Sell With Us
If you want to sell your designer items with The Little Black Dress Agency then it couldn't be easier.
Four simple steps to selling
- Please check our 'Designers We Like' page to see which brands we accept. Contact us with details of the items that you wish to sell via our contacts page, the email link below or the mobile phone number below.
2. We will then arrange a personal collection or our courier will collect free of charge direct from your front door, workplace, friends house, family house...where ever is most convenient for you, they are fully insured and tracked during transit . You can sell with us no matter where you are.
3. Once the items are received by us, we check them for Authenticity and quality and will then confirm the selling price with you. You will recieve a full list of items on a contract so that you know exactly what you have with us, we also keep a copy.
4. The items will then be studio photographed and will be uploaded onto our site for shoppers worldwide to browse through.
WHAT IS THE LBDA's COMMISSION RATE?
The listing is free. If we sell your item, depending on its retail price the commission is variable but it is usually 50% ( If we sell your item for £50 you receive £25 and we receive £25) and for repeat customers it 40% (You receive 60% of the price so if we sell your item for £50 you receive £30 and we receive £20). Always feel free to contact me personally to discuss this 07799021066)
HOW DO I GET PAID?
Once your item sells we hold the funds for 14 working days. This is to allow for returns. If the item is not returned, once you have contacted us, we transfer the sale value (minus our commission and any other charges that may occur) to you.
HOW DO YOU PRICE THE ITEMS?
There are several factors taken into consideration such as age, condition, original retail value, availability, brand, style and demand.
WHAT IF I DON’T AGREE WITH THE PRICE?
You are always given the opportunity to approve the price of the items.
Should you not agree then you can let us know and we will do our very best to work with you to agree a price. If we can’t agree, we will return your item to you.
DO MY ITEMS HAVE TO BE IN PERFECT CONDITION?
It is preferred however we are fully aware that items are bought to be worn so if they have signs of wear or slight defects that is fine. Shoes do not need their boxes but again it is preferred.
DO MY ITEMS HAVE TO BE DRY CLEANED.
Yes. If upon examination we deem that an article requires dry cleaning we may return it to you.
WHAT ITEMS MAY GET REJECTED?
We do not accept high street labels. We do not accept items that are heavily marked or used. We do not accept lingerie or swimwear.
HOW DO YOU AUTHENTICATE MY ITEMS?
Every piece is individually reviewed and authenticated. We may occasionally use a third party for authentication. We may sometimes ask you to provide us with proof of purchase. Should we not be able to guarantee authenticity we will not list the item.
HOW LONG DO YOU KEEP THE ITEMS FOR?
We keep the items for 4 weeks unless you agree to reduce them, if this is the case they will be kept another 2 weeks so in total 6 weeks.
DO YOU REDUCE THE PRICE?
Yes we reduce the price if you agree to do so, this will be by 10% and the items will be kept another 2 weeks.
WHAT IF MY ITEM DOESN’T SELL?
We do our very best to sell your items but sometimes the right person cannot be found for the item. Should the item not sell, you have two options, your items can be returned to you or we can reduce the price right down and the proceeds will be donated to Breast Cancer Care.
WHAT IF I DON’T CONTACT YOU AND REQUEST THE RETURN OF MY ITEMS AFTER THE SALE PERIOD?
Your item will be out on the website for sale for 4 or 6 weeks depending on if you agreed to reduce them, 4 weeks if you did not want to reduce them and 6 if you did, after this period of time you are given a 2 week courtesy period in which we expect you to request the return of your items. Should you not request the return of your items after this time they will be donated to Breast Cancer Care.
BRAND NEW WITH TAGS
Never worn and in pristine condition. Come with original garment tags.
NEW WITHOUT TAGS
Never worn and in pristine condition. Does not come with original garment tags.
Worn once or twice. No obvious defects and has very minimal signs of wear.
Gently worn with some signs of wear which will be described, these may include minor marking or surface scratching.
Heavily worn with signs of heavy wear, these may include scratching, tarnishing, and other notable marks. But nothing which affects the overall functionality of the item.
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