- Find a reliable, clean, upscale consignment shop. Call ahead, ask what designers/brand they look for. Ask about their rules on past seasons, etc. Ask what percentage they take, most 50% some 60%.
- Separate your items. See what pieces you have that are designer. Make sure the store notes that, and always compromise on a price to sell with the store. Speak up, they will listen, they want to make money too! Next, make note of the name brand items take what you can get for these. Items like old tshirts, sweatpants & jeans donate to Goodwill the tax deduction is greater than what you'll get from any store.
- Clean it up! The nicer your clothes look, the more moola you'll get. Dry clean pants, shirts, and have dresses steamed. It's worth it in the end, trust me. *Bring your items in on hangers, it's all in the presentation.
Good luck! Always check out the store while you're there - never know what you could find.