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Welcome to Selling Stuff 101, a primer on the best local consignment and buy/sell/trade spots in Chicago.
Image via Trends/Facebook
Unlimited style for the limited budget—that's what Trends promises and the store delivers.
Items from brands like Kate Spade and Prada are already discounted, and prices get lower over time. Unfortunately, not many items stick around for too long. The stores sells the majority of its items within 60 days, so waiting for a lower price isn't always the best idea.
On the other hand, the store's ability to sell pieces fast means it's a safe bet for consignors. They accept clean, fashionable items that are on hangers (they're sticklers about this!)
The store sets the prices for all items, and if they're not sold within 3 weeks, they drop by 20 percent. Consignors recieve 50 percent of the item's ultimate selling price. The store gives its consignors their own accounts so they can monitor their items. It's a simple, reliable experience for anyone who wants to get ready of a few on-trend items—worh a trip o the suburbs, don't ya think?
· Trends [Official Site]