All clothes must be clean and brought in on hangers or neatly folded. We do not accept clothes brought in to us in trash bags. If you want to consign non-clothing items and you no longer have the user's manual for such equipment, consider printing it off online and attaching it to your item. Including a manufacturer's user's manual is just another quick and easy way to increase the selling value of your item!
Preparing Items for Sale
Guidelines for Presenting Products for Consignment:
The real value presented to our mutual customers depends on several important factors. All these factors play a role in how well consigned merchandise will sell. Among these factors are:
- The brand of the product
- The condition of the product
- The price of the product
- How the product is displayed
Cool Kids Consignment handles the last two of these for you. You play a big role in dealing with the first two. Here's how:
Brand Names We Prefer:
This is a list of representative brand names that we accept and that experience has shown tend to sell well in a consignment marketplace:
Gymboree, Miss Me Jean, Justice, Janie & Jack, Coach, Michael Kors, Abercrombie, Stride Rite, Juicy Couture, Old Navy, GAP, Aeropostale, Flap Doodles, Justice, Vera Bradley, Quiksilver, American Eagle, Kenneth Cole, Ralph Lauren, Apple Bottoms, Lacoste, Roca Wear, Baby Dior, Gen Marie, LauraAshley, Roxy, Baby LuLu, Guess, Lilly Pulitzer, South Pole, Baby Nay, G-Unit, Limited Too, Baby Phat, Little Ella, Talbots Kids , Calvin Klein, Hanna Andersson, Marc Ecko, Tea Collection, Catimini, Hanna Banana, Matilda Jane, Timberland, Children's Place, Hartstrings, Mecca, Tommy Hilfiger, Carters, Hollister, Mini Boden, Zutano, Dereon, Hurley, Naartjie, Nautica, DKNY, Oilily.
Some other brands that we will occasionally accept are in this next list. However, products with these brands must truly be in "like new" condition:
Crazy 8, Garanimals, McKids, Sprockets, Cherokee, Healthtex Okie Dokie, Trend Basics , Circo, Honors Route 66, Xhilaration, Faded Glory, McBaby, Sonoma
Condition of Products:
Many products you may wish to place for consignment may be in great condition; but because they need a good cleaning, don't look that way. Until they're cleaned up, they just won't sell. Fortunately, there are some quick and easy ways for you to clean up your items and make them really attractive to buyers. Here are some good ideas that may help you with your cleaning effort:
Remember, we don’t accept items with stains, but did you know that MOST stains can be removed. Try these stain solutions!
Grease Stains: For dark spots on dark fabrics, which are usually grease stains, use Dawn Dishwashing Liquid. Rub into the stain and wash as normal. Almost always works great, even if the item has been dried in the dryer. Occasionally it will take treating twice.
Food & Yellow Stains: Mix about 1/2 cup dish washing detergent (such as Cascade) with 1/2 cup of Clorox 2 (the pink liquid) in about 1-2 gallons of water. Soak the stained item in the mixture for several hours, then wash as usual. Works for other types of stains as well.
Ink Stains: Use alcohol, or try aerosol hairspray.
Blood Stains: Pour Hydrogen Peroxide on stain, let it sit a bit, then rinse in cold water. Repeat and wash with soap until stain is gone. Will not bleach colors. Always use COLD water.
Scuff marks on shoes: Use a Magic Eraser.
Gum: Place the clothing in a Ziploc bag in the freezer. When the gum has frozen, scrape it away with a knife!
Other good stain fighters: Resolve powder & pre-wash, Vivid, Clorox 2 Spray, Zout, Biz, OxyClean, good ole dish soap
Cleaning Toys and Equipment:
Wipe your equipment clean and wash covers & fabric parts! Most fabric seats and covers can be removed and washed – this can really improve your item’s overall condition! When comparing two identical items, the cleaner one usually sells faster, even if it’s more expensive! A few minutes cleaning your equipment could mean more money in your pocket! Disinfecting wipes work great for a quick general clean-up. You want your toys to sell, so take a second to clean them up! Toys that are not clean will not be accepted. If your toys require batteries, include them! Buyers are less likely to buy an item they can’t test out properly, and we won't accept battery-operated items without batteries in them.
How to clean fabric seats/covers: Remove the fabric seats/covers, mix 1/2 cup dish washing detergent (such as Cascade) with 1/2 cup of Clorox 2 (the pink liquid) in about 1-2 gallons of water, soak the fabric in the mixture for several hours or overnight, machine wash, and hang to dry.
How to clean plastic parts: Good ‘ole dish soap and water. Try a Magic Eraser on the stubborn spots.
All clothes must be brought in on hangers or neatly folded. We do not accept clothes brought in to us in trash bags. If you want to consign non-clothing items and you no longer have the user's manual for such equipment, consider printing it off online at the manufacturer’s website or www.manualsonline.com and attaching it to your item. Including a manufacturer's user's manual is just another quick and easy way to increase the selling value of your item!
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