Consignment Process

How it Works

At Ladybug Landing we specialize in boutique brand children’s clothing and shoes.  We do not accept brands from major discount chain stores or most mall brands.  All items must be in new with tags or like new condition only and presented clean, pressed, and ready for resale. Some of our most requested brands include Matilda Jane, Well Dressed Wolf, Persnickety, Mustard Pie, Lilly Pulitzer, Vineyard Vines, Bailey Boys, Pixie Girl, Doll Cake, Giggle Moon, Lemon Loves Lime, Livie and Luca, Joyfolie, Luna Luna, Miss Me, Eliane et Lena, Biscotti, Tralala, Luna Luna, UGG, Mini Boden, Crewcuts, Kelly’s Kids, Pink Sky and many more.  Please save us time by pre-screening your clothing and other items for stains or wear and for appropriate brands.

We accept items Monday through Saturday until 5:00 p.m.  After reviewing your items while you wait, the things we don’t take will be set aside for you to take home or will be donated with your permission.  The things we accept for consignment will be entered in the computer under your account generally within  5-10 business days.  New consignors, please call or contact us within 2 weeks of your drop off to receive your account ID and login instructions to access your account information on line.  Account information on line is updated each evening at the close of our business day.

To accommodate your busy schedules you can use our “Drop and Run” form included on this site.

Consignors will receive 40% of the final selling price on consigned items exclusive of buyers fees. No payment is received until after an item sells. Funds accumulate on your account as items sell and all funds on a consignor account are available to the consignor at any time upon request. Checks are not automatically generated. A $1 fee is deducted from all checks for processing and postage if you request to have a check mailed to you. Unused balances accumulate as items sell and remain in consignor’s account until applied toward a purchase or cashed out. Accounts that remain idle with no activity for more than two years are subject to annual maintenance fees.

We accept items for the current season only. We accept items for Spring and Summer beginning January 15th through April 1st and those items remain on the floor until after annual summer clearance sales on or around July 4th.

We accept for our Fall and Winter season beginning July 5th through October 15th and those items will remain on the floor until after our annual winter clearance sale the day after Christmas.

Items brought in for a season remain on the floor for the entire season with the understanding that items remaining in the store at the time of the clearance sale will be included in the clearance sale at major discounted prices. If any items remain after clearance sales are complete, those items will be pulled from the floor. Notice of the close of season will be sent via our monthly newsletter as well as posted on our Facebook and other social media accounts. At that time, Consignors who indicated a preference may contact us to pick up remaining items. If items are not claimed after two weeks of notification they become the property of Ladybug Landing to be disposed of as they see fit including donations to local charitable organizations. (We encourage consignors to donate – in most cases there will be only a few, less desirable items remaining.)
All items are subject to markdowns, seasonal sales, and clearance sales at the discretion of management. The consignment split will be on the final selling price.
Ladybug Landing is not responsible for loss of consigned articles through fire, theft, vandalism or natural disaster.

Charitable Donations

We encourage all consignors to consider donating their unsold items to charity. Ladybug Landing is proud to support  local charitable organizations.
Our donated clothing for school-age children is provided to Fayette County school children through a program sponsored by the Lexington Women’s Club. The Women’s Club operates a “store” where school children who are nominated based on need can shop for free clothing and other items.

Clothing

We accept children’s clothing from newborn to size 16 for boys and girls.  We specialize in name brand children’s wear and boutique quality clothing and shoes only. We do not accept brands from discount chain stores.  Some examples of boutique brands you might find would include labels such as Matilda Jane, Well Dressed Wolf, Bailey Boys,  Anavini,  Papo d’anjo, Persnickety, Giggle Moon, Peaches N Cream, Kelly’s Kids, Velani Classics, , Chabre,  Catamini, Deux par Deux, Kickee Pants,  Sarah Louise, Cuckees,  Mis Tee V-Us, Livie and Luca, L’amour, Angel and many more.  Some examples of other brands we accept include Gymboree, Gap, Janie and Jack, Ralph Lauren, Hanna Andersson, Crewcuts, Burberry, Mini Boden, Lilly Pulitzer, Hartstrings, Le Top, and all boutique brand children’s clothing.

Clothing Requirements

All clothing to be consigned should meet the following requirements:

  • Freshly laundered (preferably in an unscented detergent).
  • Children’s dress clothing should be on hangers.
  • Children’s items not on hangers should be placed flat in a tote or laundry basket to minimize any wrinkles.
  • Free of any stains, holes or wear.
  • All buttons, snaps and zippers in working order and closed.
  • Children’s shoes should be like new. They must be free of scuff marks and no excessive wear.

All items should be in ready to sell condition when you bring them in. For this reason we cannot accept clothing in garbage bags. When selecting items for consignment, ask yourself if they are in the condition in which YOU would like to buy them yourself.

Nursery & Children’s Furnishing

 For safety and liability reasons we cannot accept cribs, used car seats, or crib bedding.  Nursery furniture and gear such as changing tables, swings,  and strollers  must meet the following requirements.

  • All gear  should be of current style and meet all current safety standards.
  • Whenever possible, please include the owner’s manual and assembly instructions.
  • Baby gear is often recalled for minor problems. Please do a quick recall search before bringing items in to save you the trouble transporting them in the event there has been a recall. You can do a search on the Consumer Product Safety Commission web site: http://www.cpsc.gov/

We cannot accept any recalled item for resale.
If you are purchasing a crib for your baby, please access the following link to learn more about crib safety: http://www.healthychildren.org/english/safety-prevention/at-home/Pages/Choosing-a-Crib.aspx

Pricing

Management will set pricing. We will generally price clothing at around 30-40% of the retail price depending on the condition. Gear will go for closer to 40-70% of the retail price. We constantly check online for retail prices and use the lowest advertised price as our base. For furniture or large/expensive items we will work with the consignor to set a price and will offer a higher percentage to the consignor. Please call for details.

Using Our Drop-and-Run Form

With our Drop-and-Run form, consigning has never been easier. All you have to do is:

  1. Print a copy of the form (or pick up a copy in the store).
  2. Read, complete, and sign the agreement.
  3. Bring in your items with the signed agreement and we will do the rest.

“What if I have not consigned with Ladybug Landing before?”
Not a problem! We will assign you a new consignor number and set up your account when you bring your items to the store.

“I don’t live in Lexington. Can I still consign with Ladybug Landing?”    Absolutely! Consignors may ship items to us from anywhere to be included on our sales floor. Please message us for details.
– Click here for the Drop-and-Run Form in PDF format. (Requires Adobe Acrobat.)