How it Works

So, you have a dress to sell!  Thank you so much for your interest in selling at our shoppe. 

You are a part of a growing ethical wedding dress market here in Manitoba

and that is something to feel beautiful about. 

Here is  how you become part of our thriving consignment community:


In order to best serve our  market items purchased 5+ years ago will NOT be considered.

 

We do not purchase items outright and appointments are required to bring in your items for assessment and contract negotiations.  At this time we request that all appointments are scheduled by phone.  A  successful consignment is the product of a respectful relationship between the consignor and the shoppe.  We ask all consignors to honor the time and efforts of our business by maintaining their commitments and understanding of the contract.

Collect your closet

Gather your new and gently used formal wear and accessories. We accept wedding gowns, bridesmaid, flower girl, graduation, mother's and cocktail dresses,  in addition to accessories including jewelry, shoes, capes, wraps, crinolines and veils.

For a list of popular items see:   

Submit your items

Our online intake form allows us to pre-screen items to determine their salability.  This allows us to offer inventory that meets our guidelines for style, season, condition and popularity. Please provide as much detail as possible regarding the item(s) you wish to sell. For a list of criteria please see:

Schedule an intake

After submitting your items we will contact you via email for more information, photos or to approve your submission. Please allow 7-10 business days for this response.

Once you have been approved schedule your  intake via phone.  We do not accept walk ins.

For more info please see:

As a business that strives to offer an experience comparable to high end bridal salons it is imperative that our consignors understand our conditions. 

 

Dresses must be clean in order for us to sell them.

You are welcome to launder them yourself or dry clean elsewhere.

Pearl & Birch offers dry cleaning at affordable rates which you will find listed here.

 

Walk in consignments will not be accepted.

In order to ensure that our shoppers are receiving undivided time and attention from our team we will not accept unscheduled visits for anything related to consignment.

 

Inventory and pricing is subject to our expert discretion.

We have connected thousands of items based on our knowledge of fair market value, condition and current trends. During your intake we will outline our evaluation and make recommendations based on our extensive experience selling in the Winnipeg market. We cannot provide estimations over the phone as we must see the item(s) prior to making any recommendations regarding pricing.  We won't accept items that we know we can't sell due to overpricing, condition or dated styling.

 

Store policies and procedures.

We schedule our intakes for 30 minutes to ensure our contract presentation is thorough and transparent. All contracts are for a one year and we retain 50% of all items sold.  We will explain the terms and conditions and your relationship with the consignment in detail.  All clients are required to read the contract and sign the agreement before leaving their items in the store. During your intake we will detail how the store operates, ways to contact the shoppe and what happens at the end of your consignment with us.

As a business that strives to offer an experience comparable to high end bridal salons it is imperative that our consignors understand our conditions. 

Our shoppe operates strictly on consignment which means we connect clients to your items and then split the profit.  Consignment is a partnership that involves a contract and the respectful participation of the consignor.  Maintaining a copy of the lawfully binding contract, abiding by the terms and conditions and respecting expiry dates is part of selling with us.  Consignment is not for everyone and that's okay! In order to have the best consignor experience please read  WHY IT WORKS before selling with us.

 

Dresses must be clean in order for us to sell them.

You are welcome to launder them yourself or dry clean elsewhere.

Pearl & Birch offers dry cleaning at affordable rates which you will find listed here.

 

Walk in consignments will not be accepted.

In order to ensure that our shoppers are receiving undivided time and attention from our team we will not accept unscheduled visits for anything related to consignment.

 

Inventory and pricing is subject to our expert discretion.

We have connected thousands of items based on our knowledge of fair market value, condition and current trends. During your intake we will outline our evaluation and make recommendations based on our extensive experience selling in the Winnipeg market. We cannot provide estimations over the phone as we must see the item(s) prior to making any recommendations regarding pricing.  We won't accept items that we know we can't sell due to overpricing, condition or dated styling.

 

Store policies and procedures.

We schedule our intakes for 30 minutes to ensure our contract presentation is thorough and transparent. All contracts are for a one year and we retain 50% of all items sold.  We will explain the terms and conditions and your relationship with the consignment in detail.  All clients are required to read the contract and sign the agreement before leaving their items in the store. During your intake we will detail how the store operates, ways to contact the shoppe and what happens at the end of your consignment with us.