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National Consignment Day - First Monday in October

NATIONAL CONSIGNMENT DAY

As the seasons change and our lives evolve, so do our styles and budgets. On the first Monday in October, National Consignment Day offers a way to elevate both. The new holiday celebrates consignment as the smart, sustainable way to shop, earn money and extend the lifecycle of your items.

Check your overstuffed closet and what will you find? In everything from designer clothes to evening gowns and fine jewelry, last year’s blue jeans and the never-worn is the opportunity for cash in your pocket. Conversely, is your wardrobe looking a little thin? Update it by shopping consignment, which offers new and gently used, name-brand items for a fraction of the retail price.

Another bonus: nothing ends up in the landfill.  That’s right! Exchanging someone else’s fashion sense for your own keeps the cycle of good taste going.

HOW TO OBSERVE

The RealReal is introducing the #NeverThrowAway movement urging consumers to either consign or donate items they no longer want.

  • Consign – Set up a free consultation and in-home consignment appointment. Get started here.

  • Donate – Send your items to GOOD+ Foundation to help break the cycle of poverty. Learn more here.

  • Valuations – Office or facetime appointments with one of The RealReal’s experts to receive a free price quote, or drop off your items at one of our Luxury Consignment Offices. Get started here.

  • Share –  Demonstrate your commitment to sustainable living and conscious consumption by posting your consignments and donations on Instagram this week using the hashtags #NeverThrowAway and #NationalConsignmentDay.

Use #NationalConsignmentDay to share on social media.

HISTORY

The RealReal, the leader in authenticated luxury consignment,  founded National Consignment Day to celebrate consignment as the smart, sustainable way to shop, earn money and extend the lifecycle of luxury items.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Consignment Day to be observed on the first Monday of every October.

ABOUT THE REALREAL

The RealReal is the leader in authenticated luxury consignment with a certified expert inspecting every single item. The company has reinvented luxury resale and has changed how people think about and consume luxury goods. The RealReal provides the largest selection of pre-owned authenticated luxury items including women’s and men’s fashion, fine jewelry & watches, and fine art & home. Consignors earn up to 70% of the sale price and items sell quickly. The company operates Luxury Consignment Offices in seven US cities that offer free fine jewelry and watch valuations from certified gemologists, as well as white glove consignment service.

The RealReal is a member of Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE100. The RealReal has successfully disrupted the old consignment model by bringing the experience into a digital marketplace that focuses on trust, fast sell-through and great service. Founded in 2011, The RealReal has 6 million buyers and consignors with 5 million items sold across all luxury categories, and is a leader in the circular economy.

DATES
October 7, 2019
October 5, 2020
October 4, 2021
October 3, 2022
October 2, 2023
October 7, 2024
October 6, 2025
October 5, 2026
October 4, 2027
October 2, 2028
October 1, 2029

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