We will accept women's and men's spring & summer fall & winter clothing (juniors/teens through plus sizes), maternity wear, shoes, accessories, jewelry, and handbags.
Our Women’s & Men's Consignment Sale works differently than our other sales. Please read this information carefully.
Saturday September 16 at 9p - Deadline for entering/editing inventory
Sunday September 17 (12 to 6) and Monday September 18 (9a to 2p) - Drop-off
Tuesday September 19 - Presales
9a - 3+ shift volunteers
10a - 2-shift volunteers
11a - 1-shift volunteers
1p - consignors
3p - new parents
Sunday September 24 (4 to 7p) and Monday September 25 (10a to 12p) - Pick-up
Accepted items - Women's & Men's
We will accept very gently used or new clothing, handbags, and accessories in CURRENT styles.
For our upcoming sale, we will accept clothing for Fall & Winter only.
We accept junior to plus sizes of women’s clothing, including maternity wear.
Stained, worn, or damaged items.
You may consign up to 100 items.
Consignors pay a non-refundable $10 fee at registration. Consignors earn 60% of their sales.
Volunteers who complete at least two three-hour shifts, will earn 65% of their sales. Work shifts are limited so sign up early. The deadline for entering and editing inventory is Saturday September 16 at 9:00 p.m. After that time you will not be able to add or change your inventory.
Consignors must use the online tagging system. Handwritten tags and non-bar coded tags will not be accepted.
All clothing must be on hangers with the hook opening to the left (like a ?).
Volunteers and consignors will be given 2 passes to our presale.
Fitting rooms and mirrors will be available for shoppers to use to try on clothing. Please attach tags in a way that allows for the garment to be removed from the hanger and tried on. Pant hangers work best for pants because they allow for easy removal in the fitting room.
Consignor Earnings (and ways to increase your earnings!)
Consignors pay a nonrefundable $10 fee at the time of registration.
Women's Sale consignors earn 60% of their final sales.
Consignors who volunteer two or more shifts earn 65%.
Consignors who mark ALL of their items "Donate: Yes" will have half of their consignor fee refunded through a $5 gift certificate to the current sale. The consignor must notify The Clothesline prior to the sale start. This incentive is not valid for consignors who decide to donate items after the start of the sale.
Volunteers are a huge part of a successful sale! Please consider volunteering for the Women's Sale. We love to reward our volunteers to show our appreciation!
If you are a registered consignor, you may register as a volunteer through your seller's page. Just log on and click on the Volunteer link. You will see the list of available shifts. You can sign up for your first choice of shifts.
To register, click here and select the sale for which you want to volunteer. Then click on "Create User Account." Once you are registered, you can select a shift (or shifts!) that work for you!
Thank you for your participation and help! We are looking forward to a great sale!
Volunteer (3-hour shift) Receive one pass to our Volunteer Preview Sale (early) Receive one pass to shop early at our half-price sale Shop our Volunteer Appreciation Sale
VIP Volunteer (2 volunteer shifts) Receive one pass to our VIP Volunteer Preview Sale (earlier) Receive one pass to shop early at our half-price sale Shop our Volunteer Appreciation Sale Earn 65% (instead of 60%) of your sales
Non-consignors earn a $10 gift certificate (instead of the increased sales percentage)
Power Volunteer (3 volunteer shifts) Receive one pass to our Power Volunteer Preview Sale (earliest) Receive one pass to shop early at our half-price sale Shop our Volunteer Appreciation Sale Receive a $10 gift certificate to our current sale Earn 65% (instead of 60%) of your sales
The deadline for entering items into the tagging system is Saturday September 16 at 9:00 p.m. (no exceptions!). After that time you will be able to print tags, but you will not be able to edit your inventory or enter any additional items.
The Clothesline Reloaded There is not a reload opportunity for this sale.
Items must be tagged and brought to the sale during the designated time. Each consignor may bring up to 25 additional items. Consignors will need to place their items in the appropriatearea of the sales floor. Items must be marked "Discount: Yes."
Please enter these items into the online system prior to the deadline. This means you may tag 125 items instead of 100. If you want to do this, you must let me know so I can increase your maximum item number.
Consignors please schedule a check-in appointment!This will help make drop-off more efficient. If you miss your scheduled time, you may still come and we will work you in quickly. If you are working during the drop-off days, please do NOT schedule your check-in appointment for during your shift. You are welcome to make your appointment 15 minutes before or after your shift. Thank you for your cooperation with this.
Drop-off is on Sunday September 17 (12 to 6p) and Monday September 18 (10 to 2p). See above for scheduling an appointment.
Please bring the following with you:
*your tagged, hung, prepared items
* a self-addressed, stamped envelope so I can mail your check
Deciding What to Sell
We accept specific types of clothing and other items according to the upcoming season. Please comply with our parameters so you don't waste time tagging items that will not be accepted. If you have any questions, please CONTACT US.
For our Spring Sale, all clothing must be appropriate for spring or summer. For our Fall sale, all clothing must be appropriate for fall or winter.
You may consign up to100 items per sale.
You may consign:
Shirts, blouses, sweaters, pants, skirts, & dresses for appropriate season
Professional clothing including suits (skirt & pant suits), jackets, & blazers
Formal wear including cocktail dresses and special occasion dresses
Active wear including exercise clothing such as yoga pants & tennis skirts
Accessories such as hats, belts, scarves, and jewelry
Shoes (must look new)
Keep in mind that shoppers are looking for quality items in current styles and brands. Please bring items bought new in the last 3-4 years.
We will not accept:
T-shirts / other clothing with destination logos
Undergarments unless new
Stained, torn, or items with excessive wear
It is each consignor's responsibility to check to make sure each of your items has not been recalled. Go to www.recalls.gov/ or the Recall page at www.cpsc.gov for details.
Entering Your Inventory
To begin tagging, click HERE. Then Login and look for the Enter Items tab. It's fast and easy!
For specific tagging guidelines, please click HERE.
Shoppers are looking for the very best bargains! We encourage you to price your items to sell! You will sell more and have fewer items to pick-up after the sale!
Consider allowing your items to be discounted when entering your inventory. Items marked "Discount: Yes" will be sold at 25% off on Friday of the sale week and at 50% on the last day of the sale. However, DO NOT set your original price higher assuming it will be sold at the discount. Our full-price days are our biggest sale days and your item may get overlooked if the price is too high.
Thank you for the items you donate! All items marked "Donate: Yes" become property of The Clothesline at the close of the sale. Local charities, including Pass It On, Goodwill, Seeds of Promise, Children's Museum of Richmond, churches, and other organizations benefit from your generosity.
**Consignors who donate all of their unsold items will receive half of their consignor fee back through a gift certificate good for this sale!** Items must all be tagged "Donate: Yes." The consignor must notify The Clothesline prior to the start of the sale. This incentive is not valid for consignors who decide to donate items after the start of the sale.
Again this sale, we will hold a Volunteer Appreciation Sale for volunteers only. Volunteers will be able to purchase up to 10 items marked "Donate: Yes" for 75% off.
Printing Your Tags
You may print your tags in batches as you go, or all at once. The system saves your information automatically.
Login to your seller's account here and go to Print Tags. Then go to Generate Items List. You will then see your inventory list. Check the items for the tags you want to print. There will then be a link to download the file that has your tags. It's simple!
Tips * You must print you tags on white cardstock paper (60-67# weight). * Please use white cardstock because the scanners work best at check-out with white tags.
* Please use the "Normal" or "Draft" print setting. The "best" quality print causes barcodes to bleed, making it difficult to scan them. Barcodes should look crisp and clear.
* If you have a color printer, be sure to select "Black Cartridge Only" from the printing properties screen. Otherwise, the tags will appear purple and blurry and will not scan properly.
To attach the tag, punch a hole in the top of the tag and use a cable tie, string, or ribbon to attach it through the garment's sewn-in label, a button-hole, or belt loop. Or you may use a safety pin to attach the tag to the right side of the item (as it faces you on the hanger).
You may pick up your unsold items during the designated time or have them donated. Once the pick-up time ends, all items remaining will be donated regardless of whether they are marked for donation or not. We have to vacate the facility and charities come that evening to gather all items.