Posted on 30 Dec 2015 Comments Off on Consignment

New!! Check your Secondi account balance online here!  Your username and password will be the email address Secondi has on file for you.  If you have any technical issues please contact us.

Check Consignor Account Balance

We require a scheduled appointment for your first consignment so that we can create an account for you and do the following:

    • Review each one of your pieces carefully.
    • Explain which pieces we will (or will not) accept and why so you have a clear understanding for future consignments.
    • Price your pieces and review the prices with you.
    • Provide you with an itemized receipt and a copy of your contract.

To schedule an appointment, please call us at 202-667-1122

If you have consigned with us before and have an account with us, and wish to consign by drop-off instead of an appointment, please scroll down to Drop-Off Procedure to learn more.


These are our most important terms for consigning at Secondi; we will personally review all of the terms of our consignment contract with you during your appointment to make sure we answer any questions you may have!

    • As the consignor you will receive 50 % of the selling price once your item has sold! You may use this money as store credit or request a check.
    • Checks are issued by request: since it is your money we will wait to hear from you!
    • Please know we are unable to return items once they are consigned at Secondi. If an item has not sold by the end of its designated selling period, or if we find after accepting it that the item is soiled, damaged, or defective in any way, we reserve the right to donate it in your name to Bread for the City, Martha’s Table, or other eligible local charities if the above charities aren’t available. We are happy to provide tax forms upon request after the end of the year.
      • Exceptions to this policy can be made for select high-end items.  Please contact us before your appointment for more information.


What we accept at any one time is determined by our current inventory.

    • We ask consignors to please bring a maximum of 20 items in each consignment.
    • We accept contemporary women’s clothing, shoes, jewelry, handbags, and accessories that are no more than 2 years old, in excellent condition, and most important–in style! (No Hammer pants, zoot suits, shoulder pads, etc.)
    • Please feel free to review Label Guidelines or give us a call/email ( if you are wondering about whether we take a certain label.
    • If possible, please bring any authentication cards, tags, dust bags, etc. you may have when consigning Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, etc.
    • We accept clothes that are in-season.  We can’t hold your fall items in summer–we just don’t have the space!  Clothes sell quickly and at better prices when the season is right. Towards the end of each season we are more and more selective.


March- May:Spring items accepted*
May- August: Summer items accepted*
September/Oct: Fall items accepted*
October-February: Winter items accepted*


What we accept is weather-dependent at Secondi!  Please contact us with any questions.

We are taking “Fall/Winter/Holiday” Items at this time.  This means:

    • Fall/Winter/Holiday dresses for day and evening (we are accepting cocktail and evening wear!)
    • Fall/Winter/Holiday shoes, boots, handbags, and accessories
    • Sweaters in fabrics like cashmere, and wool
    • Coats and jackets (we have a lot of coats and jackets already this season, so we are being very selective!)
    • Suede and velvet items
    • Fur on a case-by-case basis, please call or email beforehand
    • Fewer “office” pants and skirts (with the continuation of remote work we have not experienced as high a demand for these items)



  • We can’t sell items that are wrinkled, stained, or damaged in any way. Items should be clean, pressed, and on hangers or neatly folded (within reason, of course. You don’t need to iron your jeans!).
  • We are unable to evaluate or accept any items that have been stored with mothballs. Do not bring in items that have been treated with mothballs or stored near mothballs.
  • To help your items look their best, please do not bring in items in plastic garbage bags.
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Once you’ve consigned with us by appointment, you are free to drop off your items at your convenience!  If you haven’t consigned with Secondi before, please call to make an appointment.

We are unable to review your drop-off with you in person when you bring it in, and we are unable to return items once they have been dropped off. If there are any items that you would prefer we price with you, or items you wish to have back if we are unable to accept them, we ask that you schedule an appointment.  Any consignment that is mailed in will be considered a drop-off and reviewed as such.

We process drop-offs on a first-come-first-served basis (on average between 3-7 days) and will email  you an itemized list of the items we were able to accept, the prices, and a tally of any donations.

How to drop off your consignment at Secondi:

1. Complete the Drop-Off Listing Form (downloadable below). You may do this before you come, or in the store–whichever you prefer!

  • If you are bringing in more than one bundle or group of items, we ask a separate item list be filled out for each. However you need sign only one Drop-Off Agreement line per consignment.
  • Please drop-off no more than 20 items at a time.
  • Please bring in clothing neatly folded, or on hangers if they wrinkle easily.

2. Please bring items between a half-hour after we open and an hour before we close.

3. Hand them over to one of our staff members–we’ll make sure that all forms are complete, then you are free to shop or be on your way!

Donation Records:

We now provide, by request, an end-of-the-year donation form that tallies total donations for the year. Please request this year’s donation form after December 31st.


New!! Check your Secondi account balance online here!  Your default username and password will be the email address Secondi has on file for you.  If you have any technical issues please contact us.

Check Consignor Account Balance


UPDATE!  We have been made aware that some consignors have had their mailed consignments returned to them as “Rejected” or “Unable to Deliver.”  We do not know why this is happening–rest assured we are open and accepting consignments–but we are working with USPS, UPS,  and FedEX to get to the bottom of this.  Whenever possible please use USPS or UPS to ship your consignments, and feel free to send us your tracking number(s) so we can know when to expect your package(s).  Thank  you for consigning with us!