PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 28, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Karma Couture
knows the benefit of consignment shopping, and explains that this is often the most effective way to get high-end items for a fraction of the piece's original price tag. Now, the Connecticut-based high-end consignment shop is lending its support to a new article
that aims to demystify the process of reselling a gently used item to a consignment shop for those who have goods they no longer need or want.
The most important part of a successful consignment shop sale is selecting the right store. While a particular area may have several consignment shops, this does not guarantee that they are all a good fit for the item in question. A seller should do some research about the consignment shops in the area. Some of them may be known for carrying certain items. It is also advisable to venture into the store and take a look around. If the shop has shelves stacked with items similar to the one the individual is hoping to sell, it is best to ask about how those items do. If the store has a hard time getting rid of these pieces, it may not bode well for the seller's item. However, if these similar pieces continually fly off the shelves, it is probably a good fit.
The team at Karma Couture explains that it is wise to get to know the staff at the shop and to work on developing a relationship with these individuals. Just like any other business connection, staff members who feel close with sellers will try to go further for them. This means that a pre-existing relationship can pay off significantly in the long run.
A smart seller will understand the worth of their items. Prior to selling pieces to a consignment shop, it is important to understand exactly what these items sell for in other stores. When calculating the price tag that will be attached to the items, also calculate the seller's share. If it is apparent that the share is not significant, it is best to avoid selling it or to find another store.
It is also up to the seller to select the right items to consign. High-quality and high-end items do well. Furniture, home accessories, and contemporary lamps are also popular among consignment shop enthusiasts.
On the other hand, figurines, rugs, china, and TV entertainment centers are usually not popular choices. Understanding this can help ensure that the seller is offering up items that will bring in real money. Prior to selling these pieces, it is also necessary to make them look as new and as cared for as possible. This includes making necessary repairs, taking care of stains, and laundering or cleaning the item. Buyers need to feel as if the items are new, and should not be able to see noticeable wear and tear.
"Understanding how the consignment world works is an important part of having success selling items. Taking some time to do research allows the seller to have the most success as they unload their items," states the team at Karma Couture.
Karma Couture is a high-end consignment boutique that allows shoppers to browse online or in the store, which is located in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Purchasers enjoy browsing through a range of dresses, tops, coats, handbags, and other items, available for a fraction of the normal price. The shop is highly selective about the brands they carry, and are proud to feature Lilly Pulitzer, J. Crew, and Tory Burch.