Selling to us
Have a kimono collection to offer us?
We rarely purchase single pieces because we cannot pay nearly what the owner paid for it. Please realize we buy in bulk and have a steady supply already, so unless your single piece is rare or high value, we are not likely to be interested or able to offer you a good price.
If your piece is unusual we may offer a consignment arrangement. This would include wedding kimono (if quite different from ones we currently offer) or unusual vintage or antique pieces (e.g., boro, yogi, or pieces collected prior to 1945) valued at more than $300. We charge a 50% commission on consignments, which covers researching, photographing, describing, listing, e-commerce fees and all customer service.
If you do have a collection of 12 items or more that you would like to offer us, we ask that you first browse through our website (and others) to compare pricing and styles of what you have to what we typically sell. (We are often offered Chinese garments by mistake.) If you are willing to accept approximately a third of the price you see for similar items, please email Nancy an inventory list that includes the garment type(s), condition, the history of items, and a price for the entire collection. Please do not send photos until you get a reply.
If you are not sure about the value of what you have, we can arrange a basic appraisal for $50. If we later purchase or take those items on consignment, we will credit you for the $50 appraisal payment. Message Nancy to learn more.