Sunday, November 5, 2017

Buying & Selling Vintage Year Round

At Little Ghost we are ALWAYS looking to buy vintage pieces and 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 to us we'll need to see a valid ID. 

WHAT TYPES OF ITEMS DO YOU BUY? WHAT DON'T YOU BUY? 
We look for a wide variety of vintage clothing for men and women.  We tend not to buy professional wear like suits for men or women, fur coats, linens, children's clothing and glasswear.  We do look for styles like 90s grunge, 80s new wave, 70s boho, 60s hippie, 50s new look, etc. We look for seasonal items although if a vintage piece is exceptional we will buy off season (if you bring in a great 1950's swimsuit in January or an amazing men's 1960's jacket in July we'll buy it and store it) but if it's more modern or common we try to stick to things that work with the current weather.  You can check out our Etsy shop for some examples of what we sell.  https://www.etsy.com/shop/littleghostvintage

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 mid to late 1990's and earlier. Because we sell in several places we look for a wide range of eras and styles.

DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?
It depends.  If you have 10 items or less you can do a walk in between 12-5 pm on weekdays and 1 and 4 pm on weekends.  If you have more than 10 items we ask that you call the shop to set up an appointment and you may have to drop your items off until we have a chance to go through everything.  Unless it is an extremely large load we will almost always have it gone through and priced out the same day as drop off.

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.  

DO YOU DO HOUSE CALLS?
We will drive a reasonable distance for buys provided that photos can be emailed to us beforehand.

WHAT DO YOU PAY?
We pay 30% of what we are going to charge for an item unless it is a very large lot in which case we work with the seller to come to an agreement on price.  The cost of the item will vary based on age, demand and condition.  

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
We are in the Time & Temperature building's lobby at 477 Congress St and we have an additional side entrance on Preble Street.  

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 @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.