How do consignment shops work?
I have a practically new wardrobe of 24-26 size clothing. As generous as I am with Good Will donations (I already took four trash bags of clothes there last weekend) I would like to try to sell some of my nicer clothes that I recently bought within the last year. A couple of the jackets and a few dresses still have the tags on them I want to take them to a consignment shop, but I'm not sure how that works.
Do the clothes need to be pressed and on hangers? Does it matter if some of it has dog hair on them? I keep setting them aside and my animals keep sleeping on them. I'm assuming the shop cleans everything before they sell it, but I'm not really sure what the rules are. I don't want to bring in three totes of clothes and have the salesperson tell me they can't accept anything because it's wrinkled.
I also thought about ebay...but that seems like it might be a lot of work.
I also need some scratch to buy some new clothes. And I still have 90+ lbs to go, so anything I do get is a temporary fix, hence not wanting to spend tons of cash.
Any suggestions/tips would be most welcomed!