We generally use the consignment method for buying, however we can do straight buys for smaller quantities of items. We never do straight buys on designer purses that retail for over $600.
All consignment accounts and straight buys must be made with an appointment, which you can book online below.
Our items are sold at our storefront along with our eBay shop for about 90 days, thus doubling your items' exposure and chances of selling!
To start a new consignment account, we must accept at least 6 items. Gift of Garb accepts seasonal items that are clean and in excellent condition. We also look for items that are no older than 2-3 years old (or vintage). For items that sell over $1,000 consignors receive 65% of the selling price. For items that sell for under $1,000 you will receive 50% of the final selling price in trade or 40% by check at their end of the 90 days.
BOOK A CONSIGNMENT APPOINTMENT
GIFT OF GARB
1835 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
http://www.giftofgarb.com | firstname.lastname@example.org | (323) 909-2291
HOW DO YOU SET PRICING?
We research every piece before we list it to determine the going rate for the item including the condition and age of the garment. We generally set pricing at about 50% of the original retail price, and items with tags attached or from the current season will be set at a higher price. Handbags and jewelry are also often set at a higher price-generally 50-70% of the original retail price.
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR ITEMS?
About 70% of our inventory comes from some amazing women's closets all around Los Angeles that we have been cleaning out personally for the last 4 years. Through word of mouth we are lucky enough to a rolodex of loyal clients with great style that in most cases have barely worn most of their items. We also work with several designer boutiques around LA to resell their new with tags items. The other 30% comes from walk-in clients at our Eagle Rock shop!
HOW LONG DO YOU KEEP THE ITEMS?
Depending on the brands and some other factors, we try to sell the item for about 90 days but we will keep items for longer in some cases.
DO YOU EVER REDUCE PRICES?
It depends on the item. Normally we will reduce the price about 20% every month if the item has not gotten much interest.
HOW DOES PAYMENT WORK?
For consignment accounts, we offer 65% back on any single item that sells over $1,000, then for the rest of the items we offer 50% back in trade or 40% in check. This percentage includes all shipping and handling, along with ebay, paypal, and processing fees. The check is usually cut at the end of your 90 days.
WHAT KIND OF ITEMS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR RIGHT NOW?
We buy by brand as opposed to season as we sell internationally on ebay. The brands we carry are lines that you would most likely find at a Barney's department store, so for instance Isabel Marant, Marni, Vince, Stella McCartney, The Row, Balenciaga, etc.
DO YOU BUY MEN'S CLOTHES?
We can take some men's brands on consignment depending on the brand. Call or email us with some examples of the brands you are looking to get rid of and we can tell you on the spot if they are brands we accept.
WHAT IS THE 50% OFF SALE AND HOW OFTEN DO YOU HAVE THEM?
Our 50% off sale takes place in our back patio about every other month, and consists of thousands of designer clothes, shoes and accessories. It is comprised of items taken off the floor along with designer labels that either have some kind of defect or fall just outside the range of brands we accept. Most of the items come from our private consignors who have given us the go ahead to add to the sale if we cannot sell in store. Sign up on our mailing list or follow us on instagram to be in the know for the next sale!
DESIGNERS WE LOVE
CELINE | HELMUT LANG | DRIES VAN NOTEN | OPENING CEREMONY | CHANEL | PHILLIP LIM | PRADA | ALEXANDER WANG | EQUIPMENT | RAQUEL ALLEGRA | VANESSA BRUNO | LANVIN | CHLOE | LOUIS VUILTTON | MIU MIU | JESSE KAMM | JEAN PAUL GAULTIER | VERSACE | BLACK CRANE | ISABEL MARANT | RAG + BONE | CACHAREL | IRO | ALC | PROENZA SCHOULER | ACNE | HAUTE HIPPIE | VINCE | L'AGENCE | MARNI | RICK OWENS | APC | HERVE LEGER | YSL | GUCCI | MAISON MARGIELA