Kids Clothes! Bubbles & BEAN is committed to bringing you amazing brands at a fraction of retail! To make the most of your consigning efforts, let's follow a few guidelines for the clothes you bring in!
First, all clothing should be clean, laundered, stain-free, hole-free, and with no pilling.
WHAT IS PILLING?? Pilling happens to the majority of our fashion these days after a few washes. These pictures on the right try and show what pilling is. NO BRAND IS IMMUNE to pilling due to the inferior quality of materials and the overseas manufacturing. FLEECES, pajamas, and cheap knits seem to be the worst offenders in this category.
After a few washes, you will notice the material start to ball up together which creates the "pilling". What I like to do is the Blind Feel Test!! Close your eyes, and feel the material inside. you're fleece or the outside of your knitwear. Is it rough to the touch? I have learned after 10 years, that no-one wants to put rough clothing on their child's skin. No-one. So, if you see this kind of wear... unfortunately that garment is at the end of its life:(( If it is still soft and fuzzy... bring it in!
STAINS! I have a mantra..."I don't care if its Gucci, if its got a stain in the front... I can't sell it!" We are picky. Really picky. The better the brand, however, I can be a bit more forgiving, especially on the cuffs. Over the years, I have developed some insights:
Also, please look at your garment for HOLES!! Holes can be anywhere! Next to seams, around the knees, on the bum... just about anywhere. Any holes in the item will result in a tear eventually and cannot be accepted.
Here at Bubbles & BEAN, we do have a small Adult section, which includes Maternity! Our adult section is mainly Womens, but we do have our big teen boy section that carries up to Size 32 in Waistband.
We like to keep our women's section focused on the young adults. We like to keep the fashion young, fun, and flowy! Think Anthropology and Lululemon. We do take ALL brands in the Women's section, but please keep it of modern taste. The last thing someone wants is your 1982 Office Wear that has been in the closet for 30 years.
Our biggest seller in the Womens section is American Eagle. We get TONS of American Eagle and it sells really well! Once again, going forward into 2023, we will be limiting the lower brands such as Old Navy, Aero, anything Walmart, anything with a super-low, original price point.
Same goes for MATERNITY! Keep in fresh and in season!! The only thing we don't take in either section is BRAS, but nursing tanks are welcome for our new mothers!