M&C Clothing and Gifts Consignment Process

Consignment Process

The information on this page is designed to help you make the most of each consignment drop-off.  If you are choosy about what you bring, and we are choosy about what we accept, customers will feel excited to shop for top-quality and unique finds, and your items will sell! 

Together, we keep money local, are kinder to the planet and to people, and we have fun.    

Our Currently Accepting list changes monthly, please check it before your scheduled consignment appointment or call the store to confirm what we are / are not currently accepting 603-886-6727.

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Consignment Process

The Process

All Consignments are done by Appointment Only:

• We offer 2 types of Consignment Appointments: Drop-Off and/or In-Person.

• You can schedule a Drop-Off appointment. On the date/time of your appointment, you would come to the store and go to the In-Takes area, fill out a Yellow Consignment Agreement Slip, place it in your bag and place your bag in the Green Bins.

• You can also schedule an In-Person appointment.  When scheduling an In-Person appointment, please add “in-person” next to your name.  On the date/time of your appointment, you would come to the store and go to the In-Takes area, fill out a Yellow Consignment Agreement Slip and one of associates will process your items with you and you can take back or donate items not accepted.

• After your scheduled appointment happens, you will receive an email from us within a 2-week period alerting you of the items accepted and the retail price that they will be placed out on the selling floor.

Things to Consider when Deciding on what to Consign:

• Bring a maximum of 20 items per appointment. To be fair to all of our consignors, we allow 1 scheduled appointment per week.

• Please fill out the Yellow Consignment Agreement Slip at the In-Takes area of the store with your name, cell phone and email address.

• Current style, good quality, like-new or gently worn condition only, items must not be older than 2-3 years, please: no stains, signs of wear and/or odor.

• Items must retail for $20 or more. You must be ready to totally let go of these items.  

• Designer/High-End items will need to be authenticated by the staff who has been trained to do this. Please call ahead to confirm that someone will be available to look at it.

• Please empty and clean every pocket.

• No hangers, please and thank you. 

• Items must be freshly cleaned.

• Clothing must be neatly folded into a bag.

• We no longer have a “No Thank You Brands” list as it is impossible to maintain. Here is a much simpler way to help you know what to bring for consignment:  We cannot accept items that have a retail price of less than $20 because it would cost more to process them than we would make on them after giving a percentage to you.  Please note... that store brands of (Walmart, Old Navy, Target, Kohl’s, etc.) - will not be accepted regardless of retail price.

• Please do not bring items with the intent of asking us to help you find and take-back what does not sell (exception: designer / high-end items).  Our pricing includes the cost of going through your items, entering accepted items into our system, tagging, hanging, steaming, displaying, selling, and passing unsold items on to places where they will have a new life.  Helping you find items that did not sell, requires manpower that cancels out any profit, and distracts us from customer service.  Clear your closet and your mind, by letting go before you come to consign.

Pricing & Inventory Sales

• Our Consignment Agreement is for 3 months.

• At the end of the first full month of consignment, remaining unsold items will be reduced in price by 25%.

• At the end of the second month, the price of remaining unsold items will be reduced an additional 25%.

• After the 15th day of the third month, items that remain unsold will be given to local organizations to distribute to those in need.

• We make every effort to maximize the amount of money our consignors will receive. Accordingly, prices may (at our discretion) be reduced more than as described above if we think that they will not otherwise sell.

• The consignor will receive 40% of the sale of each item sold, in cash, or 50% in store credit.  Exception: if an item sells for over $50, consignor earns 50% cash or 60% in store credit.  

• Please Note:  Credit for any item that sold more than 24 months ago / 2 years ago, remains available as a store credit ONLY and will not be payable in cash.

• Regarding items that have not sold during your consignment agreement period; items under $50 will be donated.  We will try to call about items we have priced at $50 or more.  If you want to take those items back, you will have 48 hours to do so, otherwise they will be donated.

• M&C Clothing and Gifts is not responsible for damage, theft or lose of any consignment items received, displayed and/or on the sales floor.

Currently Accepting – Updated Monthly

November 2022

Winter - Apparel & Footwear for Men, Women, Teens, Children’s & Babies

**For Additional Information, please always feel free to call the store **

Winter - (Current Styles Less than “2” years old)

• Women's Winter Flowy Tops (Name Brands) – No Button Ups Please

• Women's Winter Flowy Tops (Name Brands) – No Long Dusters or Wrap Sweaters Please

• Jeans – Wide Leg, Baggy, Cargo, Carpenter, Mid-rise, Low-rise

•Winter Footwear & Boots

• Mittens, Gloves & Hats (Name Brands)

• Smart Wool Socks (Like-New Condition)

• Snow Jackets, Snow Suits & Snow Pants

• Fleece Vests & 1/4 Zip (Name Brands)

• Winter Weight Dresses (Name Brands) - (No Sleeveless or Strappy Dresses Please)

• Casual or Dress Pants - Winter Weight (Current Styles)

• Men's Shirts - Flannel & Wool (Name Brands)

• White/Blue Oxford Button Down Shirts

• Winter Style Designer Handbags (Brand Names, In-Style, Like-New.  Please empty & clean)

• Ice Skates

• Jewelry (Sterling Silver ONLY)

• Long Sleeve Tee’s (Name Brand)

• Fitness/Workout Apparel (Nike, Lululemon, Athleta, Fabletics, UA etc)

• Sneakers & Hiking Shoes (Brand Names in great condition)

• Gym Gear (Dumbbells, Kettle Bells, Bands, Yoga Mats) 

• Maternity Clothing - Winter Weight

• Baby Gear & Equipment (like-new & very clean). Pack-n-Plays, High Chairs, Swings & Jumpers. Please Call Ahead to ensure we have room. We prefer to review items first for condition & check for recalls

• Cloth Diapers & Diapering Accessories (in great condition)

• Pet Items (like-new, better-quality clothing & gear for all types of pets, especially larger dogs)

Winter Brands That Sell Best:

• LL Bean

• Patagonia

• Eddie Bauer

• Columbia

• North Face

• Burberry

• Kate Spade

• Free People

• Madewell

• Anthropologie

• Lucky Brand

• Lululemon

• Athleta

• NIKE

• Under Amour

• Ralph Lauren

• J. Crew

• Talbots

• Vinyard Vines

• Boden

• Banana Republic

• Eileen Fisher

• Urban Outfitters

• Ann Taylor

Top Seller Brands

• Free People

• Madewell

• Anthropologie

• Urban Outfitters

• J. Crew

• Talbots

• Ralph Lauren

• Lucky Brand

• Ann Taylor

• Boden

• Eileen Fisher

• Banana Republic

• NIKE

• Under Armour

• Lululemon

• Athleta

• Fabletics

• Vineyard Vines

Favorite Fabrics:

•  Linens, Silks, Organic Cottons, Wool, Cashmere, and Recycled Fabrics. 

Useful Tips:

•  We no longer have a “No Thank You Brands” list as it is impossible to maintain. Here is a much simpler way to help you know what to bring for consignment:  We cannot accept items that have a retail price of less than $20 because it would cost more to process them than we would make on them after giving a percentage to you.  Ahhhhh…. why didn’t we think of that sooner?

•  Please do not bring items with the intent of asking us to help you find and take-back what does not sell (exception: designer / high-end items).  Our pricing includes the cost of going through your items, entering accepted items into our system, tagging, hanging, steaming, displaying, selling, and passing unsold items on to places where they will have a new life.  Helping you find items that did not sell, requires manpower that cancels out any profit, and distracts us from customer service.  Clear your closet and your mind, by letting go before you come to consign.

Specifically, NOT Currently Accepting – Updated Monthly

November 2022

• Anything that does not have a retail value of $20 or more

• Store Brands of (Walmart, Old Navy, Target, Kohl’s, etc. - refer to brands that sell best above)

• No Longer accepting Holiday Themed Apparel (Full)

• Plain Solid T-Shirts or Layering pieces (over-stocked)

• Women's Polyester Flowy Tops (Non-current Brands)

• Jegging or Skinny Jeans

• Low Rise Pants

• Women's and Juniors Rompers or Jumpsuits

• 2-piece Business or Career Wear

• Fashion Jackets and Leather or Suede

• Plain Non-Brand Handbags

• Dance Apparel & Footwear

• Equestrian Apparel & Footwear

• Gym Gear - No Workout Machines 

• Jewelry (anything that is not Sterling Silver)

• Older Vera Bradley, Lularoe, Pink by Victoria Secret & Ivory Ella

• Any Alfred Dunner, Karen Scott, St John's Bay, and such brands

• Silly slogan/Graphic shirts for older children and adults 

• Alex and Ani & Pandora Jewelry.

• Career Wear, Suits or Formal Wear for men or women 

• Pajamas, robes, slippers 

• Straight, fitted/clingy maxi dresses & skirts 

• Leather/Faux Leather (except for motorcycle/biker-style jackets)

• Carter's, Cat & Jack, Old Navy, Target, Walmart, Kohl's Brands

Items We Do NOT Take

• Anything that cost less than $20 retail

• Store Brands of (Walmart, Old Navy, Target, Kohl’s, etc. - refer to brands that sell best above)

• Costume Jewelry & Watches

• Décor, Knick-Knacks, etc.

• Underwear or Lingerie

• Recalled Items

• Promotional items with names of places, people, businesses (exception: New England-themed clothing that is not event-specific)

• Anything that is a counterfeit, or that we cannot authenticated

• Car Seats, Bike Seats or Bike Trailers Bicycles

• Snowboards Helmets 

• Rock-Climbing Harnesses

• Flotation Devices or Inflatable items

• Downhill Skis/Poles, Snowboards or Boots

• Mattresses or Bedding

• Breast Pumps

• Umbrella Strollers

• Furniture Motorized Bikes or Cars

• Computers or Electronics

• DVD/VHS/Cassette Tapes or Players

• Stuffed Animals, Baby Mobiles, Toys, Books or Games

• Dance Apparel & Footwear

• Equestrian Apparel & Footwear

Consignment Schedule

Traditional Consignment Schedule (subject to change)

• Jan:  Spring (no strollers)

• Feb:  Spring / Summer (no strollers)

• Mar: Summer

• Apr: Summer

• May:  Summer

• Jun:  Call ahead

• Jul:   Fall / Back to School / Halloween

• Aug:  Fall / Back to School / Halloween

• Sep:  Winter / Snow Gear / Holiday (no strollers)

• Oct: Winter / Snow Gear / Holiday (no strollers)

• Nov:  Winter / Snow Gear (no strollers)

• Dec:  Call ahead (no strollers)

Donation Info

• Items that are not accepted for consignment, or have not sold, at the end of the consignment period, are given to local organizations, such as Ecosmith Recyclers and other local organization we partner with throughout the year.  Oftentimes, there are other local, not-for-profit organizations that we partner with that will take some of the donations and put them to good use within the local community.  

• If you prefer to get a receipt for tax purposes, the Goodwill Industries Store, in the next shopping plaza, can give receipts for charitable donations. We are not able to give receipts for tax purposes, for the items that we donate for you, as we are not a charitable organization. 

Ecosmith Recyclers, Inc.is a for-profit business that takes the surplus clothing that local organizations are not able to take.  You are welcome to place clothing and shoes for all ages and sizes in the Ecosmith bins behind our shop.  Please be sure that the items are clean and dry and packed into plastic bags that tie. Please put only clothing, textiles, and shoes into the bins.  While you cannot claim these as a charitable donation for tax purposes, know that the clothing is getting recycled and creating good karma.  The items are shipped to underdeveloped countries, and may be given away, or may be sold at a very low price to entrepreneurs who are able to have a small income by selling affordable, secondhand clothing in their community.  

Schedule a Consignment Appointment

Before each Consignment Appointment, review the Consignment Process as it is updated monthly.

• Please note, when looking to book a consignment appointment, if you do not see a time slot available, it means that time slot is already taken. Please use the arrow tab > to scroll a couple of days or weeks into the future to book an open time slot.  Once you have selected a time slot, please click on the Next button to confirm consignment appointment

• Please do not book more than 1 consignment appointment per week. Be sure to read our Consign Page before each visit.

• You can schedule a Drop-Off appointment. On the date/time of your appointment, you would come to the store and go to the In-Takes area, fill out a Yellow Consignment Agreement Slip, place it in your bag and place your bag in the Green Bins.

• You can also schedule an In-Person appointment.  When scheduling an In-Person appointment, please add “in-person” next to your name.  On the date/time of your appointment, you would come to the store and go to the In-Takes area, fill out a Yellow Consignment Agreement Slip and one of associates will process your items with you and you can take back or donate items not accepted.

• The reason for the appointment times is to ensure that we are not taking in more items than we can process and sell in the correct season.  If you don't see a time that works for you, give us a call 603-886-6727, we may be able to fit you into a time slot that isn't showing up in this calendar. If you have higher-end items, please ask if we can schedule an in-person consignment appointment.