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Consigning Items

Do you have gently-used maternity or nursing clothing and accessories (prenatal/postnatal support bands, baby carriers) that you're ready to part with? We consign previously-loved maternity & nursing items and give them a second life!

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Currently, we are exclusively taking Winter items. In-takes are by appointment only; kindly call 587.316.0822 to book.

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Items are reviewed for quality, style, and condition; and we also take "trending" into consideration - meaning we choose items that are selling fast, and on the other hand may not take an item if we have many of the same type currently in stock. As per typical second-hand pricing structures, our items are priced to sell at about 50% of the original retail value, based on condition.

 

Things to keep in mind before bringing your items in:

  • Items must be freshly-laundered. At our discretion, if your items are not “rack-ready” and are requiring to be laundered (any odors or washable marks), we charge a laundering fee of $1 per item, which is deducted from your overall offer. Alternatively, you are welcome to take care of this yourself by picking up the items, laundering, and returning with cleaned items.

  • 50-item maximum per in-take -- due to the high volume we receive, kindly limit your bundle to your best 50 or less!

  • Ensure your items are free of stains, holes, and strong odors. We maintain a high level of quality for the benefit of our clientele.

  • If an item is "dry-clean only" ensure the receipt is attached to show recent cleaning services.

  • Ironing is not required, as we understand items can get wrinkled in transportation; therefor we take care of steaming everything before it hits the racks!

  • Hangers are not required

 

In-takes are by appointment only. Call us at 587.316.0822 to arrange a date, and then come by any time on the scheduled day. We strive for three to four business days turnaround for processing in-takes; however it depends on how many items you bring in, what time of day you come in, and previous in-takes that we may be processing at the time. Following review of your items, we select anything that we're interested in adding to our inventory, and from there we make an offer based on the below options:

•  In-store credit for 45% of the anticipated selling value (In-store credit can be used towards
retail items, fitness classes, and select workshops & events – some exceptions apply)

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 Consign and receive 40% of the selling price once the item sells (pay-outs are done on the first business day of the month, for any sold items of the preceding month)

For any items that we decline following the selection process, you have the option to to pick up within 2 weeks time (our storage space is limited at the shop). Otherwise, we will include with the regular donations that we provide to the Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre, Emma House, and Her Victory; three local non-profit organizations that provide resources to pregnant women in need.

 

Fine-print for consignors:

  • A consignor account is set up in-store to keep track of the sale of your items. Monthly pay-outs are sent via e-transfer to our consignors on the first business day of the month, for the preceding month’s sales. You are welcome to call any time to check the status of your account.

  • Our inventory is typically refreshed each season, with sales happening through the year. Sale items are chosen at our discretion.

  • 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, unless prior arrangements are made.

  • Dragonfly Maternity is not responsible for theft or damage of items while in-store.

For details on location, retail hours, and inventory gallery, visit our Clothing page here

You can download our Consignor Contract here.