“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!“
SELL YOUR ITEMS
DOWNTOWN UPTOWN is luxury curated second-hand fashion. We started our boutique in 2014 to offer you luxury and designer goods that last; to bring back understanding of quality and slow fashion and to encourage “up-cycling”. This is based on the concept of too much waste in the fashion industry, with too low-pricing on throw-away clothes and the fake industry.
We have 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.
Please note that some items in the boutique are not online and that some out of season (Europe) items may only be available on the website.
HOW TO SELL ?
UPDATE : 25 February 2021
We re-open on Tuesday 2 March 2021 …
so get your spring/summer items in now!
** We are also taking high value bags and jewellery for the next Sotheby’s Geneva auction, deadline mid-April.
Please also use the below form for initial contact.*
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.
For men, we will consider ONLY luxury 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.
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!
STEP 1) Include all items in ONE email only, please send ONE photo of each item (noting in text in the email the brand & the size if they are not visible on the photo) to consign(at)downtownuptowngeneve.com (click here) or click below to submit via the form:
Send us an email
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
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%!
- You may find a higher commission rate on online platforms, or you may want to sell privately, but YOU do all the work! (and negotiations can be brutal 😉
STEP 4) You collect payment at the end of your contract period.
* If we do not take your items, we will also answer you.
* 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).
See more details below. Our general legal information is here.
“Uptown boutique geneva is the good address to shop your second hand designer brand, where you can found the item still in very good quality (like a brand new) and with interesting price and very nice staff as well, definitely I will come back! “
“UPTOWN is where to go to find quality evening wear, shoes, bags, accessories. Giji is so helpful in finding what you want – I asked for a special cheongsam, I got it! And if you want to empty your wardrobe, it’s the place to go too – but please, only “quality stuff’”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.