The bag in your car
You have a bag in your car. It's been there a while. It was the stuff you pulled out of your closet because you were tired of looking at it. Maybe it doesn't fit like it used to. Maybe the style was a little too outside your comfort zone. Whatever the reason, you need to get rid of it and there's two problems. First, the tags have been removed so you can't return it to the store. Second, these are nice clothes that you paid good money for.
The bag is in your car because you'v been meaning to bring it in for consignment. What does that mean?
Consignment means you are paying someone a commission to sell your item. With Second Time Around, this commission is 60%. If you chose to consign with us, you'll need to bring in this bag of clothes, shoes, or housewares at certain times.
Our drop off hours are Monday-Wednesday from 11am to 3pm.
preparing your items
The first thing to do is to look inside your bag and decide if these items are clean, free of tears, holes, stains, and snags. Make sure the fabric isn't pilling (the tiny balls that accumulate on an over-laundered or aged cotton garment).
Next, make sure the pockets are free of lint, loose change, or ponytail holders.
Make sure the bag has less than 20 items in it. The shop won't have time to go through more than 20 items, so you will be turned away if your bag is too big.
If you're a cigarette smoker, please consider donating your clothes to Goodwill, the Methodist Thrift Store, or La Plata County Humane Society Thrift Store. We cannot take clothing that has even the faintest hint of cigarette smoke. We're not snobby, but our customers are very particular when it comes to stale smoke smell.
make some money
We don't buy your clothes from you. Instead, we price them, input them into our POS system, then display them out on our sales floor. We set the pricing based on what we know our customers are willing to pay.
After two weeks, your unsold items will be discounted by 25%. Two weeks later, the discount drops to 50%. Your item is on our sales floor for a total of 8 weeks. After the 8 weeks are over, we will donate your unsold items to one of our amazing local non-profit partners. We figure, if it still has not sold after 8 weeks, priced at 50% off, then it is more valuable as a donation anyway.
Come in to collect your money anytime. You can use it as store credit and save an extra 10% or you can ask for a check or cash, anytime you want. It's your money after all.
We will pay you 40% of each item's sale price. For example, if you brought in a blouse that we priced at $20, you would get $8 when it sells. We keep the $12 so we can pay rent, bills, and keep the consignment shop up and running.
If the blouse is slow to sell, it gets discounted. So after two weeks, it's 25% off and now has a sale price of $15. This means that your portion drops to $6. If this $20 garment doesn't sell after 4 weeks, it's discounted to 50% off or $10, which makes your portion $4.
When you become a consignor with us, you are a part of our family. We love dealing with locals for our inventory, instead of out-of-state third-party suppliers.
When you sign up to be a consignor, we will assign you a consignor number. This unique number can be used to pull up your sales stats and inventory at:
You can also stay up to date about what types of items we're excited about, and what things we are sick of, by subscribing to our email updates. We will send you exclusive offers, deals, and discounts that you can only get via email. And we promise to never share your info with anyone, ever.