consignment guidelines~

 All consignments are on hold during our transition to Kensington.  Have questions about your consigment or account please email

Consignments are accepted:

  • During business hours Monday through Friday 12 -5 PM or by appointment
  • By appointment any other day (just e-mail
  • We can arrange pick-ups as schedule permits for $25.00 fee

What types of clothes do we consign?

  • Lightly  worn clothes, that are freshly dry cleaned, on a hanger (they will be returned to you, and have no signs of wear, pulls, stains, wrinkles or odors (smoke/pet free home).
  • Cloths are accepted in season…We are now accepting SPRING
  • We “prefer” designer and top label wear.
  • Clothes cannot be accepted in plastic shopping bags- paper shopping bags are fine
  • Designer accessories must have documentation to command designer level-prices and to comply with federal and state law of not selling counterfeit items.
  • Brands we LOVE….Louis Vuitton, Ferragamo, Prada., Tiffany & Co., Brooks Brothers, and more…

On The Purple Couch accepts beautiful:

  • Women &   men’s  designer clothing
  • lightly  worn designer women’s and mens shoes
  • Designer scarves, belts, ties & accessories
  • Vintage or incredible jewelry, cufflinks, handbags & murses (men’s purses)
  • On occasion antiques, vintage furniture & unique home furnishings
  • On occasion art, sculpture & architectural elements and china, crystal & silver

On The Purple Couch is responsible for all pricing

  • Please let us know if you know the retail price
  • Most items will be priced at 25-50% of the original price depending on brand, style, age, condition, demand and availability
  • Periodic sales and promotions will affect the final sale price

What is the consignment split?

  • All items will be split 40 % with the consignor. 50 % if you choose store credit as a payout option.
  • The consignment period is: 60 days for clothing & shoes and 90 days for everything else. Items will be discounted after 30 days. The consignment period begins when items are on the floor.
  • After the consignment period is over and items have not been sold or picked up items or their sale will be donated to a charity organization: Tigerlily Foundation, a foundation working to support women under forty who have been diagnosed with cancer. is our charity of choice.
  • If we decide not to accept your items we can donate them to Pennyworth Thrift Store (we will drop them off for you & give you a receipt for your taxes) if you wish.

We reserve the right to refuse any item

  • Checks for sold items will be available at the store after the 15th of each month for items sold during the previous month
  • Consignors will need to sign a consignment agreement agreeing to the terms.
  • Consignors need to be owners of the merchandise and have authorization to sell them.
  • There is a consignors fee of $10.00 annually paid at the time of consignment

If you have any additional questions please feel free to call the store at 301.565.0010 or contact us via email at

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