For the last 20 years, Tiffany Keriakos has made it her goal and business to make women feel fabulous and confident in the clothes they wear, bags they carry and shoes they walk in. As a consignor and consignment shopper, Keriakos has a wardrobe made up of top designers’ hottest pieces and has made a small fortune selling pieces she no longer has a use for. Keriakos is now the owner of Designer Revival, formally known as Designer Resale, a luxury consignment shop located in NYC on the Upper East Side. Here are her crucial insider tips on becoming a consigning pro!
At this point, the consignment process has been streamlined across the industry, so the best way to consign is to keep in mind what shoppers will gravitate to so that your items sell quickly. Here are a few tips to help you experience better pricing and the fastest turnover rate, which makes your consignment the most successful it can be!
- Take impeccable care of your items
- Launder your items properly
- Do not hang onto your items for more than a season or two
- Even though it is second-hand, shoppers will pay a premium to get pieces that are still on-trend, so closet-clean wisely to get the highest return
On the other side, when shopping vintage it is best to keep in mind:
- Vintage items are basically one-of-a-kind and they are pre-loved
- Most consignment and vintage shops operate on a final sale basis
- Check for any issues with condition thoroughly before you decide to buy a piece
- Embrace the search that comes with hunting for a fab vintage find