I sold some of my clothing through a consignment shop. They were very picky. They only took clothes on hangers, and insisted that they look as if they came from the shop you bought them from - pressed and clean. I live in a very dark house, so I thought everything looked good, but they didn't take a jean jacket that had no stains on the front, but was a little dingy on the inside collar area. And, she rubbed the inseam of the pants to see if they felt "pilly" where the legs had rubbed. If they were, she wouldn't take them. They also were strict about seasons. I wear crop pants year round, but she insisted that they were spring items.
Most of the things that had tags and were unworn sold,along with others, but I picked up about half of the clothes after 90 days. If I hadn't picked them up by their deadline, I would've have relinquished the clothes... the store would have ownership of whatever was left. (!) They had a 60/40 policy. They gave me 40% of the selling price, and they set the prices. They also had the right to mark an item down without consulting me. So, some things sold for pretty small amounts.
I put some of the things left over on Ebay, and actually made more money per item. It wasn't as much work as I thought, and was kind of fun. I need to do that again.
Read your contract carefully if you go into this. And, I wouldn't think they'd take anything with pet hair on it. I'd ready a few items and take them a little at a time so that you can delivery them hung up and fresh from the laundry before your "babies" get to them!
Losing again since January 2012
"Tomorrow is a new day; You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense." Ralph Waldo Emerson
(3.10.14) I resolve to lose the last 60lbs to make it all the way to goal! One blossom = 5lbs