You only need 15 items - that can include bows, shoes, belts - to become a consignor. Make some money off of clothes your kids no longer wear and you also get to shop early! Simply follow five simple steps.
Go through your kids' closets and pick out those boutique-quality clothes that are in excellent condition. The Monkey Exchange accepts a minimum of 15 items; spring/summer clothes for the spring show and fall/winter for the fall show; girls and boys sizes NB to 16; no three-letter monograms; clothes free of rips, stains, missing buttons, etc.; accessories like bows, tights, bloomers, hats, etc.
Don't wait until the last minute! The sale locks at 8 p.m. the night before it begins. Print tags on cardstock. Regular paper WILL RIP as shoppers go though the racks and we don't want your tags falling off! Price: This is completely up to you, but we recommend 25-30% of retail if used and 50% if new with tags. Use standard sizes, like 3m, 12m, 2t, etc. Describe what you are selling simply, such as boy seersucker shorts. Attach your tag with a safety pin to the front right area of the piece of clothing. For accessories and shoes, please put in a Ziploc bag and place the tag inside the bag.
Please hang your clothing with the open end of the hanger to the left. It should look like a question mark, not an S. We recommend using children's plastic hangers. Appearance sells and wire hangers end up looking messy. For pants or shorts, please use a pants hanger with clips or safety pin them to a hanger. Do not fold them over because they don't sell well this way. Don't use clothes pins - they fall off.
You don't need an appointment! Drop off your clothes at the North Hills Club Ballroom between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19. You will need to bring the following items: Clothes (hung, priced and tagged) and your inventory sheet. Register now and email us with questions!
You or a family member must pick up your unsold clothing at our show location on Friday, Sept. 21 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. No exceptions! If you clothing isn't picked up at that time it will become the property of The Monkey Exchange. You will receive a paycheck in the mail usually within two weeks of the show. You will receive 60 percent of your total sales minus a $5 fee.