Situation: While grabbing a pair of jeans packed tightly in my closet, a tall stack of bags fall to the ground. Balenciaga in white dustbag, Fendi, Chanel reissue flap, and Guccis are all over the place. I have a problem.
It was back on 2016
As you know, Banananina had started consignment service on 2017. Above situation was one of the few reasons why we started it. Another reason is as a way to support green living movement. How was the respond? VERY GOOD! Getting better and better after times. We always encourage customers to join our consignment service, cause it’s smart and it’s sustainable. If you’re still insist that you are the-keeper-type, try consign a bag. And you’ll be amazed how much water and energy can be saved.
If many of you want to consign, but do not know where to start. Here’s a few tips to get started:
#1 Do your research
Identify which pieces that retain value, so you can invest confidently. Here at Banananina, we offer an online submission concept, so you will know how much you will earn and how much it will be sold. All clear, no heart-ache involved. Consign anytime you are ready.
#2 Choose smart
Keep what you love and sparks joy anytime you wear it, consign which are not. Historical and emotional factors can be a problem, too. But sometimes finding them a new home is better than keep them inside a drawer, end up in a landfill.
#3 Consign regularly
We are lucky to live in a country without 4 seasons to live in. You can do a spring cleaning anytime. For example, try to remember how many times did you wear those light and bright coloured bags in last 6 months? If you only wear them 1-2 times max (and anytime you wear it, all you could think about is how not to make it dirty..), then it’s the right time to let it go. Do it regularly, the more-the better.
We love Mother Earth and we love fashion. Let the planet be happy by making your unused bags get adopted and let it live a little longer. It’s never too late to start consign. Once you start, you’ll get hooked. Trust me!