It’s time to set the record straight! Too Good to be Threw is a consignment shop. At times, consignment and thrift can be mistaken for the same thing, but they are different in many ways. So, here are the differences that make each store their own.
Most thrift stores are donation-based and center on a not-for-profit organization. Even though it’s frowned upon to donate bad quality items, thrift stores accept donation goods in the form of clothes, shoes, and accessories and don’t question the material or value of the product. The items are sorted out and priced and sent out to the sales floor.
In consignment stores, an individual will bring in a gently used item for evaluation in order to determine if the product will sell well in that space. If the product passes, the store will sell the item(s) on behalf of the original owner and accept a percentage of the sale price. Some consignment stores will buy the product from the owner up front.
You can argue that the biggest difference between consignment and thrift is the quality of merchandise. The second biggest difference are the prices. As the saying goes, you definitely get what you pay for at each type of store. While items found at a consignment stores are typically gently used or new, with some determined value to a new owner, similar items found at a thrift store are more often of lower quality and condition, so the admonition of “buyer beware” is all the more important to keep in mind.
Visit a consignment store like Too Good when you’re in search of new work clothing, something specific not likely to be found at a thrift store, and name brand items. Drop by today and see what we have in store.