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How it Works

OUR STANDARDS

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DESIRED BRANDS

Gap, Cat & Jack, Gymboree, Carter’s, Tea, Hanna Andersson, Under Armor, Nike

UNDENIABLE QUALITY

We want the best for our customers and consignors.  We strive to provide clothing, toys, books, and equipment in the best condition possible.  Ready to wear items are a must.

CURRENT STYLES

Current styles are key to great quality! Items within 5 years of age are considered.

KIDS & MATERNITY

Newborn through youth size 18-20 and maternity clothing are considered for consignment along with kids toys, books, shoes, games, athletic gear, and equipment.

 OUR EVALUATION PROCESS

We treat your clothing with care and thoroughly inspect every item using our time-tested quality assurance process. Items that meet our quality standards are keyed into the system and made available for sale.  Some items get their photos taken and made available on our online store.

  • We accept consignment Monday through Saturday, NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY.
  • No consignment accepted on Sunday
  • Items must be freshly laundered.
  • We will look at 50 clothing items per consignor per day. Toys, books and equipment does not count toward the 50 item limit.  Items should be thoughtfully chosen and folded nicely.
  • Our employees look over every item carefully.
  • Any items we can not accept will be returned to you that day.
  • More detailed information can be found here
  • You can also find our seasonal consignment schedule on the menu above or here .

YOUR PAYOUT

When your items sell the money goes directly onto your account.  You receive 40% of the sale for items under $30 and 50% of the sale for items that sell over $30.  Two options are available to receive your funds.

Store Credit

Can be used at both Duck Worth Wearing Locations and The Loft just like cash.

Cash

Take out all or part of your account balance.  Over $25 we issue a check.

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY UNSOLD ITEMS?

If your item has not sold after 90 days they will be converted to store inventory.  For items priced over $50, you will receive a call with the option to pick up your item or have it donated.

Converted items are either donated directly to charity or used to raise funds to support local programs and local/national/international missions.  A few groups we support: Downtown Ames and Ankeny events, school PTO carnivals, homeless and needy families, Ankeny TAKE program.

A quote from one of our charities:

“People are excited to see my white car arrive! One man took lots of clothes and shoes to bring to South Sudan when he travels there in July….  Thanks again”

Ames Smart Business Challenge

Doing our part to reduce our footprint – Smart Business Challenge