How to Consign
At Decades our goal is to offer you a seamless and highly personalized experience while consigning. After nearly 20 years in business, our success is defined by our highly edited selection focused on brands which resonate most with our worldwide customer base.
We look forward to having you join the 5000 consignors who have chosen Decades as the second home for their high end and special designer goods.
Below find some answers to frequently asked questions by new consignors:
1. What types of items do you consign?
From a neo-vintage standpoint (last 10 years), we focus on brands you would find on Rodeo—Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Chloe, McQueen, Balmain, Balenciaga, Louboutin, Saint Laurent and Hermes. Handbags, shoes and dresses are our best-sellers. We especially like collectible pieces—anything from the Tom Ford era at Gucci or the fairy collection from Prada. Our clients tend to like fashion forward brands too, i.e. Isabel Marant, not Armani. We require 10 neo-vintage items (in new or like-new condition) to open an account, with few exceptions.
From a vintage perspective, our focus is red carpet looks and accessories through the eras of the 1930s to the 1990s. Designers we consign include YSL, Gucci, Pucci, Galliano, Versace, Zandra Rhodes, Biba, Chanel, Missoni, Hermes, Halston and Ossie Clark, among others. For vintage consignment, please reach out to us personally, as we carry more designers and do not have a minimum piece requirement.
2. What is the consignor split from proceeds? How I am paid?
a. Our normal consignment split is 50/50. We offer you (the consignor) 60 percent on certain Chanel pieces and 70 percent for Hermes accessories. While other sites and locations may offer you a higher percentage, you will make a larger total sum with us at Decades as our items command top dollar.
b. Unlike most other consignment stores/sites which pay once monthly, we pay our consignors twice monthly. Checks are sent out the weeks of the 1st and the 15th of every month. If an item sells from the 1st-15th, you will receive payment the week of the first of the next month. If an item sells from the 16th to the 30th, you will receive payment the week of the 15th of the following month
3. How long do you keep items? And how do you set prices?
The consignment period lasts for 90 days. We may keep vintage and/or other special pieces for a longer period. Our consignors look to us for our special expertise in market pricing, especially in the Chanel and Hermes arena, but we jointly set prices with you
4. How do you sell your items?
Along with our flagship boutique, we offer our items for sale through web platforms (ecommerce, Instagram, eBay, Facebook), worldwide trunk shows, and third party partners like FarFetch
5. What if I don’t live near Los Angeles and I want to consign?
We have many consignors outside the Los Angeles area. Once we’re in contact and have finalized our consignment relationship, we will send you a UPS slip for pick up at your home with the shipping charges on Decades. Additionally, we have a consignor service for New York City clients (See below re: house calls).
6. Do you offer house calls?
Yes we do offer house calls in Los Angeles and New York. Email us for more details.
7. How do I contact Decades re consignment:
Either email us at email@example.com, or call the store directly at 323-655-1960 during store hours (Monday through Saturday 11-6pm PST and Sunday 12-5 PST). To jumpstart the process, please fill out the form below and upload photos of your pieces and we will promptly respond.