How Consignment Works

One of our window displays

When you consign your new or gently worn items with a consignment store, you place them in the store's care for a certain period of time--at Jessica for 60 days.

The store prices your items and displays them in the showroom. You receive a percentage of the sale of your items, payable on demand. Jessica consignment pays 40% of the selling price for items that sell under $100, and 50% for items sold over $100.

The short video clip below demonstrates how this works, as described in the following 10-step list.

How to Consign with Jessica

  1. Select the items you wish to consign (5-30 items can be consigned at each appointment).
  2. We accept your items in season 
    (two seasons in Santa Barbara: Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer).
  3. All clothing must be clean, ironed and on hangers (we give your hangers right back).
  4. Items must be good labels, in excellent condition, current (purchased within a 2 year period), and sized between 00 and 12.
  5. Call for an appointment: (805) 687-2755.
  6. We evaluate and price the items we hope to sell for you.
  7. We sign a contract with an itemized list of your accepted pieces. You can download a copy of the Jessica contract (see image at right).
  8. Jessica displays your merchandise in the shop for up to two months until it sells.
  9. When an item sells, you can pick up your percentage in cash or check, or use it as shop credit anytime (up to six months after the consignment period expires).
  10. If you choose to donate unsold items to charity, we can do so for you. We support the Assistance League of Santa Barbara, and provide you with a donation receipt upon request.

How We Protect Your Rights

  • We give you all the consignment terms by written contract each time you consign with us
  • We explain your options for picking up or donating at the end of the consignment period
  • We tell you up front what the consignment percentage will be (40% of the selling price for items that sell for under $100, and 50% for items sold over $100)
  • We give you an itemized receipt for the items we've accepted
  • Your payout check lists each sold item and sold price
  • See the NARTS website (click on Shopping Guide in the menu bar) for a "Consumer FAQ" and more information about consignment.
    The National Association of Resale and Thrift Stores is the professional association of resellers, and we are a long-time member.

Some of the higher end labels we take:

M Blahnik, Choo, Prada, Dolce Gabbana, LV, Chanel,  Chloe, Bottega Veneta H.Beguelin, Eskandar, Missoni, Bottega,  Etro, TomFord, Nanette Lepore, DVF, Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Akris, Stella McCartney, JBrand, GoldSign, Marni, Tibi, Gucci,  and many more.