Q: What is retail consignment?
A: Retail Consignment is a business arrangement between a seller or Consignor and business or Consignee where the Consignee agrees to pay a Consignor, for merchandise after the item sells.
Q: What is the difference between a consignment shop and a thrift store?
A: Consignment shops are a type of thrift store except that a typical thrift store receives donations to sell outright where a consignment store sells items for people and shares the profit.
Q: Is retail consignment green and sustainable?
A: In short, yes. Reselling items, specifically women's garments and participating in the "circular economy" reduces greenhouse gases and water waste as well as keeping perfectly usable items out of landfills, making a positive impact on the environment.
Q: What types of items does Park Ave Consignment Boutique sell?
A: Park Ave CB specializes in the sale of women's retail clothing and accessories e.g., Dresses, Shoes, shirts, hats, hand bags, etc.
Q: What are the advantages of consigning my items?
A: Consigning items saves time and expenses associated with selling items such as Storefront Rental and Overhead Expenses, Online Selling and Shipping Fees, Creating Listings, Marketing, and Business Operations
Q: Is it safe to sell my items at Consignment Stores?
A: Yes. At Park Ave CB we share the same passion for selling and buying consignment pieces and it is our delight to provide a stress-free, straight forward experience for all customers at our boutique.
Q: What types of items can I consign?
A: Park Ave CB accepts only women's retail clothing and accessories e.g. Dresses, Shoes, shirts, hats, hand bags, jewelry, etc.
Q: Does Park Ave Consignment Boutique offer discounts, sales or promotions?
A: Yes, we coordinate with special events Downtown. You can visit our Facebook page or check Google for updates. We also run end-of-season promotions as well as individual mark-downs on select items in the boutique longer than 30 days.
Q: Can I schedule an appointment with Park Avenue Consignment Boutique?
A: We encourage you to schedule appointments for certain services to get the best possible experience. Appointments are necessary for certain boutique services such as Consigning and Private Shopping.
Q: What types of boutique services are offered at Park Avenue Consignment Boutique?
A: The following services are offered at Park Avenue Consignment Boutique appointments must be approved:
Personal Styling and Sizing (Walk-in service, no appointment necessary)
Private Shopping (Appointment necessary)
Personal Shopping aka "Wish List" (Walk-in service, no appointment necessary)
Consigning (Appointment necessary)
Alterations (Appointment necessary, out-serviced to Qualified Professional Seamstress)
Q: How do I consign my items?
A: An appointment is necessary to consign with us. You can schedule an appointment on Facebook, call, email or visit the store.
Q: How will I know if my item sells?
A: All consignment pieces are inventoried and a list provided to the consignor. Consignors are notified through their preferred method of contact on the day their item sells.
Q: How do I get paid for my sold items?
A: Consignor payments can be made by Check, Cash or sent via Apps i.e. PayPal, Venmo or Zelle. Check and Cash payments must be picked up in person with advance notice.
Q: How much does Park Ave Consignment Boutique pay me for my items?
A: Park Ave CB pays the consignor 40% of the price for which an item sells; alternate terms for desirable, high-end items will be discussed. Payment terms are agreed upon and documented at the time the contract is signed and updated as necessary.
Q: How long does it take to for my consignment items to sell?
A: While there are no time-frame guarantees, at Park Ave CB we promise to do our best to find a new home for your items by research, marketing strategies and fashion industry expertise.
Q: What is the consignment period for my items?
A: Our consignment period is 60 days from the date items are accepted. The first month, items will be listed at full price. The second month, the price will be reduced (usually 20%). Items can be picked up or donated after 60 days. Additional terms can be discussed for certain items.
Q: Is there a fee to consign my items?
A: A yearly fee of $15 will be charged to the consignor account. This fee is waived if unsold items will be donated.
Q: Does Park Avenue Consignment Boutique support charities?
A: Yes, we support a charity which we donate certain usable, unsold items to (details available upon request). Unusable, damaged or items which cannot be donated will be recycled responsibly to a program specific to these types of items.