Owner Abby McLucas began selling on ebay in 2003, and after success launching the Gift of Garb eBay store in 2012 she took the leap to retail in 2014 with the addition of an Eagle Rock outpost, and in April 2016 moved to its new Silverlake location.
We offer a hand selected collection of high-end designer labels and from recent seasons that reflect current trends for women today.
We now offer walk-in consignment appointments everyday from 11-7, however if you have questions about pricing or have just a few items, we suggest emailing or calling for an appointment.
90% of the time we use the consignment method, but we can do a straight buy if you have just a few pieces. We never do straight buys for high-end handbags from brands like Chanel, Celine, Louis Vuitton etc.
We research every piece before we list it to determine the going rate for the item including the condition and age of the garment. We generally set pricing at about 50% of the original retail price, and items with tags attached or from the current season will be set at a higher price. Handbags and jewelry are also often set at a higher price-generally 50-70% of the original retail price. We are often able to price the items that are selling on consignment higher than if we were to do a straight buy, which in this case we will price with some wiggle room since we will be taking more of a risk and putting the item for sale.
About 50% of our inventory comes from some amazing women's closets all around Los Angeles that we have been cleaning out personally for the last 5 years. Through word of mouth we are lucky enough to a rolodex of loyal clients with great style that in most cases have barely worn most of their items. The other 50% comes from walk-in clients at our Silverlake shop.
Depending on the brands and some other factors, we try to sell the item for at least 4 months but we will keep items for longer in some cases.
It depends on the item. Normally we will reduce the price about 20% every month if the item has not gotten much interest.
For consignment accounts, we offer 65% back on any single item that sells over $1,000, then for the rest of the items we offer 50% back in trade or 40% in check. This percentage includes all shipping and handling, along with ebay, paypal, and processing fees. The check is usually cut at the end of your 4 months or after you hit about $300 or more in sales.
We buy by brand as opposed to season as we sell internationally on ebay. The brands we carry are lines that you would most likely find at a Barney's department store, so for instance Isabel Marant, Marni, Vince, Ulla Johnson, The Row, Balenciaga, etc.
We can take some men's brands on consignment, mostly from brands like Margiela, Rick Owens, Tom Ford etc. Call or email us with some examples of the brands you are looking to get rid of and we can tell you on the spot if they are brands we accept.
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
RAG + BONE