Sunday, November 5, 2017

We want to buy your vintage clothing!!!

At Little Ghost we are ALWAYS looking to buy vintage pieces, though due to COVID-19 our process has changed and we will be buying by appointment only going forward. 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.

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 buy a large variety of brands and styles from the 1980s and earlier but for 1990s we look for certain tags such as Guess, Levis, Champion, Tommy Hilfiger, Polo, United Colors of Beneton, Jordache, Gitano, 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).

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. Because we sell in several places we look for a wide range of eras and styles.  The occasional modern piece makes it to our racks but if you have only modern clothing to sell there will be better options in town for you.  

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.   Give the shop a call during business hours at 207.773.8290, message us on Instagram @littleghostvintage or contact us through email littleghostconsignment@yahoo.com to make appointments.  

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.  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.