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FATE is a consignment shop that suits about everyone and now you can find your own special gem. With the surge of internet shoppers and more than ever busy lives, we're getting a lot of new consignment- yep, and a lot with tags! We keep up with current trends but we‘re attracted to those rare items that define (or challenge) your own personal style. With new consignment being hauled in everyday- this week you could pick up a vintage Escada blouse & next week a brand new Gucci bag.
Okay, let's get real. Sixteen years ago when we started this business as Ali's Closet, we were one of a hand full of consignment shops in Denver. With the insurgence of big online marketplaces like ThredUp and The RealReal, and the popularity of 'sell your own stuff' sites like Poshmark and NextDoor, the climate has shifted. Even shops that typically carry new inventory have a used selection of clothing and accessories now. Resale is a multi-billion dollar a year industry, and luckily, FATE is still in the game! With an increasing awareness of reducing waste, we are progressing from a disposable society to a recycling society- that's pretty stinking cool! Plus, when you consign in Colorado with a Colorado born business, your money and the benefits of that money stays in Colorado. FATE is proud to be a Coloradoan and we're especially proud to be your "new" favorite consignment shop.
The definition of the whole (kit and) caboodle means: everything there is. In FATE's case, that means everything from handmade ceramics to mid-century barware. The "kit" could be the cutest potted plant you've ever seen to the "caboodle"- a rare edition of Little Women. Thing is, you just never know until you stop in on the regs.
Yep, we have them all the time. And, most of the time benefit a local or international non-profit. I know, cool- right? You could even have one! Contact the shop, agree on a night, you invite your friends, we will buy the bubbly and treats, and 10% off the total sales goes to you or the charity of your choice! It’s a win-win-win.
We take consignment or winter pick-up (because of COVID-19) by appointment only. Please click here to set up a day and time. You MUST be wearing a mask! All clothing items must be on hangers. They can be on wire hangers- we'll recycle them for you. Thing is, we don't have much horizontal room but we need to steam each item to be safe. We're currently taking simmer consignment. All items must be freshly laundered or dry cleaned. Feel free to send pics of your items in question to 720-550-3283 if you like.
We wouldn't have a shop if it wasn't for you! We’re equal, a 50/50 partnership. You actually make more than the shop because of overhead, tags, staff, etc. That's pretty cool! Items are on a discount schedule and are reduced by 20% one week before your consignment ends. Occasionally, we have special events and offer a discount to guests/shoppers. Often we're only reducing a particular style of item on the floor- like 20% OFF handbags at one event and then 20% off jewelry at another.
Your consignment contract is for 60 days. That's pretty self explanatory.
You're welcome to use the money you've earned as shop credit anytime during or after your contract ends. If you choose to not spend your money and you have a balance at the end of your contract then we’ll write you a check. Sweet. Due to COVID-19 and the closing of the shop, current consignors need to be patient for payment but it will be sent to you.
At the end of your contract you're welcome to pick up any unsold items. Those of you that consigned just before we closed, we’re trying to extend items that could be considered spring or summer. Also, you can leave items for donation. If you chose to donate or do not pick up your items within the allotted time (one week, 2 weeks for COVID-19 interrupted contracts) are discounted to 50% off and that money goes to having fundraisers, benefits or supporting mental health organizations. We provide you with a receipt and tax id number. We love giving back so hopefully you see this as a win-win-win.
We like transparency. You will have a consignor number and a password to login to check on the status of your items. You will see a detailed list with the size, style, color and price of your items. Our sales are in real-time so you can see what items you're selling and what your current balance is. Yay! Because our software keeps going even if the shop isn‘t open, it’s a bit of a mess we’re cleaning up. If you see items listed as unavailable, they need to be picked up by appointment only. If you see items listed as converted, be patient, we’re still working on it.
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