“I chose to consign a second time with DOWNTOWN UPTOWN, as the first time most of my items were sold and any returns were in immaculate condition! They are professional and look after everything for you!“

Céline / consignor in 2020

Sell your items with the experts!

UPDATED 15 September 2021

DOWNTOWN UPTOWN is your luxury consignment (seconde main de luxe) boutique in Geneva – curating for you since 2014. 

We have had over 400 consignors and we currently manage over 7’000 items, which we sell internationally with our partners. 

Our team has dozens of years experience in the luxury and second-hand industry – including at Hermès – so we provide the ultimate in high-level service and knowledge to sell your items for you.

Both our boutique owners have bought and sold in the second-hand market for over 20 years each – so we have the most in-depth knowledge and historical analysis of luxury consignment in Geneva. We use our own database and pricing developed over our years of experience.

We have sold to every continent and have long-term consignors that stay with us even after leaving Geneva!

Put your trust in experience.

How to sell

For men

 

For men, we take luxury, some mid-range and unusual brands (see our brand list on the left hand side via the shop here)  for clothes and all accessories & bags. 

 

Minimum 5 items to begin a contract.

 

 

For women

We are now taking mid-season and winter !
(Please note that we no longer take fur and no long boots).

We will consider ONLY luxury brands (see our brand list on the left hand side via the shop here)  

Minimum 5 items to begin a contract. The exception is rare, in demand or high-value luxury brand items – these we can take an individual item for consignment, so do not hesitate to contact us for these items, where you can receive up to 80-90% commission!

 

NO QUERIES WILL BE RECEIVED IN THE BOUTIQUE.
Any queries must be made via the website/email ONLY (see below) and if we take your items, we will contact you.

We will also respond if we do not take your items.

Please respect that we are professional with years of experience and knowledge and we do not give free valuation/price estimates for you to sell in your own vide-dressing or elsewhere. With pleasure we can give a price estimation for a fee. All price valuations for clients that sell with us are free. Thank you!

We do not take second second-hand items. You MUST be the original buyer of the item. 

“I made an online purchase when the store was closed due to Covid lockdown. The staff was very helpful and took the time to call me to make sure everything was alright! My order was arrived very fast and packed very carefully. Highly recommend!”

L.E.W / via Google

“Shop to recommend. The owners are very knowledgeable, always up to date with the latest trends. The merchandise is presented with care. Truly a must-see place for those who want to buy or sell quality products.”

D.B. / via Google

STEP 1)

Include all items in ONE email only,

 

** PLEASE NOTE we no longer take fur nor long boots
** we do not take non-designer or non-luxury brands.

* If we do not take your items, we will also answer you.

Send us an email






    I have read and agree to all the instructions and conditions on this page.



    STEP 2)

    If we take your items, we contact you on how to proceed and we fix a RDV.

    We also offer a pick-up service in :
    Genève centre for 40chf or
    Canton of Geneva for 50chf
    Vaud (near Geneva) 60chf
    Lausanne 80chf

    * For bags: Please do NOT clean the outside of luxury bags, except at a professional spa of the brand of the bag itself. Please CLEAN and remove all items and dust/hair from the pockets/inside, using a lint remover. We will charge a fee for cleaning if necessary.

    *For shoes: please clean the soles! We will charge a fee for cleaning if necessary.

    *For clothes: items MUST be washed or dry-cleaned and brought uncrumpled  on hangers. Any items that need cleaning or ironing, we will charge a fee (see conditions below).

    Receive your RDV

    STEP 3)

    We do all the work (photos, presentation, publicity, buyer negotiation and delivery) to sell your items in Geneva and via our website internationally!

    • You will receive between 60-90% of the base sale price (we work on a scaled commission, the higher the value of the item, the higher % you receive).
    • Eg for a designer brand day dress or shoes, you receive 60-70%.
      For a high-end Hermès bag, you receive up to 90%!

      TIP: You may find a higher commission rate on online platforms, or privately but YOU do all the work and sale negotiations can be brutal! Equally, newcomers to the online re-sale market since 2019 may try to convince you with lower commissions, but they do not have our years of expertise (anyone can start an online business, but do they know what they are doing?) and are unlikely to survive with an unsustainable business model.

      See more about who we are and our expertise here.

    You relax!

    STEP 4)

    You collect payment at the end of your contract period!

    • We can do a bank transfer.
    • Or you can pick up in cash.
    • Or you can buy something in our boutique for a discount!

     

    Receive your money!

    See more details below. Our general legal information is here.

    General conditions for consignment – DOWNTOWN UPTOWN (Genève)

    Updated August 2020

    Please note, this type of contract is binding upon signature under Swiss law. There is no right to revocation period.

    IDENTIFICATION

    1.The client presents an ID and leaves in DOWNTOWN UPTOWN, a lot of bags / clothing / shoes / accessories as listed on the contract. DOWNTOWN UPTOWN reserves the right to take a copy of the ID.

    VETTING/AUTHENTICITY

    2. All items must be originally bought from the original store by the seller direct. We do not take second second-hand. Items must be genuine. All counterfeit articles will be refused. Should the counterfeit be discovered after the contract signature, the item may be confiscated by police and DOWNTOWN UPTOWN is not required to compensate the client. The client confirms that to their knowledge, there is no indication that the goods have been obtained by means of an offense against property, especially during a conflict, or theft (they cannot be stolen). Items must be in excellent condition and clean. Clothing must be cleaned, pressed and brought on hangers. The shoes in original bags / boxes, if not, in individual bags. Articles are selected by DOWNTOWN UPTOWN. We have the right to refuse any items that do not comply with the above conditions or that have already been sold second-hand or that are currently being sold elsewhere/ on an online platform / social media group or that are not the original property of the client.

    CLEANING

    3.Any cleaning/ironing and repair costs of the items offered are either borne by the client, or deducted from the benefit of sale of items of the client. The cleaning fees are indicated on the contract and are reduced from the commission of the client. Should no items be sold, the client bears the cost of repair/cleaning of the items and is to pay this amount to DOWNTOWN UPTOWN.

    CONTRACT

    4.This contract is exclusive, hence the client may not sell the items privately, nor in another store nor on an online platform/social media group during the term of the contract. Should the client have the item advertised or for sale elsewhere during the term of the contract, DOWNTOWN UPTOWN reserves the right to adjust the price of the item in the boutique to the same advertised price (including taxes) and thus adjust the client’s commission accordingly, following the % commission agreed to upon signature of the contract. Should the client violate the contract, DOWNTOWN UPTOWN reserves the right to remove the items from sale with no compensation due to the client. See also Article 9.

    COMMISSION

    5a.DOWNTOWN UPTOWN, in agreement with the client, shall fix the desired benefit from sale for each of the items during the contract period. This is marked on the contract. The items are placed on consignment for a period of 2 months (or otherwise indicated). On the contract, the client’s commission is indicated for the first half of the contract (period A) and the second half of the contract (period B) at a reduced benefit (-10%), from the contract signature. DOWNTOWN UPTOWN will add their commission (between 10% and 40% depending on the article) to the contract price of the item and add tax on each item (paid by the buyer) to give the selling price in the boutique.

    5b.At the expiry of the contract, DOWNTOWN UPTOWN may extend the contract upon agreement with the client. If this is the case, a new contract expiry date will be fixed and the articles either i) remain at period B commission or a new, lower commission is agreed and indicated.

    SELLING

    6.DOWNTOWN UPTOWN undertakes sale of the item on behalf of the client in the shop, where items are displayed, and may also – at their discretion – place items on the shop online: www.downtownuptowngeneve.com & on our facebook, instagram, twitter, pinterest, google and other associated social media or internet pages. If the items are also placed in the shop online, DOWNTOWN UPTOWN reserves the right to add bank charges & shipping costs for each item – which are paid by the buyer (calculated by value/weight).

    COLLECTION OF COMMISSION

    7.For the sale of each item, the benefit corresponding to the sale period will be available to the client at the expiration of the contract.

    CONTRACT EXPIRATION

    8.The client has one week after the contract expiry date to recover unsold items. Beyond this period, DOWNTOWN UPTOWN reserves the right to dispose of the unrecovered merchandise and the client can not claim any compensation. It is the client’s responsibility to take note of the expiry date of the contract and make an appointment at the shop to collect unsold items within one week of the contract expiry. Clients are responsible for noting & remembering the expiry date.

    9.If the client wants to recover some or all articles submitted before the end of the contract, they must pay administration fees (for marketing, advertising, overheads etc) amounting to a minimum of 30chf and a maximum of 20% of the period A contract price for each item, whichever is higher.

    10.The client must collect the benefit from sales of items within 365 days. After this time, the full benefit from the sale goes to DOWNTOWN UPTOWN.

    11.DOWNTOWN UPTOWN Sarl takes all reasonable care of the items whilst on contract. We however are not responsible for minor damage or wear caused by clients trying on articles.

    ADVERTISING

    12.Advertising of items on the contract is at DOWNTOWN UPTOWN Sarl’s discretion and decision. The client has no right to demand advertising for their article/s, nor on the number of times an article may displayed, during the term of the contract, in shop windows, social media, the internet, paid advertising or other.