Consignor Policies

House Dressing Consignor Policies:

Thank you for your interest in House Dressing, voted #1 consignment store in Bristol & SWVA!

We are an upscale consignment boutique for home furnishings & accessories.

Do you have items in great condition that are cluttering up your home? Sell them through us and make extra cash! Read below for our policies.

 Items we accept: Items we do NOT accept:
Home furnishings, art & accessories Cookware
Rugs Electronics/Gadgets
Original artwork Mattresses


Consignment Policies:

We reserve the right to not accept any items if we do not have room for the item, or if we feel they do not meet our selection criteria, as set forth below: {Please don't take offense if we don't accept!}

  • No stains, rips, chips
  • No pet hair
  • Items with smoke, mothballs, or other offensive odors will not be accepted
  • Please do not bring items in bags or boxes that must be returned to you.

> House Dressing will set all pricing of items; there are no exceptions on this. Prices are firm in the store; no negotiation will take place with customers. New items with tags will receive a premium. Typically, items will be priced at approximately 1/2 original retail price. Items will remain full price for a period of one month. Following that, items will be automatically marked down 10%, 20% & 30% after the first, second & third months respectively. We may also have special sales from time to time.

We cannot accept items that are not permitted to be marked down.

> It is the consignor's responsibility to make their own inventory list to keep for themselves before they bring in items. We of course will be making one as well, but don't always have time to do so on intake day while the consignor is in the store.

>Consignors will receive 50% of the final selling price (before sales tax) of the item. If a consignor agrees to donate their items at the end of their contract, they will receive 55% of the final selling price. Artists consigning their own original artwork will receive 65% of the final selling price (before sales tax) of their item. Should a consignor wish for us to try to sell larger pieces of furniture through our vast audience of social media channels, without first moving it to our store, the consignor will receive 75% of the final selling price, before sales tax, (in this case, the consignor must supply photos and information & all items must be picked up at the consignor's location upon sale. Consignor would handle showing the item to prospective buyers. Buyer would pay through House Dressing).

>Items will be sold in our physical store location, and from time to time be marketed on Facebook, Instagram, our website & other online outlets.

>Upon agreement to consign, a consignment contract must be signed and items must be delivered to House Dressing. Larger pieces requiring assistance to deliver may be picked up for a delivery charge set by our preferred delivery service (or we are happy to provide you with their contact information so that you may arrange for delivery). These charges must be paid up front and cannot be deducted from any future payouts.

>The consignor agrees that items will remain in House Dressing for a minimum period of 120 days, after which time the consignor must pick up any unsold items. It is the consignor's responsibility to know what items they have consigned. After the 127th day, if items aren't picked up, House Dressing will donate the items to Haven of Rest Outlet Store, or otherwise dispose of the items.

>Consignor checks must be picked up at the store unless you live outside a 30 mile radius. Checks will be ready for pickup on the 16th of each month (if you have reached at least $20 in sales; if not the money will rollover to the following month). Consignors can also opt to use their money as a store credit, in which case they will receive 10% extra in AND can use it even if the $20 threshold has not been met.

>Liability for items brought to House Dressing remains with the consignor, whether for occurrences such as shoplifting, missing items or damage due to unforeseen circumstances, in addition to other occurrences.

>Consignors will be assigned a number which will be used on all tags related to their items. House Dressing will never reveal the identity of the consignor to customers or other consignors.

>Consignment policies are subject to change without notice.

Interested in Consignment?

We accept items every Wednesday from walk-ins during business hours, or by appointment on other days. Alternatively, you may email us photos & descriptions. Items will be examined at the time of delivery and a decision made on acceptance at that time.

Thank You For Doing Business With House Dressing!