All of your consigning questions: answered!
What do you take on consignment?
We consign event attire and decor. Think: decorations from an event, a wedding ceremony, or reception; dresses (wedding and mother’s dresses); accessories (shoes, jewelry, purses, etc).
Decor items can be handmade or purchased and do not have to be originally from Something Blue. Items must be clean and in excellent condition. Wedding dresses need to be in current style (purchased within the past two to three years) and not have any blemishes and must be new with tags. Formal dresses must be clean, in excellent condition, and current style. Decor consignments must be brought in totes or boxes that will not be returned.
Do I need an appointment to drop off my consignment items?
You can bring your items anytime we are open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.– 6:30 p.m., no appointment necessary. We’ll evaluate your items and work with you on pricing accepted items.
If weekends are more convenient for you, we ask that you request an appointment in advance. You can schedule your weekend appointment before we open from 9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. on Saturday and 11:45 a.m. -12:15 p.m. on Sunday.
How are my items priced?
We price items in-store. Pricing is 30-60% below retail value, depending on the item and quality of the item. If there is a minimum sale price you require for item(s), an itemized list must be filled out to accompany your contract.
What does it cost to consign with Something Blue?
There is no fee to consign your items for an initial 90-day contract period. Before the end of your initial consignment period, you may choose to reconsign for $5.
How long do my items stay on consignment?
We have a 90-day contract period. Before the end of your initial consignment period, you may choose to pick up your items or pay $5 to reconsign for another 90 days.
Will you notify me when my items sell or when my consignment period is up?
We have thousands of consignors and items, so we ask that consignors use their consignor number to log in to view the status of their items. We also encourage you to mark your consignment period end-date in your calendars.
What happens if my items expire?
Items become property of Something Blue after 90 days. You are welcome to pick your items up or pay to reconsign anytime during the last 30 days of your contract period. (Please note: Something Blue has the right to refuse any reconsignments.)
How much do I receive for my items when they sell?
You receive 40% of the selling price for items sold during your consignment period.
How do I get my payment?
We can mail your monthly check out for a $2 fee, or you can stop in to pick it up. Checks in the amount of $25 or more are available after the 15th of each month and are valid for 180 days.
I’m a current consignor and my name or address changed. What should I do?
Just give us a call and we will be happy to update your information.
I changed my mind and I really want something I consigned back. How do I get it back?
You may stop by anytime during the last 30 days of your consignment period to pick up your items. We can print an item list for you in-store showing your available consignment and you are welcome to find your item(s) to take home with you.
What if I have a question that’s not on this list?
For any other questions, send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 515.339.7006
Are there specific items you don't accept?
We do have a list of items we never accept or only accept in certain conditions, but this list is not all-inclusive. We try to update this list based on current industry trends, but because of the ever-changing nature of our industry, there may be additional items we will not consign:
For wedding apparel, we are unable to accept the following brands: JJ's House, Light In The Box, and Jaeden, David's Bridal. Other brands may be declined at our discretion.
Consignments must be brought in totes or boxes that will not be returned.Items not accepted:
- Mason jars
- Cut flowers/garland
- Wine bottles
- Chalkboards that aren’t in like new condition
- Votives with burned candles
- Candles that have been lit (except pillar or oversized candles)
- Vases in sets of less than five
- Paper/plastic products
- Hand lettered will be take at Something Blue discretion
- Table linens (except sequin)
- Baskets, unless specifically flower girl
- Scalloped fish bowls
- Glass filler
- Fairy lights/light strands must be working & untangled
- Garland must be untangled
- Flowers that aren't neutral colors
- Eiffel Tower Vases