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FAQ for Fall 2014

Answers to most of your questions can be found on our website, but here is a short list of some of the most frequently asked questions (with answers) that we've been getting about our upcoming sale.

How many items can I sell?  

The only items that have limits are clothing and shoes. Only 75 items of clothing will be allowed per consignor.   There is one exception, if all of your clothing is marked to donate then you may bring 100 items to sell.  We only accept 10 pairs of shoes.  With the smaller space, we are going to be extra picky during inspection, so bring only your best!

What clothing items are acceptable at the Fall sale?   

Our sales are seasonal so some items will not be accepted for sale at this fall event.  We will  accept:

  • long sleeve shirts
  • pants
  • jeans
  • sweaters
  • coats
  • jackets
  • costumes
  • holiday clothing (Christmas, Thanksgiving) sell really well. 
  • shorts and short sleeve shirts

We will not  accept any:

  • bathing suits
  • tank tops
  • sleeveless dresses
  • anything sleeveless or with spaghetti style straps-save these items for the spring!
  • t-shirts advertising your local school, a running race, a festival or the like

If I group onesies or similar like items together does that count as 1 item? 

Yes, if you package 3 or 4 like items (onesises, tights, sleepers) together that will count as 1 item.  However, be very sure that each item is clean and acceptable or the whole group of items will be removed and unsold.  Also, please double check all items grouped are the SAME SIZE.

What hangers can I use and will I get them back? 

Almost any hanger is acceptable as long as your items are well attached and fit the hanger appropriately.  Do not use adult hangers for tiny baby clothes, or the opposite.  The plastic retail hangers that you get when you buy clothes at various stores are fine.  Wire hangers are our least favorite but do work well for pinning pants.  Start looking now for hangers to buy as they will start disappearing from shelves as we get closer to sale time!

You will not get your own hangers back at the end of the sale.  However, any clothing items you purchase will come with hangers that you can keep.  Start stock-piling hangers now in preparation for spring.

I’m a consignor, when can I shop? Can I bring a guest?  

All consignors can start shopping on Thursday at 5:00 pm.  You will receive a wristband when you check in which will get you in to the Preview Sale on Thursday night.  You may buy one additional band for $10 to bring a guest. Everyone who enters the preview sale must have a wristband.

If you volunteer you will be invited to shop earlier based on how many hours you volunteer.  See the Preview Sale Schedule  for more information.

How will consignor drop off work this sale?

The biggest change for drop off is doing it all in one day.  This is new for us, so please be patient as we work through this shorter process.  Each consignor MUST HAVE AN APPOINTMENT.  The appointments are now every 15 minutes, so please arrive on time.  When you arrive at the civic center, you will see signs directing you where to go. As of today, all consignors will enter at the south side of the civic center, but that is subject to change. 

If you choose our Traditional Check-In , the process will be the same as last sale.  We will have stations set up for the following categories: 

  • Clothing/Shoes
  • Toys/Books/Games
  • Baby Gear
  • Home Decor
  • Everything Else

To make it easier for you, organize your items into these same categories.  You will visit each station, drop off your items and proceed to the wristband table.  Once you put out your inspected clothing items; you will receive your wristbands, pick up any rejected items and you are out the door! 

If you choose our Drop & Go Check-In , the process will be easier and faster for you.  Upon arrival, a welcome volunteer will confirm your appointment time and direct you to the location to park.  An unloading volunteer will remove the items from your car and deliver them to the inspection stations.  We will take care of everything, except any items that need to be put together.  This includes furniture, pack n' plays or the like.  Once all your items are unloaded, a wristband volunteer will bring you wristbands and answer any questions you might have.  Any rejected items will be automatically donated and not returned to you - so please make sure to double-check everything has batteries, none of your items have been recalled and you don't bring anything on our Unacceptable Items list.  NO REJECTED ITEMS WILL BE RETURNED.  That is the biggest difference between the two types of check-in. 

Finally, if you were a consignor who had no rejected items at the spring sale, you will follow the same procedure as Traditional Check-In.  The only difference is that you do not need to put your clothing out and if you have any rejected items that are found after you have left the building, we will store them and have them ready for you on Sunday to pick-up.  We will have a list of those eligible consignors at the Welcome Table, so just let them know when you arrive.

We appreciate everyone for hanging in there with us as we searched for a new location, broke all records for consignor registration and navigate this new location.  We couldn't do this sale without each of you and look forward to seeing everyone soon!

Jennifer and Sara

The One Week Boutique is moving to a new location!

The Fall 2014 sale will be held in the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center in downtown Tallahassee on October 8th-12th.  The space is a bit smaller than our most recent sites at the Tallahassee Mall, but we are excited to have a space and plan on making the most of every inch!
As a result of the new space and shorter schedule there will be some changes to this sale:

Consignors will be asked to pay the $10 organizational fee up front at the time of registration.  This fee is non-refundable.

All of our consignors will be checked in on Wednesday, October 8th between 9am-7pm.  Those appointments will NOT be available until September 15th.

We will NOT be accepting purses or maternity clothing at this sale.

The minimum selling price of each item is $2.00.

Clothing limits are the same as last sale: 75 items per consignor, or 100 items if ALL are marked to donate.

We have also added a few more things to our Unacceptable Items page, so please review that.

“Drop & Go” Check-In

Starting this sale, we are offering an easy option for check-in.  There will be a “Drop & Go” option at consignor check-in.  Instead of bringing your items in and waiting while they are inspected, you will have the option to drop things off with a volunteer at the curb.  Volunteers will shuttle your items in (with a few exceptions).  They will go through our inspection process,  but you do not have to wait.  To take advantage of this new service, you have to agree to DONATE ALL rejected items.

If you decide not to use the “Drop & Go” option then you will follow the usual check-in process.  No matter which option you choose, all consignors will still need to register for a check-in time.

Please Note!  If you were a consignor who didn’t have any rejected items last sale, you will receive an email before consignor check-in explaining how your check-in process will work.  

Due to the change in venue, the Fall sale will be a bit shorter.  The full schedule , including times, is posted on our website.

Consignor Check-In will take place in just one day -- Wednesday, October 8th

Consignor Preview Sales will take place on Thursday, October 9th

Public Sale days will be Friday and Saturday, October 10th and 11th

Half-Price Sale will be Sunday morning, October 12th

Consignor Pick-Up will be Sunday afternoon, October 12th

October 4-6, 2019