Déjà Vu consignment shop: A spring cleaning aid for your closet
In the spirit of spring cleaning, this store will help take unwanted clothes off your hands.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 01:10
OUT WITH THE OLD: Cleaning your closet of surplus clothing will help you to start anew for the spring season. (Photo: Poldavo (Alex)/Flickr)
The spring season is upon us. All the leaves and flowers that withered away during the winter have blossomed and grown into innovative versions of the previous. If agriculture's spring theme is "out with the old and in with the new," there's no reason your closet can't follow suit in the event of some spring-cleaning during this season of fresh beginnings.
Instead of your unwanted clothes withering away, though, you can take them to Déjà Vu Consignment Shop and earn some cash in the process. The clothing store, which has relocated from its original downtown spot to 15th Street, has two different ways to help you complete your spring reorganizing.
You can leave your clothes on consignment, meaning that all your clothes are immediately put on the sale racks in hopes of being purchased within 60 days of your drop-off date. For all the clothing items others purchase, you will receive 50 percent of the sales proceeds. Here are some guidelines to consider if you choose to consign your discarded clothing:
1) Brand name and designer merchandise is preferred.
2) Clothing must not be older than two years.
3) Items must be clean and in perfect condition.
4) There is a 15-piece minimum for new account members.
5) You have one week after your consignment period ends to pick up any unsold merchandise.
Déjà Vu offers an alternative option to the previous, of cash up front for clothing, if accepted by the store's merchants. If your clothes are approved by the store, you will be paid on the spot for your attributions. Here are a few guidelines if you choose to utilize the cash up front option:
1) Clothing must be brought in clean and wrinkle free.
2) Must be current styles within the last two years.
3) Must be brand name or designer products.
The last thing to keep in mind if thinking of doing business with the local clothing store is that clothing is accepted for seasons ahead, not current, so be sure to plan accordingly in what items you bring in the store and when. The store's clothing season is as follows:
1) January to February: spring clothing.
2) March to July: summer clothing.
3) June to July: back to school attire.
4) August: lightweight fall clothing.
5) September to October: fall and winter clothing.
6) November and December: winter and holiday attire.
If cleaning out your closet for the approaching season is something you want to do, Déjà Vu can help assist you in turning those dead leaves into budding flowers. You may stumble upon new threads while you are turning in your old ones, get some extra spending money for the weekend cookout or crawfish boil, or simply give your clothing racks at home a little more room to breathe. Either way, Déjà Vu can help you obtain the spring theme, "Out with the old and in with the new."
Déjà Vu is open for business from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday. If you have any questions you can reach the store at (205) 752-3901.
Photos: The S.W.A.P. Team/Flickr
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