This post was updated on October 31, 2017.
I’ve added these new paragraphs to this review because I cannot, in good conscience, recommend selling here anymore.
The first signs were of the fairly quick staff turnover. The other sign was that some (not all) of the attitudes of the employees became snobby. Next sign was that the last few times that I’d come in, what they priced the items for was so pitifully low that I took many back to sell elsewhere.
The final straw was when I came in the last time about two weeks ago. An employee that I’d never met before wouldn’t even look at my consignment. She said that they had a new policy and that I’d have to come back on Saturday and/or Sunday. Their busiest times? NOPE and nope, no one has time for that.
I think she was offended because I’d asked her if she was new. Then I said hello and that it was nice to meet her, so I wasn’t trying to come across as snobby. No need to drive away potential inventory and therefore, sales.
I’m sorely disappointed that they didn’t call/email to alert their existing consignees about this less than desirable change. I cannot in good faith recommend consigning with 2525 Vintage and I rescind most of the review below.
This reminds me that I need to get my unsold consigned items from them before I move to Portland.
Rather than waste your time here, check out my go-to favorite, Mercy Vintage Now. Scroll to see my blurb about my stellar experience with them!
They are classy, keep it real, and sell their items for a mix of reasonably what they’re worth! Take some notes, 2525 and those other resale and consignment chains. This is taken from the Mercy Vintage site:
We are fair and karma driven and we promise not to make you feel inferior because you didn’t bring in what we are looking for. We understand the connection to and emotion around clothes and promise to find the best home possible for your items.
Where has the time gone?
I want to apologize for being so scarce. I’ve had everything to say and yet nothing at the same time. A major transition is underway, along with a move, and I’ll post details as soon as I get to the next phase.
“Let everything happen to you. Beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
In the East Bay is one of the last semi-affordable towns where the Downtown has been reinvigorated. A little piece of Mayberry in my backyard. While the Bay Area is still my backyard, that is.
wonderful store in Hayward called 2525 Vintage and Modern and it’s located at:
From their website: 2525 Vintage & Modern is a small clothing boutique based in Hayward, CA. We carry a unique and eclectic collection of vintage and modern styles, and believe in providing a fun and alternative shopping experience. Our pieces range from treasured vintage dresses, to trendy pieces, to unconventional accessories, and more. By selling second-hand clothing (though quite a few items come in new or unused!), we hope to keep clothing out of landfills and within the textile chain. Make your mark on sustainability with 2525 Vintage & Modern!
I have been to the store twice now and have some items on consignment. During my last visit, I took some pictures and want to share this
awesome find with my readers, should you ever be in the area!
The store is on Foothill Blvd. at the corner of Foothill Blvd. and B Street. There’s parking in front, or you can go to one of the many free municipal lots where you can park free for 4 hours.
This store is
a gem because their prices are affordable and their merchandise is eclectic. All eras are represented and they have a $5 rack as well. They also sell modern costume jewelry and new shoes, too. I found there to be equally desirable clothing in the men’s section that was priced to move!
Do you recognize the full-length dark red leather coat on the right? It’s the one that I got in Portland in September. No matter how much I worked with it, I couldn’t do this piece justice. The red clashed with my skin and makeup and it’s time to pass it along to a more worthy owner.
The coat is currently priced for $100 and I’ll get 40% of that.
I put items out to the far reaches of the universe, temporarily forget about them, and then poof! Magic money, right? It was so hard to resist buying those MIA shoes, as I used to have them when they were new, which kind of dates me, doesn’t it???
Oldie but not moldy.
I promise I’ll be less scarce around here. Writing has always been very cathartic to me. Catch you later and have a wonderful everything until then.