Bulk Purchase Agreements

In addition to our Consignment Agreement service Barefoot Vintage offers to purchase clothing from the general public at up to 40% of the potential in-store retail price (subject to terms and conditions)

Barefoot Vintage buys quality vintage items year-round yet while garment brand and size remain the most important factors when accepting items for display, final sale prices rely upon our in-depth knowledge of retail value, material components, market influence, aesthetic design, saleable potential and relevance of style

Naturally Barefoot Vintage appreciates and values any additional information consignees may wish to share about their items and continually aims to secure the best and fairest prices for those selected for display and sale

Bulk Purchase Process Explained
  • Seller emails Barefoot Vintage with a list of items (detailed photographs are always helpful as are images of labels) including basic item descriptions and noted condition flaws
  • Barefoot Vintage responds with a clear indication of which items are of interest regards purchase
  • Seller provides Barefoot Vintage with a securely packaged parcel(s) or box(es) or boxes of items via a secure shipping method (guidance can be provided on our Shipping Information page regards suitable methods)
  • Barefoot Vintage responds within 1 working day of receipt and details which items are to be accepted for purchase and includes a total offer price for seller consideration
  • Seller accepts or rejects the offer
  • Upon offer acceptance Barefoot Vintage returns any unwanted items (if any) and issues payment via electronic bank transfer or PayPal if otherwise agreed

Consignment Agreements

With an established domestic and international clientele, Barefoot Vintage offers users an opportunity to consign their vintage garments for sale through our expansive online store

As a consignee you are assured that your vintage items are regularly viewed by a widening audience of discerning purchasers and collectors, while resting in the knowledge that your items will be both beautifully presented and authentically described with thorough detail and care

The sheer quality and exhaustive effort behind each individual listing translates that virtually every purchase results in a satisfied customer

Please Note All sales are subject to a 14-day cooling period

Consignment Agreement User Benefits
  • No cleaning or repairs charges
  • No returns charges for unsellable items
  • No insurance payments per £ of value
  • No cancellations charges
  • No hidden small print
  • Payment options to suit (subject to restrictions)
Consignment Agreement Overview

Barefoot Vintage accepts high-end couture and vintage designer clothes, bags and accessories for resale on a 45-55% sale-or-return basis

Barefoot Vintage keeps all items ex-stock and fully displayed until sale or agreed termination of contract

All designer pieces accepted for resale at Barefoot Vintage are fully logged along with provision of a unique e-receipt for consignee retention and reference

Barefoot Vintage deeply values consignee trust through a policy of transparency therefore consignees are always welcome to view the selling prices of  their items online at both Barefoot Vintage and our Etsy e-store any time

Please Note Barefoot Vintage estimates a maximum of 15 working days for processing of consigned items per consignment

Consignment Agreement Process Explained
  • Consignee emails Barefoot Vintage with a list of items (detailed photographs are always helpful as are images of labels) including basic item descriptions and noted condition flaws
  • Following detailed assessment Barefoot Vintage responds with a clear indication of which items are of interest regards consignment within 5 working days
  • Consignee provides Barefoot Vintage with a securely packaged parcel(s) or box(es) or boxes of items via secure shipping (guidance can be provided on our Shipping Information page regards suitable shipping methods)
  • Barefoot Vintage responds within 1 working day of receipt and details which items are to be accepted for consignment and includes provisional resale prices and commission rate for consignee consideration
  • The consignee accepts or rejects the offer
  • Upon offer acceptance Barefoot Vintage prepares and displays the consigned items in the Barefoot Vintage online store and  a select number of social media platforms (sole agency period is a minimum 30 weeks from listing date)
  • Upon completion of a sale and confirmation of satisfaction by the item purchaser as per the 14-day Distance Selling Regulations Barefoot Vintage sends the final sale commission to the consignee within 14 working days via electronic bank transfer or PayPal if otherwise agreed

Unsold items that are not collected by agreed ‘collection date’ are sent to charity at the discretion of Barefoot Vintage, unless otherwise agreed between client and BFV. Please note: We do not return unaccepted items. These items will be donated to charity. If you wish to receive your unaccepted items back, we will happily ship the items back to you at your cost

Instalment Plans

Barefoot Vintage wants all vintage clothing to be accessible therefore we are happy to consider client payments by instalment on higher value items

Please contact us where we can arrange a reasonable payment level and period to suit both parties (e.g. smaller payments can be made weekly and larger payments can be made monthly)

Example A £200 item you can paid for at a rate of £50 per week over a four weeks while an £800 item could be paid for at a rate of £200 a month for four months

Note Barefoot Vintage does not charge interest but requires the first payment within 7 days of the agreed instalment

Private Estates and Collections

Barefoot Vintage is always looking to purchase private estates and large collections so please contact us with any proposed details or inventories for consignment

Vintage designer labels of particular interest include Ossie Clark, Biba, Oscar De La Renta, Chanel, Christian Dior, Thea Porter, Jean Muir, Givenchy, Missoni, Yves Saint Laurent and many more

Restorations

Barefoot Vintage is pretty much bewitched by the preservation of fine vintage items, and since our inception in 2007 we have developed a diverse network of artisans to whom we commend and frequently entrust with our personal collection

If you have a garment that could use some tender loving care and even extensive refurbishment, simply contact us for an evaluation and estimate

After all, if Barefoot Vintage can’t restore it back to full health, we can almost certainly find someone who can

Wardrobe Cleanses

Barefoot Vintage can assist you in the process of recycling, refining and restoring calm and order to an otherwise chaotic wardrobe

Simply contact us to learn more about this incredibly useful service and watch this space for further details as they develop