How It Works
Buy and Sell, and Play with your Clothes
ReFashioner is a curated consignment store in which YOU supply the exquisite merchandize (and so do we!)
Is it a Shop? Is it a Giant Shared Closet? Is it a Designer Swap? Is it a Community?
Yes! Buying is as easy as on any etail site. The one difference is you'll become a ReFashioner member on checkout. It's free, and there's no pressure to do anything more than shop. Or swap! Sell something, leave your proceeds in your account, and use them to shop for "free". You can also offload your trashier (but still good!) pieces as Lagniappes . If you want to sell (or swap) your own spare couture, read on...
It’s easy to hautecycle...
If you didn't join yet, scroll up and click "Apply". Once you have your own customizable Closet (it's free of course), you're ready to upload your pieces.
Raid your (real) closet, pull those exquisite things you never actually wear, lay them out and decide what they’re worth. (Be a bit generous--you’re not wearing them, after all.)
If you have no idea what to charge, just put a zero in the price field and we'll suggest prices. You may alter them as you like later.
Photograph your pieces, front back and LABEL--plus details if you like. We really LOVE styled shots on you (or someone), but please do also include clear straight-on (boring) shots. Then hit “submit an item” and follow the instructions. Don’t forget to tell your garments’ stories and choose 'emotion tags' at the end.
We then vet your pieces (if we reject any, please don't take it personally), and edit out the background, then we send them live on the site. You’ll get an email when that happens.
Strapped for time? Or already selling?
If you've already lost your patience/motivation/will to live, contact us. If your stuff is supergreat, we want to help... (Not yet a nationwide service, but we'll do what we can.)
If you're a vintage dealer, professional or semi-pro seller (Ebay, Etsy): Welcome! We don't mind the odd double listing--just remove it if it's gone. And if you want to make it more official, contact us. We'd love to work out a marketing program with you.
Want to sell more/better?
Here's what works: 1. Be personal --upload your picture; and a banner; answer the 20 Questions; fill out the bio (if you don't want to be YOU, that's fine, make something up, invent a character...). 2. Work it! Tweet, Facebook, Instagram, post, and Pin, Pin, Pin your pieces. This dramatically increases your odds... 3. Interact. Stalk other closets--they might stalk back (they'll get alerts when you post new stuff); ask questions, comment on pieces you like. Pin other people's pieces. 4. Tell the stories! Everyone loves a good story.
Want to swap? Go cashless?
ReFashioner beta (2010-2012) was the original Curated Swap Site. And the Swap lives on... When you sell something and leave your proceeds in your ReFashioner account (instead of cashing out) the amount is applied to anything you buy on the site. You can easily kid yourself you're shopping for free.
Shop! You can search by Designer, category, size, color, pattern, material, era, or any combination thereof. You can also search by emotion tag, "Just In" item, or LAGNIAPPE--find the free thing you want first (a bit like selecting entree by side dish?) or find favorites in our Collections. Checkout's easy: load cart; log in; pay.
Meet your fellow ReFashioners! Browse their Closets, Stalk their Closets, read their questionnaires, bios and garment stories, surf to their blogs, stores, and sites. This is more than shopping. This is fashion.
When a fellow ReFashioner buys your piece...
You receive an email with the prepaid mailing label. Put the item in a USPS box, stick on the label and mail it. After the tracking info enters the system, you can cash out (from "Transactions" tab in "My Account")--or use your proceeds to shop/swap on ReFashioner. (See above)
Don’t forget to keep an eye on our blog, reMAG, for updates, features, interviews, member call-outs, nonboring sustainable fashion news, and all sorts.