Can't make it during office hours? You can drop off items for consignment anytime if you are okay with us donating what we can't use on consignment.
Want to consign with us for the first time? Just call us to schedule an appointment. 434-244-7111
PLEASE READ THE BELOW FAQS before coming in with consignments for the first time.
*Please limit your consignments to 25 items per person per week.*
What do you accept on consignment?
We accept seasonal clothing and accessories for men, women, and juniors. We accept accessories such as shoes, belts, handbags, scarves, and jewelry on consignment.
Local artisans who create up-cycled, recycled, and eco-friendly crafts should contact us about selling their wares at Rethreads.
Rethreads aims to offer an eclectic mix of items – from vintage to current styles – with no emphasis on any particular style/era/designer. Acceptance is conditional based on item condition, current inventory, and customer interest.
We do not carry wedding dresses, mens’ or womens’ suits, maternity clothes, or kids’ clothing.
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What season are you taking right now?
We accept consignment based on the current and/or upcoming season. Check our home page, or call us to ask exactly what we're looking for right now.
Are you looking for any specific items?
Fall/Winter: Typical popular items include sweaters, jackets, boots, hats, gloves, scarves, and layering pieces.
Spring/Summer: Typical popular items in the summer include light-weight tops, open-toed shoes, summer dresses, and new or barely-worn bathing suits.
Year 'round: We accept jewelry any time of year. We also always accept accessories such as handbags, wallets, and belts.
Do you accept wedding dresses on consignment?
We do not carry wedding dresses. At this time, our best advice is to try selling your dress on Craigslist, Ebay, or Etsy (if vintage). You can also try 29 Consign near Ruckersville or Bliss Bridal Boutique in Richmond, VA.
How about bridesmaid dresses?
We will take some bridesmaid dresses on consignment, especially if they are versatile enough to be worn by someone attending a wedding (not necessarily in the bridal party) or other formal event.
How do I become a consignor?
If you'd like to become a new consignor with us, please schedule an appointment to come in with your clothing for the first time. You can contact us here or call us at (434)244-7111 to schedule a time.
- Bring in seasonal items in good, clean condition.
- Please bring in only 25 items (two bags) or less at a time.
- You can bring in items in shopping bags (preferred), boxes, or on hangers.
- At the appointment, we’ll review the consignment contract with you, and you’ll fill out your contact info so we can add you to our database.
- Plan to wait/browse 15 minutes or so at the store while we sort through your items.
- We’ll sort through and take in the items that will best meet our customer’s interests.
- We will give back the items we cannot accept on consignment. If you prefer, we can donate them to a local charity on your behalf.
How should I bring in my clothes?
You can bring in clothes on hangers, in shopping bags, boxes, or on hangers.*
*Please note we prefer bags or bins. We do not have enough space to immediately hang every item that is brought in on a hanger. Any items accepted on consignment will be placed in a bag and tagged with your number.
Merchandise must be in excellent condition. Clothing should be freshly laundered or dry-cleaned, with no holes, stains, tears, missing buttons, worn cuffs, etc. Shoes and other accessories should not show signs of significant wear or damage. Jewelry should be cleaned. Please do not use scented garbage bags or heavily scented dryer sheets on your clothing.
I cleaned out all my closets and have a LOT of items to bring in!
Congrats on de-cluttering your closets! If you have more than 25 items or two shopping bags’ worth of clothing to consign, please contact us in advance to arrange a time to drop off. We need advance notice in order to process a large load.
How much do I get for my items?
As a consignor, you'll receive 50% of the selling price as store credit when your item sells within the 60 day consignment period.
Store credit NEVER expires!
At any point, you can “cash out” some or all of your account and receive 25% of the sale value (half of the store credit value) as a check.
You may request a check in person or via email. It will be available for pickup in the store the following Friday after your request. Checks can be mailed to your address for the cost of a stamp.
Most of our consignors choose to keep their store credit and “recycle” their wardrobe through Rethreads.
Can I receive an itemized receipt of my consignment items?
We are utilizing a new software system where you'll be able to log in and see what we took in on consignment, what sold, and your credit amount. We're excited about this new way to track inventory!
You can log into Ricochet here:
Or visit this link: https://rethreads.ricoconsign.com
Use your email address on file with us to log in.
If you need to update your email address on file, please send us an email with "Update Contact Info" in the subject line. Or you can simply write us a message on our contact page.
Note that your consignor number has changed due to this new system, but we can still look you up by your previous consignor number or by your name.
Also note that once you log in you'll see "In-Store Credit" and "Consignor Credit." What's the difference? "In-Store Credit" relates to a rewards program that we have not yet activated. It doesn't relate to your items selling within the store. For now, the only relevant number is the "Consignor Credit" amount.
Please email us if you have any problems with the Ricochet system.
Do you buy clothing or just consign?
Rethreads operates on a consignment model. We occasionally buy entire estates of clothing, depending on the circumstances. Please contact us to inquire.
Do you have a contract I can look at and fill out ahead of time?
At the bottom of this page, you'll find a download button. Feel free to print out and bring a copy with you when you become a consignor; otherwise we will give you one when you come in.
Thank you for your interest
in consigning with us.
How can I check my consignor credit? We now have online software that you can use to log in and check your item status, what has sold, and how much credit you have accumulated. Simply click on the button above to set up your account. If you already have an account, visit http://rethreads.ricoconsign.com/login.
I’m already a consignor at Rethreads and want to bring in more items. Do I need an appointment?
The short answer is no.
If you are an existing consignor at Rethreads you can bring in 25 items or less for consignment anytime we're open, as long as it's okay we donate what we don't want to a local charity.
If you'd like someone to SORT your items, our consignment window will be staffed Mon., Wed., Fri. 12-6pm. Be sure to call us (434-244-7111) before you stop by to just to make sure the consignment window will be open.
After we sort your clothes, we will give back the items we cannot accept on consignment, or, if you prefer, we can donate them to a local charity on your behalf.
What is the procedure if I can't wait while you sort or stop by outside your consignment window hours?
If you are unable to wait while we sort your consignment items, we offer “Drop & Run” services. This is a self-serve option.
It's very important that you fill out a check-in slip each time you drop off any items. This is how we identify your items and give you credit. Please bring no more than 25 clothing items at a time for Drop & Run services (jewelry and small accessories may exceed 25 items).
Can I retrieve my items if they don’t sell?
You are welcome to retrieve your items at any time during the 60 day consignment period. We do not pull items for you off the racks, so please plan to spend some time at the store looking for any unsold items on the racks, using your consignor number to identify them on the tag. Unsold items not retrieved by the consignor by the end of the consignment period become the property of Rethreads and may be subject to donation or steep sales as we make room for new inventory. Unsold items not retrieved by the consignor by the end of the consignment period become the property of Rethreads.
I want my consignment credit to benefit the local community. Do you work with charities?
The following nonprofit organizations have accounts at Rethreads.
- Better World Betty
- C-ville Pride
- Charlottesville NOW!
- Common Ground
- Derby Dames
- Marty Whitlow Fund
- PB&J fund
- What Wize Women Want
You can choose to designate one of them as the beneficiary of your consignment credit.
If you prefer, you can also designate another charity and we will send them half the proceeds of your sales.
We also work with local organizations for various events, fundraisers, and donations. If you know of a local organization that might like to partner with us for an event or as a consignor, please let us know.
Where do you donate items that you cannot accept on consignment?
We currently donate items we cannot use on consignment, or items that have reached their expiration, to the local SPCA Rummage Store and Twice Is Nice, a non profit thrift store benefiting elders in need.
We have worked with a number of different outlets for our donations, including local crafters and schools, community fundraiser events, Purple Heart Foundation, AmVets, Belmont Baptist Church, The Haven, and an organization that hosts yard sales to benefit various community organizations (Etc Yard Sales). If you know of an organization looking for specific items and think we might be able to help meet their needs, please let us know. We like partnering with organizations who are willing to pick up at our door at short notice, as we do not have much room for storing donations.
*We are unable to provide itemized donation receipts.*
THANKS FOR READING OUR FAQ SECTION!
If you're new to consigning with us, you've made the first step and are ready to set up a new consignor appointment.
You can further prepare for your appointment by reading and even filling out our new consignor application.
Just click on the button below to download the PDF file.