We consign previously-loved maternity & nursing items and give them a second life! Ready to pass your items on to another mama and earn some cash or store credit? Set up an appointment to consign with us.
We ask that you read below for full details on the process.
When you're ready to book, simply click the "Book a date!" button below and select a date to bring your freshly laundered items in.
Curious about what we take? Click here.
How it works
In-takes are by appointment only.
Kindly click the link below to book, and then come by any time during retail hours on the scheduled day to drop off your items. We hold the entire retail day for you to come when it works during our business hours!
What we take:
prenatal/ postnatal support bands
pregnancy / sleep support pillows
swimsuit tops* (no full-piece or bottoms, due to obvious reasons!)
breast-pumps (only the pump + charge cord; no bottles or personal attachments)
Have a question about an item to consign? Feel free to give us a call and speak with one of our team members: 587-316-0822
The In-take Process
Consignment items go through our complete inspection process (*not* same-day / on the spot), and are reviewed for quality, style, condition, and trend. As per industry standard for second-hand items, our inventory is priced to sell at approximately half of the original retail value -- potentially higher or lower, based on condition and trend.
Our Promise to You
We maintain a high level of quality for the benefit of our customers; and that being said, we do take items that could shine from a little TLC… our team is passionate about keeping textiles out of the landfill AND getting you a financial return for your previously-loved items. If there are *minor fixes*, part of the service that we provide is tending to reasonable wear & tear (de-fuzzing pilled sections, mending small holes & seams, repairing minor snags, fixing buttons & closures). We believe gently-used maternity items can have alot of life in them, and a little effort goes a long way!
Items must be freshly-laundered. At our discretion, if your items are not “rack-ready” and require full laundering (odors, washable marks, pet hair, etc), we charge a laundering fee of $1 per item, which is deducted from your pay-out.
Any strong odors that do not wash out, may result in your in-take bundle being declined. Over the years, we've found that certain items take on odors that remain, and therefor are not of interest to our customers and thus don't sell.
If an item is "dry-clean only" ensure the receipt is attached to show recent cleaning services. If items labelled as such have not been dry-cleaned and therefor Dragonfly Maternity is to outsource this service, the applicable dry-cleaning fee will be deducted from your pay-out.
50-item maximum per in-take -- due to the high volume we receive, kindly limit your bundle to your best 50 or less! Many of our consignors book 2-3 appointments, based on our seasonal guidelines.
Kindly keep your in-take bundle seasonally focused:
- Summer-wear in March through July (in-takes closed in August)
- Winter-wear in September through January (in-takes closed in February)
- All-seasons wear (t-shirts, pants, full-length dresses) can be brought in all year round.
Our boutique is a small space, therefor we don’t store large bundles of off-season clothing.
Inspect your items to ensure they are free of non-washable stains and irreparable damage.
Please no hangers or garbage bags. We prefer that you have your items neatly folded in a bin or box (diaper boxes work great!)
Option #1: Consignment terms: receive 30% of the selling price once the item sells (pay-outs are done via e-transfer on a quarterly basis -- in the months of January, April, July, October -- for items that have sold in the previous quarter. See below for details.*)
Option #2: Store credit terms: set up store credit with us and receive 50% credit once the items sell. Credit can be used towards retail products at our shop and fitness memberships with our studio (some exceptions may apply).
We strive for 1-2 week turnaround for our curating & selection process of in-takes; however it could be longer depending on how many items you bring in, previous in-takes that we may be processing at the time, and seasonal shifts that we may be working through at various points in the year. Following review, we will contact you via email to set up your consignor account and notify if there were any pass-on’s.
For any items that we decline following the selection process, you have the option to pick up within 2 weeks time, as our storage space is limited at the shop. Unless otherwise arranged with our team, we will include passed-on items with the regular donations that we provide to Mamas for Mamas Calgary, the Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre, Emma House, and Her Victory; four local non-profit organizations that provide resources to pregnant women in need.
A consignor account is set up online to keep track of the status of your items. Pay-outs are sent via e-transfer on a quarterly schedule in the months of January, April, July, and October, for items that have sold during the previous quarter. Any balances below $20.00 will be held until the next pay-out cycle, unless it is the final balance to close the account.
Following your in-take review, details are sent via email to set up your vendor consignment account online. From there, you can sign in at any time to check the status of your account, including what we accepted for inventory and any upcoming payouts you may have.
Our inventory is typically refreshed each season, with sales happening through the year. Sale items are chosen at our discretion.
For any items removed from the racks at the end of the season, we will notify you that your items are available for pick-up; or, you can choose to have the items donated as noted above. Upon notification, you have 2 weeks to come pick up your items. Otherwise, we reserve the right to donate any unclaimed items after 2 weeks time.
Dragonfly Maternity is not responsible for theft or damage of items while in-store.