in a different consignment shop or thrift store. We may also suggest certain items be recycled with greentreetextiles.org if we suspect they may end up in a landfill if they are donated.
House call appointments are available for estates or other high volume closet clean-outs. There is a fee of $30/hour and the process can take anywhere from 1-3 hours, depending on the size of the job. We will aid in organizing what can be consigned and what can be donated, and will take items approved for consignment the day of the appointment. Call 914.631.3426 for more information.
BEFORE YOU CONSIGN:
Give your items a sniff...if you can smell mothballs, musty closets, body odor or perfume, so can customers, so please be sure to thoroughly air them out or wash them before your appointment. We WILL NOT accept items that smell like mothballs.
Check garments underarms for deodorant residue, pants hems for dirt or wear, and generally look for spots, stains and other damages. These issues will prevent us from taking items that otherwise might pass muster.
Bring items folded in bags or bins. If you bring vintage items on hangers, please remove all dry cleaner bags unless they are clean, fresh and necessary (like to protect beaded garments).
Are you bringing more than 40 items for us to consider? Please let us know beforehand so we can accommodate the large load. We reserve the right to take no more than 20 items per appointment.
Are your items all seasonally appropriate? Please don't bring us winter items in the summer! See below for the breakdown of what we accept during each month.
Consignment is accepted by appointment only! WE CAN NOT ACCOMMODATE WALK-INS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.
The consignment term is 60 DAYS
Consignors receive 40% of the sale proceeds OR 50% for items priced $100+
If you prefer to shop with your mad-money, you can use your balance as store credit!
If you need to make a certain amount of money for an item to make it worth consigning, please be prepared to share that information at the time of your appointment.
At the end of the consignment term, your items expire and are considered property of Trilogy Consignment unless we hear from you. To collect any unsold items before they expire, simply call the shop at the end of the term (2 months from the "in stock" date listed next to your items in your account) and request we pull your items before they expire. You'll have 2 weeks to pick up your pulled items and you may come at your convenience during store hours.
Items are reduced up to 25% after 30 days to encourage sales and this is non-negotiable.
You will be paid by check for items sold. Checks are issued automatically at a $50 minimum and mailed out after the 15th of each month. Once your items have sold, your account balance will never expire or diminish in value.
We do not cut checks for a balance less than $50 unless you are completely done consigning with us. We ask that you leave the balance to acumulate with future consignment. Once your items have sold, your balance will never expire or diminish in value.
Spring items are accepted February, March and early-April
Summer items are accepted late-April, May, June and July
Fall items are accepted in August, September and October (no coats until October!)
Winter items are accepted in mid-October, November and December
January and February are mostly for markdowns, organization, reflection and deep breathing. Consignment is accepted on an as-needed basis on select walk-in days (scroll to the very top for details) and will be subject to any seasonal sales or additional markdowns. We are likely to take fun resort-wear so please give us a call if you have some of that!
We DO NOT accept:
Business suits for women
High stiletto heels
Modern formal gowns/wedding gowns/bridesmaids dress and the like
Conservative blazers, shirts or slacks
Damaged or extremely worn clothing or shoes
High end jewelry or watches (gold/diamonds)
Polo shirts/golf shirts
Unflattering dated styles from the 80s, 90s and early 2000s (including, but not limited to, oversized blazers, garments with big shoulder pads, pleated pants and bedazzled t-shirts)
Logo printed handbags from Coach or Michael Kors