new to consignment?
Here's how it works
What does Freshwater Whale consign?
-Clothing size 0-kids size 16
Brands we love-Gap, Crewcuts, Lilly Pulitzer, Hanna Andersson, Mini Boden, Jack & Janie, The North Face,
Patagonia, Athleta, Lululemon, Nike, Under Armour and many more.
-Shoes (any brand)
-Backpacks (any brand)
How does it work?
Merchandise is brought to the store by the seller and owned by the seller until the sale occurs. Freshwater Whale keeps 60 % of the sale price and gives 40 % back to the original owner of the item. The consignee has an option of receiving 50% of selling price in store credit.
The consignment period is 60 days. This period begins when the item is placed on the floor.
If any items don't sell by the end of the consignment period, the consignee can choose to pick up their items or donate them to families in need.
How do I receive payment?
**At the end of the 60 day consignment period, the consignee has two options for payment:
1. They may come into the store to pick up their check
2. Use the payment as store credit
When can I consign?
We consign Tuesday – Sunday from open to close. You don’t have to call for an appointment, we will always be here to look at what you have. Please arrive 1 hour before the store closes. Thanks!
In season is best but we take everything.
When consigning any clothing, whether it is for you or the kids, think about what you are currently shopping for. You will get the most from your visit by bringing in seasonally appropriate clothing. We accept consignments for any season, however clothing that we put on the floor is seasonally appropriate.
Are the clothes washed?
Yes. We ask that all clothing be freshly laundered before it is brought into the store. We check everything before putting it out and wash anything that we feel doesn’t meet out standards.
Check your clothing before you bring it in.
One of the biggest reasons we turn clothing down is because it has a stain. Let’s face it, kids get stains on their clothes, no matter how much you try to keep them clean. Most of us just keep putting the same clothing on our children until they outgrow it, then we pack it away.
To make it easier on yourself, please double check what you are going to bring in. I generally sit down and make two piles; one to consign and one to donate. I quickly look for things that are stained, are missing buttons or have holes. I remove those from the consign pile. We definitely don’t mind going through everything, but if you eliminate the items you know we won’t take, your visit will be more efficient.