Sunday, November 5, 2017

We want to buy your vintage clothing!!!

At Little Ghost we are ALWAYS looking to buy vintage pieces! We buy items by appointment only in the shop (no walk ins accepted) and we will also make house calls when that's the easiest option.  We have helped clean out many homes and can often point you in the right direction for the items we do not take. This post will hopefully answer any questions you may have if you are looking to sell items.  Please note that if you are a first time seller we'll need to see a valid ID.

Shop hours are 11-6, daily.

WHAT TYPES OF ITEMS DO YOU BUY?
We look for a wide variety of vintage clothing for men and women.  Examples of items we sell are vintage tees and sweatshirts, vintage denim (overalls, shirts, jackets, pants),  and vintage dresses (casual through cocktail, antique through 1990s), vintage swimwear, vintage shirts and vintage jackets.  We also buy small vintage art and collectibles from the 1970s and earlier.

CAN YOU BE MORE SPECIFIC?
We do look for styles that represent eras like 90s grunge, 80s new wave, 70s boho, 60s hippie, 50s new look, etc. We look for all seasons meaning if you bring us a fabulous 1950s swimsuit in the middle of January...we'll buy it! You can check out our Etsy shop or our instagram (@littleghostvintage) for some examples of what we sell.  https://www.etsy.com/shop/littleghostvintage

WHAT TYPES OF ITEMS DO YOU NOT BUY?
We tend to not purchase professional or evening wear from the 1980s and 90s, linens, and modern/made in China clothing (from the year 2000 and on).  We also will generally pass on furs, hats, gloves and suits.  Just because an item is 20 years or older does not mean it will be a good fit for us so feel free to call to discuss specifics. 

HOW OLD DO PIECES NEED TO BE?
We abide by the general rule that items 20 years and older are considered vintage so we look for items from the late 1990s/very early "Y2K" era and earlier. The occasional modern piece makes it to our racks via our regular vendors but if you have only modern clothing to sell there will be better options in town for you.  We often set up appointments with people who assure us they have vintage items and bring in modern Target, H&M or Forever XX1 items and are disappointed when we don't purchase any of it...it's not that we don't find items we personally like or that would sell elsewhere...it's just we don't sell 2000's items in the shop so please keep in mind when making an appointment that we won't take it...no matter how cute, how good of shape it's in or on trend it is.    

DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?
Yes.  We will no longer be accepting walk ins to buy clothing and we will be buying by appointment only.  The best way to schedule is to call during business hours at 207.773.8290.  You can also message us on Instagram @littleghostvintage or contact us through email littleghostconsignment@yahoo.com.

WHAT CONDITION DO ITEMS NEED TO BE IN?
This also depends.  For the most part items need to be clean and in wearable condition unless they are pre 1950s.  Older items are more rare and condition issues can often be overlooked.  Please do not scoop up dirty laundry off your floor and bring it in (yes, that really happens.  A lot). 

DO YOU DO HOUSE CALLS?
We will drive a reasonable distance for buys provided that photos can be emailed to us beforehand.  Please call the shop at 207.766.8989 and ask for Rachael or Dawn.

WHAT DO YOU PAY?
We pay 40% of what we are going to charge for an item.  The cost of the item will vary based on age, demand and condition.  If your item is exceptional, very in demand or rare we will pay more on a piece by piece basis. 

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
We are located at 31 Forest Avenue, just off Congress St in the Portland Stage building.  There is street parking as well as a garage and pay to park lot nearby.  There is also a 5 minute drop off spot in front of the building. 

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
You can give us a call at 207.773.8290 and talk to Dawn or Rachael, you can send us an instagram dm @litteghostvintage or an email at littleghostconsignment@yahoo.com  There is always a chance that even if we aren't interested in your items we can direct you to a buyer who might be.