Change is in the air at Not for Long. We are altering our consignment model and so, will not be booking consignment appointments for March.
This one has been a hard decision, a really hard decision. As of March 1st we will no longer be accepting clothing on consignment.
We cannot sustain the pace we have been working at....consignment sales are down, way down. There seems to be an endless supply of people wanting to sell, but not buy. We cannot dedicate as much time and floor space to a category that does not have the financial return that we need. Rest assured we have a few plans up our sleeves to keep a bit of ‘pre-loved’ merchandise in the store.
Beginning in mid April, all customers will be able to ‘trade-in’ clothing and footwear that we carry as new brands in the store. Kamik jackets and boots, Blundstones, Muddy Buddys, Native shoes, Hatley pjs etc etc. This will allow us to have a small pre-loved section filled with products whose quality we stand behind. All customers will be eligible to ‘trade-in’ for store credit. This form of consignment does not require anyone to have an account with us or book an appointment.
I know many of you will have questions....please ask away! I am here to listen and answer any questions. Please know that this decision has been hard but it is needed to continue the growth of the business. Consignment once was the heartbeat of Not For Long but that was a long time ago. Our carefully curated collection of new products is what we have found everyone is looking for.
Thank you for your continued support